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.

    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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    360: Big Hole in the Middle

    360: Big Hole in the Middle

    Intro: Casey was not consulted
    CGP Grey


    Follow-up:
    Boot camp on external drives
    WinToUSB
    Rufus (via Alexei)
    Was the boot restriction issue the one from the start? (via Brad)


    Dual-booting with Bluetooth (via Robert Watkins)
    2019 Mac Pro speaker module cable
    Removing the Mac Pro case while it's running
    Asian ladybeetle
    Full-resolution iCloud photo sharing
    KBase article (via Kyles the Gray)
    Great summary photos


    Swift is a 🍆
    Type erasure in Swift
    Method swizzling
    Class clusters




    John's new app, Front and Center
    Buy Front and Center on the Mac App Store
    DragThing
    ATP #96: The Windows of Siracusa County
    Flying Meat


    Salt remote for Apple TV (via David Roessli)
    John's Pro Display XDR
    Comparison thread to "real" reference screens by Juan Salvo


    Marco's vacation tech experiences
    Post-show: Casey's Disney Trip
    David's Vacation Club Rentals
    Bay Lake Tower
    Disney Dining Plans
    Garden Grocer
    Orlando Stroller Rentals



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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    359: I Could Live in There

    359: I Could Live in There

    John's Computer Situation
    State of Catalina
    Audiophiles are bananas
    Monoprice equivalent


    Follow-up: MagSafe connectors
    John's Mac Pro setup experience
    Storage/RAM effects
    Cable-free internals
    Time Machine
    Boot Camp ideas—none of which work as described 1, 2, 3, 4
    Don't forget about this, too!


    Peripherals
    Microsoft Precision Mouse
    Logitech Marathon Mouse M705


    Quinn Nelson's (Snazzy Labs) video and observation


    #askatp
    Is iCloud photo sharing really this much of a mess? (via Dzmitry Tabakerau)
    Todd's tweet


    Is Swift really a 🍆? (via JK Kross)
    John's Swift review
    Bondage and Discipline Language


    If the ATP hosts took a road trip together, who is sitting where? (via Tim Bornholdt)


    Post-show: John visits a Microsoft Store

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    358: Emotional-Support Mac Pro

    358: Emotional-Support Mac Pro

    John's Computer Situation
    Reconcilable Differences #120: Where the Packages Sleep


    Mac Pro tidbits and follow-up:
    Mac Pro feet are removable
    580X has two HDMI ports on the back
    3dfx Voodoo
    Sound Blaster


    Blackmagic eGPUs and Pro Display XDR
    Teardown
    Thunderbolt 3 Add-in Card


    Virtual Link
    Half-Life: Alyx
    Razer Blade 15
    Nvidia GeForce RTX Max-Q
    Deep Dive


    Connecting a Cinema Display to the new Mac Pro
    USB-C → Mini DisplayPort


    Rat tails and monitors
    Apple Display Connector




    Watchmen
    Doug DeMuro on the Grand National
    Regular Car Reviews on the Grand National
    Car & Driver on the history of the Grand National


    Project CHIP
    Apple's announcement
    HomeKitADK
    Compulsory xkcd


    The "Pro Workflow Group" and getting Apple's attention
    CUDA


    What would an ARM transition look like?
    CHRP


    #askatp
    What's the deal with clamshell mode, anyway? (via Wes)
    Casey's old work monitors
    Varidesk


    What's the deal with external backup drive noise, anyway? (via Hans Scneider)
    Dynamat


    What's the deal with the new [pro] Mac design language, anyway? (via Kiel)


    Post-show: Teaching John's son to drive

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    • 1 hr 59 min
    357: A Giant Green Field

    357: A Giant Green Field

    Pre-show: John continues preparing the way
    Mice
    Logitech MX Revolution


    Follow-up:
    Thank you, listeners!
    Casey iMac !Pro offers
    Casey's Catalina Conundrum
    Marco's lamp update (thanks, Dan Engler!)


    First-generation Apple products
    Casey's iMac Pro tweet


    Downgrades from the old Mac Pro
    GPU options for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR
    GPU in the Belkin image
    Apple Display Connector




    Mac Pro RAM options
    Mac Pro Thermodynamics
    LG UltraFine 5K is maybe not "fine"
    Expandable Macs and the history of Mac towers
    #askatp
    Is an AppleTV really necessary in the world of smart TVs? (via Zach Pruitt)
    How does background app refresh work? (via Adam Jaffrey)
    How does one archive a shedload of old email? (via ComboTwist)
    POP
    Google: Downloading your data




    Post-show: The Leftovers
    Reconcilable Differences episodes that discuss The Leftovers: 16, 20, 38, 53, 59
    Do By Friday #157: (That's the Leftovers)



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    • 2 hrs 23 min
    356: With a Heavy Heart

    356: With a Heavy Heart

    Follow-up:
    Casey's Computer Corner Footnote
    Bendy extended keyboards
    Destiny on Stadia
    iPad Remote Control & Apple Classroom


    The Mac Pro Configurator
    Mac Pro Components
    Belkin AUX Power Cable Kit
    Install and replace parts in your Mac Pro (2019)
    GPU Upgrade Video
    RAM Upgrade Video


    Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
    Cleaning the nano-texture glass
    New York Form ST-121.3



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