Apple CarPlay vs Android Auto Video: Key Details

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay work with a range of phones.

When you buy a new car you’ll need to see if it supports Android Auto or Apple CarPlay. These are two competing services that connect and take over the touch screen in many cars to deliver a smooth and slick way to control your phone while you are driving. Apple and Google take a different […]

Pioneer NEX CarPlay & Android Auto Receivers Upgrade Your Ride

The new Pioneer NEX second generation receivers add support for CarPlay and Android Auto.

The new second generation Pioneer NEX in dash receivers bring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to any car that you can replace a head unit in. The exciting part of this is that for about $700 you can upgrade the stereo in most cars to a touch screen stereo that transforms into the connected car experience […]

Ford Sync 3: 5 Reasons I’m Ready to Trade in and Upgrade

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The new Ford Sync 3 infotainment system is an incredible upgrade over MyFord Touch, fixing every complaint I have with the old and slow system and delivering a simpler, smarter in dash navigation and entertainment system that works with your smartphone in ways MyFord Touch can only dream of. After spending 15 minutes watching and […]

Parrot In-Dash System Delivers Android Auto or CarPlay to All

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Parrot, a company known for many of its recent quadricopters and jumping drones controlled by mobile devices, arrived at CES 2015 this year with an all new infotainment system for cars that delivers three things: Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android Auto, and Apple’s CarPlay all in one. This system, codenamed the RNB6, isn’t just a 7-inch […]

DroneMobile Turns Any Car Into a Smart Car for $500

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DroneMobile connects your car to the Internet allowing you to track where it is, remote start, lock and unlock the car and monitor almost everything you want to know about your car over Verizon 4G LTE. The DroneMobile solution works with all cars, including manual transmissions. The DroneMobile system is sold at Best Buy with […]

5 Best iPhone 6 Plus Car Accessories

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The iPhone 6 Plus is an awesome phone, but most universal car accessories don’t fit the larger size of the phablet. That’s why we scoured the Internet for some awesome accessories for the phone and we found the 5 Best iPhone 6 Plus Car accessories. We have personal experience with these recommendations, so you can […]

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 […]