New DriveWise App Curbs Distracted Driving [Product Launch]

DriveWise Tech News EditionWhen you hear that 30 states have enacted distracted driving laws, what comes to mind? Texting and driving?

Unfortunately, the problem is much bigger.

Due to the explosive growth in smartphone sales, a lot more than texting is going on behind the wheel. Given that 26% of Americans now read news on mobile devices, here at BuzzVoice, we decided to develop an app specifically designed to make keeping up with news in the car a safe, enjoyable experience. It has ONE button. And, of course, it talks.

Introducing DriveWise – Your Mobile News Narrator [iTunes link]

Now You Can Keep Your Eyes on the Road – and SAFELY Keep Up with the Web’s Top News & Blogs at the Same Time!

With a single tap, DriveWise scours the web’s top sources and reads breaking stories aloud to you. It’s the safe & easy way to keep up with your favorite topics in the car, train, gym – or anywhere reading is a bad idea.

The first version of DriveWise lets you LISTEN to the web’s top tech sites on your iOS device, including:

-TechCrunch
-Mashable
-Gizmodo
-Wired
-ReadWriteWeb
-CenterNetworks
-Ars Technica
-The Next Web …and More!

Checkout the brief DriveWise demo video below:

For less than a dollar, DriveWise makes it safe & fun to keep up with the news you love while boosting productivity – Download it Now and tell us what you think at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com.

… Promote safe driving & help save lives – Tell your friends to get DriveWise too.

The All-New BuzzVoice 3.0 Hits The App Store (Yes, It Runs On iPhone 4)

BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Here!>Click Here To Get it On The App Store

If you’re not familiar with BuzzVoice yet, it’s a magical real-time service that lets you *listen* to the web’s top news and blogs everywhere. It’s sort of like “Pandora for news and blogs.”

To date, people have streamed over 2 million breaking stories from 1,600+ popular news sources on BuzzVoice in cars, trains, gyms and everywhere else. Now, after months of feedback from users and publishers, we’ve reinvented BuzzVoice for the iPhone, iPod touch & iPad, and we’re excited to say…

The All-New BuzzVoice 3.0 Is Here!

BuzzVoice 3.0 is packed with 6 Major New Features. And, it’s over 60% faster with our own “In-App Multitasking.” It’s never been easier, or more fun, to keep up with  your favorite topics, while boosting productivity.

>Launch Sale: Get BuzzVoice 3.0 Now for 50% Off [Get It On The App Store]

Watch The Fun Video (updated) – Can You Find The 6th “Hidden” Feature?

BuzzVoice 3.0 Features Include:

1) Playlist Manager: Choose from 1,600+ sources & personalize it with 20 of your favorites
2) Custom Streaming Player: Listen to breaking stories, while viewing text, images & video
3) Hands-free Continuous Listening: New BuzzRadio features, plus ”Auto-Stream” for PRO users
4) Saved Searches: Track your favorite topics, whether it’s “Lady Gaga, bacon, or astrophysics”
5) Trending Topics: Hear what’s trending right now on the web’s top sources
6) Batch Select: Build custom playlists of all the stories you care about on-the-fly

Get BuzzVoice 3.0 On The App Store and stream TechCrunch, Mashable, or Huffington Post in the car. Hear Gizmodo, Wired, or Perez Hilton at the gym.  Listen to Boing Boing, New York Times and over 1,600 other great sources, anytime, anywhere.

We would love to hear what you think of the all new BuzzVoice 3.0 at Feedback@BuzzVoice.com – or in the comments below.

BuzzVoice Will Run On Apple’s New iPad Tablet

The iPad featuring BuzzVoiceListen with BuzzVoiceAt the Apple Event in San Francisco, Steve Jobs unveiled the company’s long-awaited tablet named “The iPad.”

The 9.7 inch multi-touch device offers Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, weighs in at just 1.5 pounds, and sports a full 10 hour battery life.

And since the iPad runs the iPhone operating system, it will offer functionality similar to the iPhone and iPod touch, including the ability to run “most” apps from Apple’s App Store. 

When the iPad goes on sale in March- at a surprisingly low price of $499 - BuzzVoice will run on the revolutionary new device, allowing you to stream audio versions of breaking stories from the web’s top 1,400+ blogs and news sites.

Lastly, for development on The iPad, Apple announced the availability of a new software development kit that will allow us to optimize BuzzVoice for The iPad. Stay tuned for more exciting features!

Don’t want to wait for The iPad? Get BuzzVoice on the App Store now for your iPhone or iPod touch, or sign up on your computer on the BuzzVoice full site.

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For more news on The iPad, check out the indepth coverage on TechCrunch, Mashable, TUAW, Engadget and Gizmodo, and, be sure to add these great blogs to your BuzzVoice playlist, so you can listen to them in the car, at the gym – or anywhere.