Tag Archive: Systems


Use iOS in your car with Pioneer’s in-dash CarPlay systems

Pioneer Electronics has released a firmware update making Apple’s CarPlay technology live on five 2014 NEX in-dash multimedia receivers. In doing so it becomes the first company to officially support CarPlay’s vehicle integration feature — and means you won’t need…Read more ›

It’s not just you: Verizon’s systems are glitching out

  Verizon Wireless is having massive issues with its systems across the country today that has spurred a horde of frustrated customers to take to Twitter after the outage has blocked new phone activation for the past 24 hours. Current issues…Read more ›

CarPlay Will Roll Out On Pioneer’s After-Market Systems This Summer

When Apple finally revealed it’s iOS car integration system CarPlay earlier this year the only hope of getting iOS on your dash in 2014 was to buy a new Ferrari or Benz, but thanks Pioneer’s announcement that it’s adding CarPlay…Read more ›

Mac Setup: The Desk of a Systems Engineer

This weeks featured Mac setup is the desk of systems engineer Dave B., let’s get right to it and learn a bit more! Tell us a bit about the hardware in your Mac setup MacBook Pro 13″ with Retina Display – 2.5GHz CPU, 8GB RAM Dual Samsung 24″ LED Displays at 1920×1200 Apple Wireless Keyboard … Read More

How to Mount EXT4 Linux File Systems on a Mac with OS X Fuse

The EXT file system (short for Extended File System) and it’s family members of EXT2, EXT3, and EXT4, are the file systems used by Linux. Mac users who work with multiple platforms may notice that OS X is unable to mount EXT partitions on its own, and thus anyone wishing to mount and read EXT … Read More

Don’t Expect Aftermarket CarPlay Systems In 2014, But Maybe Apple Will Sell You One In 2015?

CarPlay could be the best thing to happen to your automobile’s dashboard since GPS, but unless you’re buying a Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz or Volvo sometime soon, it’s been unclear when you could actually expect your vehicle to support Apple’s new automotive…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Why Apple Should Make Car Entertainment Systems

Apple will soon release a new product that enables an iOS interface on and enhanced iPhone connectivity to in-car entertainment systems built by a long list of car makers. Nice, but it doesn’t go far enough. Here’s why Apple should…Read more ›    [Read More…]

“Aggressive” Apple To Control 49.8% Of In-Car Infotainment Systems By 2018

Google’s algorithmically-driven cars may be partially designed to give commuters more time to surf the Internet (using Google, natch!), but if a new report from ABI Research is anything to go by, it’s Apple who have the real early adopter…Read more ›

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How many operating systems can Google handle? Three?

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Google reassigned former Android chief Andy Rubin and put the head of the Chrome group, Sundar Pichai, in charge of Android. 

A lot of people think this means Android and the Chrome OS will be merged into a single operating system.

I think that’s crazy talk.

Why Windows 8 Is One Of The Worst Operating Systems Ever [Video]

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This isn’t strictly Mac related, but it’s an interesting discussion on what makes a multi-touch operating system like OS X work, and what makes a similar multi-touch operating system like Windows 8 a complete failure. It’s also an incredibly insightful and concise argument about how Windows 8 fails as a desktop operating system in the four key areas in which an operating system must succeed: control, context, conveyance and continuity.

Brian Bokyo makes a series of excellent  [Read More…]