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Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



hadn't realized apple has seen the light and implemented live tiles. the siri suggestions widget is a bit rough an implementation, but does show they have the right idea

(genuinely one of my favorite features i didn't expect to be good coming back to ios, also marks the first time an anticipating-a-need feature has ever been good).

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Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


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i gotta say whatever witchcraft they use to populate that has worked really well for me and has been app agnostic in terms of just figuring out who i message where

Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



Casual Encountess posted:

i gotta say whatever witchcraft they use to populate that has worked really well for me and has been app agnostic in terms of just figuring out who i message where

yeah, i am unironically very impressed with it. small but important stuff, paired my headphones for a walk and rather than my last used media app it showed the battery level of the headphones (entirely correctly predicting that it was too low for a pleasant length walk), inspired the post by reminding me that i had not responded to a message from a friend yet. that kind of thing.

tk
Dec 10, 2003



Nap Ghost

Cybernetic Vermin posted:

the … widget is a bit rough an implementation, but does show they have the right idea

Sounds like a widget to me.

Edit: I guess some don’t get the idea right either.

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



I’m disappointed in how few apps have widgets, even apple owned stuff like dark sky doesn’t

Shaggar
Apr 26, 2006


Nap Ghost

ios widgets suck cause they're stuck dealing with the lovely icon layout of ios where so much space is wasted. live tiles were way better

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

qirex posted:

I’m disappointed in how few apps have widgets, even apple owned stuff like dark sky doesn’t

yeah, dark sky has a legacy widget but I think it didn't get an update since they're slowly rolling it into weather.app with a decommission eoy 2022

Best Bi Geek Squid
Mar 25, 2016


just give me the ui of a 1999 smartphone with QWERTY for texting and free me from this hellish smartphone existence

posted from my iPhone

Cybernetic Vermin
Apr 18, 2005



otoh pretty much all ux in ios is worse than last time i used it.

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


Thunderdome Exclusive



qirex posted:

I’m disappointed in how few apps have widgets, even apple owned stuff like dark sky doesn’t

this is kind of the crazier thing for me. its been a year or so and the widget selection is still pretty dire.

my #1 widget complaint though is how you cant loving control music from either the apple music or spotify widgets. like you can literally already do this on the lockscreen why can't you just have that, but on the regular phone?

Plorkyeran
Mar 21, 2007

To Escape The Shackles Of The Old Forums, We Must Reject The Tribal Negativity He Endorsed


widgets aren't supposed to handle user input. just ignore the apple ones which do.

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





Casual Encountess posted:

this is kind of the crazier thing for me. its been a year or so and the widget selection is still pretty dire.

my #1 widget complaint though is how you cant loving control music from either the apple music or spotify widgets. like you can literally already do this on the lockscreen why can't you just have that, but on the regular phone?

it's a good question, but i can't imagine a situation where i'm staring at the home screen and would need to control those. i'm either on the lock screen where there's controls or in an app where i can pull down the control panel. idk maybe i'm not very creative, and i agree with your greater point that it's strange

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


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Endless Mike posted:

it's a good question, but i can't imagine a situation where i'm staring at the home screen and would need to control those. i'm either on the lock screen where there's controls or in an app where i can pull down the control panel. idk maybe i'm not very creative, and i agree with your greater point that it's strange

i ride bikes everywhere and so just having it on every screen would be my preferred behavior.

i even set up my fitness focus to something that would be perfect…. if any of the loving buttons worked instead of launching the app directly to a playlist



those google maps buttons are loving useless

Endless Mike
Aug 13, 2003





v good setup and i dig the bonezone logo

Last Chance
Dec 31, 2004



Casual Encountess posted:

i ride bikes everywhere and so just having it on every screen would be my preferred behavior.

i even set up my fitness focus to something that would be perfect…. if any of the loving buttons worked instead of launching the app directly to a playlist



those google maps buttons are loving useless

what in the gently caress is that lol

chaosbreather
Dec 9, 2001

Wry and wise,
but also very sexual.



Last Chance posted:

what in the gently caress is that lol

wallpaper

pretty sneaky sis

mediaphage
Mar 22, 2007

Excuse me, pardon me, sheer perfection coming through


Best Bi Geek Squid posted:

just give me the ui of a 1999 smartphone with QWERTY for texting and free me from this hellish smartphone existence

posted from my iPhone

i would literally use an apple peek version of an iphone that had a web browser, email, imessage, and nfc. i'd give up nfc if it worked fine with the watch

mediaphage
Mar 22, 2007

Excuse me, pardon me, sheer perfection coming through


if apple ever does the needful and puts proper smart pins on the back of the iphone there's going to be a glorious resurgence of physical iphone keyboards

mediaphage
Mar 22, 2007

Excuse me, pardon me, sheer perfection coming through


Casual Encountess posted:

i ride bikes everywhere and so just having it on every screen would be my preferred behavior.

i even set up my fitness focus to something that would be perfect…. if any of the loving buttons worked instead of launching the app directly to a playlist



those google maps buttons are loving useless

Lady Radia
Jul 13, 2021

Despite everything, it's still you.


Casual Encountess posted:

i ride bikes everywhere and so just having it on every screen would be my preferred behavior.

i even set up my fitness focus to something that would be perfect…. if any of the loving buttons worked instead of launching the app directly to a playlist



those google maps buttons are loving useless

:sickos:

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


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i mean thats 100% of the functionality id need while on the go.

i unironically love focus modes and its been super useful for me. they definitely need a v2 because you can only do the one fitness mode that turns on with workouts but id love to have a different screen for an outdoor walk vs bike


also after 3 loving years boston finally has bike directions?¿?

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

mediaphage posted:

if apple ever does the needful and puts proper smart pins on the back of the iphone there's going to be a glorious resurgence of physical iphone keyboards

they will never do that now that waterproofing is an iPhone feature

maybe if the physical keyboard can work over lightning or bluetooth

Nomnom Cookie
Aug 30, 2009





MagSafe Bluetooth keyboard

Bored Online
May 25, 2009

We don't need Rome telling us what to do.


mediaphage posted:

i would literally use an apple peek version of an iphone that had a web browser, email, imessage, and nfc. i'd give up nfc if it worked fine with the watch



rip blackberry curve

mediaphage
Mar 22, 2007

Excuse me, pardon me, sheer perfection coming through


haveblue posted:

they will never do that now that waterproofing is an iPhone feature

maybe if the physical keyboard can work over lightning or bluetooth

yeah yeah

Bored Online posted:

rip blackberry curve

dont forget the passport



my friend was given one of these at her government job. honestly it looked p nice to read on but it felt enormous because of the aspect ratio

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


it functioned like absolute trash

the interface was awful to actually use, the gestures were weird and inconsistent, and it would poo poo itself on a regular basis if you actually tried to use apps

Kazinsal
Dec 13, 2011




Casual Encountess posted:

i ride bikes everywhere and so just having it on every screen would be my preferred behavior.

i even set up my fitness focus to something that would be perfect…. if any of the loving buttons worked instead of launching the app directly to a playlist



those google maps buttons are loving useless

:yosnice:

bonus points for the coheed

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


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also i cannot stress how good focus modes are. i ignore the poo poo out of things frequently now and am better for it.

the real answer is to uninstall poo poo but part of my job duties is social media strategy so im hosed.


im the most annoyed by the “just in case you missed it” alerts. gently caress you app if im not responding to a direct message dont loving bother me. instagram looooves to push garbage alerts and i just kind of hate this whole MAXIMUM ENGAGEMENT culture

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


have you considered paying money to another human being to make it their problem?

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


Thunderdome Exclusive



thats the dream, yes. i work at a scrappy nonprofit lol

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


oh, well best of luck. i hope that becomes a possibility at some point

Casual Encountess
Dec 14, 2005

"You can see how they go from being so sweet to tearing your face off,
just like that,
and it's amazing to have that range."


Thunderdome Exclusive



i am ideally trying to pay some high schoolers to tiktok for me in the spring because i just do not have it in me

infernal machines
Oct 11, 2012

ask your pharmacist if tarsier-ashpool is right for you


that's just an internship/co-op depending on how formal you want to get about it. at least they know the territory

if you're paying them you're already at the top of the pile

Agile Vector
May 21, 2007

scrum bored




College Slice

mediaphage posted:

yeah yeah

dont forget the passport



my friend was given one of these at her government job. honestly it looked p nice to read on but it felt enormous because of the aspect ratio

kept for just the occasion

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Well, actually...

i have a bright yellow case on my phone, and i often stick it in my shirt pocket while i am walking around the classroom. one of my students, a goth girl who talks like daria, told me once in a complete deadpan "it looks like you have a slice of american cheese in your pocket."

qirex
Feb 15, 2001



you should keep a kraft single behind it

Achmed Jones
Oct 16, 2004





he does. he didn't have his phone in his pocket when she said that

Carthag Tuek
Oct 15, 2005

Tider skal komme,
tider skal henrulle,
slægt skal følge slægters gang




Sagebrush posted:

i have a bright yellow case on my phone, and i often stick it in my shirt pocket while i am walking around the classroom. one of my students, a goth girl who talks like daria, told me once in a complete deadpan "it looks like you have a slice of american cheese in your pocket."

lol rekt

chaosbreather
Dec 9, 2001

Wry and wise,
but also very sexual.



Sagebrush posted:

i have a bright yellow case on my phone, and i often stick it in my shirt pocket while i am walking around the classroom. one of my students, a goth girl who talks like daria, told me once in a complete deadpan "it looks like you have a slice of american cheese in your pocket."

"Hello class today we're going to begin a six week study the cult classic MTV television series 'Daria', a series so old and well known that cosplaying as the titular character would have been considered trite decades ago. We'll deconstruct her various psychological hangups and try and discover why, while claiming to be intelligent, she has created a hell for herself and anyone who could possibly care about her."

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Rufus Ping
Dec 27, 2006





I'm a Friend of Rodney Nano


And then everyone stood up and clapped

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