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Thursday, February 27, 2014

App Update Roundup: Waze, CarMediaPlayer, Navfree GPS Etc. [02/27/14]

Here is a list and description, along with links to download apps that were recently updated by developers. These apps are AppRadio compatible (or related). The list is for iOS versions of these apps only.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Evasi0n7 Updated To Version 1.0.6 To Support iOS 7.0.6 [Jailbreak]

Evad3rs, developers of the iOS 7 jailbreak Evasi0n7, have announced on Twitter that the recently released iOS 7.0.6 is now jailbreak-ready. Evasi0n7 has been updated to the concurrent version 1.0.6.

Jailbreak iOS 7.0.6 Today By Editing Hex Code [Jailbreak]

Apple released its latest iOS 7.0.6 yesterday with an SSL bug fix. If you are one of those that likes to keep your iDevice up-to-date with the latest iOS version and have already updated your iPhone/iPod or iPad this bit of news may interest you.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

"iOS In The Car" Simulator Video For iOS 7.1 Beta Demoed

Just a few days after developer Steven Troughton-Smith uncovered screenshots and a simulator video showing how "iOS in the Car" works, developer Denis Stas has made another video. This time it shows an updated interface made for iOS 7.1 beta. The previous video showed "iOS in the Car" working in iOS 7.0.3.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Commercials Are Back On Pandora Internet Radio For AppRadio

Last year Pandora Internet Radio teamed up with a number of car stereo manufacturers including Pioneer Electronics to provide users with commercial-free music streaming. The offer lasted till the end of 2013. Now that 2014 has come along, so have the ads.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Will Those Annoying AppRadio Pop-Up Alerts Ever Go Away?

Launch alerts, safety warnings, cautions etc... Pioneer AppRadio users have known all about those since Pioneer released the head unit three years ago. Those annoying alerts have persisted ever since, making the AppRadio experience anything but smooth.

New "Faster Route" Feature Makes Google Maps Even Better

The Google Maps app was updated last week for iOS to version 2.6.0. Along with unspecified bug fixes there was one additional improvement added to the app. The feature called Faster Route, does exactly what it means, notifies you of a faster route (if available) while in navigation mode.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

AppRadio App Updated Again; Screen Resizing Issue Fixed?

UPDATE: The screen resizing issue still persists even after this update. Not sure how major of an update this one is after all. 

This morning Pioneer Electronics has released yet another AppRadio app update (iOS version). The second update in the last few days (version 2.6.1) has one added one major fix; Pop-up alerts won't interrupt your AppRadio display anymore.

According to the app description from the App Store, here's what's new in today's update...

iTPMSystem Is The Latest AppRadio Compatible App

Having the correct tire pressure is vital for the best driving experience. Your car's fuel economy may also be affected by insufficient air pressure in your tires. With changing weather conditions tire pressure fluctuations are inevitable. Road conditions may also play a part. So how would you monitor whether your car tires are at the optimal air pressure at all times? That's where the iTPMSystem comes in.

iTPMSystem is a tire pressure monitoring system designed to work with iOS devices. The system is manufactured by ATBS Technology. The components of the system include TPMS sensors for each car tire, a Bluetooth receiver (USB) and a companion iOS app which is available on the App Store.

Just recently the iOS app has added AppRadio compatibility making the iTPMSystem the latest app to join the list. Technical details about the iTPMSystem are below.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Android Version Of MIXTRAX Is Now AppRadio Compatible

If you are an Android user and have an AppRadio compatible smartphone then you will now be able to use Pioneer's MIXTRAX app with your head unit. MIXTRAX is a virtual DJ app that works quite well. The iOS version of the app has been AppRadio compatible for a while now and I've been using it every once in a while.

You can now get the app for 50% OFF the regular price. Details are below the break.