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

20 September

@WillOremus:

I’m definitely not the first to point this out, but there’s a solid argument to be made that the lack of available metrics is the reason podcasts are so good. [twitter.com]

19 September

@efedorenko:

Fast Company: Apple’s new watch face “is an insult to the user’s cognitive load”.

Traditional luxury watchmakers: Hold my beer.

I bet the Xs is gonna go back to cropping the wide-angle shot instead of using the telephoto when the setting is a little dark, in cases where the X would have used the telephoto camera.

Damn

Mind you, this makes the Xr an even better value proposition — with a wide-angle sensor like this, who needs a shitty second camera.

This has been happening a lot the last couple of months (Series 0, no betas involved), and considering their track record you can hardly blame me for assuming Apple published a software update that broke this or all widgets on older devices and doesn’t give a shit.

17 September

@stroughtonsmith:

…I didn’t even consider Siri Shortcuts for apps already open onscreen 😲 [twitter.com]

Shortcuts is out and my playlist-launching shortcuts still make the Today widget crash (because they take too much time and/or memory) 😒

Well, at least the app itself’s main screen makes it much easier to launch shortcuts than Workflow did.

@webster:

I appreciate the honesty.

@derKha:

Jokes are such a weird thing to exist… it’s like the brain going “Ohoho, you fooled my branch predictor? I’ll give you some nice neurotransmitters for that”

16 September

@somospostpc:

I did a thing to convince myself the XS MAX 512 GB wasn’t so expensive

14 September

@Aldrikh:

Là, je pense que c’est un pari entre développeurs complètement bourrés, je ne vois pas d’autre explication

@NathanJLiu:

Maybe the reason they discouraged and rarely hid the notch after iPhone X was announced was in the knowledge they were going to release an LCD with a notch. [twitter.com]

@DazeEnd:

Apple (to consumers): “Most apps are free!”

Also Apple (to developers): “Get your apps ready for the new hardware!”

Me: Umm… I think I’m going to opt out. Thanks anyway. 🤦‍♂️

@cabel:

i’m running for office on a single issue: Ban All Amazon Third Party Sellers. vote for me

13 September

@TimothyReavis:

Apple’s decision to change the larger iPhone naming convention to Max could mean we’ll see an iPhone Mini soon.

Max / Mini makes more sense than Plus / Minus

@stroughtonsmith:

Apple can finally add new screen resolutions to iOS devices without expecting developers to recompile their apps every time. Size classes & resizability finally paying off

12 September

@BalestraPatrick:

Very nice, the new iPhone lineup supports background NFC tag communication which can wake up your iOS app! [developer.apple.com]

@jacknicas:

Last year’s iPhone prices: $700, $800 and $1,000.

This year’s iPhone prices: $750, $1,000 and $1,100.

#AppleEvent

This lineup is positively absurd. The only proper reason not to buy the Xr is that it doesn’t look as good with the bigger bezel. I suppose economies of scale are involved but it’s insane that it has the same CPU as Xs.

“Oh yeah no one needs 3D Touch anyway. And you don’t really need two cameras to do Portrait mode. What have you idiots been buying from us all this time?”

@BenedictEvans:

The nightmare for operators is that your phone pops up each Monday morning telling you who has the cheapest data this week, and automatically switches the virtual SIM, and you use your actual PSTN phone number so little (thanks to messaging apps) that you don’t care if it changes

@GenePark:

Me, every birthday in my Jony Ive voice: “Simply put, never before have I been as old as I am this year. Unprecedented. This is the oldest I have ever been.”

2017: Dear developers, please don’t hide the notch in your apps.

2018: Default lock-screen wallpaper, used in all product shots, hides the notch.

🤨

Dear European customer: please enjoy your ECG-capable Watch with ECG capability disabled.

Will have to see it in person but the Watch’s new super-rounded edges make it look sooo much better.

Oh hey it’s my first keynote without the streaming timeline 😤

10 September

@stcymsn:

Women do the opposite. They position themselves “one-down” by complimenting the other person, self-deprecating, expressing uncertainty, etc. they expect the other person to restore the balance by returning a compliment, self-deprecation, etc.

@stcymsn:

Men communicate in a “one-up” manner, in which a man makes a statement to another, that positions himself “above” the other person, through playful teasing, boasting, firm assertions etc. He expects the other person to restore the balance also through teasing, boasting, etc

@stcymsn:

This study is STILL so relevant. I link to it all the time, and I think it should be required in all bias training. Men and women have different communication norms and women’s typical pattern is perceived as “less confident”

[hbr.org]

8 September

6 September

I’ve disabled most categories of iCloud sync on my second Mac (including “Mail”) but it still refuses to delete a mail account without removing it from all my Macs.

@christhebarker:

Pleased my headline/image combo got through

I was gonna buy legit art prints online but the site invited me to sign up with Facebook then asked me for my e-mail address and a password anyway so I’ll just use Google Images and a cheap printer thank you fuck off.

5 September

@johnnemann:

Linus Torvalds: I don’t believe in “user experience” or “graphical interfaces”. The best way for anyone to perform complex operations is through a command line or an editor, preferably something with arcane multi-key combos.

Software industry: This is the man whose tools we want

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