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 May 2016

@tapbot_paul:

You’d think there was a limit to when refunds could be issued, you’d be wrong. [twitter.com]

3 May

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.

The sun is finally out and I’m immediately wishing again for an e-ink variant of the iPad.

4 May

@toph:

I love this slide: “The weird things humans do with spreadsheets” #csvconf [pic.twitter.com]

@rustyshelf:

It’s kinda sad when you read stories like this and think “Yep, that’s the App Store”. Instead of “OMG WHAT?!”

[mjtsai.com]

5 May

@tapbot_paul:

Apple should buy Microsoft just for this technology.

[youtube.com]

6 May

7 May

@MarcosBL:

Most productive exception handler ever [pic.twitter.com]

Tweetbot’s “Topics” needing titles & being permanent makes no sense to me. They should be “threads” that you refer to by the first tweet.

11 May

@nblr:

TIL: [myfonts.com] deletes credit card data when you reset your lost password.

That’s a thoughtful and easy-to-implement measure.

It’s all y’all’s fault for complaining that Instagram still hadn’t updated its icon for flat design.

On the other hand I really like the new app’s white UI.

@drbarnard:

My rough estimates always showed the top apps make most of the App Store revenue, but 94%?! [twitter.com] [pic.twitter.com]

12 May

@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.

And a button, when composing a new tweet, to attach it to the latest public tweet I posted. There. Done.

14 May

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?

15 May

Twitter apps need a button for “okay I’ve seen this meme twenty times already and I never want to see it again.”

16 May

17 May

18 May

@marcus_eckert:

Squall - After Effects to iOS. Convert animations to code & preview them live. In one click. [squall.no] [pic.twitter.com]

@pierce:

The pitch for Google Assistant basically boils down to “It’s like Siri, but we’re actually good at this stuff”

@benthompson:

Non snark: the most impressive thing about Alexa is that it understands kids. I suspect Google can match. Siri certainly can’t.

@WillOremus:

Google’s new messaging app Allo lets you use automated “smart replies.” Why just chat with bots when you can BE A BOT!

@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.

@WhatTheBit:

Absolutely dangerous for Apple that the future isn’t about devices, at all, but web services and AI.

@grumpygamer:

Oh, good. Now Android Apps can install maleware instantly, no need to actually install the app! [techcrunch.com]

19 May

22 May

Instagram still doesn’t think it would be useful to remember which “Publish to…” options I had checked the last time.

24 May

@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.

@rands:

Seven more characters for tweets? This changes evrthng.

@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.

“No, Twitter’s update won’t make all your replies public.” Also, they always were public, so use DMs if you want privacy, ffs.

25 May

The most unlikely follow-spam I’ve received yet — on an account that only shows my Tumblr posts

Why do I have a LinkedIn account? To how many of its users does LinkedIn provide actual value? I do not have a LinkedIn account anymore.

26 May

27 May

Quick replies have existed in iOS for how long now? and 95% of the screen is still a big “lose everything you typed” button.

@vickyharp:

[User requests feature already in product]

Junior dev: “lol dumb user”

Staff dev: “Closed - fixed”

Senior dev: <opens usability bug>

28 May

@AppleSupport:

Did you know that you can sign and return email attachments directly from your iPhone? [pic.twitter.com]

29 May

@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.

Wish Google Images could sort by oldest so you could identify the original source of a 9gag meme.

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