iPhone App Reads Your E-Mails to Allow for Smoother Driving

I wonder if it reads all of your junk email too?

Text'n Drive

As mobile technology grows, it seems, so do the dangers of driving. First, we got talking while driving, which, though irritating, rarely results in more than an exceptionally slow driver. Then, we started seeing the evidence of texting while driving — the swerving, the stoplight-running, etc. Well, now, with the smartphone, we have to deal with those bewildering types who have the gall to read and write e-mails while behind the wheel. Thankfully, one iPhone app has come to the rescue.

‘Text’n Drive,’ currently available at the App Store, promises to read these sociopathic drivers their incoming e-mails aloud, thus saving the rest of us from an untimely demise. (Contrary to its name, ‘Text’n Drive’ doesn’t presently work with text messages. CEO Danield Robichaud says they’re working on it.) The app has been successfully tested with the major e-mail clients, including Gmail, AOL, Hotmail and MobileMe. For free, the “lite” version will do its duty, but only for the first 45 words of any given e-mail. If you’re willing to pony up $20, though, you can get your hands on the “Pro” version, which will read 500 words, and take dictation from you, too. If you ask us, $20 is a small price to pay for public safety. But then, again, so is putting down the damn iPhone for 15 minutes. [From: PCWorld]

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