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

1 April 2014

2 April

Home screen legibility was one of Windows Phone’s nicest assets, so let’s fix that by putting a picture underneath all the info.

It would be nice though if Cortana motivated Apple to finally push Siri into fulfilling its potential, though.

I can’t believe Amazon got to introduce a voice-controlled remote for its set-top box before Apple did.

@harrymccracken:

Here’s how much the industry changed since the 1990s: Nobody thinks that Microsoft giving away software is a shocking abuse of power.

7 April

I don’t get it. I follow a bunch of design geeks, and the only mention I ever saw of Wikipedia going sans-serif was in my gaming timeline.

Good design comes from a perspective that there’ll always be a more stupid, more destructive user.

Good design comes from misanthropy.

8 April

@mathias:

The Heartbleed Bug effectively means past SSL traffic can be decrypted, unless it used Perfect Forward Secrecy. heartbleed.com ಠ_ಠ

The functional changes are nice, though: pinning a tweet to the top, hiding replies by default. Making popular tweets larger, I’m not sure.

9 April

@harrymccracken:

Hate Comic Sans? Perhaps you’ll love—or at least tolerate—the free new typeface known as Comic Neue. ti.me/1iro2da

10 April

@stroughtonsmith:

My hope is that 10.10 breaks things in the same way iOS 7 did: recompiled apps /have/ to be heavily modified to continue to work. Redesign++

@jamesthomson:

The perils of having a new-fangled top level doman: “554 mailfrom without country or top level domain is administratively denied”.

15 April

Both new iPhones could share the same resolution

I struggled with the idea of two more screen sizes ever since the rumors started, but this would work.

Judging from a demo video, Cortana does its speech recognition locally. There’s really no excuse for iOS 8 not to (at least as an option).

16 April

I hadn’t noticed Mextures’ update. I found the previous interface cumbersome, but 2.0 becomes a really good photo filter app for iPhone.

17 April

Lens Blur in the new Google Camera app

The actual interesting part is calculating depth with only one camera.

18 April

It’s not gonna save Flickr (nothing is, at this point), but the new mobile app’s design is really sweet.

This is 2014 and iTunes’ autofill still makes you jump through hoops to fix the capitalization of a title.

19 April

@michaelfrontz:

Size Comparison: 1994 Apple Newton MessagePad next to original 2007 iPhone [pic.twitter.com]

22 April

Enabled the new Twitter profile. What’s the point of choosing a header image and link color if they’ll force a blue background on everyone.

23 April

Google Street View Time Machine

This will be really cool if Google and Street View still exist in a few decades.

25 April

@cabel:

One day, Panic servers (Cogent) became unbearably slow at home (Comcast). Netflix and Comcast cut a deal, and it went away! We’re too late.

27 April

Browsing the Mac App Store. If I click on an icon I’ll lose my current page so I google the names of potentially interesting apps instead. Yay.

29 April

I figured Facebook pushed iPhone users to the Messenger app to simplify code, but the chat module remains in the main app for iPad users.

@jruderman:

Game where you control an autocorrect module in a quest to destroy human relationships

I guess Ive would argue that the UI debt was the one accrued through all these years of skeuomorphism.

The new Firefox seems fine. Use case is still reduced to “I have a PC and I hate Google” but, if that’s you, you don’t need to be miserable.

My tweets tend to trigger passive-aggressive replies from developers who search for their app’s names.

30 April

That feeling when you see the Paypal logo at checkout, realize you’ve got a few dollars on your account, and let lazy-past-you pay the bill.

How on earth is there no way to create a drawing from within the Evernote app?

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