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One can't but admire Google's Material Design. It's clean, reasonable, internally consistent and non-contradictory. To see how true this is, go no further than the project's main page,

In the screenshot above, everything that arrows point to is links. Links that look like buttons. Links that look like links. Links that look like plain text (btw, good luck trying to figure out whether some plain text is a link).

No wonder their own teams struggle with the design guidelines and come up with the beauty that is Google Maps:

Google Translate saves all of your previous translations in a handy list (first pane). Except, it doesn't save most of mine!

Start typing, and you'll get the translation immediately (second pane). No good reason to press "Go" at that point, so I never do: I got what I wanted.

But only pressing "Go" constitutes a complete action of translating, and only then this translation will be saved into the "Recents" list.

One feature of Google Translate hurts the other.

If you no longer want your Local desktop to be synced to iCloud, macOS will offer you to remove everything you have locally and only keep copy in the cloud. So that you can download them again, I guess. And hope everything was synced before (hint: it never is with the cloud).

Why is this table half-open? Closed on the top, open on the bottom? No idea, but it’s getting me nervous

What you get for searching for Skype icon on your phone home screen:

- Autocompletion.

- Random contact.

- Siri definition of the word Skype.

- Skype twitter account.

- Random calendar event.

- Websites Siri thinks mention Skype.

- Definition of the word Skype from macOS dictionary. Apparently different from Siri definition.

- Random podcast.

- Random news item mentioning Skype.

- One random website. Again, different from what Siri suggested earlier. Why do Siri and iOS suggest different things?

- Not one, but three random web videos.

- An invitation to “Search the web” in case Siri websites and iOS websites and (Siri or iOS) web videos are not enough and you missed “Show more” link on each one of them.

- Finally! An invitation to search an App Store!!! Who knows what’s in there? Maybe it has Skype, maybe not. We are Apple, and App Store was only made by Apple. No way they’ll let us show search results directly on the search screen.

- Maps?

What you don’t get:

- Link to an actual app.