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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

AppRadio 3 And AppRadio 2 Connection Ports Compared

Pioneer's flagship AppRadio 3 receiver will launch sometime this summer with a few improvements over its existing AppRadio 2. The new product will come in two models with one having a DVD/CD drive. How different is the newer generation device going to be from AppRadio 2 though? Will the differences make the newer models worth purchasing? Answers to these questions will be found in the coming few weeks as we learn more about AppRadio 3. Here's the first comparison between the two generations; Connection ports.

Monday, May 27, 2013

AppRadio 3 Won't Include Cable Kits; Extra Purchase Necessary

Different cable kits will be required to connect different phones to the AppRadio 3. There's one each for the iPhone 5, Android phones and iPhone 4/4S/iPod. Additionally, the new MirrorLink interface will require a separate kit. If you're thinking your specific kit will be included with your AppRadio 3 purchase, you're out of luck.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Video Shows Pebble Watch Controlling An AppRadio 2

I came across this interesting video showing a Pebble watch controlling music playback on an AppRadio 2. The video was posted on YouTube a while ago by user "Dean Barrett". Watch it below.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

All AppRadio Compatible Apps In One Picture

There is one interesting picture on Pioneer Electronics' AppRadio 3 webpage showing all the AppRadio compatible apps currently available. Apart from a few being compatible on both platforms some apps are iOS apps while others are compatible through Android. Complete details can about each app can be found on Pioneer's AppRadio page. I thought it would be interesting to post this picture here.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Two AppRadio 3 Models To Be Available [BREAKING]

Pioneer will launch two separate AppRadio 3 models this summer. Rumored to be available sometime in July, the two models will be SPH-DA210 and SPH-DA110. The major difference between the two will be the added feature of a DVD drive (SPH-DA210). Pricing and feature information is below.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

AppRadio 3 Is Coming Soon! [BREAKING]

Pioneer Electronics has just sent out emails saying the AppRadio 3 is ready to be launched. They have set up a website with all the information you need about their next generation device.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

SiriusXM iOS App Is Now Compatible With Ford SYNC. Is AppRadio Next?

For many months AppRadio users have wondered when the SiriusXM app will become AppRadio compatible. It seems like the obvious app to join the long list of compatible apps. But for whatever reason, it hasn't happened. A recent update to the app, however, has added compatibility with Ford SYNC AppLink. Maybe AppRadio is next for the satellite radio provider?

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

gMusic Player App Updated To Version 5.2.1 [App Updates]

gMusic, the Google Music player, has been updated to version 5.2.1 today. The app is AppRadio compatible and is one of the better music apps for users who use Google Music. Google Music is a cloud service for music which allows you to store and stream up to 20,000 songs. Today's update fixes a few bugs. Here are the full details...

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Facebook Wants To Snap Up Waze For Lots Of Millions

The social navigation and traffic app, Waze, is rumored to be on Facebook's purchasing radar for a massive price tag. As reported by the Israeli daily, Calcalist, Facebook is willing to spend up to $1 billion for Waze. That's a lot of dough!

WEBLINK Brings Smartphone Apps To Your Car [Video]

WEBLINK is an app integration technology for in-dash car systems developed by Abalta Technologies. The company focuses on bringing smartphone connectivity to the car through various software and hardware solutions. They make a few other products with similar functionality in mind. WEBLINK isn't an in-dash car system, it's just the technology behind app integration in the car.

Airframe - Portable Car Mount by Kenu [Picture Review]

Good things come in small packages! The mount you see in the picture above might be another one of those things. Last week I wrote a short post about Airframe, a portable car mount. The guys over at Kenu, the brains behind Airframe, were gracious enough to send out a piece for review. I will let the pictures do most of the describing in this review but here are some additional thoughts about the product.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

iOS 7 Will Make The Next iPhone More Car Friendly [Opinion]

Apple's next installment of iOS which is due later this year is bound to bring many surprises. iOS 7 will most probably be announced at WWDC 2013 in June of this year. Apple's profits have been down in the last quarter and their stock price has plummeted in the last few weeks. Something's gotta give! There needs to be some new exciting product in the mill which will put the company back on track. My bet is on iOS 7. Here's why...

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Phone Mounting Solution: Try Airframe By Kenu [Pictures]

I always have my eyes open for a good phone mount for my car. Currently I have a DIY mount which works just fine for me. Making the mount required a few tools, raw materials and time. It isn't easy to make but if you have the right tools anything is possible to create. But this post isn't about my DIY mount. It's about a phone mount I came across a few days ago. It's small, it's universal, it's portable and it's called Airframe. Let me tell you more about it.