Thursday, 13 March 2014

Apple's iOS 7.1 Released, Features CarPlay

Apple released the long-awaited update to iOS 7, iOS 7.1, on Monday. The update includes several significant enhancements, the most notable being the addition of CarPlay.
CarPlay will allow users to enjoy all the features previously described, such as use of the dashboard touchscreen of CarPlay-enabled cars to send and receive messages, make phone calls and interact with Siri.

Speaking of Siri, another major change present in the update allows users to decide when Siri stops listening. Previously, Siri would try to detect when you stopped talking and then provide an answer. Now the software allows you to hold down the home button in the event you've paused your speech in the middle of a thought. This feature could be a huge time-saver — eliminating the need to continuously re-ask questions in perfectly-formed sentences. Interestingly, the update also includes what Apple calls "more natural sounding" voice options for Siri's Japanese, Australian English, Mandarin Chinese, and UK English voices. (Has someone at Apple been watching Her?)

Also included in the iOS 7.1 are changes to Calendar, FaceTime, Mail, Accessibility options, iTunes as well as various interface tweaks. The download is available now.

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