The average car is increasingly becoming a vehicle for the Internet; but does this also make it a vehicle for cybercrime? Security vendor Kaspersky Lab, in cahoots with Spanish digital media outfit IAB, reckons that software updates, in-car mobile apps and privacy are all areas which have ripe potential for the car crook to launch an attack. Announcing the first 'Annual Connected Cars Study' which aims to provide an overview of the Internet car market, Kaspersky Lab and IAB hope that some unity can be provided to the pretty fragmented software ecosystem offered by car manufacturers currently. In developing a …

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This brand new update to the ever popular TomTom for the iPhone app (which has featured in the Apple 'top grossing apps' list since it was first released 18 months ago) adds one highly requested feature: Map Share. Why the big hurrah over one additional feature? Simple, it's a hugely important part of the TomTom feature set and long overdue in iPhone form. What Map Share does, and does brilliantly it has to be said, is allow users of the iPhone app to make changes to their own maps as well as benefit from the changes and updates made by …

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Product Review TomTom for iPhone

I drive hundreds of miles every week, I write about technology for a living, I've been a TomTom user for years and I own an iPhone. It had to be done, I just had to review the TomTom satnav app for the iPhone. Being both an iPhone 3GS owner and a happy TomTom satnav in-car user, like many people I had been waiting for the iPhone TomTom application to arrive. The delays seemed to go on forever, and in the meantime other players had entered the market: both Navigon MobileNavigator and ALK CoPilot Live launched before TomTom got into the …

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There is little doubt that when it comes to consumer satellite navigation devices, TomTom pretty much rules the roost. There is equally little doubt that in the past it has made some pretty serious mistakes, such as introducing the world to the [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1276.html"]first virus infection distributed by a satnav device[/URL]. But surely introducing the voice of Homer Simpson to announce your driving directions has to go down as the biggest mistake so far. Not a financial mistake, that's for sure. By doing a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Locutio Voice Technologies, TomTom has pulled off something of a …

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