Whaaaaat. You can use OS X’s Handoff from Google Chrome on Mac to your iPhone — that’s recent, right? I can’t find an article about it.
It’s all y’all’s fault for complaining that Instagram still hadn’t updated its icon for flat design.
Apple needs a “Chief of Getting Siri Ahead of Everybody.” Voice control is 110% crucial to many future software markets. No surrender.
All anyone needs instead of Tweetbot’s “Topics” is automatically skipping the @ and copying the tags whenever you reply to yourself.
And I guess a button in the tweet compose window to say it’s a reply to my last non-reply tweet. There. Done.
Serious question: If body/head transplant is becoming a somewhat credible possibility, shouldn’t it be easier (no rejection) to put a human head on a robot body?
The pitch for Google Assistant basically boils down to “It’s like Siri, but we’re actually good at this stuff”
Non snark: the most impressive thing about Alexa is that it understands kids. I suspect Google can match. Siri certainly can’t.
Google’s new messaging app Allo lets you use automated “smart replies.” Why just chat with bots when you can BE A BOT!
I’ve thought FaceTime should do this “Knock Knock” thing for years. Makes video chats work like it did in movies in the 80’s.
Absolutely dangerous for Apple that the future isn’t about devices, at all, but web services and AI.
And, yes, I still think the gesture keyboard is a valid idea.
Instagram still doesn’t think it would be useful to remember which “Publish to…” options I had checked the last time.
Why do web articles have pull quotes? You are not flipping through a magazine looking for something interesting to read.
But I’m surprised they’ve even given up on what could have been a big selling point — the ability to easily replace a broken screen.
Seven more characters for tweets? This changes evrthng.
Twitter Rules: No way to tweet at someone without broadcasting. This could be a mess - we’ll reply to random tweets to avoid broadcasting.
Odd that Twitter isn’t taking advantage of the overhaul to drop the @ altogether from replies. The reply-to ID is all they should need.
And switching the focus over to the reply-to metadata would make it much easier to allow users to “unsubscribe” from a canoe.
Quick replies have existed in iOS for how long now? and 95% of the screen is still a big “lose everything you typed” button.
[User requests feature already in product]
Junior dev: “lol dumb user”
Staff dev: “Closed - fixed”
Senior dev: <opens usability bug>
Remember when we used to say “brb” all the time when we were online? We don’t say it anymore. We no longer leave. We live here now.