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Friday, September 9, 2016

Sony Will Bring CarPlay & Android Auto To Your Dashboard Soon; At A Great Price Too

One of the biggest aftermarket head unit manufacturers is finally joining the Apple CarPlay & Android Auto playing field.

Sony Electronics will soon become the latest to bring advanced smartphone integration to your car dashboard. The company made the announcement last month while introducing a brand new head unit, the XAV-AX100.

The latest scoop and additional pictures are below the break.
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Thursday, September 8, 2016

CONFIRMED: Latest Waze Version Works In AppRadio Mode

Months after dropping support for Pioneer AppRadio Mode, the popular GPS navigation app, Waze, is back on your car dashboard. A recently released version (4.9) added support for external displays, like a compatible Pioneer head unit.

The app for iOS was updated again to version 4.11 about two weeks back and it still works with AppRadio Mode. More details are below.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Pioneer Announces New CD And Digital Media Receivers For 2016

Pioneer Electronics has announced a total of eight new head units with the latest smartphone integration. The new models include five CD receivers and three digital media receivers. The company made the announcement via a press release yesterday.

Here is the entire press release with detailed information on all the new head units and also two new subwoofers...

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX Available On Amazon At Discounted Prices

The new Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX is now available for purchase on Amazon. Most authorized resellers have the device on backorder with fresh stock due in the next few days.

The best part about buying aftermarket head units from Amazon is the discounted price. The AVIC-8200NEX has a suggested retail price of $1400 but you can pick one up from Amazon for as low as $974 at the moment.

Check out the latest prices by clicking the affiliate link below...

Friday, June 17, 2016

iOS 10 Promises To Take CarPlay To The Next Level

Apple made a software splash at their WWDC 2016 keynote address on Monday. Among all the new updates, most of which are due this Fall, were small nuggets of information on improvements to CarPlay. With iOS 10, Apple's next installment, CarPlay will see quite a few changes.

Here is a roundup on iOS 10 and CarPlay...

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Check Out This Unboxing And Review Of The New Pioneer AVIC-8200NEX [Video]

Pioneer's latest flagship, AVIC-8200NEX, went on sale a few weeks back. The double-din device offers all the latest car tech features including Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto.

For the unboxing and a detailed review of the device, check out this YouTube video from Five Star Car Stereo...

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...

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...