Thursday, November 26, 2015
I could probably name tens of reasons why you should be using Google Maps over Apple Maps for your navigational needs. That list of reasons sometimes shrinks when Apple adds new features to its Maps app. But they are always catching up to Google Maps in my opinion.
And just recently, Google added another killer feature to Maps which distanced itself further from Apple Maps. The new feature is offline navigation.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
You don't always have to fall in line for hours at a store to get the best Black Friday deals anymore. Competitive holiday pricing can be found right from the comfort of your couch at online retailers like Amazon.
Now, Amazon has a dedicated page for 'Connected Car' accessories which includes deep discounts which last till Black Friday. Check it out by clicking here.
Amazon also has its annual Black Friday Deals Week going on. New products go on sale every hour till Black Friday. Check those deals out here.
The 2016 Optima is Kia's first car to come equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The two softwares give drivers the best and safest way to use their smartphone in the vehicle.
Both, Android Auto and CarPlay, have slowly rolled out to car manufacturers in the last few months. Kia's integration includes a large 8-inch touchscreen and various other features. Details are below...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Give Yourself The Apple CarPlay Treatment This Holiday Season With The Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120)
If you've been waiting to get on the Apple CarPlay bandwagon, you've waited long enough. It's time you took the leap and came to the bright side.
The least expensive option to bring CarPlay to the car you already own is via the Pioneer AppRadio 4 (SPH-DA120). And the lowest prices this holiday season can be found on Amazon.
Here are the latest prices and affiliate links to purchase from Amazon...
Most listings offer Amazon Prime Free Two-Day Shipping. Sales Tax may be added in certain states.
The AppRadio 4 offers a multitude of features in addition to CarPlay. You should read my full review of the device by clicking this link.
By AppRadioWorld at 5:30 AM
Monday, November 23, 2015
Car experts are the hottest commodity these days. We've heard multiple news stories about these experts being poached by companies in the recent past. Apple has been notorious for doing so to build-up its Project Titan team.
This time, Apple has lost a piece of its puzzle. After working for the Cupertino company for a year, autonomous car expert Johann Jungwirth, has been snatched up by troubled automaker Volkswagen.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
The autonomous car space just added another potential competitor. Along with Google and Tesla, Apple's biggest competition for its upcoming Project Titan could be Microsoft.
Swedish automaker Volvo, announced in a press release that it is partnering with Microsoft to develop the next generation automotive. Check out these concept images and videos which give a fair idea on what to expect from the collaboration in the coming years...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Let me say this right off the bat... if you use Apple CarPlay in your car, go get an Apple Watch for an even better CarPlay experience.
Allow me to explain in depth what I mean. I am really excited to get this out, because what I've found over the last couple of weeks since getting an Apple Watch is awesome!
By AppRadioWorld at 4:43 PM
Monday, November 16, 2015
Seems like Ford is gearing up for competition from tech giants like Apple and Google in the car business. The company has recently restructured management to plan ahead on how to work with tech companies for a healthy coexistence.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The first generation Pioneer AppRadio (SPH-DA01/SPH-DA02) may be a few years old but a lot of people still use the device. A common problem with the head unit is damage to the iPhone cable.
Whether it is fraying or damage to the 30-pin connector, a taped up cable can be a sight for sore eyes. Getting a replacement through Pioneer is quite expensive (sometimes almost $100).
Finding a cable on sites like eBay is not always easy. But here's where you can get the cable for a limited time...
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Driverless cars will be upon us before we know it.
Companies like Google have been putting their autonomous car to the test on public roads for quite few months now. If you drive around Mountain View, Calif., don't be surprised to see one of these funny looking vehicles crawling around the neighborhoods.
But 'crawling' became a problem for one of the vehicles recently when it got pulled over by a cop for driving too slow. When the cop showed up at the driver-side window, there was no driver to ticket. So what happened?
By AppRadioWorld at 12:26 PM