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Ford SYNC AppLink adds in-car voice control to Android & BlackBerry apps [Video]

Ford SYNC AppLink adds in-car voice control to Android & BlackBerry apps [Video]

Ford have been gradually squeezing more functionality into their SYNC in-car computing platform, and now they've joined up the dots between the Nuance speech-recognition system added earlier this year and the smartphones Ford drivers are carrying.  The new Ford SYNC AppLink - which will be first available on the 2011 model year Fiesta - will hook up to Android and BlackBerry handsets and allow for voice-control of applications updated for compliance with the company's new APIs.  Initially, that will include Pandora, a Twitter app and a streaming radio app.

Video demos after the cut

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Ford to offer HD Radio in vehicles with iTunes tagging

Ford to offer HD Radio in vehicles with iTunes tagging

It used to be that if you wanted the latest in electronics inside your car you would be looking to the aftermarket for things like Bluetooth, iTunes tagging, and MP3 playback. Today many of the new vehicles cruising the streets have a myriad of electronics built right in. Ford has announced today that it has become the first automotive maker to offer HD Radio in its lineup with iTunes tagging.

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