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

6 February 2015

I’m guessing Paper by Fiftythree’s DLC tools going free is a matter of “it wasn’t selling anymore anyway” more than anything else?

Progress is when you can’t control your Hue lights anymore because Philips pushed an app update which crashes at launch.

@rgm:

I’m just sitting here in the Phillips-Hue-app-failure-induced dark in some awe of the coming failure modes of a society eaten by software.

Sortd Smart Skin for Gmail

“Organize your e-mail into columns” is a simple but quite appealing idea.

7 February

Is it even gonna be possible to take a photograph in iOS 9 without having it take up its share of your iCloud quota?

How does it bother no one that Accidental Tech Podcast is a string of monologues instead of an actual conversation?

@uniconsole:

Apologies to the few of you still hoping for the iOS 8 keyboard extension, but Apple rejected it again, and I’m done jumping through hoops.

10 February

@stroughtonsmith:

The early Rhapsody designs (from design doc) are fascinating; I’d love to see more like this (OS X, Aqua maybe?) : [flickr.com]

Boston Dynamics’ latest creation

Without a combustion engine, it now sounds like an army marching in lockstep.

@uniconsole:

Unexpected approval is unexpected. Either Apple is toying with me, or the keyboard extension is coming out today.

I can’t help being a drama queen when it comes to App Review, because I hate depending on someone’s — worse, an administration’s — whims.

11 February

Reading that Flipboard made its mobile webapp in <canvas> I thought it was another case of idiotic over-engineering, but you only have to try it for a second to realize they had a point — seeing content animate so smoothly in Mobile Safari is properly uncanny.

@stroughtonsmith:

That feeling when it takes 50x longer to open iTunes and wait for it to talk to Match to play the song you want than just searching YouTube

@BenedictEvans:

Apple’s great work rebuilding Photos gives me hope for music. It needs it.

12 February

@britishgaming:

We’ve heard that Apple is rejecting games that show guns in their screenshots - [pocketgamer.co.uk] [pic.twitter.com]

13 February

Isn’t it possible that the framework in Photos might be called UXKit to avoid namespace conflicts when the next OS X includes it as UIKit?

@yurivictor:

I made some ugly code to see how often February makes a pretty rectangle. [vox.com] [pic.twitter.com]

14 February

@CaseyNewton:

Brilliant: Timehop offers you different experiences today based on what you’re up for emotionally. [pic.twitter.com]

16 February

@monkbent:

So, Jony Ive is designing lightsabres now. Seriously!

[newyorker.com] [pic.twitter.com]

18 February

@phillipcaudell:

Another nonsensical, dumb rejection by the @AppStore. Bravo Apple on continuing to be hostile towards developers 👏. [blog.mattcheetham.co.uk]

Apple Stores getting jewelry scales to check you didn’t scrape off some gold makes more sense for an annual upgrade path than just occasional returns.

20 February

I liked Tesla being the Apple of cars. I can only imagine drawbacks to Apple trying to be the Apple of everything.

Spend ten minutes editing a thought down to 140 characters only to leave a grievous typo that looks like an actual grammatical error.

21 February

24 February

@mrgan:

Please consider contributing to my charity which teaches designers on Dribbble that the  Watch screen doesn’t run edge to edge

I’d be very interested in the Pebble Time if I thought Apple might let third-parties in on iOS’s soon-to-be-improved smartwatch integration.

Don’t care how much prettier the Apple Watch’s display will be, color e-paper was the right choice. I’m impressed it does animations at all.

26 February

@NathanJLiu:

Cool, Apple Maps now animates in 3D mode. London eye moves and Big Ben shows the right time.

@hrheingold:

llife cycle of memes is converging on zero seconds

@Tim_Stevens:

Remember that time the FCC voted to protect the future of the internet but then llamas walked across a road & everyone was all “WHOA LLAMAS”

27 February

Woohoo j’ai fait une app pour iPhone qui ne servira jamais qu’à moi \o/

Couldn’t the Fire Phone have used its cameras to detect your finger before it touches the glass, introducing mouseover on mobile?

28 February

La même journée je découvre une rayure sur l’écran de mon iPhone, et mon iPad refuse de s’allumer \o/

@viticci:

“We tried following the iOS App Store trend by pricing Vesper at just $2.99 for months. It didn’t work.” [daringfireball.net]

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