Je m’appelle Cédric Bozzi, je crée des sites et des applications, et ceci est mon blog dédié à la technologie : vous y trouverez des news, des opinions et des tests, le tout écrit par un Mac-head aux opinions tranchées.
It's also funny because they have everything to lose by messing with the experience of the influential minority that uses third-party clients.
It's funny because Twitter for Mac is abandonware. #dogfood
Le moment où tu réalises qu'enlever un disque du Drobo en pleine canicule va déclencher un rebuild de douze heures en pleine canicule.
Oh! You can log into the Instagram site and interact with pictures there! How revolutionary!
Is iTunes really stupid about buffering podcasts? Because I feel like my hard drive is heating up non-stop while I'm doing nothing but listening to them.
Swiping from the side to switch tabs is great, but whoever decided which side went which way is dyslexic.
Chrome for iPad transposes perfectly the convenience of the desktop version's Incognito mode. Again, the browser you keep for googling STDs.
The compromised keyboard Chrome needs to add on iOS because of the combined search+URL field is jarring.
I've added one more hard drive to my Drobo; I've added one more source of scary metallic sounds to my bedroom #cringe
Interesting idea. Also, it can't work — users are too lazy.
Restored my iPad because it was sluggish, spent another full day downloading again my unread NatGeo issues — they're not part of the backup.
“We still have no clue how to make the Google glasses remotely useful, so we need you developers to buy prototypes and invent something.”
Amazon's goal with the Fire was never to profit on the hardware; they must be thrilled someone else is taking the loss / lack of profit.
I don't love the Podcasts app's UI, even if the tape deck is cute. Uncomfortable mix of skeuomorphism and Android-like abstract widgets.
In Mountain Lion, do you still have to manually quit apps before the App Store can update them? Because, a reminder: that's ridiculous.
As of Friday, the company seems to have quietly given or replaced the display e-mail addresses of all of its users [on their profiles] with an @facebook.com address.
I thought, who cares? until I read this comment on Reddit:
Where I see this hurting most users is from automatic phone syncs of contacts. Running through my phone, I see all these @facebook email addresses now.
Remember what’s coming this summer? iOS 6, and automatic Facebook contact sync for everyone (I’m under the impression that it’s an option — haven’t installed the beta myself, but I read something to that effect on Twitter — but you can be sure that most people will enable it, because why wouldn’t they? it beats manually entering the info). It’s not like people use e-mail much these days, but it’s still definitely going to make a noticeable difference in usage, and it is a hijacking of people’s email accounts.
So, yeah, I’m moving this from “benign” to “evil.”
And, as a bonus:
Isn’t it funny how this privacy control doesn’t exist anywhere else in the profile settings, and its title (“Shown on Timeline” / “Hidden from Timeline”) doesn’t make any sense for what it actually does, and it can end up completely contradicting the regular privacy control that’s on its left (oddly enough, at Facebook’s benefit)? Even for Facebook, that’s oddly inefficient and obtuse UI, isn’t it?
Et si j'achetais un SSD pour qu'il fasse moins chaud dans ma chambre ? Raisonnable, non ?
Renaming your Twitter account is a goddamn mess of half your clients keeping half your old info in their caches.
“Duracell-Powermat has placed tabletop charging stations throughout Madison Square Garden.” You know where to steal your next smartphone.
After how many times saying "I hate you" out loud to the PopSci iPad app should I finally cancel my subscription?
I am shocked! shocked! to find…
Would someone make a Launch Center Pro clone with Windows Phone 8-style layout, please? (Well, I guess _I_ could if nobody else did.)
I’ve heard from many people who think that this isn’t possible. That once you pull an app from the store you must essentially abandon it. That is simply not true.
So long as you don’t actually delete the old version of the app within iTunes Connect you can continue submitting updates to apps even while they are in the Developer Removed from Sale state. Whether this is intentional functionality is unclear but I have verified that it does in fact work and the resulting approved updates are available for customers.
Interesting. I assume that "available for customers" means the update won’t be pushed to their devices and they have to use the purchases list to download it “again,” but that’s still better than nothing.
My WP8 home screen envy isn't subsiding as I go through the blog posts of the day. Now I want a Lumia.
I guess it will be able to drive a Retina Cinema Display, then.
Windows Phone 8's home screen suddenly looks a lot more interesting with the very simple switch to resizable tiles. Customization, yay.
Ah, so only the Intel version of Microsoft Surface will have pen input. That's a disappointment, even more so for what it means re: iPad.
Really I just want the Surface tablet to sell well enough that Apple feels the need to copy both the touch keyboard and stylus.
Damnit, Microsoft, why you gotta put a Wacom stylus in your nicely designed tablet that I didn't want to be interested in?
I must say I like the Microsoft tablet's combination of integrated kickstand and cover keyboard. (Even if it's not a true keyboard.)
iOS 6 makes it pretty obvious, I think, that Apple has wanted to have turn-by-turn directions on the iPhone for a while, but couldn’t as long as they were using Google. And I would be surprised if Google hadn’t been asking for more and more money — or more and more ad impressions — with each iOS release. (Remember that Reddit post about Maps giving sponsored directions to another fast-food place than what the user asked for, even though it was twice as far? That’s definitely not Apple’s idea.)
I don’t think iOS 6 is Apple getting rid of Google out of pettiness; I’m certain they switched to a new data source in order to offer more functionality, and at the cost of removing less important functionality that TomTom can’t provide. (Turn-by-turn is much more important to the iPhone than transit maps — transit info will be available in free or cheap third-party apps, but turn-by-turn was an expensive App Store purchase and as a third-party app it couldn’t be integrated with Siri. Voice-operated turn-by-turn, included with the phone, is going to be a huge factor for many people hesitating between iPhone and Android.)
Apple may be annoyingly US-centric still, but at least their keynotes don't happen in the middle of the night for Europe. Right, Microsoft?
There's still no Siri on iPod touch, is there? Interesting choice, it's been a while now.
Now that Mountain Lion can sync and upgrade your Mac while it's sleeping, how about also making your iTunes library available?
Tu me casses les couilles, Chrome, à ne recharger les CSS qu'une fois sur deux.
It's like "-webkit-filter: grayscale(1);" was invented for my websites.
Après un an d'iOS 5, je réalise que si je mettais le calendrier dans mon dock au lieu d'un dossier, j'aurais la date du jour à l'écran.
iOS 6's amazing technicolor status bar http://t.co/oJ2kzJAu Having long sworn off the old gray status bar, I don't hate the idea.
Giving OmniFocus another try since the prices have become reasonable, but I just can't see myself living in that interface. Doesn't work for me.
Working with Retina and non-Retina apps side by side on a MacBook Pro must be torture.
Can't imagine there's a technical reason for supporting the 3GS but not the original iPad. #grr
That's when you realize one of the iPhone's most lasting disadvantages, subpar Maps integration, was all Google dragging its heels in order to favor its own platform.
Turn-by-turn navigation integrated with Siri, or every single GPS manufacturer swallowing cyanide tonight.
Using geofencing to display your Starbucks QR code on your lock screen is a cool idea, but does it really warrant a whole new app?
I'd bet that Twitter integration in iOS, Twitter pushing "open" patents, and Apple finally implementing pull-to-refresh are all related.
It only took six iOS versions before we got photo uploads to web forms.
"Tap to tweet" and "Tap to wall-post" in the notification center, really? There were more urgent things to put there.
Linen has taken over the visual formerly known as the Apple Store Post-It. I'm going to throw up.
Not to mention that 50% of the point of Chatroulette — of the reason it got any buzz at all — was that you played Russian penis roulette. It's even in the name! (Retroactively.)
Hey, Airtime: the reason Chatroulette faded into oblivion isn't the penises, it's that it was a novelty with an intrinsic expiration date.
SmartGlass is a great product name that would deserve a better, more important use than just "control your Xbox from your iPad."
"If you can't view this Flash gallery, look at our Flickr portfolio." Links to… the Flash slideshow on Flickr.
This is exactly the kind of kana-teaching app / game I've always been looking for. Seems well thought-out all around, and it's free(mium). It's just a pity that I'm not very good at rhythm games.
Looks like the only way to stop Latitude is to remove all the contacts I have in it. (Won't be too hard, I have five.)
I haven't used Google Latitude in months and I'm still getting "X accepted your friend request" emails about already existing contacts.
My workflow being to quickly skim through Reader, adding to a read-later service anything of remote interest, I must've missed a lot lately.
Okay, it wasn't just an impression, there are indeed links I added to Pocket that never made it to my reading list. Damnit.