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

6 August

@newsycombinator:

Turning a MacBook into a Touchscreen with $1 of Hardware (2018) [anishathalye.com]

8 August

What does it mean about Apple’s design that the major players stopped copying the notch after a year?

@LukasStefanko:

Apps ask users to place their finger on the Home button to take a heart-beat reading. App dims the display to minimum to hide the content — which is actually dialogue requesting authorization for in-app purchase.

Similar technique found in December 2018: [welivesecurity.com]

I’m really surprised Apple let third parties change iPhone batteries for so long

It’s the one component for which they can argue it’s in the consumer’s interest 🧨

9 August

10 August

@freialobo:

this new Telegram groups feature is so interesting

14 August

@notwaldorf:

nobody:

literally nobody:

me: i made you a demo to see what is the most input typing delay you can tolerate; mine is 30ms.

😈 [input-delay.glitch.me]

@Freerunnering:

“Apple will target users for marketing emails and push notifications based on their transaction history”

Apple’s push to become a services company is toxic to its incentives.

We are seeing it with almost every product launch now.

[mjtsai.com]

15 August

@marcoarment:

All these years, I’ve known what makes light switches so “clacky”, but I never knew why. I thought it was just for tactile feedback — nope.

@TechConnectify tells us why:

[youtu.be]

16 August

17 August

@Rainmaker1973:

The first ‘talking car’, the 1982 Datsun 810 Maxima, stored its voice messages on a 3-inch, shock-resistant, plastic phonograph record [ow.ly] [source of the video: [ow.ly]]

I miss caring about what my home page looked like.

22 August

I know this isn’t a very original observation but it sure would be nice if you could hold your laptop on your lap without burning your thighs.

23 August

@alexhcranz:

Remember when RSS was really good and let you easily aggregate your news instead of letting large corporations like Facebook, Apple, Google and News Corp, curate it for you?

You can still use RSS if you don’t what a corporation telling you what to read.

@Fabien_UX:

“Less than Half of Google Searches Now Result in a Click.”

Everyone creating websites, thanks for decades of making your content easy to process for us. We’ll take it from there, and keep the traffic and revenue.

IE “SEO” just made it easy for google to scrape. [twitter.com]

@verge:

Errors in cellphone location evidence force Denmark to review 10,000 verdicts [theverge.com]

24 August

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26 August

28 August

@gaywonk:

YouTube says stuff like this — shit they know to be false — to obscure what is plainly obvious: the company makes a ton of money off of hate speech. [twitter.com]

29 August

@jedshug:

“What might have gone wrong with Georgia’s election? Look no further than voting machine #3.

On machine #3, GOP won every race. On the other 6 machines in that precinct, Dems won every race. The odds: less than 1 in 1 million.” @ajc

@staceyabrams @GovKemp

[ajc.com]

30 August

Damn you, Dropbox, why did you force me to switch to iCloud Drive.

@kentcdodds:

Will this is a TIL that is totally awesome.

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~90% browser support 🤘

[blog.usejournal.com]

31 August

@Carnage4Life:

This article conflates Apple’s stance on privacy with security vulnerability. Basically arguing you can’t trust them on privacy because of security bugs.

Instead of informing readers tech media increasingly looks for ways to cast big tech as villains. Sad [techcrunch.com]

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