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.
RT @danielpunkass: 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?
RT @pierce: The pitch for Google Assistant basically boils down to “It’s like Siri, but we’re actually good at this stuff”
RT @benthompson: Non snark: the most impressive thing about Alexa is that it understands kids. I suspect Google can match. Siri certainly can’t.
RT @WillOremus: Google’s new messaging app Allo lets you use automated “smart replies.” Why just chat with bots when you can BE A BOT!
RT @jakemarsh: 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.
RT @WhatTheBit: 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.
RT @fet: 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.
RT @rands: Seven more characters for tweets? This changes evrthng.
RT @rjonesy: 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.
@tristanharris/how-technology-hijacks-peoples-minds-from-a-magician-and-google-s-design-ethicist-56d62ef5edf3#.qy1cjumri">“How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist”
Quick replies have existed in iOS for how long now? and 95% of the screen is still a big “lose everything you typed” button.
RT @vickyharp: [User requests feature already in product]
Junior dev: “lol dumb user”
Staff dev: “Closed - fixed”
Senior dev: <opens usability bug>
RT @Kappa_Kappa: 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.