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

29 May

Wish Google Images could sort by oldest so you could identify the original source of a 9gag meme.

28 May

RT @AppleSupport: Did you know that you can sign and return email attachments directly from your iPhone? [pic.twitter.com]

27 May

RT @vickyharp: [User requests feature already in product]

Junior dev: “lol dumb user”

Staff dev: “Closed - fixed”

Senior dev: <opens usability bug>

Quick replies have existed in iOS for how long now? and 95% of the screen is still a big “lose everything you typed” button.

25 May

Why do I have a LinkedIn account? To how many of its users does LinkedIn provide actual value? I do not have a LinkedIn account anymore.

The most unlikely follow-spam I’ve received yet — on an account that only shows my Tumblr posts

@tristanharris/how-technology-hijacks-peoples-minds-from-a-magician-and-google-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3#.qy1cjumri">“How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist”

24 May

“No, Twitter’s update won’t make all your replies public.” Also, they always were public, so use DMs if you want privacy, ffs.

And switching the focus over to the reply-to metadata would make it much easier to allow users to “unsubscribe” from a canoe.

Odd that Twitter isn’t taking advantage of the overhaul to drop the @ altogether from replies. The reply-to ID is all they should need.

RT @rjonesy: Twitter Rules: No way to tweet at someone without broadcasting. This could be a mess - we’ll reply to random tweets to avoid broadcasting.

RT @rands: Seven more characters for tweets? This changes evrthng.

But I’m surprised they’ve even given up on what could have been a big selling point — the ability to easily replace a broken screen.

RT @fet: Why do web articles have pull quotes? You are not flipping through a magazine looking for something interesting to read.

22 May

Instagram still doesn’t think it would be useful to remember which “Publish to…” options I had checked the last time.

19 May

18 May

RT @grumpygamer: Oh, good. Now Android Apps can install maleware instantly, no need to actually install the app! [techcrunch.com]

RT @itsnicolenguyen: Allo is like Snapchat for dads [pic.twitter.com]

RT @WhatTheBit: Absolutely dangerous for Apple that the future isn’t about devices, at all, but web services and AI.

RT @jakemarsh: I’ve thought FaceTime should do this “Knock Knock” thing for years. Makes video chats work like it did in movies in the 80’s.

RT @WillOremus: Google’s new messaging app Allo lets you use automated “smart replies.” Why just chat with bots when you can BE A BOT!

RT @benthompson: Non snark: the most impressive thing about Alexa is that it understands kids. I suspect Google can match. Siri certainly can’t.

RT @pierce: The pitch for Google Assistant basically boils down to “It’s like Siri, but we’re actually good at this stuff”

RT @marcus_eckert: Squall - After Effects to iOS. Convert animations to code & preview them live. In one click. [squall.no] [pic.twitter.com]

17 May

16 May

15 May

Twitter apps need a button for “okay I’ve seen this meme twenty times already and I never want to see it again.”

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