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The latest update (8.4.65) of Spotify’s iOS / CarPlay app has added a long overdue feature request of mine to its Now Playing screen – the ability to ‘Add to Library’. As a regular Spotify...

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Nissan has announced its first Sentra model will come with Apple CarPlay. Nissan’s 2019 Sentra model follows other Apple CarPlay compatible modes – Maxima, Micra, Murano, GT-R, Kicks, LEAF, Rouge and Altima. With Apple soon to...

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India automaker Tata Motors has issued a software update for its infotainment system of their Nexon compact SUV, that now brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity to older models. Older models will be able...

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Today’s install is a Alpine iLX-700 with Apple CarPlay in a Land Rover Freelander 2....

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USB car chargers are two a penny these days. They can be fairly cheap and most commonly have at least two 2.4A USB ports. However with more powerful smartphones releasing each year, the demand for...

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Today’s install is a Sony XAV-AX100 with Apple CarPlay in a Toyota Camry....

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Today’s install is a Alpine iLX-107 with Wireless Apple CarPlay in a Subaru WRX....

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Today’s install is a Kenwood DDX-6904S with Apple CarPlay in a 2017 Nissan Frontier Pro4x....

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Check out this install of a Kenwood DNX-874S with Apple CarPlay in a 2005 Chevy Corvette....

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Today’s install is a Sony XAV-AX5000 with Apple CarPlay in a 2011 Dodge Challenger....

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CarPlay Reviews

USB car chargers are two a penny these days. They can be fairly cheap and most commonly have at least two 2.4A USB ports. However with more powerful smartphones releasing each year, the demand for...

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I’ve tried a number of air vent mounts, and to be brutally honest, most disappoint me. There are a few, however, that buck the trend in their design and could possibly become ‘the one’. These...

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When it comes to in-car radio FM transmitters, you mostly think of big, bulky LED display gadgets, screwed onto a bendable rod that’s plugged into the 12v socket in the centre console of your vehicle....

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If you have a 2015 or earlier Volkswagen Golf Mk7 with an early MIB system, the options for upgrading to an Apple CarPlay compatible infotainment system are pretty limited. You could remove the Volkswagen MIB...

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A8 Wood Qi 10W Fast Wireless Charger Review

June 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Qi wireless charging is all the rage at the moment, since the iPhone 8 and iPhone X now supports the Qi wireless standard of charging. There are two types of desktop wireless chargers: flat/base chargers...

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Over the years, technology has been been able to shrink digital camera lenses so small that the lens in your smartphone can now rival some of the best professional digital cameras out there. Dedicated camera...

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Car Air Vent Phone Mount Review

June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mounts for your iPhone in the car can be grouped into three types. Dash mounts, screen mounts and air vent mounts. The later is likely to be the cheapest, most easy to apply and simple...

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Xiaomi Mijia 1080p Car Dash Camera Review

April 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

*English version is model number G-W-3. The Chinese version can be updated with English firmware. Model G-W-6 is in Spanish. With the increase in fake insurance claims and general tomfoolery on the roads these days,...

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CarPlay Guides

How to: Make Apple CarPlay Wireless

April 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Wireless Apple CarPlay has been available since iOS 9, however it has taken a few years for it to appear in factory fitted CarPlay stereos or the latest aftermarket CarPlay systems. As we approach the end of 2017,...

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Apple only gives you a small number of gestures for its flagship iPhone, so you have to either browser its own (limited) Tips App, if you haven’t removed it already, browse the web or simply...

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How to: Enable Reachability on an iPhone X

November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

With the increase in screen real-estate of the iPhone Plus models, Apple created the Reachability feature in its iOS software. Reachability is an iOS feature that allows users the ability to toggle and slide the...

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The iPhone X has a whole lot of new gestures to learn. Scrolling back to your first screen used to be done with a simple double tap of the Home button, but without a Home...

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How to: Fast Charge Your iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus

November 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

If you didn’t know, your shiny new iPhone X/8/8 Plus has the ability to fast charge itself. This means if you have an iPhone X, for example, you can charge it from 0 to 50%...

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How to: Hard Reboot An iPhone X / 8 / 8 Plus

November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the first things I had to Google when I got my iPhone X was how to hard reboot it. Sometimes apps just don’t play ball and they crash your iPhone, sometimes locking you...

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