• 29 2017 March

    iOS 10.3 Releases With CarPlay Shortcuts & Apple Music App Updates

    This week saw the release of iOS update 10.3. Apple’s latest iOS software update brings just a mere handful of features and updates for its CarPlay platform. So what should we be excited...

  • 25 2017 January

    What iOS 10.3 beta Brings to Apple CarPlay

    Apple released their latest iOS update, 10.3 beta, to developers on Jan 24, 2017, and with it comes a few little welcome features that we’ve been asking for in since...

  • 21 2017 January

    How to: Disable App Notifications Whilst Using CarPlay

    Whether you prefer not to be distracted, or you just don’t want to be notified by iOS apps whilst in your vehicle, here is a quick handy How To Guide on...

  • 02 2017 January

    Apple CarPlay Predictions For 2017

    Over the years, Apple’s in-car platform – CarPlay – has been slowly releasing onto existing vehicles (via software upgrades) and in new models rolling out of the production factories from various CarPlay...

  • 19 2016 November

    JVC KW-V820BT CarPlay Receiver Review

    It has taken JVC a while to offer their own Apple CarPlay enabled receiver, but the wait is now over with the release of the KW-V820BT. Even though we’ve seen some...

Latest On CarPlay Life

Today’s install by Car Electronics Nottingham is a Pioneer SPH-DA120 with Apple CarPlay in a Ford Ranger....

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Announced at this year’s CES 2017, the VX807AU, NX807 (US), NX807E (UK) is now available to purchase from certain retailers. ...

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It has been brought to our attention that JBL has pulled the plug on its Legend CP100 Apple CarPlay receiver, who has removed all presence of the CarPlay receiver from...

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Today’s install is a Pioneer AVIC-F77DAB with Apple CarPlay in a Mercedes SLK350....

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Earlier last year, Kia announced the Forte5, with support for Apple CarpPlay. A few months later Kia continued their CarPlay announcements with three of its other models with support for...

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Last year Alpine released the first 9-inch aftermarket receiver dedicated to Apple CarPlay. Sadly it is only compatible for the Jeep Wrangler model of vehicles, however a skilled installer maybe...

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With nearly every car manufacturer committed to Apple’s CarPlay platform, there has been a few that have been hesitant in going all in. Mazda has been one of those manufactures, frustrating...

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Pioneer SPH-DA120 Update v1.14 Available (EU)

April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The illusive European update for Pioneer’s entry-level Apple CarPlay receiver – SPH-DA120 – has finally released. Since its release, US owners have seen an update, however updates for the SPH-DA120 in...

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CarPlay Reviews

JVC KW-V820BT CarPlay Receiver Review

November 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

It has taken JVC a while to offer their own Apple CarPlay enabled receiver, but the wait is now over with the release of the KW-V820BT....

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JVC KW-V820BT CarPlay Receiver Review

November 19, 2016 | 4 Comments

Mountek AIRSNAP In-Car Air Vent Mount Review

March 20, 2016 | 7 Comments

My Month With Apple CarPlay 

December 1, 2015 | 2 Comments

Alpine ILX-700 / ILX-007 CarPlay Receiver Review

November 17, 2015 | 20 Comments

CarPlay Guides

Whether you prefer not to be distracted, or you just don’t want to be notified by iOS apps whilst in your vehicle, here is a quick handy How To Guide on...

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Apple released its first beta of their iOS 10 update on Monday 13th June, which contains a much requested feature from CarPlay owners – to reorder and hide your apps on your CarPlay homescreen. Having recently decided to...

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Over the years, we’ve seen Apple improve their own Maps app, since its launch on iOS 6, but it still doesn’t cut it when you compare it other navigation apps, such as one...

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Since its launch on iOS 6, Apple has improved their Maps app over the years, but it still doesn’t cut it when you compare it to Google’s own Maps app. Sadly, Apple has...

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