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 November

“Attack of the 50-foot Save Sheet”

I had noticed the tallness, but not that it went beyond the screen.

25 November

Good — now that Unread for iPad is freemium, I’ve been able to try it out and confirm that I’m sticking to Mr. Reader.

20 November

Anybody else got the App Store bug where my iPhone 6 will only realize it recognized my fingerprint after I tap the “Enter Password” button?

Related: I’d love to be able to check easily that an iOS app is using the system keychain to store my passwords, not plain text storage.

All I have to do is tap a button in Chunky, and it lists the comics and PDFs available in my Mac’s Downloads folder (through FTP) #thefuture

19 November

RT @timsteno: Apple uses 1/4 of world’s sapphire on iPhone camera lens and fingerprint sensor [online.wsj.com]

Interesting discovery from the Yosemite San Francisco hack: looks like the desktop dynamically computes the icon grid from the font metrics.

RT @wr: San Francisco system replacement font for OS X Yosemite: [github.com]


(cc @sdw)

RT @kidminded: The irony of Apple’s typeface being similar to Google is overwhelming. Arial : Helvetica :: San Francisco : Roboto

18 November

RT @Sentry_NC: One more thing…

“Starting later next year, developers will be able to create fully native apps for Apple Watch.” via [apple.com]

So, with all third-party code running on the tethered iPhone for now, jury’s still out on whether the Watch’s OS is based on Swift. (Though I’d argue that the Watch being Swift-only would be the best possible reason why third-party code isn’t allowed to run on it yet.)

Looks like WatchKit UI design is essentially fluid / responsive. Makes you wonder what the future holds for the device.

WatchKit code runs entirely on the accompanying iPhone. That’s only temporary, for the first stage of the SDK release, right? Right?

RT @apike: Surprising: the two watch sizes have different display resolutions. So much for the return of pixel-perfect design. [pic.twitter.com]

RT @CaseyNewton: Scientists at Twitter have solved the “send a URL to another human being” problem, previously said to be impossible [theverge.com]

“Non-Microsoft Nokia launches Android N1 tablet with Foxconn”

The industrial design for the N1 came from Nokia, but the company is no longer in the manufacturing business and has licensed that design — along with its Z Launcher and various intellectual property — to Chinese manufacturer Foxconn, which rather interestingly will handle distribution and sales and customer care, and will even be responsible for liabilities and warranty costs.

Does it sound to anyone else like Foxconn is essentially paying Nokia to take the heat on the iPad mini-cloniness of its new tablet? The tech press might buy the idea, and the public certain will, but somehow I doubt Apple could look at this and go, “Oh well, blame Nokia.” I’m sure that Tim Cook must love the narrative that he saved the company by masterfully offloading all of the supply chain to third-parties, but how much longer can Apple afford not to manufacture its own products when that means subsidizing its entire competition?

Back when Samsung and Nexus phones were much cheaper than iPhones, Android was crappy enough that quality-conscious customers had every reason to stick to Apple devices. But Foxconn is entering the market right at the same time as Lollipop, and that story may play out differently.

RT @dhh: How many times can Uber get caught red-handed carry out or contemplating some despicable scheme before it matters? #UninstallUber

First time using Yosemite’s batch rename: it fails. (Probably choking on the slashes in the filenames.)

RT @danielpunkass: Hard to think of other companies where love of the product is so inverse to love of the company as it is with Uber.

17 November

Snapcash is a really smart move when you think that Africa has standardized money-by-SMS. (Though of course I wouldn’t touch it with a 10-foot pole.)

16 November

Mute on Tweebot Mac: “Do you want to remove the tweets?”

Tweetbot iPhone: Tweets disappear (#correctbehavior)

Tweetbot iPad: Tweets remain

I don’t necessarily hate on Safari’s “vibrancy” title bar in general — it’s not nearly as weird as Yosemite’s translucent sidebars. But when you scroll down and content disappears behind a website position: fixed header only to reappear blurred above it, it does become really distracting.

So, if your website sports a fixed header and you care about your Mac-based users, I’d urge you to extend your header 100 pixels up beyond the page’s bounds. It’s not gonna hurt anyone, and it’ll look better in Safari. (Quick tip: you need to add -webkit-transform: translateZ(0); to the fixed header for it to show through the title bar.)

15 November

RT @jeffreymacko: NoteTonEntreprise condamné pour défaut de mentions légales [nextinpact.com]

JIBO the family robot

I don’t care whether it works in real life, that design is just fantastic.


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