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    Lightbulb Mac-centric links

    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
    • 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

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    Very nice! Thanks.

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    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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    Thanks,

    Joe

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    Outstanding stuff.. thanks!
    •Micke

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    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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    Mac Car Moderator kandyman676's Avatar
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    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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    Post 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!!!

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    Thanx!

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    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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