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

2 July 2016

RT @robinsloan: Wow. EU citizens will soon have a “right to explanation” regarding algorithmic decisions: [arxiv.org] [pic.twitter.com]

RT @marmalade_tim: It’s probably going to be like the EU’s cookie laws that fucked up the web but did nothing.

RT @distastee: “VR is overhyped! It’s just a bunch of tech demos!” to me sounds similar to early 90’s “The internet is overhyped! It’s just chat rooms!”

RT @CalebWatney: The real driverless car trolley problem. [pic.twitter.com]

6 July

I wish I hadn’t installed whichever version of iOS caused my old iPad mini to start running hot and burning through the battery when I’m just scrolling through plain text.

RT @ow: snapchat is flipping photography on its head - instead of hoarding hundreds of photos, we send tons to friends and save just a few for later

7 July

RT @MaxCRoser: Very smart traffic lights In the Netherlands. Great use of technology for the public good.

[youtube.com]

8 July

RT @steipete: There’s a second, newer, more convenient version of 2-factor auth for iCloud, and nobody knows. [sixcolors.com]

RT @ClaudioAlbertin: How Roomba’s random looking local decision making algorithm outperforms “smarter” robots in coverage and cleanliness [youtube.com]

9 July

Si un jour j’ai une Freebox, il y aura vite un trou dans ma télé à cet endroit

10 July

RT @benthompson: Pokémon Go is a useful reminder that the actual quality of an app or its associated services often has little or nothing to do with success.

RT @rhtkth: virtual reality software where your own face reads the comment you’re about to post on the internet to you.

11 July

13 July

14 July

Productivity level: surveying all the code editors and task managers I can find, again, again.

16 July

I’ll never not feel silly saying “Hey Siri.” And if it’s localizable I don’t understand how it can’t be customizable.

Ohh, is that why Apple Pay adoption is lagging in countries (e.g. most of Europe) that favor debit vs. credit cards?

18 July

J’ai acheté des écouteurs Bowers & Wilkins C5 parce que j’ai déjà un P7 et c’est le meilleur casque du monde — et je ne suis pas déçu 💜💜💜

19 July

I installed iOS 10 beta 3 and I hate every single design change. But, hey, the Facebook Messenger app works on my Watch now ¯\(ツ)

20 July

I like FastMail (good web-app, satisfaction of not using Google) but I don’t feel like their spam filter ever learns anything.

Heat wave in Paris. Reading articles on iPad in bed. Reflexively tapped “update all” for 16 apps. Now holding a sleek, portable hot plate.

Remember back when we laughed at Windows 8 because of its confusing edge gestures? Good times. #iOS10

21 July

It’s beta 3 and actionable notifications are still missing on non-Force Touch phones. Because whatever workaround they implement at the last minute won’t need testing.

24 July

RT @counternotions: Sci-fi in China.

(Fact or fiction?) [pic.twitter.com]

26 July

27 July

I mean, the latter half of the paragraph would indicate that they care, but how do you do something so stupid as to contaminate with recognizable information the documents you’re leaking?

RT @olebegemann: The glowing Apple logo was a cool statement 15 years ago when there was one person in the room with an Apple laptop among a sea of Windows.

Vivement 2024, que l’app iOS de la Banque Postale gère Touch ID.

28 July

How on earth is it possible that Maps’ location dot still doesn’t tell you which way you’re facing in iOS 10? Is there a patent on that?

(I mean keep the map’s North up, so I know where everything is, and just display which way I’m facing, like every other maps app does.)

(Which does beg the question of why I’m using Apple Maps, again.)

RT @alanzeino: spend $150 on a fancy pet feeder that doesn’t feed your cat when their servers are offline what a great design [pic.twitter.com]

You can react to a message in watchOS 3 by long-pressing on it. Force-touching does nothing. Consistency!

The “Force Touch ≠ long-press” silliness culminates in watchOS 3 introducing a long-press gesture recognizer 🙄

29 July

Trying to use someone else’s home cinema setup and immediately realizing why Steve Jobs wanted to make a TV.

30 July

An iPad mini with Pencil would be a decent compromise, but I’m afraid half the benefit of handwriting may be in putting words in a definite physical location.

31 July

RT @kevin2kelly: This is the best technical guessimate of how Magic Leap’s VR technology works; it matches what I saw in person. [uploadvr.com]

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