Monday, September 29, 2014
Apple released iOS 8.0.2 a few days ago, soon after the buggy 8.0.1. The latest version fixes mobile connectivity and Touch ID issues that reportedly affected around 40,000 users that downloaded iOS 8.0.1.
But iOS 8.0.2 hasn't fixed any of the AppRadio Mode issues we outlined about a week ago. The same issues continue to exist when using iOS 8.0.2 with an AppRadio Mode capable Pioneer head unit. Here is a short list of those issues from our previous post...
By AppRadioWorld at 11:23 AM
Last year we told you about the Kenu Airframe, a minimalistic phone mounting solution for your car. The Airframe supported devices up to 5-inches in size. The vent mount works great with any smartphone and is one of the more popular car mounts out there.
So what do you do if your smartphone measures more than 5-inches like the new iPhone 6 Plus? Enter, the Kenu Airframe+!
By AppRadioWorld at 11:04 AM
Friday, September 26, 2014
We spent a lot of time last year looking for a viable lightning extension cable solution. The reason for our quest was to be able to hide the Apple digital lightning adapter that is needed to hookup an iPhone 5 or above to a Pioneer AppRadio Mode head unit.
Our search ended when CableJive released a lightning version of its "dockXtender" cable. The dockXtender cable is the most reliable option that transfers all functions through itself. The cable was released in a 2-feet version back towards the end of last year. And now, there is a 6-feet version you can buy.
The folks over at CableJive sent us the 6-feet cable for review. Check out additional pictures and details on where to buy the cable below...
By AppRadioWorld at 5:13 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Well, the Apple CarPlay hide-and-go-seek continues. Just two days after shuffling around information on its CarPlay page, Apple has refreshed its car manufacturer lineup information.
There were eight new automakers that were added to the CarPlay lineup back in July only to be removed from the list two days ago in addition to Audi Motors. But looks like the error has been fixed, because the nine missing logos have be added again to the CarPlay page.
Here is the complete list of 29 automakers that will bring CarPlay to customers at some point in the near future...
By AppRadioWorld at 12:23 PM
EC Touch for AppRadio became the first Pioneer AppRadio compatible app to fix the keyboard crash bug in iOS 8, albeit partially. The latest update of the app was released yesterday with the fix.
The following notification shows up within the app after you update which is why we think it is only a partial fix so far...
By AppRadioWorld at 7:00 AM
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Contrary to what we thought Apple meant by updating its CarPlay webpage today, we may still see the software in cars this year. According to Apple, CarPlay will still be "available on select new cars in 2014."
However, Apple has made one big change on its website today and that is updating its list of car manufacturers that will offer CarPlay. Nine recently added automaker logos have been removed from the list. Here they are...
By AppRadioWorld at 10:42 AM
UPDATE: The top of Apple's CarPlay website actually mentions "Available on select new cars in 2014." But some car manufacturer logos have been removed from the CarPlay lineup.
Moments after Summer 2014 ended this morning, Apple decided to make a change to its CarPlay webpage. While everyone was busy scratching their heads over when CarPlay will be available, Apple dropped a subtle hint at a possible delay in delivering the software to consumers.
If you head over to Apple's CarPlay page, you will see the change.
This is what the old CarPlay page that showed the car manufacturer lineup looked like...
By AppRadioWorld at 9:44 AM
Without making any noise, Apple has added another third party app to its short (but slowly growing) list of CarPlay compatible apps. The app is CBS Radio News. The app logo now appears on the CarPlay webpage.
Here is the complete list of apps that are CarPlay compatible...
By AppRadioWorld at 9:13 AM
It's official! Summer 2014 is finally over and with it, hopes for the arrival of a much-awaited guest that never showed up. I'm talking, of course, about the CarPlay firmware update for Pioneer NEX receivers that was supposed to arrive a few months ago.
The days, weeks and months have gone by, but there hasn't been any official word from Pioneer Electronics. But then just moments ago, we received a tweet from one of our followers who managed to find a response from Pioneer UK. Here it is...
By AppRadioWorld at 5:39 AM
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Meet Elio, a revolutionary three-wheeled vehicles designed to get 84 miles per gallon. The company Elio Motors announced the concept a few years ago. They began accepting reservations recently and curiosity behind the vehicle has been ramping up ever since.
Check out a promo video about the Elio after the break.
By AppRadioWorld at 6:00 AM