Torque for Blackberry 10 devices available

Good News,

The award winner OBD2 app Torque for Android devices is finally available for BB10 devices like, Z10, Q10, Q5, Porsche Design P9982 and Z30 smartphones and the Playbook tablet. Unfortunately, it’s a port from the Android app version, it’s a not a true native BB application. But at the same time, here at Carplugs, we are truly delighted about having this professional app for BB devices.

You can use the OBDLink MX Bluetooth with Torque or the new lower cost OBDLink LX Bluetooth also.

We should test Torque with the OBDLink MX with a Z10 and with BB Playbook in the spring.

Stay tune to Carplugs blog for more info.

Carplugs team

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Blackberry OBD2 software finally available

Hello,

Finally, we have an obd2 software for the Blackberry BB10 devices.  I’ve downloaded the software on my Z10 and I will write a full review and maybe also a video review. It looks like a port from the Android platform.

http://laplogger.com/products.shtml?fily=bb

Also on another note, I just read today on the Ian Hawkins’s forum that Torque will be finally ported on the BB10 OS. That means that will we enjoy one the best OBD2 app around on our z10, Q10 and BB playbook.

http://torque-bhp.com/

Mario,

www.carplugs.com

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Ontario’s New Drive Clean OBD2 test

Since January 2013 Ontario changed and began using the on-board diagnostic (OBD) testing method instead of the old method of measuring exhaust emissions straight from the tailpipe.

A government-approved OBD test unit, plugged in under your dashboard, monitors the self-tests your vehicle performs on its own emissions control systems while driving . Since OBD2 stores trouble codes for emissions equipment, the testing computer can query the vehicle’s onboard computer and verify there are no emission related trouble codes and that the vehicle is in compliance with emission standards for the model year it was manufactured.

You need to repair any check engine code problem before going to do the Drive Clean test.  Your check engine light could be on because of a bad oxygen sensor, MAP sensor, EGR valve, etc.  The OBDLink SX code reader can read and erase your codes in you car’s computer.

Examples of codes:

P0051 HO2S Heater Control Circuit Low (Bank 2 Sensor 1)

P0069 Manifold Absolute Pressure – Barometric Pressure Correlation

P0382 Exhaust Gas Recirculation Flow Malfunction

Steps to make your vehicle ready for a Drive Clean test

  1. Purchase an OBD2 Scanner from OBD2.ca to clear and repair a check engine problem (i.e O2 sensor, MAP sensor).
  2. Make sure the vehicle has been parked for eight hours without a start.
  3. Start the engine and allow it to idle in Drive for two minutes and 30 seconds with the air conditioning and rear defroster on.
  4. Turn the air conditioner and rear defroster off. Drive the vehicle for 10 minutes at highway speeds.
  5. Drive the vehicle for 20 minutes in stop-and-go traffic.
  6. Go to your test.

OBDLink MX Bluetooth OBD2 Scantool

OBDLink SX USB Scantool

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Carplugs Updated Obd2 Website

Hi,

Our updated website is launching soon in the Spring. The website will be totally redesigned with new obd (on-board diagnostic) products. We will have a new payment gateway and a new shopping cart.

Stay Tune on Carplugs, Home of the OBD2 (J1962) Connector

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Carplugs.com Black Friday Promotion

Between Thursday, November 22nd (midnight MST) and Wednesday, November 28th (11:59pm, MST), get a 50% discount off the wholesale price of any ScanXL product.

Just send an email to : orders@carplugs.com, before ordering to get your discount.

Scanxl Carplugs obd2

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OBDLink SX USB firmware Update

A major firmware update (v3.1.0) is available for your OBDLink SX scan tool. It fixes a number of bugs, adds several new features, and implements a number of performance and stability tweaks

You can download the update by visiting this link:

http://www.carplugs.com/Obdfirmware.html

To install the update:

  1. Download the ZIP file, and extract the contents
  2. Plug the scan tool into the USB port
  3. Run StnFirmwareUpdater
  4. Select the correct COM number, and click ‘Upload’
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ObdLink Obd2 Firmware Update

A major firmware update (v3.1.0) is available for your OBDLink scan tool. It fixes a number of bugs, adds several new features, and implements a number of performance and stability tweaks.

You can download the update by visiting this link:

http://www.carplugs.com/Obdfirmware.html

To install the update:

  1. Download the ZIP file, and extract the contents
  2. Plug the scan tool into the USB port
  3. Run StnFirmwareUpdater
  4. Select the correct COM number, and click ‘Upload’
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iPhone obdii scanner

iPhone obd2 scanner

Finally we have a excellent iPhone Obdii scanner. It’s 100 % compatible with the Iphone and works with a WiFi connection;  WiFi looks just like a standard hotspot or access point (802.11 b/g)

It’s a great obd2 interface for the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

It works with these Apps:

  • DashCommand
  • Rev
  • FuzzyCar

Check out the Iphone obdii scanner

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Why the Blackberry is the best!!!!

BlackBerry Safe From Carrier IQ ‘Spyware,’ RIM Says

From Fox News.

Research In Motion does not install, nor authorize, its carrier partners to install “Carrier IQ” monitoring software on its BlackBerry smartphones, the company said on Thursday.

RIM made the statement after a security researcher said the “Carrier IQ” application, which can monitor what device users are doing, has been installed on mobile devices from multiple vendors without the knowledge or consent of customers.

“RIM does not pre-install the Carrier IQ app on BlackBerry smartphones or authorize its carrier partners to install the Carrier IQ app before sales or distribution,” RIM said.

“RIM also did not develop or commission the development of the Carrier IQ application, and has no involvement in the testing, promotion, or distribution of the app.”

Trevor Eckhart, the researcher who demonstrated in online videos how the software works, focused on devices using Google’s Android operating system, but he also mentioned other operating systems, including RIM’s BlackBerry and Nokia’s Symbian system as having the software installed.

Nokia also denied their phones used the software.

“CarrierIQ does not ship products for any Nokia devices,” a company spokesman said.

In a statement posted to its website last month, Carrier IQ said its software is used by network operators to help improve network quality and troubleshoot device problems.

“While we look at many aspects of a device’s performance, we are counting and summarizing performance, not recording keystrokes, or providing tracking tools,” the Mountain View, California-based company said.

Since Eckhart’s videos first appeared, a firestorm of criticism has erupted in online forums and on Twitter, where users complain about breach of privacy.

“In principle, technology like this could be highly beneficial to both networks and users, but by crossing the line of what is deemed as acceptable by the privacy lobby Carrier IQ has run into problems,” said Ben Wood, research director at CCS Insight.

Carrier IQ issued a cease-and-desist letter to Eckhard last month before later retracting it and apologizing to the researcher.

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Carplugs.com Black Friday Week Promotion

Hi,

Carplugs.com is giving a free OBD2 scanner when you purchase ScanXl Obdii software.

That is worth $ 60.00 with free shipping to the USA.

ScanXL is an advanced diagnostic software package for use exclusively with the OBDLink
series of OBD-II compliant scan tools.

OBDLink SX is the perfect entry level scan tool designed for the do-it-yourself mechanic. Despite its modest price tag, it is packed with advanced features normally found in more expensive scan tools. Includes the latest OBDWiz diagnostic software. USB interface.

http://www.carplugs.com/obd2software.html

http://www.carplugs.com/BlackfridayOBD2.html

This promotion ends November 29.

Carplugs.com

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