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  • Avolare 15W Qi wireless fast car charger mount first-impressions video

    Jun 29, 2020, 12:16 pm By CarPlayLife
    Enjoy our first-impressions of the Avolare 15W Qi Wireless Fast Car Charger Mount. This is a powered vent mount for your car, that will charge your supported iOS or Android device wirelessly up to 15W (if supported). It has a nice looking three-prong light…
  • CarLinkit 2.0 (2nd Generation) Wireless Apple CarPlay Dongle Install and Walkthrough

    Jun 27, 2020, 7:08 am By CarPlayLife
    Enjoy our first-impressions of the CarLinkit 2.0 wireless Apple CarPlay dongle. A second generation to the original CarLinkit dongle, that allows existing wired Apple CarPlay systems to function wirelessly instead. In this video we look at the dongle itself,…
  • A walkthrough with two supported Apple CarPlay home-screen dashboard navigation apps

    Jun 25, 2020, 12:27 pm By CarPlayLife
    Having learned that there are a few navigation apps that now offer support for the home-screen dashboard panel, I thought I’d demo the apps I am able to get my hands on. Two apps: Magic Earth (Store build) and TomTomGo (Beta build) support the home-screen…
  • TomTom Go Apple CarPlay app update will offer the first major navigation app to support for home…

    Jun 25, 2020, 8:03 am By CarPlayLife
    [* Update: The store build of Magic Earth is also displaying its navigation on the home screen dashboard panel, thanks for everyone who pointed this out to me. Check out the latest video on our channel, below, for a quick look at both applications.] Since the…
  • iOS 14 beta Apple CarPlay first-impressions

    Jun 24, 2020, 1:51 pm By CarPlayLife
    Enjoy our first-impressions of running the first iOS 14 beta of Apple CarPlay. running on an iPhone 7, an Alpine X902D-G7 and a CarLinkit 2.0 wireless CarPlay dongle. In this video we boot up iOS 14 running on an iPhone 7 for the first time and go through…
  • Horizontal dock status bar coming to iOS 14 for Apple CarPlay

    Jun 24, 2020, 5:44 am By CarPlayLife
    Apple kicked off its WWDC keynote this year, albeit in an remote way this time around. In its pre-recorded keynote there were a number of highlights to take from its unveiling of its suite of new operating systems, one of which is iOS 14. iOS 14 brings a long…
  • iOS 14 brings new background wallpapers to Apple CarPlay but with limitations

    Jun 24, 2020, 5:26 am By CarPlayLife
    Apple kicked off its WWDC keynote this year, albeit in an remote way this time around. In its pre-recorded keynote there were a number of highlights to take from its unveiling of its suite of new operating systems, one of which is iOS 14. iOS 14 brings a long…
  • iOS 14 brings new CarPlay app categories – but not the ones we all want

    Jun 24, 2020, 4:22 am By CarPlayLife
    Apple kicked off its WWDC keynote this year, albeit in an remote way this time around. In its pre-recorded keynote there were a number of highlights to take from its unveiling of its suite of new operating systems, one of which is iOS 14. iOS 14 brings a long…
  • CarPlay App: IDAGIO – Classical Music

    May 26, 2020, 4:04 am By CarPlayLife
    IDAGIO – Classical Music Price: FreeAugust 4, 2015 IDAGIO is the leading streaming app for classical music with over 2 million tracks, exclusive releases and personalised recommendations.  FEATURES • Browse the comprehensive collection and filter by…
  • Quntis 18W USB-C Fast iPhone Charger with 2m Cable Review

    May 23, 2020, 2:08 pm By CarPlayLife
    If you have the latest iPhone SE, X, XS, 11, 11 Pro or iPhone 8 your iPhone has the capability of charging super fast, thanks to the Power Delivery standard. Sadly though, only a handful of these devices come with a 1 Amp / 5 Watt charger, meaning you will…
  • CarPlay App: Google Podcasts

    May 21, 2020, 5:38 am By CarPlayLife
    Google Podcasts Price: FreeMarch 25, 2020 With Google Podcasts, you can find and listen to the world’s podcasts for free.  Discover podcasts you’ll love ● Subscribe and listen to all your favorite podcasts. ● Explore show and episode recommendations…
  • CarPlay App: NHL

    May 19, 2020, 5:22 am By CarPlayLife
    NHL Price: FreeOctober 5, 2011 The official NHL® app is your one-stop-shop for ALL things hockey. From dekes and dangles, to overtime winners and cellys, to news, scores, stats, tickets, arena info, and highlights; there’s no other app you need to unleash…