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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Libby Brings Audiobooks From Public Libraries To CarPlay & Android Auto

Libby is an app available on iOS and Android developed by Rakuten OverDrive. It gives users the unique ability to stream audiobooks from local libraries on their smartphones.

And now, the developers have added CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, which means you can keep listening while driving. More details below...
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Thursday, June 20, 2019

First Look At Apple CarPlay In iOS 13 [Video]

iOS 13 is just a few months away from going public but early developer versions are already available. The newest version of Apple's mobile OS will bring huge improvements to Apple CarPlay.

AppleInsider has posted one of the first looks at CarPlay in iOS 13 on its YouTube channel. Check out the video below...

Monday, June 5, 2017

Apple Maps Getting Huge Improvements In iOS 11 [WWDC 2017]

Apple is stepping up its Maps game in the next version of iOS. New features coming to Apple Maps in iOS 11 promise to close the gap between Apple and Google when it comes to navigation.

Read on for more details announced at WWDC 2017 this morning...

Safety In The Car: Apple Bringing New DND Mode While Driving In iOS 11 [WWDC 2017]

Apple kicked off its annual installment of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2017) earlier this morning in San Jose, CA. As always, the event began with a keynote address led by CEO Tim Cook. The keynote was full of new information including juicy details about iOS 11.

One of the main features in iOS 11 is improving safety while driving by reducing distractions. Here are some more details from this morning's keynote...

Friday, June 2, 2017

Bring CarPlay & Android Auto To Your Car With The Sony XAV-AX100 [Price Update]

Sony announced its first Apple CarPlay and Android Auto receiver earlier this year. The XAV-AX100 touts some nice features but an even better price point which makes is potentially one of the more desired head units.

Here is a quick breakdown of the highlighting features of the XAV-AX100 and an update on the latest price...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

2017 Pioneer NEX Lineup Brings In-Dash Solutions To More Vehicles

Earlier this month, Pioneer Electronics announced a new line of NEX head units. The latest hardware complements its existing lineup announced at CES 2017 in January and brings the best in-car technology to vehicles that previously couldn't get a double-DIN hookup.

The new line of products includes a single-DIN receiver with a motorized 7-inch LCD screen (AVH-3300NEX - pictured above) which allows many older and collectible car models to enjoy Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. 

In total, five new head units were announced: AVH-2330NEX, AVH-2300NEX, AVH-1330NEX, AVH-1300NEX and AVH-3300NEX.

Read the full press release with details on features and suggested retail prices below the break (additional pictures too)...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Clarion Offers Two New Apple CarPlay Aftermarket Head Units - NX807 & VX807

When Apple CarPlay first launched, aftermarket options were limited to select Pioneer head units. This year, however, the CarPlay lineup has expanded to a total of five aftermarket manufacturers - Pioneer, Alpine, Kenwood, Sony and Clarion.

Clarion brings CarPlay to your existing vehicle via two double-DIN head units: NX807 & VX807.

Additional details, pictures and the latest pricing information is below...

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Pioneer Announces New Line Of NEX Head Units At CES 2017

Pioneer Electronics has announced their latest line of NEX products at CES 2017. The new devices, as expected, continue to bring the latest technology (Apple CarPlay & Android Auto) to the car dashboard via the aftermarket.

The following new products have been announced:

New NEX Models: AVIC-8201NEX, AVIC-7201NEX, AVIC-6201NEX and AVH-4201NEX
ND-BC8 Camera
TS-WX70DA Subwoofer

Below is the full press release from CES 2017 and pricing details.

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.

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.