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

2 September 2012

“Gestures are sexy but buttons are discoverable”

That’s been my objection to the last few years’ fashion in UI design.

6 September

I’d be getting ready to order a Kindle Paperwhite if only it had page-turn buttons. Swipe is just not as efficient, and it’s messy.

As for the Kindle Fires, once again I can’t believe how aggressively they’re going for the iPad’s jugular with those prices.

7 September

RT @jjustice: Objective C always reminds me of nursery rhymes. -(id)doYouKnowTheMuffinMan:(TheMuffinMan *)theMuffinMan;

8 September

“Your Dropbox password has expired because you haven’t changed it in a while. Enter your email address to reset your password.” Fuuuuck off.

9 September

TextEdit taking minutes to launch and display the iCloud panel, instead of creating a blank file in a split second. That’s progress.

I’m exceptionally working with my “laptop” on my lap, and it feels like I’m about to die of acute fever #7200rpm

11 September

Twitter and Facebook must love how iMessage’s terrible handling of multiple devices has turned SMS into the most unreliable protocol of all.

12 September

Test Driving Google Glasses

Spoiler: it really is still nothing more than a head-mounted camera.

I’ve used Photoshop on my 13-inch MacBook, and Xcode, but the real hardship will be when it comes to following multiple keynote liveblogs.

Well, yeah, I’m gonna buy the new iPhone, but I’m clearly not gonna be very excited when I do.

Well, they did it, they killed the iPod watch. How damn shortsighted can they be?

See, if they hadn’t made a dumb white iPhone, having a bunch of letterboxed applications wouldn’t be an issue at all.

With their fancy lamination process, and micron precision, how has Apple not eliminated the black gap between faceplate and screen anyway?

13 September

Verified today that my iPhone was indeed unlocked even though, like both previous times, iTunes never confirmed it when I did the restore.

14 September

RT @danielpunkass: Apple could let customers install any App Store apps on Macs and iOS devices in Apple Store. Great for testing and trialing.

Latest Xcode simply refuses to build an app that declares itself compatible with iOS 4.2 or older. I don’t think that’s right.

15 September

Compare how quickly iOS games adopted Game Center vs. how few of them sync their game saves over iCloud yet.

16 September

Connerie de “Genius” de l’App Store qui me recommande des jeux iPhone “similaires à ce jeu iPad” et je ne m’en suis aperçu qu’après l’achat.

17 September

RT @codinghorror: Atwood’s Law again: Apple implements manual video compression in Javascript. https://t.co/H3vTsPqx

18 September

Oh, looks like it’s a known feature of Mountain Lion that it randomly loses your login items. I’d been wondering what the fuck was going on.

Twitter for iPad shot behind the shed

Can’t be bothered to avoid the update forever, guess I’ll just delete the app.

Scratch what I said about Twitter enjoying the iMessage screwups: I forgot how much they de-emphasized DMs in their mobile client.

I guess they see DMs as something that can’t be monetized. Too shortsighted to realize the benefit of becoming central to their users’ life?

Also, I can’t believe how the new Twitter for iPad hides account switching under the rug. Oh, but shiny new profile headers!

19 September

One more form factor, five more screenshots to make per language when you upload an app. I know it benefits the customer, but it’s a pain.

Almost half the comments on Reddit are saying the old Twitter for iPad was impractical and headache-inducing. I don’t even.

In case you were wondering, as I couldn’t find any documentation: <meta name=”apple-itunes-app” content=”app-id=YOURAPPID”> and that’s it!

What happens if you receive a text between backing up your iPhone and it rebooting to install the OS update? I suppose the text is lost?

Seems silly to me that iOS 6 supposedly “syncs notifications” but there’s still no mechanism to give each notification an arbitrary ID.

Sad thought: what if Do Not Disturb mode ends up training everyone to call again instead of leaving a voicemail?

If I were willing to abandon Apple’s ecosystem, I’d be paralyzed by the choice between Nokia and HTC’s respective Lumias.

So nice to see OS-enforced rounded corners coming to the iPhone. Even if it’s a bit late, and antithetical to the white iPhone.

“Go on, set up your Facebook account. You’ll be able to disable contact sync later, somewhere.” Here’s to Apple making deals with the Devil.

20 September

Just as the world mourns Twitter for iPad, @echofon releases an update that crashes at launch on iPad 1. Well done!

Don’t want to sound like a snake oil customer, but my Home button has been less annoying since iOS 6. Or it’s just the cold weather?

21 September

The kind of over-engineering crap that makes me dislike Tweetbot: can’t find a way to turn off smart quotes. Keep it simple.

I’m conflicted. Keep my VPN that has L2TP (which should be more secure on public wifi) or switch to the one that supports P2P, same price?

23 September

I need an ambulance. Right now I’m feeling like I don’t need to get an iPhone 5 at all — and that cannot be a way for me to feel, can it?

How Google Builds Its Maps

It’s a full-time job and Apple’s never gonna give itself the means to catch up.

Toujours agréable de passer une demi-journée à contourner des bugs introduits par une nouvelle version de l’OS.

Le lien “date suivante” qui ne marche pas le jour du passage à l’heure d’hiver parce qu’il calcule H+24. Oups.

24 September

RT @stroughtonsmith: iOS 6 adds a Bluetooth API that allows devices show your Notification Center messages; would have been perfect for an iPod nano watch…

C’est trop con, à une époque j’aurais probablement été assez blogueur-influent pour pouvoir me faire prêter un Windows Phone.

How soon will iOS 6’s sharing panel on an average iPhone be so crowded as to be unusable, Services menu-style?

I’m much more bored with the iPhone than the iPad. Wonder if it’s beginning to show that the iPhone was born as a bastardized mini iPad.

Calendar no longer shows the spinner after you edit an event in iOS 6. Does that mean it’s finally smart enough to sync in the background?

Jesus, my view controllers were retained all over the place. Disgusting.

If the new MySpace really looks so nice when it’s actually interactive, I’ll be impressed. Lovely design, at any rate.

25 September

RT @asymco: iPhone 4S was sold to 0.57% of the population of the countries it launched during first weekend. iPhone 5 was sold to 0.71%.

26 September

I… had no idea Instagram ever had live filters. (But then, I always take my photos with the Camera app and import them.)

Just found out via Reddit that if you delete the Podcasts app, the Music app sprouts back its Podcasts category. I’m almost happy right now.

Passbook should be a background functionality you access via the Notification Center. Or maybe in Reminders.

27 September

28 September

Trop drôle de revoir sur mon iPhone le code couleurs des plans Michelin de mon enfance. Dommage qu’ils ne soient pas Retina.

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