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

5 February 2013

“Apple Needs Big iPhone To ’Regain Its Mojo,’ Analyst Says”

I don’t like to quote analysts (and I don’t like to link to Forbes blogs), but this is an excellent point:

More importantly, we believe AAPL needs to reclaim high-end leadership as that is what its brand is about.

It was okay for Apple not to have a 7-inch tablet because that segment was mostly defined by cheapness until they entered it. It’s okay for Apple’s laptop line to start at $999 because the only advantage competitors have is price — and unprofitable margins.

But there are people out there not buying iPhones (either holding off on their purchase, or moving to Android altogether) because they want a higher-end device, a potentially more expensive device, than anything Apple is willing to offer. That’s just wrong.

 

(Okay, the Mac Pro hasn’t been a worthy purchase in years, but I don’t think its potential market compares to that of 5-inch smartphones.)

6 February

13 February

Seems like every Echofon update on iOS breaks something new. I’m gonna force myself to get used to Tweetbot, it’s time.

14 February

Les gens qui sont dans mes amis Facebook et ne me préviennent pas quand mon site est hijacké par des pubs #lesgens

22 February

23 February

Rubber-duck debugging

Sounds like a great idea but I’d be afraid to lose my last shred of sanity.

25 February

L’app de la Banque Postale tellement mal nommée que je n’arrive jamais à la retrouver dans Spotlight.

27 February

Web UX peeve: sites having signup and login forms on the same page so that 1Password doesn’t know which one to fill and submit.

“Drobo Standard Warranty Expires in 30 Days”

Ominous ‘courtesy’ email out of the blue is ominous.

I was feeling sorry for @tweetbot Mac that I was using ten API tokens for one purchase, but now I’m annoyed instead cuz the UI breaks down.

28 February

I find Tweetbot Mac’s menubar item a lot more convenient for navigating the app than the sidebar buttons. That’s a clear sign of UX trouble.

Why do we lose all the best Twitter clients? Echofon Mac, Twitter iPad… is the platform hexed?

Oh, wait, Twitter deliberately killed both.

How sad is it that the “Discover more of New Myspace” email opens with “Share GIFs” as the first of its three points?

FYI, the second point is that you can finally search for your Facebook and Twitter friends on Myspace. (Not that I could find any.)

“Pouvez-vous réaliser mon application ? Je n’ai pas moi-même d’iPhone et ne suis pas très branché internet.” OH HELL NAW.

Want to try Twitter clients, get “Twitter is over capacity” when I try to authorize. Can’t we just all give up on that platform today? Do we really have to wait and attend to its death throes, can’t we just decide it’s done already?

You don’t understand: I am this close to having an anxiety attack over being forced to use one of those Twitter clients I don’t like.

Two-factor authentication, helping you appreciate Gmail’s lovingly crafted login page while you wait five minutes for the text message.

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