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How to access your BMW ConnectedDrive Store Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 21 May 2015
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BMw just released the connected drive store in the iDrive system!  BMW is the first manufacturer that allows you access to a virtual store through the car directly. With the connected drive store, you will be able to access: -Your BMW assist information -Ability to renew your services -Abil...
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Benefits of BMW's Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Apr 2015
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Starting with the 2014 model year, BMW has integrated a more advanced system to give you information on any traffic in your area.  Called the Advanced RTTI (Real Time Traffic Information), it uses a faster connection and multiple sources to give you the latest information to help you avoid traf...
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2016 BMW 7 series sneak peak preview video Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 21 Apr 2015
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BMW is slowly releasing information on the all new 2016 BMW 7 series.  We do know that it will make it's debut at the end of the year.  They are also having private events across the country that people can look at the BMW as well. In the below video, BMW further teases us with some o...
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Features of the BMW drivers guide app Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 14 Apr 2015
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BMW has recently released an app to help people answer their questions on their personal BMW.  The app is call the Drivers guide.  The great thing about it is that it is vin specific so the information will tailor specifically to the options that are on your BMW. Available for most BMWs a...
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Production of the BMW X models in South Carolina Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 10 Apr 2015
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Like a lot of people out there, I am amazed to watch a vehicle getting made (especially a BMW!).  BMW has a plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina that make the X3, X4, X5, X6 (and soon the X7) for the whole world! In the below video, you get a preview of what it takes to make the ultimate SAV! ...
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iHeart Radio is now a part of the BMW apps family Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 07 Apr 2015
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BMW recently announced that it has integrated the iHeart radio app to it newest list of BMW apps that are available.  The iHeart radio app features access to thousands of radio stations across the country as well as over 20 million songs in their catalog! The benefit of having the app fully in...
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How to check the weather on your BMW iDrive system #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 26 Feb 2015
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There are a lot of cool tricks that the iDrive system in your BMW can do.  One of them is show you what the current weather is like where you are (and surrounding areas). There are a few steps involved: 1) Make sure your map is showing at least 10 miles up; 2) Make sure you have the weather ...
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The PlugShare website helps find charging stations in the #Houston area
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 09 Feb 2015
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For owners of electric cars, including the BMW i3 and i8, you always want to know where the charging stations are.  Knowing where the stations are especially comes in handy when you are planning a road trip! The website, www.plugshare.com, offers a comprehensive list of different types of...
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BMW i3 Super Bowl Commercial
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 29 Jan 2015
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BMW will have a commerical featured in the superbowl highlighting the BMW i3.  The commerical features Katie Couric and and Bryant Gumbel (former Today hosts). In the commerical, they are comparing how people viewed the internet in 1994 vs. how people are viewing electric cars today and how th...
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Spotify now integrated into BMWs! #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 01 Jan 2015
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For people who drive in their vehicles for long periods of time and are looking for alternative music to listen to, you now have another option available!  Spotify is now available to use seemlessly through BMW apps. Just like other apps that can be used through the BMW apps feature (ex. Faceb...
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Information on the BMW My Remote App #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 02 Dec 2014
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This post highlights some information on the BMW My Remote App.  This free app that is available for both iPhone and Android devices called the my remote app. The app lets you do a few things: -remotely lock and unlock your car from the phone; -Flash your headlights; -honk your horn; -Find...
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Why BMW keys are expensive to replace Houston Texas
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 18 Oct 2014
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Every once in a while, I hear people complain as to why the cost to replace a BMW key is so expensive.  The reason why is because it is not just a key that lock and unlocks your car like other keys; it is literally a computer that fits in your hand! The key stores over 150 settings of your car...
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How to check when service is due on your BMW #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 19 Sep 2014
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Did you know that there are 2 different ways to tell when service is due on your BMW?  Most people know to check the iDrive system, but you can also just look at the dash for the first 5 seconds when you turn on your BMW.  It will show on there when the next service is due, in both time an...
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How to check the tire pressure in your BMW using the iDrive
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 16 Sep 2014
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We will soon be coming to that time of year when the 1st cold fronts come in the area.  That means that your tire pressure monitors will be going off soon!  Did you know that you can keep track of your tire pressure just by going to the right menu in the BMW iDrive system?  While the ...
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How to access the owners manual in the BMW iDrive #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Sep 2014
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Many people are unaware that they have a built in owners manual in the BMW iDrive system!  It is a custom one and is based on only the options that are on your specific BMW.  The manual features built in video and pictures in those instances you don't know the name of what you are look...
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BMW run flat tires are great #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 12 Aug 2014
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I have a real life story about BMW run flat tires that I would like to share. A couple years ago, my wife was driving my 2011 550i from the University of Houston to Katy, Texas where we live.  As she was leaving the university, she hit the side of the curb hard and immediately the tire sensor o...
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BMW Snap-In adapters for smartphones are available at #AdvantageBMWMidtown
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 30 Jul 2014
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Wanted to let you know that BMW finally released the snap-in adapters for the iPhone 5/5S and the Samsung Galaxy! Some of the benefits of using the cradle: -Will keep your phone charged -improve reception by using the vehicles antenna -Will display album cover art on the idrive screen -Play music ...
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BMW Dynamic Digital Instrument Cluster #Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 16 Jul 2014
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Over the past couple years, the BMW dyanamic digital instrument cluster has slowly worked their way into production vehicles.  Currently on 7 and 6 series, it will soon be available on the new X6 when it comes out later this year! The digitial display changes the layout of the dash, depending ...
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How to use your BMW Programmable Memory Buttons Houston
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 24 Jun 2014
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Do you know how to program the BMW memory buttons?  I created a video that shows you exactly how to do it. The memory buttons are the 8 presets that are available on the dash when you have the iDrive system.  Most of the time, people just use them to preset their radio stations.  How...
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A great demonstration of BMW Night Vision Technology #AdvantageBMW
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 02 Jun 2014
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Motortrend magazine did a great demonstration of the BMW night vision technology.  They did a video of a person driving the all new BMW X5 through the streets of Los Angeles using only the night vision camera that the BMW was equipped with. The windows were competely covered and it was done at...
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BMW iDrive is better than the Cadillac CUE!
By: Charles Cannon | Posted on 29 May 2014
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Very simply, the iDrive system by BMW is the superior user interface to the Cadillac CUE system.  Both of these systems are what people in the car use to access the many features of the vehicles, including navigation, radio, and bluetooth. While both systems are great, they have 1 fundamental ...
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