Apple's Innovative New "CarPlay" Tailors iOS to Your Car

During the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, Apple announced some exciting news for drivers who love the look and functionality of their iPhones and iPads. This week, a few leading auto manufacturers will debut CarPlay, a fully integrated iOS infotainment system that pairs your iPhone with your car. Now, you’ll have a way to make calls, use maps, listen to music, and access your messages with just a simple word or touch on the built-in display. CarPlay isn't just for luxury vehicles (although it will first roll out in Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvos), and we'll see it later this year in models made by BMW, Ford, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Suzuki, Toyota, and more.

Siri is an integral part of CarPlay. Although everything can be controlled by the brilliant touch screen, steering wheels will have a push-and-hold feature to activate voice command. If you're lost, just ask Siri for spoken turn-by-turn directions. The system aims to make this particular feature more intuitive by working with maps that anticipate destinations based on your recent trips via emails or texts. She’ll also help you easily access contacts, make and receive calls, and listen to voicemail. Additionally, Siri reads messages sent to you and also allows you to dictate them to her.

CarPlay seamlessly integrates our lives with our cars. As we're able to answer phone calls and navigate to new destinations, we will also be able to access all of our apps, music, podcasts while driving. Siri helps us to do this without compromising safety, giving us the best of both worlds.

Apple CarPlay website
via [designboom]

December 4, 2016

Adventure Photographer Swims With Millions of Jellyfish

Ever wonder what it would be like to swim with jellyfish? Travel and adventure photographer Kien Lam fulfilled this fantasy by flying across the globe to Jellyfish Lake in Micronesia. Anyone who has been stung by a jellyfish can attest—it’s not a pleasant experience. But Jellyfish Lake in Palau is filled with millions of jellyfish that have evolved in a way that makes it safe for humans to swim in the same waters.

Read Article

December 3, 2016

Adventurous Photographer Treks to Remote Buddhist Village Before It Disappears

If you’re unfamiliar with Larung Gar, it may be because the small, remote town located in a far-flung corner of China has largely stayed out of the tourism spotlight. It is, however, a cultural and historical Tibetan treasure that has been undergoing tremendous changes in the past few decades, particularly in the midst of global controversy between Tibet and China.

Read Article

Get Our Weekly Newsletter