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

30 May

29 May

Finally went to check out the MacBook One. I dislike the keyboard layout much more than the key travel.

RT @flyosity: Path = me-too idea, decent execution, failure.

Snapchat = amazing idea, mediocre execution, worth billions.

Animated menus can’t save you.

I wonder how well ‘Now on Tap’ will work in the real world. We’re long overdue for virtual assistants having a sense of context.

The Google Cardboard app isn’t available in France; saves me the trouble of dealing with the store page and its mess of unpriced options.

28 May

Haven’t seen a Pebble Time review mention sleep tracking, even though I’m pretty sure it has apps for that. Marketing fail.

27 May

There’s really no point in waiting for Android Wear to get iOS compatibility, since it’ll have the same flaws without the advantages, so…

Is there an app that translates text to a foreign language, then translates back using another service’s API so you can check for pitfalls?

I’m not convinced by the general alarmism and the idea in particular that Ive can’t steer Apple design all the way from London. In a nutshell, he’s been officially and definitively promoted to Steve-Jobs-in-chief, and that’s not a job for which he needs to be in the office every day.

What Apple needs is someone who makes all the design choices (because that’s how it’s been set up to work, because that’s how it’s been successful, and because it is a good strategy for a product company). But it doesn’t necessarily need someone roaming the halls at Cupertino, screaming at people and firing them. (I’m pretty sure Ive never tried to carry that particular torch of Steve’s anyway.)

26 May

25 May

No, not gonna switch to Swift because it’s pithy. I just wish code completion worked well enough that I could rely on it without doubt.

Crazy how much more typos I make in Xcode (where I half-rely on autocomplete) than in PHP.

But Obj-C is too wordy to turn off autocomplete.

24 May

Eliminated half my problems by getting rid of the storyboard segues. The remaining half is I’m still using autolayout in Interface Builder.

23 May

Ca existe, un logiciel de modelage 3D qui ne nécessite pas six mois de formation pour faire un cylindre ?

22 May

La deuxième saison du podcast StartUp, c’est facepalm sur facepalm. Incroyable que le site dont ils parlent soit financé et existe encore.

21 May

Oh, I’d been wondering why smart quotes were gone from Tweetbot on my Mac; seems you can’t enable them separately for that app anymore?

20 May

RT @gregmaletic: Apple community, 2014: “Skeuomorphism sucks.” 2015: “Which analog face is your favorite?” [pic.twitter.com]

RT @flarup: Wow Breaking 1.3 rejected by Apple because one of the screenshots has a news item with the word ‘Android’ in it 😮 [pic.twitter.com]

Obviously I’m glad that Continuity/Handoff is working again, but it’s incredibly frustrating to have no idea why it went away nor came back.

19 May

RT @marcoarment: Today’s most surprising Apple product release: [store.apple.com]

16 May

  • Click on a Twitter link that directly opens the App Store in iTunes.
  • Click on the tiny ♫ to get back to the music tab.
  • Click on the “My Music” sub-tab because iTunes has no sense of hierarchical navigation so I’m now in the iTunes Store.
  • Click again on “My Music” ten seconds later because the iTunes Store stole back the window when its home page finished loading.
  • Click on “Playlists” because I forgot that the “My Music” view is useless.

I’d like a read-later service that extracts the text and retains fonts, colors, headers, so everything I read doesn’t become one big mush.

RT @bobpoekert: Little-known fact: all s3 buckets are also bit torrent trackers [docs.aws.amazon.com]

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