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After 12 Years Of Owning Toyota’s The Lack Of Apple CarPlay Made Me Buy A Hyundai #carplay

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Toyota Resistance To Apple Carplay

I have owned four Toyota Camry’s since 2005 and I have been more than pleased with them. I am not a car guy I just want a car that is reliable and comfortable and if I can get a bit of styling even if a bland one well that's an extra.

The Camry meet all of those but I have been more than disappointed at Toyota’s lack of support for Carplay.

I was eager awaiting the unveiling of the new 2018 Camry redesign and hoping Entune 3.0 will bring the Carplay support I so much cherished.

The Toyota unveiled the Camry and the car looks amazing (at least for a Camry guy like me) but once again Toyota gave Carplay and Android Auto the thumbs down.

Entune 3.0 looks like a big step forward from 2.0 but at least for me the lack of Carplay was a deal breaker this time around.

Enter Hyundai

So there are a couple of car models that supports Apple Carplays but obviously, the two closest competitors to the Camry are the Honda Accord & Hyundai Sonata. So I decided to give both of them a test drive and finally settle on the Sonata.

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Why?

Let’s face it car manufacturers aren’t very good at infotainment for them is an afterthought. That's where Carplay and Android Auto come to the rescue bringing a familiar and intuitive interface that make interacting with the in-car entertainment so much enjoyable and intuitive. So I will give the Sonata a try and see if after a couple of years Toyota get with the times and integrate Carplay. I may switch back to a Camry then or maybe not if the Sonata is as reliable as my Camry they may have lost a customer for good.

I Backed Micro.blog & You Should Too

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I Backed Micro.blog & You Should Too

I Made A Pledge

I just backed a new microblogging project by Manton Reece on Kickstarter.

Why?

I believe in microblogging and I specially believe we should own our content and not be at the mercy of platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Medium. MySpace (lol), Tumblr, etc.

What’s Micro.blog

Micro.blog will be a new social platform that will let you use markdown to microblog but at the same time is based on RSS so you can host your own content on your on site at the same time.

Let the expert explain it

To learn more about the project visit Micro.blog or the project page at Kickstarter found Here

Nintendo Switch Available For Pre-Order $299 (limited availability)

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Nintendo Switch Available For Pre-Order $299

Introducing Nintendo Switch! In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also enables gamers to play the same title wherever, whenever and with whomever they choose. The mobility of a handheld is now added to the power of a home gaming system to enable unprecedented new video game play styles.

The Nintendo Switch is available for pre-orders now but due to heavy demand pre-orders may be ended at any time.