300 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

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

    Sandwich-Closing Force

    Sandwich-Closing Force

    Pre-show:


    Dreaming in code
    Grand refactorings
    HomePod, HomePod Mini, and Sonos One (oh my!)

    Follow-up:


    Apple’s Magnetic Connectors Patent
    Accessory Design Guidelines for Apple Devices (PDF) (via Michael Bettiol)
    Periscope lenses don’t have moving elements (via Timo Grün)
    iPhone 12 Pricing


    T-Mobile joins the $30 off club
    Chargers & earphones & old phones

    Official battery specs for Apple products (via Roland Månsson)


    Start here
    …which links here…
    …which can get you here

    Settling an old bet from episode 291 at 1:55:14 (via Tim Chaten)
    Marco’s Time Machine woes


    The 2.5” enclosure that supports large SSDs

    Determining how many photos you’ve taken with each iPhone 11 Pro lens


    Jason’s write-up on using Photos’ Smart Albums
    Alex Chan’s post about using exiftool
    Casey (summarized results) (raw results)


    Ultra wide: 7%
    Wide: 83%
    Telephoto: 10%

    Marco


    Ultra wide: 9%
    Wide: 75%
    Telephoto: 16%


    Buying decisions


    Tracking your iPhone shipment


    #askatp


    Have we tried watchOS sleep tracking? (via Eduardo Berner)


    Sleep Cycle (App Store link)

    What is taking up so much space on our phones‽ (via Jayanth Visweswaran)


    Casey’s storage

    Is John going to get an OLED TV? (via Tobo Granyte)

    Post-show:


    Ridiculousness in AT&T’s coverage maps


    Gruber’s review
    “Please turn off your MiFis”

    An attempted intervention regarding Casey’s 🍌 photo management setup


    GeoTag
    Day One




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    • 2 hrs 21 min
    Reach Is the Next Frontier

    Reach Is the Next Frontier

    Apple Event overview
    Have you heard the good word about Verizon’s 5G?


    MVNO

    HomePod Mini


    Apple S5
    Echo Dot ($50)
    Echo ($100)
    Echo Studio ($150)

    No, but really. Have you heard the good word about Verizon’s 5G?


    MMX

    iPhone 12 and 12 Mini


    Steve Troughton-Smith on resolutions

    A14
    iPhone 12 Pro


    LiDAR
    ProRAW
    Size differences

    Grab Bag


    “Environmental” changes
    USB-C cable ↔ Lightning


    Power Adapter ($20)

    $30 surcharge?
    MagSafe


    Leather Wallet

    Ship Dates
    Leather Cases

    Purchasing Plans
    #askatp


    Is John going to get the new Apple sleeve? (via Lew Piper)


    Tiff’s joke tweet


    Post-show: Why is ATP worth it? A brief episode-400 introspection and retrospective.


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    • 2 hrs 45 min
    Off the Pouch Lifestyle

    Off the Pouch Lifestyle

    Pre-show: Marco’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.
    Follow-up:


    Facebook vs. Apple


    Apple is not taking the 30% cut after all

    Merchants have been allowed to add surcharges for credit card transactions since January 2013 (via Jordan Ryan Moore)
    Adam’s watch battery update
    Cell tower “trees” (via Nathaniel)


    Examples
    “Monopalms”

    eFUSE
    Baby Monitors


    Eufy SpaceView


    Wirecutter

    Previous recommnedation: Infant Optics DXR-8


    iPhone 11 Exit Interview
    Apple Event


    Potential iPhone 12 Sizes


    iPhone 11: 6.1”
    iPhone 11 Pro: 5.8” or 6.5”
    iPhone 12: 5.4” or 6.1”
    iPhone 12 Pro: 6.1” or 6.7”

    MacRumors 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Size Estimator
    Thursday’s child has far to go…
    John’s “code”
    Apple stops selling rival earphones/speakers

    House Judiciary Committee antitrust report
    #askatp


    What’s the deal with disk images, anyway? (via Andy)


    WAD file
    XIP file

    What’s the reasonable lifespan of a phone? (via Ian Uymatiao)
    What’s the point in a “real” camera? (via Luke Shulman)


    Casey’s Olympus O-MD E-M10


    Casey’s Zoom Lens
    Casey’s Prime Lens

    Sony α7C
    Sony α6600
    Lensrentals


    Post-show: More on the Sony α7C


    Sony RX1
    Leica Q



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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    The State of Your Baby

    The State of Your Baby

    Thank you for all your donations to St. Jude! 💙
    Pre-show: Desk Reconstruction Day


    Uplift Desk V2 C-frame with magnetic cable channel and mountable surge strip

    Follow-up:


    John’s Headphone Update


    Correct pad replacements EDT 1770D

    Sony’s digital vs. plastic-disc profits
    Apple now allows returning only Watch bands

    Google’s Carbon-Free Plans
    Unity’s IPO filing shows the threat of app stores


    Actual filing
    Wall Street Journal calls for Apple’s cut to be halved

    Apple blocks Facebook update that tells users about Apple’s 30% cut
    Apple Watch Family Setup


    Schooltime

    #askatp


    What’s the right way for someone who knows filesystems (🛎) to back up a Mac? (via Mike Lee Williams)


    Carbon Copy Cloner
    SuperDuper

    What’s the best baby monitor experience? (via Migirdich Karnigyan)


    Infant Optics DXR-8

    Note: Modern models do not use USB power input on the receiver, as was stated on the show

    Is Marco watching Tesla competition? (via John Metcalf)


    MKBHD’s Auto Focus on the Porsche Taycan
    Rory Reid on the Polestar 2


    Post-show: How does USB-C even work?


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    • 1 hr 57 min
    We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

    We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

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    Podcastathon 2020 Video


    Casey’s appearance
    Siracusa’s appearance


    Pre-show:


    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250Ω
    Light color temperatures


    LED corn bulb
    The Stalman Podcast #95: Time Flies Apple Event


    Video


    Casey’s electric meter lamp

    Follow-up:


    PlayStation 5 Digital Edition pricing


    John’s savior

    Xbox One X sales up 747% at Amazon
    Solo Loop inversion


    Gruber’s mapping onto traditional sports bands
    Apollo Robbins

    Apple Watch power adapters
    Boring Old Menu Bar
    Deleting APFS snapshots using OnyX
    Apple One and varying logins
    Some confusion about Apple Watch Sport Band sizes? (via Ryan Fung)


    Apple Watch band returns

    Epic and Sign In with Apple
    Car demonstration videos


    Spinning Levers: How a Transmission Works (1936)
    Around the Corner: How Differential Steering Works (1937)


    Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax


    January 2018: Xbox One has a serious exclusive games problem


    Chris Plante’s observation

    Future exclusives will be “case-by-case”

    Widgetsmith and home screen customization


    Example TikTok
    Under the Radar #201 (if you see a 404, the episode has not been released yet)
    CandyBar
    Microsoft Plus!
    BitBar
    On Widget Shaming

    Post-show: Hotdog Stand


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    • 2 hrs 13 min
    The World of Moving

    The World of Moving

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    Pre-show:


    Sleepy Shirts
    Headphone cups


    Sony MDR-7506
    John’s new pads
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250-ohm
    Beyerdynamic EDT 1770D pads


    Follow-up:


    PlayStation 5 pricing and availability
    PlayStation 5 sizes

    Apple Event: Time Flies


    Apple Watch Series 6


    U1 & Ultra-wideband
    Measuring Your Blood Oxygen


    Technology Connections: How pulse oximeters work
    Casey’s pulse oximeter


    Bands


    Sport Band
    Link Bracelet
    Solo Loop


    Sizing PDF

    Braided Solo Loop
    Leather Link

    Apple Watch SE and Series 3
    Apple Watch Family Setup
    Apple Fitness+


    Peloton
    Beachbody On Demand


    Multi-level marketing


    iPad (8th generation)
    iPad Air


    Gurman on CPUs


    Post-show: Surprise! iOS 14 shipped!


    Will Hains’s Version History Chart



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    • 2 hrs 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

evilpresley ,

Hypercritical meets Build & Analyze

Easily the highlight of my podcasty week. Hearing geek god John Siracusa pitted against tech wonder child Marco Arment is a joy - and Casey does his best to balance these super powers. Also recommend going through the backlog of Hypercritical shows.

ChocoIat ,

Hosts more important than the listener?

This podcast has really gone downhill. The subjects are only about what the hosts find interesting, their personal frustrations about certain things in technology. And the worst part is they kee whining hours about it during every show and repeat this almost every week. Why can't you simply talk about the latest credible Apple rumors, products, what maybe Apple could do about their products in the future to further improve the experience.

Stelian Firez ,

Informative entertainment

I wake up just a little bit earlier every Sunday morning and listen to this podcast. It's great!

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