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Ford has been riding high on its SYNC infotainment system for years now. But now, the platform it developed in partnership with Microsoft is starting to show its age. It's a good thing that SYNC2 is ready for launch: the new, practically buttonless infotainment system that relies almost entirely on your voice.

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Using a SYNC-equipped Ford (like the Focus LW MKII or new Kuga) for hands-free calls and voice-activation is well and good — but AppLink takes it to the next level. For a while now, North Americans have been using it to control their favourite iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, but Aussies (and Asia) are still waiting. Ford cleared that up here at Computex, expanded its Developer Program into the Asia Pacific, and previewed some of the functionality in AppLink 2.0.