Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

26 September

RT @Benjojo12: oh my god Amazon’s audio captchas are COMPLEATELY MENTAL [pic.twitter.com]

Honestly I’m rather curious to see what happens after Twitter implodes. Do we, as a society, step back or double down?

😱

So… Twitter is pretty much the one use case where it makes sense to ask “Can the blockchain save us?” right?

RT @MatthewBogart: Um… at least I know I’ll never hear songs like that one I liked again. [pic.twitter.com]

Bought a renowned iOS productivity app after someone I trust wrote a long post about how awesome it is.

The UI looks like it was designed for Palm Pilot.

25 September

You didn’t have to… but you could have.

There must be a way to remove an account from Tweetbot on iOS but I can’t find it ¯\(ツ)

‘Hey Siri’ worked great during the watchOS beta but fails half the time since release.

I think I need to create a @garoo_complains account.

The Watch’s stupid aggregate notifications aren’t very compatible with Google Assistant’s conversational style

Hope the Spectacles come out soon because I’m really tempted to make a circular video capture + player app and that’d be a huge waste of my time.

24 September

RT @neilcybart: We may be seeing Snap’s eventual IPO narrative here. A great IPO often has an easy to understand, yet intriguing st… https://t.co/kXu0yLlZr2

Not that I would be caught dead wearing those things but I’d love it if they started a round-video fad.

23 September

Hoping the “app extension issues” iOS 10.0.2 fixes include that user who left a 1-star review because the widget didn’t appear in the list.

I just super-liked someone on Tinder when I meant to scroll down on their profile. Goddamn UI traps.

Gave up on Safari because it has terrible performance with multiple tabs and with YouTube.

So now I’m… checking out Firefox 😳

Sierra opens the “Do you really want to change your default browser?” confirmation popup behind the active window — if not all windows ಠ_ಠ

RT @thedailybeast: EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley billionaire Palmer Luckey secretly funds group dedicated to posting anti-Clinton memes:… https://t.co/auzEWFtG7b

I like Google Assistant’s tone better than Siri’s. But I’m a misanthropic nerd so maybe Apple is right not to cater to me.

22 September

I don’t give a fuck about the iPhone 7 anymore.

You understood perfectly what I want and you know what time it is 🙄

RT @TimTr: Swift Playgrounds on iPad can control robots using Bluetooth. How cool is that?! Here’s a sample to get you started: https://t.co/2ybOysmbAO

I’ve enabled Apple’s new 2FA and it keeps asking me codes and I’m super nervous about they day it fucks up and I’m locked out of everything.

21 September

Also I’m getting one support e-mail per fifty $1 app sold and I don’t think that’s sustainable.

My Drobo is dead, I’ve screwed up my iPhone backups and the world is dark and hostile.

And I completely understand why someone would think it’s a good idea not to switch immediately to an empty tab.

But it’s not.

Safari opening new tabs in the tab bar then not switching to them until the content has loaded, that’s new, right?

It sucks.

RT @fet_complains: The one thing Siri on iOS is reliable for, Siri on Mac can’t do. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @stroughtonsmith: In a world where most photos end up on Snapchat/Facebook/Instagram, the faux-bokeh effect on the 7 Plus is as believable as most DSLR pics

Oh yeah I forgot to say that the glossy iPhone is a gorgeous object, but everyone already knew that. Worth the fingerprints after all.

Sorry I didn’t have the presence of mind to point out that it would be the ultimate status symbol within weeks.

Young guy at the Apple Store table seemed obsessed with Jet Black but dejected that it didn’t broadcast “I have an iPhone!” like White.

On the other hand I absolutely cannot understand the enthusiasm for the OS haptics ¯\(ツ)

I tried an iPhone 7 for five minutes in an Apple Store and I’m now completely disgusted with my old physical Home button.

Every OS update I try Safari again but don’t remember why I switched to Chrome and what to look for. This time I swear I’ll make a list.

I’m trying Safari again, as you do after any OS update, and I forgot how nice it is to have smooth scrolling.

20 September

I’m only downloading Sierra, not even installing it yet 😨

Okay let’s be reasonable and not rush to install Sier—oops.

Are people downloading it by mistake? Last-minute upgrading before Sierra? Or is the App Store really that dead?

RT @CraigGrannell: If you don’t use a cloning tool, SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are both fab. I use SuperDuper! daily on my main works Mac.

RT @CraigGrannell: macOS Sierra is out today. If you plan to install, back-up your Mac first, preferably cloning the entire drive. Better safe than ARGH NOOOOO

19 September

I’ve been hating all summer on iOS 10’s taller widgets, but I really like how my redesign came out.

RT @9to5mac: iPhone 7’s 25% brighter display only reaches max brightness w/ ‘Auto-Brightness’ enabled [9to5mac.com] [pic.twitter.com]

So I guess the App Review team is recuperating from its GM-week overtime? (I mean, fair enough.)

RT @Grathio: Something happened in my brain. Now I look at these cursors and think “Nail, slot screw, Phillips screw”. [pic.twitter.com]

No joke, every social app should have this. (And also an option to replace a user’s avatar while we’re at it.)

18 September

I get how that makes sense to get the best possible picture, but as a photography enthusiast I’d rather they just disabled the 2x setting.

I mean ideally I should wait for the October keynote because you never know but, come on, as if.

Can’t believe I’ve had this MacBook Pro for two and a half years already. That makes it perfectly reasonable to buy a big new PC for VR!

RT @jamiepinkham: Free killer iPhone 7 accessory idea: external battery with headphone jack

And it probably makes sense because most people didn’t organize their widgets, but it makes the view significantly less useful for power users. Well, I guess that’s iOS for you.

iOS 10 remembering your scroll position in Today view completely defeats the point of putting the most important information at the top 😕

RT @MartinSFP: Now this is what I call a Lightning dongle: USB charging, headphones, L/R line out and MIDI in. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @The_Axx: Apparently when I click the home button to exit an app, I do it with my fingernail. Not something I ever realized until it no longer works 😐

17 September

A freemium vector drawing app smartly retooled to emphasize custom sticker creation

It works great for free, and syncs to iCloud so you can create stickers on iPad and use them on iPhone.

16 September

Logging into Slack: iOS adds a couple steps too many to the process but this is beautiful UX

15 September

The iTunes Connect app’s notifications are silent therefore the Watch just displays them without tapping. That makes sense.

RT @johnhaney: My first Sticker Pack for iMessages on iOS 10 is now available! Grammar Snob #grammared

[appsto.re] [pic.twitter.com]

It wouldn’t take anything away from AirPod and Beats because most people would prefer to go full-wireless, but it would satisfy audiophiles clinging to their expensive headphones.

Since Apple have said they aren’t gonna license the W1 chip — how about releasing a standalone Bluetooth receiver and battery?

RT @MelanieHannah: Leaked Apple emails reveal employees’ complaints about sexist, toxic work environment [mic.com]

Who would have believed that, in 2016, I’d be thinking “I wish I had stuck to web development, there’d be fewer compatibility issues.”

RT @bentsukun: Why can’t more equipment have a “Don’t care” key? [pic.twitter.com]

RT @Pinboard: Point: we trust Google with far too much of our email. Counterpoint: Google may be the only organization able to secure our email

14 September

If this were a Mac I’d be able to find iMessage’s App Support folder in the backup and transfer all my old texts to the new install in five seconds 😡

And imagine if the only solution to MacBook trouble was to reformat and abandon any file that wasn’t stored in the cloud.

Starting over from a blank iOS does seem to cure my battery issues. How can an iPhone’s backup include information that fucks up battery management?

Not sure if it’s a bug or an annoying intentional change that Watch notifications (sometimes?) stay stuck on screen if I don’t act on them.

13 September

It would be so cool if iOS 11 made iMessage extensions compatible with any chat app that wants them. But that’s not the Apple way, is it.

I’m setting up my iPhone from a fresh iOS image but the App Store’s auth is overloaded so any app that checks its receipt refuses to run.

Every year I try again. Every year they make me hate them.

RT @reneritchie: People won’t spend $2 for a great app, but will buy 10 $2 Disney-owned sticker packs.

Psychology is maddening.

The 8-ball was originally a SceneKit view that responded to physical shaking but that triggered the text field’s goddamn undo 😠

So when I said the iMessage App Store launch wasn’t as bad as tvOS I didn’t think iOS 10 would end up as the update nobody dared to install.

RT @dhh: Don’t worry if iOS 10 just bricked your iPhone and you don’t have a Mac to set it straight. A Genius appointment is available on November 13

RT @dhh: What’s so great about bricking your primary phone is that now none of your 2FA logins work. So can’t deploy code or trade stocks 😄✌️

RT @robotspacer: H: I’ll probably wait until it bugs me to install it

M: Noooo install it now so I can send you stickers

H: Hmm, you raise a good point

RT @SavedYouAClick: ios 10 is out. you update your software the same way you always have. don’t need a blog post about it.

Ah, crap, I should update Uniconsole then… someday

iTunes is still backing it up anyway though, so god only knows what’s gonna happen with that.

Turns out when you Reset All Settings it resets the backup too. And then this happens.

Some iOS 10 apps are out, some are “Pending Apple release” while blogs are browsing the App Store. Still not as bad as tvOS launch I guess.

Left my iPhone off all night (to meditate about its battery). Turned in on today. All text substitutions on my Mac disappeared altogether 😡

RT @Fehners: Why paid Apps don’t update very often. Revenue down 68% the day after an update due to reviews reset.

@appfigures [pic.twitter.com]

RT @daringfireball: Om Malik on the iPhone 7 and the Camera Industry: [daringfireball.net]

Second consequence: My text substitution shortcuts on my Mac returned to a previous, weeks-old version. iCloud is truly… miraculous.

I “Reset All Settings” on my iPhone (battery is acting up, last hope). First consequence: an unholy swarm of alert views when it reboots.

12 September

RT @Pinboard: The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy

Isn’t it odd that two years later no one’s done this on iOS? Using the camera in video mode to get the data, you should be able to get a nice 4K photo on iPhone 6s.

I just discovered this ‘Undo’ button. By instantly losing what I had typed.

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