Subscribe: Comments for Chris Ilias' Blog
Added By: Feedage Forager Feedage Grade B rated
Language: English
apps  chris ilias  comment uses  comment  doesn work  don  flash  google  install  native app  native apps  native  new  voice control  web 
Rate this Feed
Rate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feedRate this feed
Rate this feed 1 starRate this feed 2 starRate this feed 3 starRate this feed 4 starRate this feed 5 star

Comments (0)

Feed Details and Statistics Feed Statistics
Preview: Comments for Chris Ilias' Blog

Comments for Chris Ilias

I still dream of Organon

Last Build Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:31:09 +0000


Comment on Tips on how to deal with disgruntled users by Why we participate in support – Chris Ilias

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:31:09 +0000

[…] This is a followup to a post I wrote about dealing with disgruntled users. […]

Comment on Google Reader alternatives for Firefox by RIP Google Reader (2005-2013); leve Netvibes

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 18:18:23 +0000

[…] Chris Ilias: Google Reader alternatives for Firefox […]

Comment on Who uses voice control? by Chris Ilias

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 16:38:50 +0000

Simon, the pub use-case goes like this: Watching/discussing sports with friends, sometimes we're not sure if the information we have is correct. "Wasn't he the goalie for the New York Islanders, when they one the cup in 1980?" "I don't think so." "Hey Siri, who was the goalie for the New York Islanders in 1980?"

Comment on Who uses voice control? by jr

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:27:04 +0000

No, you're not completely alone, but I am also against having an open mic wired to a company that has every reason to continually listen to you in order to "provide a richer experience" by selling your behavior.

Comment on Who uses voice control? by Simon

Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:26:48 +0000

No, I don't think you're in the minority... the only time I've ever seen it used, other than trialing a new phone, was in a car where you need the hands-free functions. Anywhere else, it's either too annoying to others, or just not useful enough. Interesting that you'd use it in a social setting like a pub. In my experience, the background noise in the average pub is just too high for the software to cope... when humans are struggling to clearly hear what each other are saying, the average voice recognition doesn't have a chance...

Comment on Reply to Walt Mossberg – Native apps vs web apps by Gervase Markham

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:41:53 +0000

It's not just that. It's also speed. People _can_ perhaps write websites which respond as fast as native apps. But they don't.

Comment on Reply to Walt Mossberg – Native apps vs web apps by karl

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 04:18:40 +0000

I think it's a lot more complex and probably not that logical. Aka this convenience will create this effect. There are probably things which are really personal in the consumption and activities around mobile devices and/or Web. Introspecting is difficult sometimes we don't even notice what we do. I own an iPod Touch, because I don't want a phone. All of these below are very subjective, biaised, but it's one user. :) * I'm using Google Maps Web for public transportation directions, because I don't want to install Google-y products on my device AND Apple Plans has no public transportation data. * I'm using a notebook/diary native app which mixes photos, texts, feeds, etc. because the data stays on my device and I can edit offline. And I don't want to host my data elsewhere. * I'm not using any mail (both Web and native) app on the ipod because I think the UX for email is horrendous on small devices (700,000 emails). I use emails only the other mobile device… a laptop. I'm not using webmail on laptop. Just an app. Same things, webmail apps are a non sense too. * I use the photo native app, because it is just there and photos stays here. I don't sync on icloud, I manually do on my laptop. What I miss in the browser. Ways to manage Web pages like I would manage pile of papers or piles of emails. Local copies of the content with a search engine to go through, categories, and dynamic filter/views of the documents based on keyword and content. I want the browser to become a way to manage my pile of books which is extracted from this big library which is the Web. To save this home page of NYTimes from the 20 April 2016, and be able to keep it as-is and to have the possibility to say in fact give me the new one and replace this one OR give me the new one but keep a copy of this one.

Comment on Do you need to install Flash anymore? by Robert Kaiser

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 17:40:03 +0000

I mainly still need Flash for 1) gaming, 2) live video (Air Mozilla and NFL Game Pass, in my case). Outside of that, I rarely need it. I have set Flash to "ask on activate" in the Firefox add-on manager, so a see where I actually need to use it for stuff to work.

Comment on Do you need to install Flash anymore? by Alexander

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:43:04 +0000

It doesn't work for live streaming audio, but it does for pre-recorded shows. It also doesn't work for videos on BBC News. Now I see it works for iPlayer video, but I'm outside the UK, so that doesn't work me at all.

Comment on Do you need to install Flash anymore? by Al

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 12:27:33 +0000

I don't even have it installed at all. Originally it stemmed from Flash not being available for Linux anymore. But even if it was available, I wouldn't install it again because I haven't visited any web site in recent time which wanted me to enable Flash.