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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Pioneer Announces 7 New Head Units, Completes Its 2016 Lineup


Pioneer Electronics has announced six new CD receivers and one digital media receiver, thereby completing its 2016 lineup of multimedia head units. Along with the head units, they also announced three new subwoofers designed to fit into smaller spaces.

Additional details of all the new hardware including the entire press release is below the break...
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Friday, April 1, 2016

Bigger Is Better - 12.9-inch iPad Pro Gets Installed In A Car Dashboard [Video]


Around a year ago, I had written about Soundman, a California outfit that makes custom dash kits for your car. They have sleek looking kits for installing iPads and iPhones in the dashboard.

After Apple introduced a large 12.9-inch iPad Pro towards the end of last year, Soundman was quick to step up their game. They have already, installed the iPad Pro in the dashboard.

Here are a couple of videos showing an install in a Ford F-150...

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Amazon Cracking Down On Bad USB-C Cables That Could Affect Your Device


Amazon is cracking down on USB-C cables sold on its website that do not meet the standard specifications laid out by USB Implementers Forum Inc. These cables could potentially damage your devices.

USB-C is currently being used by various smartphones like the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P and OnePlus 2.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Here's A Roundup Of The Latest Android Auto Compatible Apps


It's been a while since I wrote about new third-party apps being added to Android Auto. Over the last few months, there have been more than a handful of new apps which can now be used in your car.

Here is a quick roundup...

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Apple Maps Gets Supercharged In CarPlay With iOS 9.3, But Google Maps Still Wins


Apple Maps in CarPlay has become much more functional since the iOS 9.3 update which was released a few days back. With the addition of the 'Nearby' feature, among other things, Apple Maps has closed the gap between itself and Google Maps a bit but still lags behind nonetheless.

Let me explain.

Friday, March 25, 2016

iOS 9.3 Brings Improvements And New Features To Apple CarPlay [Screenshots]

Soon after Apple's latest keynote address on March 21, their latest version of iOS became available for download to consumers. The newest version 9.3 brings a few improvements in general to iOS devices but also a couple of new features to Apple's in-car software, CarPlay.

Read along for full details and screenshots...

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2017 Forte5 Will Be Kia's First Apple CarPlay And Android Auto Supported Vehicle

The upcoming 2017 Kia Forte5 will become the automaker's first vehicle to support Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Kia is one of several automakers to offer the technology to potential customers.

Here are some more details of the Forte5...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tim Cook Says Apple Is Only "Exploring" Cars For Now, Does Not Confirm Working On One [Report]


Everyone knows how secretive Apple is when it comes to its upcoming products. The 'rumored' Project Titan is no exception to that rule. The Cupertino company has never confirmed either way that they're working on an electric car of their own.

In a recent interview with Fortune, CEO Tim Cook maintained a similar rhetoric when asked about a possible Apple Car.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tesla May Allow iOS And Android App Mirroring On Its 17-Inch Touchscreen


Perhaps the biggest eye-catching feature of any Tesla dashboard is the large 17-inch touchscreen. The display. All that real estate would be perfect for implementing Android Auto or Apple CarPlay but Tesla has yet to take the leap on that.

The automaker had talked about a Software Development Kit (SDK) for app developers from the beginning a few years ago, but even that hasn't been delivered yet.

However, just a few weeks ago at a special event for Tesla owners in Hong Kong, CEO Elon Musk dropped a hint on where the company may be headed when it comes to smartphone app integration.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Downcast Podcast Player Adds CarPlay Support To Its iPhone App


When it comes to listening to podcasts in your car, CarPlay users have plenty of options. From Apple's own Podcast app to a bunch of third-party options users are almost spoiled for choices. And more apps are adding CarPlay integration to compete for your dashboard.

The most recent third-party Podcast app to add CarPlay support is Downcast. Here are some more details.