Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop Release Date: What Not to Expect

Developers are working on a Nexus 4 Android L port.

With a Nexus Android 5.0 Lollipop release date all but confirmed for early November, we want to take a look at what we do not expect from the Nexus 10, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 Android 5.0 Lollipop release date from Google. Google’s Android L update was first announced as Android 4.4 KitKat’s […]

4 iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks That Block Ads

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Ads are annoying and they take up space on your screen. Plus, since mobile devices have smaller screens, users need all the screen space they can get, and if most of it is taken up by ads, it can be a real bummer. Here are a few iOS 7 Cydia tweaks that block ads on […]

Ford Smart Key Demo

This smart key works on the Ford Focus ST, with a push button start.

One of the most convenient technology features in a new car is a smart key that automatically unlocks your doors, truck and includes a push button start. All of this works while the smart key is in your pocket so there’s no need to fumble around when you’re in a rush. We spent the last […]

How to Add an Audio Jack to Your Car Stereo

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Many newer car stereos, as well as aftermarket head units, come with an audio jack that you can plug an MP3 player or smartphone into, but if you have an older stereo, here’s how to add an audio jack so that you can easily play your music from your phone to your car stereo. If […]

How to Add Bluetooth to Your Factory Car Stereo

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You can usually plug your phone into your car’s stereo with an audio cable, but why do that when you can go wireless? Here’s how you can add Bluetooth capabilities to your factory car stereo. Most newer cars come equipped with Bluetooth already, but if you have an older vehicle that doesn’t have such a […]

Ford F-150 Truck Apps Video

Ford Truck apps include off-road and trailer apps.

The F-150 Truck apps offer fast access to off-road information and a trailer app that simplifies hauling multiple trailers. During our 2014 F-150 Tremor review we spent time checking out the For F-150 Truck apps that are on the popular F-150 line of trucks. If you haul a trailer on a regular basis, you’ll appreciate […]

Android Auto Connects Android L and Your Car in 2014

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When the Android L Release arrives later this year, you will be able to buy a car that is compatible with Android Auto top connect your car or truck to your Android smartphone like never before. Android Auto will work with 28 car brands and the first Android Auto cars will arrive in dealerships later this year. Although […]

Pandora Founder Talks iTunes Radio, Beats and Future

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Apple made waves at last year’s Worldwide Developer Conference when they announced iTunes Radio as part of iOS 7. This year, the company acquired music streaming service and headphone manufacturer Beats Audio. It’s likely that they’ll integrate that technology into their current products, including iTunes Radio. In the Internet radio business, Pandora is the largest […]

BringGo App Review: Cheap Navigation for Chevy Vehicles

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Infotainment systems are becoming more and more intelligent as customers demand more connectivity. Earlier this year both Apple and Google announced that they’d be bringing smartphone integration solutions to new vehicles. Chevrolet already has a solution already on the market with their MyLink system. Called BringGo, the app lets people who do not have navigation […]

3 Impressive Technologies in the 2014 Toyota Corolla

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Toyota’s Corolla is a small, inexpensive vehicle that is safe to drive. It also gets great fuel economy. Other vehicles in this class, including the Ford Focus, are more expensive for the same features. That makes the Corolla great value for the money. There are some technology features in the latest Corolla that we liked […]

Apple CarPlay’s Major New Update Has One Big Problem For Normal Users

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Most people probably do not think technology when they think the Geneva Motor Show, but at this year’s show, Apple pulled the wraps off its rebranded iOS in the Car. Called CarPlay, owners of supporting vehicles can connect their iPhone 5, 5s, or 5c to the infotainment system in the vehicle via Lightning cable and […]

Apple Car “Very Unlikely” After Talks with Tesla

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We all sort of wish that Apple would manufacturer an automobile, and after Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk confirmed to Bloomberg that the company was in talks with Apple, that possibility seemed like it was turning into reality. However, Musk says that an acquisition is “very unlikely” at this point. Musk said that Apple making […]

iOS in the Car Functionality Demoed on Video

The iOS in the Car screenshot shows Apple maps with a home button and options on the screen.

Earlier this month, we were treated with a handful of screenshots of iOS in the Car, which is an initiative between Apple and car manufacturers to bring seamless iOS integration to infotainment systems in a variety of new vehicles. This time around, though, we’ve been treated with a video demo. The video demonstration clearly shows […]

QNX Puts a Giant BlackBerry PlayBook Inside Mercedes CLA45 Concept

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At the Consumer Electronics Show, QNX, which is owned by BlackBerry and is the underlying OS in many vehicle infotainment systems today, is showing off a newly appointed Mercedes CLA45 concept car that brings a massive BlackBerry PlayBook to the center dash. A large display that stretches from the edge of the steering wheel on […]

7 Exciting Car Tech Announcements From CES 2014

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The 2014 International CES is well underway, and we are on the floor providing wall-to-wall coverage. In addition to news from Intel, Lenovo, and more, there is plenty of automotive news as well on the convention floor. The Ford Motor Company has long viewed themselves as a technology company, and now almost all the main […]

Audi Makes Car Infotainment Upgradeable Thanks to Tablets

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One of the problems with in-car infotainment systems is that even if they become upgradeable via software, the hardware is still stuck with the same internal components as the day you bought the car. Given that most people keep their cars on average of about a decade, this is like owning a smartphone for ten […]

Audi A3 Speeds Through Wireless Autobahn With AT&T 4G LTE Connectivity

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After General Motors announced a partnership that brought AT&T’s fast mobile broadband to the car last CES, this year Audi is following the lead of its American rival in partnering with the Rethink Possible carrier in bringing 4G LTE to the car. Audi is bringing 4G LTE connectivity to the new A3 sedan. “With the […]

With New AT&T Drive Studio Labs, Your Car May Become a Smartphone on Wheels

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At the Consumer Electronics Show and at its own Developer Summit, wireless carrier AT&T is renewing its commitment to expanding wireless connectivity into the car. The Rethink Possible carrier had announced that it is opening a lab for connected car called AT&T Drive Studio in Atlanta, Georgia as a hub for bringing a better driving […]

Cassette Bluetooth Adapter Brings Old School to New School

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Remember those cassette audio adapters that allowed you to plug in your MP3 player to your old-school cassette player in your car? ION Audio is taking things a step further and have introduced a cassette Bluetooth adapter, which turns any cassette player into a Bluetooth audio receiver. The device is rechargeable through a microUSB embedded […]