Hi! Do you remember blogs? Well, this used to be one. Now it just serves as an archive for my multiple Twitter accounts.
How much less obnoxious would Pokémon Go be if it considered you in range of the closest pokéstop, no matter how far it is?
As app developers, think about including a sticker bundle with your download. A great way to get new customers and keep existing ones loyal.
Comme j’ai du boulot je ne veux pas commencer à regarder une bonne série qui sera chronophage.
Du coup je marathonne des mauvaises séries 🙄
Given new title limits, Apple should add a new ‘subtitle’ field to let devs provide some marketing copy that appears in search results.
“Yay, there are several
libraries just for tha… oh, Google understood SceneKit as a synonym to SpriteKit again.”
ICYMI: You can now use the full range of emoji to spice up your name and bio on your Twitter profile! 📝 🙌
Oh, not only can you put
any emoji in your Twitter bio now, but the website’s been updated to support the latest ones \o/ 🏳️🌈
Xcode beta doesn’t know how to install and run an iMessage extension anymore so that’s gonna make development a bit complicated.
I kinda wish you could use Slide Over on iPhone and I can’t quite decide if that would be silly or functional.
Of course the current implementation of Slide Over’s application picker is bad enough that I have to lean a bit more toward ‘useless.’
The Jungle Book est (parfois) joli mais la plupart des voix sont insupportables dans la bouche d’animaux photoréalistes. Et le gamin, aussi.
My app started out as a (simple) SceneKit and ended with just two UIImageViews. I’m feeling a little bit defeated.
I deleted the Battlefield beta yesterday thinking it was already over, and I just realized I haven’t ridden a horse.
First time trying to sketch a UI in Paper since selling my iPad Pro and Pencil. I’m going to cry / throw up / throw my iPad out the window.
Pourquoi est-ce que le quart des morceaux trance sur Spotify sont des extraits de mix/podcasts, DJ-qui-parle inclus ?
Really, what I want from my 14.75 million pixel iMac is to have it display just one app. And to not let me save stuff where I want.
So Nintendo’s created Mariobalt? I hope it’s more than what’s being shown. Rayman on iOS showcased how smart one-thumb platformers could be.
I guess GPS on the Watch does have value if it means sparing the iPhone’s battery during a Pokémon walk.
There’s never gonna be Watch faces for sale as long as Apple has prominent partnerships with just a custom band and face.
I hope the Maps redesign in iOS 10 is an indicator of a widespread UX overhaul in iOS 11 putting all controls at the bottom.
Dammit, I did not want to want an iPhone 7, but the new camera looks great. And I’m not even talking about the dual-camera system, because I don’t want to carry a Plus around — but I’d love to have that 56mm-equivalent lens.
I’d been wondering why/how so many people posted “boomerangs” to Instagram Stories. Had no idea it was a Live Photo thing.
I can’t wait to find out how bad the AirPods sound for the price. I mean in reviews, not on my head.
Can we all agree to call them CouragePods?
I can’t believe how poorly Sony managed to sell the PS4 Pro. That presentation should never have been streamed.
They’re updating games as old as Shadow of Mordor for the PS4 Pro? o_O
I assume Sony has to be paying for it.
Considering most 3rd-party E3 demos are shown on high-end PCs already, there’s not much they can show to visually impress us on PS4 Pro.
Ooh, HDR coming to existing PS4s by firmware update is much more exciting (since I’m nearsighted and 4K’s useless to me).
4K is pretty, but the game…? Looked and sounded as a Halo 5 cutscene, and it was just as interactive and interesting.
Presumably they couldn’t hit the $400 price point with 4K Blu-Ray? Then they may have chosen the wrong priority. (Though I guess it’s understandable they’d be traumatized by the PS3’s failed launch.)
Wouldn’t it have been better to introduce the AirPods a full year before removing the headphone jack? Start by promoting wireless?
MacBook trackpad moves independently from computer; haptic Home button can’t, so haptic feedback is limited in what it can do. I’m sure we’ll get used to it. #lastRT
Why should a locked OS accept a new peripheral anyway?
Briefly checking out GTA Online again, no idea what’s going on at any point. Rather impatient to play Watch Dogs 2 instead.
Just reached the part of my timeline backlog where everyone preorders a $1,000 iPhone 😥 I’m a completionist but I might skip a few hours.
So that’s two small apps waiting for review. Do I spend my weekend making the third, slightly bigger idea I had?
Now that the iPhone 7 is glossy the year long ban on gloss in icons has been lifted! Designers assemble! Commence operation gloss comeback!
I had successfully forgotten how fun Overwatch can be. When you’re not booted out of the game because too many players quit.
So let’s focus on that negative rather than buy the game, because I don’t need a time sink right now.
restarting a computer fixes problems because its soul dies and is replaced by a new one which might have different opinions about your work
My dream is to become known enough as a dev that it wouldn’t be a waste of time to give in to my urge to make Yet Another Grocery List App.
Apple puts the S2 chip in the old body for Series 1 yet no one mentioned the possibility / complained about the impossibility to get an old Watch upgraded? (Say, an Edition, or even an expensive Steel.) That was the whole debate a year ago!
Isn’t it odd that two years later no one’s done this on iOS? Using the camera in video mode to get the data, you should be able to get a nice 4K photo on iPhone 6s.
The Programmers’ Credo: we do these things not because they are easy, but because we thought they were going to be easy
I “Reset All Settings” on my iPhone (battery is acting up, last hope). First consequence: an unholy swarm of alert views when it reboots.
Second consequence: My text substitution shortcuts on my Mac returned to a previous, weeks-old version. iCloud is truly… miraculous.
I was having a crisis of faith re: getting a PSVR before a PC — and then I remembered Rez was coming.
Left my iPhone off all night (to meditate about its battery). Turned in on today. All text substitutions on my Mac disappeared altogether 😡
Some iOS 10 apps are out, some are “Pending Apple release” while blogs are browsing the App Store. Still not as bad as tvOS launch I guess.
(Rationalizing the 4.7-inch choice.)
Things that social media has killed: long, funny, considered, back-and-forth email conversations with friends. Now we Tweet to strangers.
ios 10 is out. you update your software the same way you always have. don’t need a blog post about it.
H: I’ll probably wait until it bugs me to install it
M: Noooo install it now so I can send you stickers
H: Hmm, you raise a good point
What’s so great about bricking your primary phone is that now none of your 2FA logins work. So can’t deploy code or trade stocks 😄✌️
Don’t worry if iOS 10 just bricked your iPhone and you don’t have a Mac to set it straight. A Genius appointment is available on November 13
So when I said the iMessage App Store launch wasn’t as bad as tvOS I didn’t think iOS 10 would end up as the update nobody dared to install.
The 8-ball was originally a SceneKit view that responded to physical shaking but that triggered the text field’s goddamn undo 😠
Fuck, Forza Horizon costs 15 € more online than on Amazon… but if I end up buying a PC+wheel the Xbox disc won’t work with it.
People won’t spend $2 for a great app, but will buy 10 $2 Disney-owned sticker packs.
Psychology is maddening.
I’m setting up my iPhone from a fresh iOS image but the App Store’s auth is overloaded so any app that checks its receipt refuses to run.
Makes the most powerful mobile games console on the planet.
Runs a store where only F2P 2D puzzle games can make any money.
Not sure if it’s a bug or an annoying intentional change that Watch notifications (sometimes?) stay stuck on screen if I don’t act on them.
Starting over from a blank iOS does seem to cure my battery issues. How can an iPhone’s backup include information that fucks up battery management?
And imagine if the only solution to MacBook trouble was to reformat and abandon any file that wasn’t stored in the cloud.
Point: we trust Google with far too much of our email. Counterpoint: Google may be the only organization able to secure our email
Who would have believed that, in 2016, I’d be thinking “I wish I had stuck to web development, there’d be fewer compatibility issues.”
Since Apple have said they aren’t gonna license the W1 chip — how about releasing a standalone Bluetooth receiver and battery?
It wouldn’t take anything away from AirPod and Beats because most people would prefer to go full-wireless, but it would satisfy audiophiles clinging to their expensive headphones.
The iTunes Connect app’s notifications are silent therefore the Watch just displays them without tapping. That makes sense.
I’m finding For Honor completely amazing (in 4v4, mostly) but I’ve never played, say, Chivalry, so what do I know.
Two things Overwatch gets right that For Honor mysterioulsy chooses not to: your allies are always the same color, and you can change heroes at respawn.
I don’t really enjoy wave-based survival modes, but this looks more than decent.
It works great for free, and syncs to iCloud so you can create stickers on iPad and use them on iPhone.
Samsung has much better OIS, autofocus, and sound.
The Forza Horizon 3 demo was full of diverse cars at launch, but now all the drivatars are driving the same blue BMW we’re all locked to 😄
Apparently when I click the home button to exit an app, I do it with my fingernail. Not something I ever realized until it no longer works 😐
iOS 10 remembering your scroll position in Today view completely defeats the point of putting the most important information at the top 😕
And it probably makes sense because most people didn’t organize their widgets, but it makes the view significantly less useful for power users. Well, I guess that’s iOS for you.
Free killer iPhone 7 accessory idea: external battery with headphone jack
Can’t believe I’ve had this MacBook Pro for two and a half years already. That makes it perfectly reasonable to buy a big new PC for VR!
Bon, il me faut un nouveau siège de bureau, et cette fois je ne me fais plus avoir, je prends une simple chaise, no moving parts.
Gave in and preordered the PSVR headset. Wanted to wait in case they released a complete bundle, but I’ll look for secondhand Moves instead.
It doesn’t look like I’ll get a PC+Rift in the next couple of months, so I couldn’t possibly risk missing PSVR’s release.
macOS Sierra is out today. If you plan to install, back-up your Mac first, preferably cloning the entire drive. Better safe than ARGH NOOOOO
If you don’t use a cloning tool, SuperDuper! and Carbon Copy Cloner are both fab. I use SuperDuper! daily on my main works Mac.
I like to think the odds are pretty good that SteamVR will be compatible with Playstation VR headset and controllers by the time I get a PC.
I guess the music isn’t as bad as Child of Eden’s and I’ll get used to it.
I love Rez but, judging by the tone of everyone’s previews, there must have been MDMA in the water at the hands-on event.
Si vous avez insulté la mémoire d’Alan Turing en regardant Imitation Game, vous vous devez de voir Breaking the Code pour rattraper. (Même si c’est vraiment pas facile de regarder du VHS sur un écran 1080p.)
I’m trying Safari again, as you do after any OS update, and I forgot how nice it is to have smooth scrolling.
Every OS update I try Safari again but don’t remember why I switched to Chrome and what to look for. This time I swear I’ll make a list.
I tried an iPhone 7 for five minutes in an Apple Store and I’m now completely disgusted with my old physical Home button.
Drame à la table iPhone de l’Apple Store : quelqu’un se met à me parler de son dilemme pour choisir une couleur 😱
Young guy at the Apple Store table seemed obsessed with Jet Black but dejected that it didn’t broadcast “I have an iPhone!” like White.
Sorry I didn’t have the presence of mind to point out that it would be the ultimate status symbol within weeks.
Oh yeah I forgot to say that the glossy iPhone is a gorgeous object, but everyone already knew that. Worth the fingerprints after all.
Imperfect of course but very impressive
In a world where most photos end up on Snapchat/Facebook/Instagram, the faux-bokeh effect on the 7 Plus is as believable as most DSLR pics
Safari opening new tabs in the tab bar then not switching to them until the content has loaded, that’s new, right?
And I completely understand why someone would think it’s a good idea not to switch immediately to an empty tab.
But it’s not.
Vue la chance que j’ai aujourd’hui avec tout ce qui est informatique, je vais ressortir aveugle de ma démo PSVR demain, moi.
I’ve enabled Apple’s new 2FA and it keeps asking me codes and I’m super nervous about they day it fucks up and I’m locked out of everything.
Swift Playgrounds on iPad can control robots using Bluetooth. How cool is that?! Here’s a sample to get you started: https://t.co/2ybOysmbAO
Went to a PSVR showcase and somehow chose all of the worst demos. Except for Driveclub — Driveclub on a wheel is awesome.
I need a wheel.
The Tomb Raider PSVR experience is uninteresting and looks like shit because they’re going for photorealism without the power to achieve it.
The VR mode in Bound is definitely pretty but having to keep teleporting manually in addition to controlling the character is too much of a pain in the ass.
And Rush of Blood is very good at what it does but oh my god demoing a rollercoaster to VR virgins are you fucking mad?
I don’t think it made me queasy (unlike Rush of Blood) but the lack of G-forces when you hit the brakes hard in Driveclub is extremely weird. Wheeeee! Suddenly you’re in zero-G!
La démo Playstation VR est à l’angle de la rue des Archives et il y en a pour tous les goûts, si vous n’y allez pas vous êtes de gros nazes.
Didn’t seem possible to disable traction control in Driveclub VR; looks like they want to make sure you won’t do donuts until you throw up.
I like Google Assistant’s tone better than Siri’s. But I’m a misanthropic nerd so maybe Apple is right not to cater to me.
EXCLUSIVE: Silicon Valley billionaire Palmer Luckey secretly funds group dedicated to posting anti-Clinton memes:… https://t.co/auzEWFtG7b
Some of the comments on Palmer Luckey’s now-deleted Reddit account are quite, quite extraordinary. Amazing how fast money can strip empathy.
Sierra opens the “Do you really want to change your default browser?” confirmation popup behind the active window — if not all windows ಠ_ಠ
Gave up on Safari because it has terrible performance with multiple tabs and with YouTube.
So now I’m… checking out Firefox 😳
I just super-liked someone on Tinder when I meant to scroll down on their profile. Goddamn UI traps.
Hoping the “app extension issues” iOS 10.0.2 fixes include that user who left a 1-star review because the widget didn’t appear in the list.
Not that I would be caught dead wearing those things but I’d love it if they started a round-video fad.
We may be seeing Snap’s eventual IPO narrative here. A great IPO often has an easy to understand, yet intriguing st… https://t.co/kXu0yLlZr2
Hope the Spectacles come out soon because I’m really tempted to make a circular video capture + player app and that’d be a huge waste of my time.
This is a public service announcement about the Canada lynx and its ginormous fluffy paws. Thank you for your atten… https://t.co/b0CumeEjlW
‘Hey Siri’ worked great during the watchOS beta but fails half the time since release.
I think I need to create a @garoo_complains account.
An experiment to see how many accounts I can create with different filters over my face (with apologies to @fet_complains).
Je suis à ça de la crise de narcolepsie dans les toilettes à cause du son de l’aspirateur des voisins via les conduits d’aération.
Bought a renowned iOS productivity app after someone I trust wrote a long post about how awesome it is.
The UI looks like it was designed for Palm Pilot.
Internet: So it’s the 75th anniversary.
Kid on the Nevermind cover: please no not again.
Internet: Get in the fucking pool old man.
Ca doit être le fait de m’être mis aux mots croisés qui déverrouille des connexions nerveuses dans mon cerveau.
Est-ce que j’essaie de rester réveillé jusqu’à quatre heures du matin pour assister symboliquement à la fin de la civilisation occidentale ?
So… Twitter is pretty much the one use case where it makes sense to ask “Can the blockchain save us?” right?
Honestly I’m rather curious to see what happens after Twitter implodes. Do we, as a society, step back or double down?
Bien fait de dormir, rien que les photos du débat me stressent, d’imaginer l’effort que ça représente de garder le sourire face à ça.
The only winner tonight is the Voyager probe, which is speeding away from the Earth at 17 kilometers/second #debatenight
Why do Spotify’s song radios always end after a few hours? (It’s always better than Apple Music’s, which just refused to start, but still.)
Forza Horizon won’t be here until tomorrow and I need to take my mind off PSVR and maybe I should have bought it online even at 20€ more.
I deleted the game to start over and now installation is stalling at 4%. If my Forzabox is dying just before its last hurrah I’m gonna be 😡
Finally found the one place in the Xbox dashboard where the installation progress counter isn’t stuck at 0%, so I guess I’m fine.
Everyone said Forza Horizon 3 was the best car game ever so of course I’m finding the tone and structure less enjoyable than Horizon 2.
Obviously it doesn’t help that I got a taste of Driveclub VR last week, but I don’t think that’s the whole reason.
I MEANT TO SCROLL DOWN ON MY EX’S PROFILE AND IT SUPER-LIKED HIM AND FUCK THIS SHIT I’M DELETING TINDER.
There’s something to be said for external power supplies you can easily replace when they crap out. In other news, my old Drobo is alive \o/
Asking Siri “Show me photos of dogs” should default to a web search, not launch Photos unless you said “my dog” or “my photos.”
I guess in the next version of macOS they might as well replace the Finder with Windows’ File Explorer.
It’s still 320x480-only.
And I have no idea how the filters manage to be so slow on an iPhone 6. Is the old OpenGL API running through an emulator or something?
Some days I wish I worked with people, maybe.
Two of my favorite electronic artists, Overwerk and the leader from Tycho, were graphic designers at first 😨
Modern spies find it hard to go undercover because their aliases don’t have detailed Facebook accounts. https://t.co/CxaX0SaAJQ https://t.co/W6XEYNPDLO
Neural nets are fascinating ways to solve computing problems with magic algorithms humans may never be able to grok https://t.co/sfuHS0UhPw
I have no idea what happens to computing when nobody on earth actually understands the algorithms being used to generate results 😶