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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:26 pm

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I work for Verizon Wireless. The Droid Eris is a very cool phone. I actually prefer it to the motorola droid.

That's the one I've been looking at.

At first the Droid will seem overwhelming and you'll want to throw it against the wall, but once you get used to it, it's an awesome phone. Much better IMHO than the apple phone. I personally love my Blackberries though.

You'll be seeing some new plans popping up shortly from verizon too. wink
Can you give me some inside info on future plans. Is it worth it for me to wait, or should i just go ahead and do something before the end of the month as I had originally planned.?
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:29 pm

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GMFreak8 wrote:
I work for Verizon Wireless. The Droid Eris is a very cool phone. I actually prefer it to the motorola droid.

That's the one I've been looking at.

At first the Droid will seem overwhelming and you'll want to throw it against the wall, but once you get used to it, it's an awesome phone. Much better IMHO than the apple phone. I personally love my Blackberries though.

You'll be seeing some new plans popping up shortly from verizon too. wink
Can you give me some inside info on future plans. Is it worth it for me to wait, or should i just go ahead and do something before the end of the month as I had originally planned.?

As long as you wait until after the 18th you'll be fine. That's when it's supposed to go into effect. The plans are already leaked online like at DSLReports.com. Some of them offer cheaper services and some of them IMHO aren't that consumer friendly.

If you were in the market for a basic style phone, I'd go before the 18th, but with the droid, it'll be better as far as minute plans go to wait until after.
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:32 pm

Thanks for the heads up on that. I appreciate it.
And I'll look at DSLReports.com - never heard of it before but I'll find out what it is all about shortly.
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:35 pm

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I just watched the tutorial on the Car Care App.
Wish i had that. Looks very convenient and easy to use.
Yeah, it's a great app that unfortunately is only available for iPhone or iPod Touch. I've been using it for over a year with no problems. Here's the video tutorial:


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:25 pm

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You'll be seeing some new plans popping up shortly from verizon too. wink
Can you give me some inside info on future plans. Is it worth it for me to wait, or should i just go ahead and do something before the end of the month as I had originally planned.?[/quote]

As long as you wait until after the 18th you'll be fine. That's when it's supposed to go into effect. The plans are already leaked online like at DSLReports.com. Some of them offer cheaper services and some of them IMHO aren't that consumer friendly.

If you were in the market for a basic style phone, I'd go before the 18th, but with the droid, it'll be better as far as minute plans go to wait until after.[/quote]

I didn't like anything i saw.
Might have to hang on to what i have for now and start looking at the other carriers
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:23 pm

I've been using an iphone / ipod touch app called Gas Cubby. It was $2.99, does gas milage calculations and records all kinds of data, as well as prompting service reminders (you set the interval) and such.
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:37 pm

Can you explain, briefly, what an ipod Touch is.
Is it a PDA that can use all of these Apple apps and is it an MP3 player also.?
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:42 pm

An ipod touch is basically an iphone, but without the phone. It still has wifi, I'm not sure about bluetooth.

No way I could explain it much better than this:

http://www.apple.com/ipodtouch/
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:48 pm

iPod Touch is an iPhone without the phone contract (and without the phone).

It is thinner and less expensive, but runs most iPhone applications.

It plays MP3's, Movies, and YouTube videos.

It uses an entirely soft interface (no hard keys).

It is a Wi-Fi internet browser.

It's a notepad.

It's a map.

It's a directory of contacts.

It's a book reader, like the Kindle.

It has a calender and works as a planner (date & time alarm clock).

It uses an accelerometer to measure forces (useful for measuring G forces and 1/4 mile times, and horsepower.

It uses Bluetooth technology.

It is made of glass and polished steel.

It's the best thing since sliced bread!

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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:53 pm

Aaron and Derek, do you guys have one in addition to an iPhone.??

And, where would be the best place to look for one for a discount off Apples prices.
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:54 pm

There would be no point, as the iPhone can do everything the iPod Touch does. I use a cheap (free) phone for taking calls.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:55 pm

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Aaron and Derek, do you guys have one in addition to an iPhone.??

And, where would be the best place to look for one for a discount off Apples prices.

No but I'm getting one for my wife. She uses my iphone so much in the evenings she needs her own to play with wink

If I ever lost my job I would keep my iphone but cancel the phone/data plan and remove the sim card. iPod touch! My company pays for my iPhone. Personally I'm too cheap to justify the $30/mo data plan. Mobile data is really a nifty toy to me, not a useful tool, except for work. So as long as work is paying for my data, I love the iPhone!! (Or I would hack it and switch to T Mobile for a much cheaper plan!


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:56 pm

I had to buy one for my wife, too!

I recommend buying here: http://store.apple.com/us/browse/home/specialdeals/ipod/ipod_touch

Try one out first to see if you like how it works.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:00 pm

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There would be no point, as the iPhone can do everything the iPod Touch does. I use a cheap (free) phone for taking calls.
That's what I started thinking about. After looking at what Verizon wants for the Droid contract, not the droid itself as that is reasonably priced, I'm coming to the conclusion to just stick with the basic phone and get something else to satisfy my urge for a PDA and MP3 player of some sort.
I'm getting to like the touch screens and the apps that are available for all kinds of things and I think Apple has the most apps out there.
Where should i shop for an iTouch other than the Apple store for a discount if possible.?
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:03 pm

Derek, to get this straight, you are buying your wife an iPod Touch.??? or her own iPhone.?

Thanks for everyone's input.
I want to do something soon and i like the functions of the Apple stuff, but I am still going to look around and at the stores so I can touch and feel for comparison sake.


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:04 pm

You're trying to beat 30% off, no tax (maybe) & shipping, with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Good luck!

You might find it cheaper somewhere, but that's a damn good deal direct from Apple. Another reason to like Apple.

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3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:08 pm

AA wrote:
You're trying to beat 30% off, no tax (maybe) & shipping, with a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Good luck!

You might find it cheaper somewhere, but that's a damn good deal direct from Apple. Another reason to like Apple.
Well that saves a bunch of work. Thanks a lot for your input on this. I hate shopping, but i do like to touch and feel or experience the product before buying.
But if i decide on the Apple, I will get a refurb unit direct from them for the discount and warranty.
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:38 pm

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Derek, to get this straight, you are buying your wife an iPod Touch.??? or her own iPhone.?

I am buying her an iPod Touch. As I said, I have an iPhone and wouldn't be willing to pay for it over the iPod touch. I like the iPod touch for what it is, and to me a phone should just be a phone. Forget all the smartphone bullshit, just make a damn good phone. The iPod touch is amazing. The only thing I think it's missing is a videocamera, which my iPhone has, and I think the iPod touch will have very soon. The iPod nano has a video camera!

Personally I would wait and see what Apple announces at their big fiasco at the end of January. Stop by an Apple store and play with a few different iPods. Did I demonstrate my in-car iPod dock to you?
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:11 pm

If you wait for the Apple conference, you'll be wanting their new Tablet. wink


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KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:25 pm

deekster_caddy wrote:
Personally I would wait and see what Apple announces at their big fiasco at the end of January. Stop by an Apple store and play with a few different iPods. Did I demonstrate my in-car iPod dock to you?
Thanks for the heads up on the new Apple products coming out, had no clue as usual and NO, you did not demo the iPod dock for me.
Maybe I can schedule another tuning session with you and you can bring me up to speed on the Apple stuff as well.
What do you think.? I'll pay you for your time.
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PostSubject: Free iPhone App for Codes   Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:41 pm

For those of you who prefer to spend your dough on fancy fones instead of super scan-tools, this free app will interpret the numerical-only DTC results from the really cheap scanners...

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fuzzycodes/id319004364?mt=8
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:35 pm

Just an FYI. For anyone who doesn't want to go through the trouble of installing a gauge, you can get a bluetooth OBDII dongle that plugs into your OBDII diagnostic port and allows you to use a computer, or in my case an android phone. Shows all sorts of information, and all you need is a smartphone. You can customize the display to show anything, and it also lets you reset any codes the car throws and also find out exactly what the code means.

Here's a screen shot of mine:

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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:26 pm

That's pretty sweet. I'm gonna have to check that out. I've got a Windows Mobile based smartphone. Where do you buy the OBDII bluetooth dongle from?
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PostSubject: Re: Automotive Apps for iPhone & Android   Thu Oct 14, 2010 2:41 pm

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That's pretty sweet. I'm gonna have to check that out. I've got a Windows Mobile based smartphone. Where do you buy the OBDII bluetooth dongle from?

I got mine from ebay. The cheaper modules are ok for the most part, but if you want good reliable extended PID support you gotta go with more expensive dongles such as the kiwi bluetooth dongle, which runs around $100..
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PostSubject: temp   Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:06 pm

Ok thanks. I'll be looking into this here in the near future.
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