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Android Auto and CarPlay are coming to Volkswagen cars later this year

Volkswagen is getting serious about smartphone overlays for its embedded system. Later in 2015, Android Auto, Apple's CarPlay, and Mirror Link will start showing up in U.S. models.

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Hands-on with Alpine's excellent iLX-007 CarPlay aftermarket stereo

Siri can be your co-pilot with this aftermarket head unit from Alpine and its best-in-class touchscreen.

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Hands on with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Plug your phone into the car and enjoy phone, navigation, messaging and more. That's the idea behind Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (in beta), and we tried both at the LA Auto Show.

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Here in my car: Ewww-ber and Alpine's CarPlay plans

Susie Ochs and Chris Breen discuss the week's news including Uber alternatives, Alpine's CarPlay head unit, FCC smackdown, and iOS and Yosemite updates.

Free advice: Apple gets what it pays for

Apple gets more helpful hints from pundits who have nothing to lose.

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72 hours with CarPlay: Test-driving the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

CarPlay is awesome, as long as Siri can hear you. But Pioneer's touchscreen just isn't very good.

Hands-on with CarPlay in the Pioneer AVIC-8000NEX

Apple's software shines, but this touchscreen isn't worth the price of entry.

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Read about the new iPhones and the Apple Watch in Macworld’s November Digital Edition

In this month’s Digital Edition, we give our first impressions of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, the upcoming Apple Watch, and Apple’s new car technology. And Mac experts explain how they automate their everyday tasks.

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Apple CarPlay goes live in Pioneer NEX and AppRadio systems, giving real people early dibs for once

No mainstream new cars have CarPlay yet (the Ferrari doesn't count), so it's a small, sweet victory that older cars can get it now if they have or install one of these systems.

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Apple CarPlay ships first in Ferrari sports cars

Now that a Ferrari has been released with the latest in Apple's smartphone-car integration technology, you're ready to buy, right?

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Automatic app review: For $99, the truth about your car and your driving

Plug the Automatic Link dongle into your car, fire up the iOS/Android app, and get the goods on how your driving affects your fuel efficiency; how your car's feeling today; and more.

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Gear We Love: Mountek car mounts make your CD player useful again

Mountek's mounts are sturdy and convenient, and they make clever use of the long-neglected CD player in your car's dash.