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

4 October 2013

7 October

What do we want? Named parameters! When do we want them? Five fucking years ago!

8 October

Maybe I’m deluded, but I feel like all my own apps look much less dated in iOS 7 that Apple’s collection of first-party App Store downloads.

Le “swipe to delete” qui change de sens de façon tout à fait arbitraire après six ans, fallait oser, quand même.

I agree with comments I had seen in my timeline: the iPhone 5s’s Home button doesn’t feel like something that will keep clicking for years.

9 October

Feels so wrong playing with Siri when everyone else has had it for two years.

12 October

15 October

I’m finally using Reminders (and trusting iCloud… oh god this will end badly) instead of sending myself one-line emails. I like the future.

Fruit Ninja — the full, paid version — now looks and behaves like a freemium app. Full-screen interstitial ads, really? You’re so deleted.

16 October

I find the idea of Square Cash terrifying. American banking has to be the most insecure in the world for this to be authorized, doesn’t it?

@jimgroome:

Both my book and my cigarette are running out of battery. Stupid future.

18 October

Hop: email as a messaging app

I’m interested (though it may be too late to save email). I’m also # 47,478 in the queue.

22 October

Strikes me watching the keynote that Google Glass must be the ultimate presenter’s tool, to see your own slides and notes while talking.

I get the rationale (your files belong on Thunderbolt arrays) but it’s still weird to see the $3000 Mac Pro start with… a 256GB drive.

The new Mac icons for iPhoto and iMovie look straight out of Windows Vista. Some in-house designers are overcompensating for iOS 7.

Waiiiit. No Touch ID on iPad Air? I don’t want to have to type passcodes anymore! What is this, 2012?!

@danielpunkass:

That “Free Upgrade” terminology on Mavericks in the App Store just begs one to imagine the “Paid Upgrade” alternative for apps.

I don’t get the choice to favor backward compatibility over power and functionality for Finder tags. Who cares if older Macs don’t see them!

23 October

Quite unhappy with the new way labels/tags are displayed. I used them to quickly see important/obsolete files in a list; now it’s too muted.

Damn that bugs me. Surely I’m not the only one who colored files to make folders (and desktop!) more legible. Why did you break my workflow?

Good thing I didn’t pay for Mavericks; so far it only annoys me. I just switched back to 10.8’s limited but workable multi-monitor support.

Mavericks is my iOS 7. It’s slow and buggy and I hate the interface changes, as minor as they may be.

25 October

Never loved Tapbots’ designs and Tweetbot 3 is no better. Instead of disliking the visuals I can now roll my eyes at the animations.

Still, there’s no denying Tweetbot’s the best client on the platform, and it looks less out of place on iOS 7, so I’m fine with my purchase.

And one that’s not a matter of taste: content that keeps switching from light-on-dark to dark-on-light is demonstrably terrible UX #tweetbot

LinkedIn Intro is the perfect, timely solution to Mavericks: a proxy to make Mail treat Gmail like regular IMAP. (But don’t do it.)

Have you tried opening more tabs in Safari on Mavericks than fit in the tab bar? The last tab becomes a multi-tab. Biggest UX WTF all week.

@BodyofBreen:

“I want the iWork apps on my iPad to be as powerful as those on my Mac.”

#carefulwhatyouwishfor

27 October

Le double-clic sur les écouteurs pour passer au morceau suivant qui marche une fois sur vingt, on en parle ?

I’m trying out Reduce Motion for a bit, but it feels like I’m betraying my iPhone.

30 October

@cabel:

Now that Twitter shows cropped pics in the web timeline, it’s gonna become Reddit — nobody will see any Tweet that doesn’t include a picture

@stroughtonsmith:

Fantastical is a great example of an iOS 7 redesign that avoids the bleached look of Apple’s apps while still pulling off delightful UI

How not to use iOS 7’s systemwide font size: Fantastical 2’s event list is unreadable because I like my mail and tweets written small.

Fantastical 2’s birthday view is the perfect touch of whimsy that my apps are sorely lacking. Oh well, can’t change your spots and all that.

Confused by Twitter’s feature rollout. I have inline images but still no “let everyone DM me” checkbox that I can find.

On perdrait pas autant de temps à parler des mises à jour d’iPhone, de Twitter, etc., qu’on en gagne à les utiliser comme outils ? #zerosum

Damn, somehow I had no idea the Pebble watch vibrated. Now I want one.

When’s the last time you intentionally slid from one letter to another on iPhone? Slide-for-variants belongs just as much as on iPad.

31 October

Testé à nouveau, et je continue de douter que quiconque ait jamais réussi à faire marcher un transfert sur AirDrop.

“This disk needs to be repaired using the Recovery partition.” Do not want.

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