100 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology

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

    366: There’s Nothing You Can Fix in a Day

    366: There’s Nothing You Can Fix in a Day

    Pre-show: Catalina. 🙄 × ∞
    Machine-gun trackpad
    Marco on OS upgrades
    Casey's Radar


    Follow-up:
    Grasshopper
    Logo


    Butterfly keyboards and ergonomics
    Finder toolbar bug... defeated?
    Mac malware getting worse?


    What does Apple need to make most?
    iOS 13.4
    Mail toolbar fixes
    Cabel's take


    #askatp
    What one trivial bug would you fix if you could? (via Louie Mantia)
    Casey's answer


    How should one partition an onboard SSD? (via James Irwin)
    Would you narrate your favorite author's audiobook? (via Brian Hamilton)


    Post-show: John's [continued] adventures in programming
    Wallpaper creation tool


    Post-post show: Cold medicines

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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    365: Day-One Cowboy

    365: Day-One Cowboy

    Follow-up:
    SwiftUI previews of UIKit
    Gualtiero Frigerio
    NSHipster


    Folder aliases in the Dock
    Snow Leopard Review
    Radar #59289423


    Shell scripts
    Jan Vitturi
    Richard Kanson






    John's new app (‼️)
    Keyboard Maestro
    Pastebot


    Taika Waititi on Apple Keyboards
    IBM Model M
    Marco's Best Laptop Ever Made


    Swift Playgrounds on macOS
    #askatp
    What's the situation with macOS security? (via Anthony Scardapane)
    Gatekeeper


    What does Marco do to avoid recursive Voice Boost? (via Chris Wright)
    How do we use show notes as a listener? (via Simo Isto)


    Post-show: John's adventures in programming

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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    364: A Casey Settings Screen

    364: A Casey Settings Screen

    Pre-show: Docks
    Follow-up:
    Pro Display XDR reference modes
    Mac Pro internal disk options
    iPad Multitasking and recent apps


    Casey's new app (‼️)
    Detecting Guided Access


    SwiftUI
    Knife Switch


    Google Photos Privacy Breach
    #askatp
    What do we think about homebrew? (via Stephan Jacobs)
    MacPorts


    What's the difference between ⇧/⌘/⌥ keys?
    Origin of the ⌘ key
    tin
    Save for Web Claws


    What do we name our Wi-Fi networks? (via Jesse in South Dakota)
    Silence Of The LANS




    Post-show: Auto-joining Wi-Fi networks
    "Free Public WiFi"
    iOS auto-joins AT&T Wi-Fi networks without user permission
    The mechanism by which Apple does this: carrier bundles





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    • 2 hrs 10 min
    363: The Floor is Lava

    363: The Floor is Lava

    Casey's Complaints about his Co-Hosts Corner
    Marco's replaced BMW link
    The actual link
    Reconcilable Differences #121: Impotent Hydra
    Wegmans


    Update on Marco's iMac Pro fan issues
    SMC reset


    Pro Display XDR reference modes
    Rack-mount Mac Pro videos from Neil Parfitt
    Unboxing
    Fan noise


    A pro's thoughts on TrueTone
    ISO 12646


    Xcode layout advice
    Video demo
    Localization warnings


    Marco's Overcast Bug-Finding Mission
    Technical Q&A QA1606
    kAudioUnitProperty_MaximumFramesPerSlice
    AVAudioSession
    setPreferredIOBufferDuration


    Apple's API documentation
    No Overview Available
    iOS 14 Shakeup


    The iPad Awkwardly Turns 10
    Working Copy
    WIMP
    Surface/iPad Lineup in 2020


    Post-show: John's Bug-Finding Mission
    NSWindow
    isReleasedWhenClosed



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    • 2 hrs 29 min
    362: Xcode in Anger

    362: Xcode in Anger

    Follow-up:
    That's the Microsoft logo, you fools
    Redesigning the Windows Logo


    Removing the Dropbox Finder extension
    System Preferences → Extensions → Dropbox → Finder Extension


    Pro Display XDR display profiles
    Aerial screensaver


    Logitech G305 mouse review
    Pacifist


    Jonathan Mann on his post-WWDC song
    Front and Center update
    Marco's iMac Pro update


    Apple acquiesces to the FBI regarding encrypted iCloud backups?
    Gruber's initial reaction
    Gruber on Tim Cook on Der Spiegel
    Apple on end-to-end encryption in 2016
    Android does encrypt backups
    Ben Thompson's take


    Xcode layout hell
    Post-show Neutral: What cars would we each take on a cross-country trip?
    🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨
    Casey's answer
    Marco's answer (and backup answer)
    John's answer



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    • 2 hrs 12 min
    361: A Button in the Thumb Shelf

    361: A Button in the Thumb Shelf

    AirPods vs. AirPlanes
    neverssl.com & alwayshttp.com


    Follow-up:
    Camera ergonomics (via Henrik Helmers)
    PopSockets


    Jumpy mice (via Scott Simpson)
    USB 3.0 Radio Frequency Interference Impact on 2.4 GHz Wireless Devices


    Photo sharing
    Mario Panighetti
    Andrew Elliott
    Jared Counts


    Using a PS4 controller wirelessly with a PC/Mac
    DUALSHOCK 4 USB wireless adapter, Japanese version
    MFi




    The rack-mount Mac Pro is now available
    Pro Display XDR TrueTone
    Mac Pro Ethernet wonkiness
    iMac Pro Ethernet wonkiness
    MoCa
    Casey's MOCA Bridge
    Gigabit MOCA Bridge
    Casey's New Switch


    John's sleep/wake battles
    The Eclectic Light Company
    Howard Oakley on pmset


    John's Finder toolbar battles
    Making the case for macOS Low Power Mode
    Pro Mode rumor
    Turbo Boost Switcher Pro
    TripMode


    John's mouse and keyboard reviews
    Microsoft Precision Mouse
    Logitech Marathon Mouse M705
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse
    Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard
    SteerMouse
    Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard


    Cat reference

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    • 2 hrs 12 min

Customer Reviews

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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