Most of us are guilty of checking email on the iPhone while at a stoplight. Is it safe? Probably not, but we're pretty sure it safer than watching a movie while driving.
YouTube user, jiggymatt seems to have decided that flying down the road in a two-ton hunk of steel wasn't exciting enough for him. To help pass the time while he puts the rest of the drivers on the road at risk, he fashioned a "heads-up display" for his iPhone.
Pro racer Brian Vickers explores the NASCAR-Mac connection.
Make your way through the mullets and deep-fried turkey legs, and then swing a left at the John Deere hats and six-packs of Coors. Now go past the Kenny Chesney CDs and all the NRA bumper stickers. Do you see suddenly familiar terrain? You’ve just left the world of uninformed, outdated NASCAR clichés. You’re now in the real world—and, look, there’s Brian Vickers, typing away furiously on his MacBook Pro.
Vickers drives for the Red Bull Racing Team in the Sprint Cup Series, the big league of NASCAR competition. He fits neither the NASCAR stereotype (Ricky Bobby) nor the Mac user stereotype (latte-sipping emo hipster), but he somehow manages to integrate his love of Apple technology (he’s an avid Mac|Life reader!) with his racing team duties at nearly every turn.
Getting music from your iPod to your ears is usually easy—use headphones or one of the kajillion iPod speaker docks littering the countryside. But the question of how to get music out of your iPod and into your car stereo can be a bit more vexing. A direct, wired connection sounds the best, but if you don’t have a built-in iPod connector, or a fancy stereo with a line-in jack on the front, your options are limited to expensive aftermarket iPod-friendly stereos or yanking your current stereo out of the dashboard to install a cable yourself.