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    Below is a running collection of Mac links related to the car environment. Please feel free to either PM me or add your own links..i will delete your post when it is added to this list. Please do not discuss them here :-)

    FAQs
    Software interfaces
    (as of 2008-04-20)
    • Active:
      • Dash interfaces
        • CarFrontEnd -Open source front end with plug in architecture
        • Neon Boombox - Free front end with software development kit
        • QCAR - Successor to Tatra App, a slot oriented front end in beta development

          Media Center Interfaces (alternatives to dash interfaces)
          • Front Row - The media center interface that comes with every Mac.
          • iTheater - an open source Mac Media center to run on OS X; still looks in alpha stage
          • CenterStage - an open source project to "build a powerful and intuitive media center application"; in alpha code releases
      • Inactive:

    Installs
    Hardware - 3rd party
    Software
    • Cell phone:
    • Emulation:
    • Onscreen keyboard
      • KiiBoard - an onscreen keyboard useful for your touchscreen apps.
    • GPS Navigation
      • Route Buddy - The only native Mac mapping solution in development
      • RoadNav - open source road navigation program for Mac, Linux, and Windows; maps used are free from several US government and state agencies - tested by BugByte on a roadtrip with review here
      • Google Earth - In conjunction with GPS2GEX and GPSD, you can plot your position on Google Earth's 3D moving map. Details on how to do it are here.
      • Route 2004 (aka Route 66) - use to be the only known up-to-date commerical GPS software for Mac OS X - newer versions not made for Mac anymore
      • Street Atlas USA 6.0 for Mac - notice how *old* this version is...if you can find it, it runs on Mac
    • Media players
      • Apple iTunes - native MP3/AAC media player
      • MPlayer for OS X - port from Linux for Mac OS X - plays every musick and video format imagineable
    • Wardriving
      • KisMAC - KisNet for Mac OS X - KisNet is the best linux/unix based wardriving tool out there
      • MacStumber - still developmental
      • iStumbler - Mac port of our favorite stumbler program!
    • XM Radio
      • MacXM
      • Display ConfigX - Allows the Mac Mini to display native 800 X 480 resolution on 7" touchscreens
    • Utilities
      • Sleep time out - Shuts your Mac down after a specified amount of time sleeping. Great to prevent a drained battery.

    Programming for OS X
    • Native Apple languages/items
      • Dashboard - Possible alternative using widgets native to OS X Tiger
    • 3rd Party Freeware
      • MacPyton - port of the Python language for Mac
      • PyMedia - Python classes for media playing for Win/Linux - needs port to Mac
    • 3rd Party Commerical
      • RealBasic - Code once, compile for Win, Linux, Mac
      • Runtime Revolution - Code once, use their player to run the same code for Win, Linux, Mac; uses Quicktime libaries for media playing

    Other forums:
    "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

    Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

    My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
    Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

  • #2
    Very nice! Thanks.

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    • #3
      macstumbler, now known as iStumbler, is still in its infancy and hasnt had much developement. KisMAC is where its at, supporting all sorts of different cards with such tasty things as packet reinjection, WEP cracking, and a host of other cool things.

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      • #4
        The original Pathintosh

        http://web.archive.org/web/200212040...tallation.html
        Thanks,

        Joe

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        • #5
          Outstanding stuff.. thanks!
          •Micke

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          • #6
            Updated the links for what has been provided! Thanks!
            "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

            Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

            My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
            Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

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            • #7
              added link for MacJeep install :-)
              "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

              Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

              My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
              Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

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              • #8
                Please add my 2000 Land Rover to the running installs

                2000 Land Rover Discovery II

                Mac Mini Install:

                1. Mini, Power Brick and Ext. Firewire drive in Glove box.

                2. 7" Lilliput touch screen works great with OS X. $278 at Amazon.

                3. iMic for USB Audio In / Out. $30

                4. Adesso Mini USB Keyboard with Trackball. $60

                5. Bluetooth and 802.11g Built-In on Mac Mini.

                3. USB Hub on console for whatever.

                4. Belkin Inverter for power.

                5. Bluetooth phone for GPRS connection to Internet.

                Here are some pics.

                http://homepage.mac.com/dmonckton/La...toAlbum12.html

                Maybe one day I'll put one in this car of mine also:
                http://photos5.flickr.com/4647177_9c33fe78ec.jpg

                Still in stage 2 (refining), but all works currently.* I can do updates from my driveway through my wireless connection.* I can watch movies with VLC, iTunes, Surf the Web with GPRS connection on my Bluetooth Phone, etc.

                I claim first Mac Mini in a Land Rover!!!
                Dennis Monckton

                Mac Mini-fied 2000 Land Rover
                http://homepage.mac.com/dmonckton/LandRoverMacMini/PhotoAlbum12.html
                1.25GHz, 802.11g and Bluetooth, 7" Lilliput TS, iMic, Adesso Mini USB Keyboard with Trackball, BT phone for GPRS conn. to Internet

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                • #9
                  Thanx!

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                  • #10
                    updated front ends and moved to the top! we have some finally in alpha and release stages!
                    "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

                    Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

                    My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
                    Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

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                    • #11
                      Added the ccarproject to the frontends list.
                      "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

                      Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

                      My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
                      Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

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                      • #12
                        Added category "Media Center Interfaces" upon request and two alpha stage projects.
                        "If it works this good why F with it?" -KMFDM "Intro"

                        Strive for ethical wardriving: http://faq.wardrive.net/

                        My CarCPUs: v1 - 2000 | v2 - 2004
                        Mp3Car Meets: http://detrimental.org/eyecandy/MP3CarMeets

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                        • #13
                          Please add my 2000 LandRover to your listing

                          http://homepage.mac.com/dmonckton/La...toAlbum12.html

                          Thanks very much.
                          Dennis Monckton

                          Mac Mini-fied 2000 Land Rover
                          http://homepage.mac.com/dmonckton/LandRoverMacMini/PhotoAlbum12.html
                          1.25GHz, 802.11g and Bluetooth, 7" Lilliput TS, iMic, Adesso Mini USB Keyboard with Trackball, BT phone for GPRS conn. to Internet

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                          • #14
                            A new site that discusses interfacing your cell phone with your Mac is located at: macncell.com
                            Originally posted by ghettocruzer
                            I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
                            Want to:
                            -Find out about the new iBug iPad install?
                            -Find out about carPC's in just 5 minutes? View the Car PC 101 video

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                            • #15
                              the best gps software for mac

                              check this multi-platform gps maping software out:
                              http://roadnav.sourceforge.net/

                              seems to be better then route 66. even does verbal turn by turn directions.

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