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One more Telegram annoyance to report is that sending images “in a quick way” is by no means quick.

Expectation: I drop a picture “in a quick way”, it’s got sent immediately.

Reality: a modal popup dialog appears for the very obscure reason. It tries to ask if you want to add a caption, but it’s really hard to figure out because the majority of it is consumed with the picture you’ve just (supposedly) sent. What’s going on? Why isn’t it sending? There must been some mistake. But there’s no error message... And no “Ok/Cancel” buttons, nothing. Why is it showing _my_ picture to _me_? I just wanted to send it...

After some effort you might notice that there’s “Well, actually send it already” button but it looks just like a icon or even a logo.

So yeah, worst dialog ever.

Going to drag and drop an image to a friend of mine in Telegram. Two huge panels appear obscuring everything. Drop images here, but photos there. What's the difference between an image and a photo I wonder? Every photo is an image, isn't it? Almost every image is a photo nowadays caught with your phone. So what do they want from me? There is enough empty room in each panel, at least they could put any tips there. Or add some logic on the server side by analyzing image's size, EXIF-tags or whatever else. But not asking me every time I'd like to share an image.

This is our microphone, a part of a "professional sound system" that we use for questions from the audience. When editing our records, I found that most of the people were speaking when the microphone was turned off.

Look, isn't that switch button made great? It has three positions; two would be to few for a "professional" one. Mute is in the center, the most common place for that switch. Being muted still makes green led to shine, so a person who stands in the darkness just looks at it and thinks that everything works. And you really need long fingernails to move that damned thing to the most top position where if finally starts working.

Now imagine you need to deliver all of this to every person in the audience.

Was it so difficult to make just a convex turn on/off button? Would it be to "unprofessional" otherwise? Thanks to "great ergonomics and user experience", we've lost our records -- the very thing we bought the device for.

See that nice PLAY/PAUSE button? Guess what it does.

Nope, it doesn't play/pause.

Right now the active pane is the speaker selection. Click on play/pause and you get back to the playback pane. The real play/pause button is on that pane.

This is just sloppy. You can't not expect the user to see this as play/pause!

(This is iOS 11 Control center).

With an Android phone, you have to suffer with separate sound levels for each application type: alarm, phone ring, applications or whatever else. When you increase the global level on the main screen, there is no guarantee that damed application will keep it.

The iOS follows this mistake. For unknown reason, an application may have either the same volume level you set on the main screen or completely different one. For a long time, I haven't noticed any regularity there and still don't have a clue.

It's easy to reproduce: here I decreased the volume level to its minimum value. Now I open YouTube and it starts playing at almost max. Why? Was it so difficult to get the global value I set just a second ago?

I wish my device was like a physical record player. There were a tape driver, CD driver or even USB system on it, but the volume level was single an none of subsystems could change it.