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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tim Cook Says Apple Is Only "Exploring" Cars For Now, Does Not Confirm Working On One [Report]

Everyone knows how secretive Apple is when it comes to its upcoming products. The 'rumored' Project Titan is no exception to that rule. The Cupertino company has never confirmed either way that they're working on an electric car of their own.

In a recent interview with Fortune, CEO Tim Cook maintained a similar rhetoric when asked about a possible Apple Car.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Tesla May Allow iOS And Android App Mirroring On Its 17-Inch Touchscreen

Perhaps the biggest eye-catching feature of any Tesla dashboard is the large 17-inch touchscreen. The display. All that real estate would be perfect for implementing Android Auto or Apple CarPlay but Tesla has yet to take the leap on that.

The automaker had talked about a Software Development Kit (SDK) for app developers from the beginning a few years ago, but even that hasn't been delivered yet.

However, just a few weeks ago at a special event for Tesla owners in Hong Kong, CEO Elon Musk dropped a hint on where the company may be headed when it comes to smartphone app integration.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Downcast Podcast Player Adds CarPlay Support To Its iPhone App

When it comes to listening to podcasts in your car, CarPlay users have plenty of options. From Apple's own Podcast app to a bunch of third-party options users are almost spoiled for choices. And more apps are adding CarPlay integration to compete for your dashboard.

The most recent third-party Podcast app to add CarPlay support is Downcast. Here are some more details.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

NPR One Is The Latest Apple CarPlay Compatible App [Screenshots]

The National Public Radio's 'NPR One' app for iOS has recently added Apple CarPlay support making it one of the latest third-party apps to do so. Apple has added the NPR One app to its rarely updated CarPlay page too so users can easily know that it is now CarPlay compatible.

Here's what the NPR One app looks like in CarPlay...

Monday, February 15, 2016

iOS 9.3 To Bring Major Upgrades To Apple CarPlay [Video]

Apple's next iteration of iOS, version 9.3, is currently in its third beta. Developers get access to beta versions to test out their apps and discover what's new in the upcoming version. Among the many improvements in iOS 9.3, changes in Apple CarPlay are the most intriguing.

Here is a quick roundup of what iOS 9.3 will bring to CarPlay.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

See How An Apple Watch Can Summon Your Tesla Model S [Video]

About a month ago, Tesla released a new 'Summon' feature for its Model S owners. With Summon, drivers can remotely start and move their vehicles without actually being in the driver's seat.

Currently, the feature works for the simple task of getting your car out of the garage. This includes opening and closing of garage doors. The feature was included in the 'Autopilot' update version 7.1 last month.

The Apple Watch app called 'Remote S for Tesla' can be used to remotely start your car, unlock your doors etc. And now, the latest update for the app has added the Summon feature capability. There's even a video below the break.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Will AppLink Become The Third Competitor After CarPlay & Android Auto?

It's not long before Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto become standard features in new cars. But before the car infotainment business becomes a true duopoly, there may be a third competitor entering the playing field.

The technology is called AppLink, a version of the open source platform SmartDeviceLink (SDL). Among other things, adopting the technology are automaker giants Ford and Toyota.