419 episodes

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

Accidental Tech Podcas‪t‬ Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.7 • 144 Ratings

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

    This Week’s Gasp

    This Week’s Gasp

    Pre-show diversions:


    Posting the bootleg
    Casey’s [hopefully useLiss] worries
    Marco’s ball situation


    Sonos Move

    Casey’s Compulsory Icebreaker


    Requisite link


    Follow-up:


    Jef e’s doubts about SMART tools
    Contacts API updates


    Better Trust Through Better Privacy
    Autofill Everywhere

    Google’s astrophotography mode
    Magnets and MagSafe (via Ante Söderholm)
    More on Supervised iPhones (via Marc Wickens)


    Support document

    More on Clubhouse


    Upgrade #340: Secret Sauce
    Hacking with Swift
    Steve Jobs Stories
    Burner


    Memory safe iBoot implementation


    Rust

    MacBook Pro models with HDMI and SD card readers?


    Apple USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter
    XJACK

    #askatp


    Is it safe to use a High Sierra machine after security updates cease? (via John Hovland)
    How do we store our parents’ names in our phone’s contacts? (via Colin Meney)
    How do I clean up my Dock? (via Harjas Monga)


    Desk accessories
    Sudden Termination
    Automatic Termination


    Post-show: Some more kvetching about app-quitting strategies


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    • 2 hrs 14 min
    Dangerously Close to Being on a Phone Call

    Dangerously Close to Being on a Phone Call

    Pre-show: Join us in our Clubhouse! (That’s a joke; not happening. —Ed.)


    Chatroulette
    Party line
    Newton’s cradle
    Should Apple remove the Contacts framework?

    Follow-up:


    Living outside the east coast… or America.


    The UK explained

    The Concert for Charlottesville was posted
    Should timers sync? (via Richard Harris)
    What can Mobile Device Management really do? (via Chris Harper)


    Support article
    Helpful PDF

    An alternate way to think about RAM vs. SSD-wear tradeoffs (via Jonathan Dietz)


    Example M1 smartctl results


    dd
    fs_usage


    Ada and MISRA C for car-computer safety
    T568A vs. T568B myths revisited (via Jon B.)


    Stack overflow theories


    iPhone 13 rumors


    Live Tiles
    Marco’s microsuction mounting tape

    Post-show: Casey’s new toy


    Several-year-old Mavic footage
    Marco’s old toy



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    • 2 hrs 21 min
    Sand and Water Interface

    Sand and Water Interface

    Pre-show:


    RIP, Call Recorder
    On re-installing or transferring macOS


    Launch Control
    launchd
    Pixelmator Pro

    If we had to leave the eastern seaboard, where would we move?

    Follow-up:


    DTKs are worth more now!
    iOS 14.5 Watch unlock
    Trying to ls ~/.Trash (via Mike Vosseller)
    SSD traffic


    Two month old SSD
    smartmontools
    smartctl --all /dev/disk0
    Casey’s computations


    Casey’s data
    John’s data


    Marco accidentally invents Docker


    Docker on M1 Macs
    VMWare Fusion on M1 Macs

    Tesla recall 135,000 vehicles for touchscreen failures


    737 MAX
    ATP #165: Time Was… (Overcast timestamp link)
    Ada Programming Language

    Mid-reboot turn signals in the Model 3 (via Michael Swindler)

    iOS 14.5 beta lets you specify Spotify/others as Siri’s default music service


    INPlayMediaIntent
    INMediaItemType

    Marco rants about timers on the Apple Watch
    Dan Riccio’s new project


    microLED
    Intel’s USB commercial

    #askatp


    Do we let our personal lives bleed onto corporate devices? (via Jordan Cosentino)
    What are our favorite or most obscure media files? (via Doc Davis)


    A Concert for Charlottesville
    Vertical Horizon
    Crash Test Dummies
    Family Force 5’s Christmas Pageant
    Achtung Baby

    Is it rude to put another app’s name in your own app’s search keywords?


    Under the Radar #210: Thinking Like a Business
    SwitchGlass
    Front and Center


    Post-show: Pupdate


    Kikopup



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    • 2 hrs 23 min
    I Will Take Away Those Kudos

    I Will Take Away Those Kudos

    Pre-show: Strong corporate affinities


    Neutral #12: Vomit Ruins Everything — Marco & Casey’s BMW European Delivery experience
    Neutral Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now — Marco, Casey, and Underscore’s BMW Driving School experience

    Follow-up:


    Tesla


    Model S/X round steering wheel
    Touch controlls are force-touch?
    Elon says “no more stalks”
    NHTSA

    Limiting Siri’s Messages Announcements
    Telling Siri to 🤫
    Developer Transition Kit returns
    iOS 14.5 Beta adds support for unlocking iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask


    Gruber’s take

    Apple replies to one of John’s old Radars


    TN1150


    Sony ɑ1


    Canon EOS-1D X

    #askatp


    Do we use CleanMyMac X/OnyX/etc? (via Donald Rabideau)


    DaisyDisk
    Space Gremlin
    Grand Perspective

    Does a small amount of RAM limit SSD lifespan? (via Dan Blondell)
    How do simultaneous writes to a SSD work? (via Jan Philipp)
    Would Apple ever offer iCloud Backup for macOS? (via Aidan Trager)


    Backblaze


    Post-show: Marco is snowed in


    Point O’ Woods
    Lonelyville
    Rize Blade
    Sondors



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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    Sent Without Pants

    Sent Without Pants

    Follow-up:


    Marco’s new computer (This is not a joke. —Ed)
    T568A vs. T568B myths busted
    Reminiscing about the PowerBook G4’s ethernet port (via Travis Pouarz)
    The 30” Apple Cinema Display and print design (via Ted Barnes)
    Audio accommodations (via Christpher Klein)


    Mimi (App Store link)


    Dan Riccio goes into a bunker


    Creative Selection

    More Mac laptop rumors


    Bloomberg
    Patently Apple

    #askatp


    How much do macOS and iOS cost? (via Brenden Becherer)
    Do we care about the Sent with Siri footnotes in Messages? (via Rohit Sharma)

    Post-show: What is Tesla doing‽


    John’s door handle
    New Tesla Front
    New Tesla Rear
    Knight Industries Two Thousand


    “Steering Wheel”

    F1 Steering Wheels
    Tesla Steering Yoke Close-Up


    …with icons illuminated




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    • 2 hrs 27 min
    Promoted Onto the Roof

    Promoted Onto the Roof

    Pre-show: John’s pecking order
    Follow-up:


    Curved screens to solve off-axis viewing (via Nathaniel Cohen)
    AirPods Max headband removal


    Quinn’s video
    Blind men and an elephant
    Waterfield Designs AirPods Max Case

    Brighter whites


    OxiClean
    /System/Applications/Utilities/Digital Color Meter

    Wiring Gigabit Ethernet


    T-568A vs. T-568B
    RJ11 vs. RJ45
    PhoneNet

    Feedbacks, Casey’s Bug, and Chris Hayes’ tweet


    Attaching a sysdiagnose on iOS


    applefeedback://
    Open the feedback → … → Add More Information → Add Attachment → Device Diagnosis

    FB8893003
    FB8952395


    Ming-Chi Kuo and Bloomberg laptop rumors


    Jonathan Mann’s “I’m Pressing The Spacebar” song
    20 Macs for 2020: Power Mac G5

    Desktop Mac rumors


    20 Macs for 2020: Power Mac G4 Cube

    Post-show: Casey has feelings about purchases


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    • 2 hrs 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

Djinn22 ,

Informative, witty and relevant!

I love this pod cast! The guys discuss all the things that I didn’t even know I wanted to hear about!!

I find myself really looking forward to their cast dropping each week and when it does, I drive home in Do Not Disturb mode to listen uninterrupted. Not even sorry!!

Thanks from Melbourne, Australia Gents!

Jamon Bull ,

Perfect example of what a tech podcast should be...

Three super smart guys with great opinions and discussion on all thing tech. I love Marco, John and Casey's chemistry is front and centre. My only slight criticism is that sometimes they end up rambling about off-topic stuff like toaster ovens for far too long? I get that they have in-jokes and stuff but hey, I listen to the show for a reason. News and discussion on tech. I don't mind discussion going off topic, but try to bring it back in more? Overall, keep up the great work fellas!

GlavenMaven ,

Arrrgh. So frustrating!

Interesting and insightful tech chat ruined by Marco’s vocal fry.

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