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My BMW Remote app unlocks car doors, starts the A/C, and more


Tuesday 31st of July 2012 / androidcentral.com
BMW just announced that their remote control application for cars has made the leap from iOS to Android. With it, users can unlock their car, find where it's parked, alter the climate control, and launch into local points of interest search. Here's the full feature list."Remote Door Lock & Unlock" allows the car to be locked and unlocked from a smartphone."Climate Control” makes it possible to control the interior temperature by adjusting the auxiliary ventilation and heating settings, and programming the systems by timer.With “Horn Blow” for sounding the horn and “Flash Light” for briefly switching on the exterior lights, users can trigger acoustic and visual signals to help them find their vehicle in crowded car parks, for instance.If the car is out of sight and hearing distance but within a radius of up to 1,5 km, the “Vehicle Finder” function is able to display a map on the smartphone screen showing the way to the vehicle’s location. This function is only available when the ignition is switched off, there
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google play store - How do I download an app from the market that is restricted in my location?


Sunday 13th of February 2011 / android.stackexchange.com
Possible Duplicate: How can I use the Android Paid Market from a region where it's not available yet? I want to download the Kindle for Android app, but it is not available in my region. I tried to mock my GPS location to be inside the United States, but I still cannot find the Kindle app in the Android market.How do I download an app form the market that is restricted in my locatioon? Also, how does the android market know where I am? Does it using the GPS location?
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Sonar's location-based friend-finding app for Android exits beta


Tuesday 11th of September 2012 / androidcentral.com
Sonar, a location-based social networking app for Android and iOS, has exited beta and is now available in Google Play for free.Although Sonar plugs into Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Foursquare to keep tabs on your existing friends, it can also be used as a discovery tool to meet new people. Users can broadcast their presence to other local Sonar users, or go black if they want to stay off the radar for awhile. All of the usual social elements are there, such as profiles, direct messages, updating statuses, and plenty more.Ideally, I stick with Latitude to keep up on where my friends are, but they're often scattered across multiple networks with their check-ins, plus meeting new people with similar tastes in hang-outs is always a good thing. To what extent do you guys use location-based social networking? Is Foursquare as far as you go? Do you ever actually meet anyone thanks to these networks? Is this sort of thing creepy, or the natural evolution of online socializing?
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