The Smartphone: A Poor Man’s GPS

Aug 30, 2014 View Comments by

Motorcycle GPS units are not cheap. In fact, there are plenty of riders who simply can’t afford, or aren’t willing to pay, the $500 or so required to mount a decent navigational aid on their handlebar. Thankfully, there’s at least a partial solution that most likely you’ve already got in your pocket. As you probably […]

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iPhone Addict

Aug 12, 2013 View Comments by

Last week I was embracing the simple life while being cut off from the world with my lack of Internet and technology. That was nice and my “detox” felt great, but I’m back baby! My iPhone 5 is in full force, barely making it through the day on a full charge. Here come some examples […]

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Making the Call

May 09, 2013 View Comments by

The following story is a 100% true! . . Except for the parts that have been made up. While TV is certainly the single most life sucking invention in history, smart phones are working hard to overtake the throne. It is evident, not only with the unceasing texting as people drive, but also in the […]

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Daytona Bike Week iPhone App, Pocket Guide, and Harley Parade

Mar 05, 2013 View Comments by

If you’re heading down to Daytona, FL for Bike Week (March 8-17, 2013) you’ll be happy to know that the Daytona Chamber of Commerce and the Daytona Beach News-Journal have created guides to help you navigate through the week’s events and festivities. For those in possession of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, the Daytona […]

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New Smartphone App from Zero Motorcycles

Mar 02, 2013 View Comments by

As the technological revolution marches steadily onward, this day was sure to come. Zero Motorcycles recently announced the release of their new app for iOS and Android smartphones. The app uses Bluetooth to pair the phone with the motorcycle (any 2013 Zero will do). Once paired, the app can access a plethora of data on […]

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Maps Gone Wild

Sep 27, 2012 View Comments by

So the iPhone 5 was recently released and the fan boys and fan girls have been camping out again, waiting for their chance at acquiring the latest and greatest from Cupertino. By most reports, the new iPhone is another leap forward—bigger screen yet smaller overall, faster CPU and faster network, yet even better battery life, […]

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iPhone Gone Pro

May 14, 2012 View Comments by

Nowadays almost every cell phone comes with a digital camera, which makes it easy to snap a picture and quickly share it with friends and family. Currently, one of the most popular phones is undoubtedly the Apple iPhone, which in its latest incarnation comes with a whopping 8-megapixel camera, an LED flash, and an HD […]

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BMW Motorrad’s iPhone App

Nov 14, 2010 View Comments by

BMW Motorrad has introduced a Roadside Assistance app for the iPhone. Makes sense, since three years of roadside assistance comes with every new BMW motorcycle. If you are stuck in the middle of nowhere (but still have a cell phone signal), the app can transmit your GPS location and motorcycle details (model, color, etc…) to […]

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App Crazy

Aug 09, 2010 View Comments by

I recently returned from the magazine’s 5th Touring Weekend in Bristol VA, my first. Had a blast – great roads, great food, great folks. I also gave a presentation humorously titled “A Brief History of the Influence of Technology on Two-Wheeled Vehicular Transportation.”

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