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]

January 23, 2017

Makeup Artist Raises Mental Health Awareness With New #InsideOutChallenge

Canadian beauty blogger Yasaman Gheidi is using her makeup skills to spread mental health awareness with her new #InsideOutChallenge. While makeup can be fun and glamorous, Gheidi shows us a different side by using products to transform her face into a mirror for what’s within. The project came about after the 27-year-old self-taught beauty blogger left her staff Christmas party early due to an anxiety attack.

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