After the big reveal a couple of days ago, the biggest question on car-owners minds was of course “Can I get CarPlay for my car?”. Unfortunately there are no official plans at the moment to make it backwards compatible or to non-partner manufacturers cars but Mercedes-Benz however have just said that they will be planning to deliver an aftermarket solution for older cars to make full use of the Apple CarPlay by the end of the year. So far it’s just Mercedes but I won’t be surprised if other partners like Ford outline their plans soon.
Unfortunately for me, no Kia supported =(
I wonder how long it will take for 3rd party manufacturers to come up with a solution
(Source: 9 to 5 Mac)
After two hectic weeks of shoot, here is Kuala Lumpur’s version of Pharrell Williams’ Happy! The Lowyat.TV Team hit the ground running for this project and we managed to get around 100 participants to join in our shoot. Malaysians from all walks of life as well as expats who have come to call KL home hopped in and boogied down with us through blazing hot weather and haze. Shooting this video has been an experience and we’ve discovered all kinds of interesting locations that make KL the melting pot that it is. A thousand thanks to all those who participated, you guys make Kuala Lumpur an awesome place to live in!
Sit back, press play and enjoy!
So Apple finally revealed “iOS in the Car” aka CarPlay yesterday evening at the on-going Geneva Auto Show, the Cupertino company explained how using an iPhone into a CarPlay-compatible vehicle will make using an iPhone in the car much simpler, safer and more intuitive, so how exactly would it work? Volvo recently shared a video showing off the new Apple in-car infotainment system that will be coming to its 2014 vehicles.
Can’t wait to see what iOS in the Car is all about? Well, no problem, at the on-going Geneva Auto Show this week, Apple has just announced CarPlay, a new in-car interface that offers a “smarter, safer and more fun way to use iPhone in the car”. According to Apple, CarPlay will make it more intuitive to use your iPhone in the car, making it a lot easier to make calls, use Maps, listen to music and even access your messages with just a word or a touch.
If you are a film buff, then I’m pretty sure you are aware that today is the The Oscars day – one of the biggest award in the industry. Hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, she has posted out quite a number of selfies on her Twitter account from the event including the one above.
Believe it or not, it has become the most popular post on Twitter to date.
Manchester United today has announced a rather unique campaign with Google UK called Front Row which will bring selected fans from all over the world direct to Old Trafford in the upcoming home match against Liverpool (ahem) on 16 March. However, this doesn’t mean that the famed football team will fly these lucky fans to the stadium though but instead, they will appear live on the stadium’s digital advertisement board through Google+ Hangout.
Time to give your streetwear dealers a call…especially if you are into the well-known brand from New York, Supreme. The world famous streetwear brand who is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year has listed down a variety of products for the Spring/Summer 2014 season which include this special version of Jawbone Big Jambox.
One is known for its family of blazingly fast hyper-cars while the other is known for its line-up of gaming peripherals and both apparently share the same love for perfection in design as well as engineering. Hence, it is not surprising that they have an affinity for each other and have since decided to embark on a long-term partnership. Who are these two companies, you asked?
Well, they are Koenigsegg and Razer. To signify this new partnership, they have decided to come out with a special edition Koenigsegg Razer Blade Gaming Laptop which will made its debut at Geneva Motor Show 2014 next month.
The heart of Ford’s in-car entertainment system has been the Microsoft Sync system for the longest time but it looks like Ford is moving on to greener pastures, ditching Microsoft for the BlackBerry QNX Platform. It’s no secret that Ford has had issues in the past with the MyFord and Sync system so this move comes as no surprise.
I’m a huge fan of the taxi booking app MyTeksi and believe that it has taken an antiquated industry and really brought it into the 21st century. MyTeksi has come leaps and bounds since its debut and in their latest campaign “Afraid Of The Dark” they are looking to educate the general public about improved safety after dark. To encourage the general public to take more public transport, MyTeksi is offering a RM7 discount for when you book a Taxi after 10PM and before 5am.
Thanks to the advancement in technologies, electronic appliances are getting more connected than ever. It used to be mainly just entertainment products such as TV but now even washing machines, refrigerator, and air conditioning can be connected with smartphones as well. Soon, you can add toothbrush to the list as well.
I remember when I was a kid, Walkman players were only accessible by the rich kids in school while the rest of us sat at the sideline envying. Then when my parents finally bought me a Walkman, along came the CD players to put us back at our sad little corners once again; those were the days. These days, kids not only have their parents’ or even their own smartphones to play with, but there are even tech devices specially made for kids like the Aerial7 headphones we have for review today.
Review starts after the break.
Do you love to share pictures of your food through Instagram? Well, rest assured, there are many people throughout the world who actually share the same love as you. However, if you somehow end up in Penang one of these days and are visiting this particular café, you might not be able to do that because the café actually bans the usage of camera within the outlet.
To be frank, I personally can’t recall the last time Astro actually updated the interface of its decoders. Hence, it is indeed good to see that the satellite TV provider is finally going to update it very soon with a fresh and much more modern look. We then asked Astro: what’s next?
The answer is rather interesting, to say the least.
As you can recall from our initial encounter over here, Astro is working on a new user interface (a.k.a the TV Guide or Electronic Programming Guide) for Astro B.yond customers. Well then, the wait is almost over as the satellite TV provider is ready to deploy the new interface to customers later this month.