435 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 202 Ratings

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

    A Strong Number Four

    A Strong Number Four

    Pre-show:


    Freaks and Geeks

    Follow-up:


    Universal Control & device arrangement (via Andreas Beyer Bowden)


    More from Viticci

    Center Stage
    Object Capture quality


    Matt Waller’s Baby Yoda
    Mikko Haapoja’s pineapple

    macOS Monterey Live Text (OCR) works with captchas too!
    App Library in the dock is optional
    Safari 15 and Reload Button


    Instructions to restore old-style Safari tab bar
    Feature flag


    Many macOS Monterey features are Apple Silicon-only


    Apple’s fine print
    Maps app globe after toggling a debug flag

    A trip down DOS gaming memory lane


    IPX


    Kali

    Null-modem cable
    Descent
    PhoneNet
    Bolo


    Stuart Cheshire
    Zero-configuration networking

    Avara

    Disk Utility has been updated in Monterey! 🎉
    Monterey lets you Erase all content & settings!


    Apple’s explanation

    How iCloud Private Relay Works


    Pi-hole

    #askatp:


    How is being a developer on Apple Silicon? (via Abel Demoz)
    What year will be the final year of macOS on Intel? (via Ralf Krakowski)
    How do the low-power M1 cores use only 1/10th the power of the high-power M1 cores? (via Brian Pirie)


    Icestorm cores
    Firestorm cores


    Post-show Neutral:


    Bugatti Chiron
    Bugatti Veyron
    Roll-out


    Video
    Tesla’s Test Strategies

    NHTSA
    M539 Restorations
    BMW E46
    M539 Restorations - YouTube
    2014 Honda Accord Sport 6MT



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    • 2 hrs 11 min
    A Squirmy Soup of Rectangles

    A Squirmy Soup of Rectangles

    Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2021


    TextSniper
    iPad Multitasking Video
    iPad Menu Screenshots
    iPad Menu Video
    Mosaic
    NSUserActivity
    DUNS Number
    Synergy
    Fitt’s Law
    USDZ
    Continuous Integration
    Continuous Delivery

    Post-show:


    Original Prince video


    What happened?
    Remastered version in which the outcome is more visible

    Todd Vaziri



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    • 3 hrs 4 min
    Before We Leave the Dump

    Before We Leave the Dump

    Follow-up:


    Casey’s HDMI HOMI Update
    HDMI cable types
    Wi-Fi 6


    Back to Work
    Thread

    Dolby Vision and raised blacks (via Kai Kontio)
    iMac Fans

    Jonathan Dietz’s Apple Silicon cost-estimate spreadsheet
    Apple Podcasts issues:


    Broken show notes?
    Apple Podcasts subscriptions delayed

    🤮 Apple’s Self-Serving Puff Piece 🤮


    Thoughts on Flash
    On Apple’s Piss-Poor Documentation
    vDSP Functions

    WWDC 2021 Predictions


    Tick-tock
    WIMP
    Image map
    Casey’s WWDC 2021 Wishes
    Functional Reactive Programming


    Casey’s explanation of Disposable/AnyCancellable

    async/await
    Actors
    Hacking with Swift
    Swift by Sundell
    Carrot Weather
    objc_msgSend branch prediction
    Matter (formerly CHoIP)



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    • 2 hrs 7 min
    I Shouldn't Need to Wiggle

    I Shouldn't Need to Wiggle

    Pre-show: Compacted sugar


    Fun Dip
    SweetTarts
    Candy Cigarette
    Big League Chew

    Follow-up:


    John’s Jade/M1X Twitter thread


    High resolution image
    Chiplet
    AMD Discussing X3d Die stacking
    Keeping Up Moore’s Law with Chiplets
    Chiplet vs. Monolithic

    Some speculation about the next Mac Pro
    Base-model 24” iMacs have only one fan
    MacBook Air’s rumored “ski feet”


    Lord Matthew’s theory

    Apple support document clarifies lossless streaming details


    John Voorhees’ take

    Bluetooth data transfer speeds
    Lossless vs. Lossy Encoding


    MP3 & AAC & Opus
    FLAC & ALAC

    HomePod & HomePod mini will support lossless
    HDMI eARC
    Spatial Audio and AirPods from David Steer

    Apple TV 4K (2021 edition)


    Matt Craig’s tweet
    Installation/Migration Process


    One Home Screen


    Settings → Users and Accounts → [you] → One Home Screen

    Accessibility → Increase Contrast → Focus Style
    Home-button function

    Remote


    Dave Mark’s jog wheel demo video
    Paul Hudson’s remote retrospective
    Hypercritical #49: Pinching the Harmonica
    HDMI CEC

    Calibration


    HDTVTest
    THX Tune-Up
    rtings.com
    DolbyVision raised blacks fixed?


    Casey’s Apple TV Woes


    Wiring Diagram
    Forthcoming HDMI Cable
    Sonos Amp
    Belkin SoundForm Connect

    Post-show: Casey’s Fan Resolution


    Casey’s fans
    Lutron Caséta Smart Fan Speed Control



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    • 2 hrs 21 min
    City of Chips

    City of Chips

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    Thank you, ATP Store purchasers!
    Follow-up:


    Third-party menu bar items (via Daniel Jalkut)


    NSStatusItemBehaviorRemovalAllowed in NSStatusItem.h

    Spatial Audio from Gui Rambo


    CMHeadphoneMotionManager

    24” iMac Reviews, including Jason Snell’s


    Matching cords, accessories, desktop backgrounds, stickers, highlight colors, “hello” intro movie
    Highlight colors via Sebastiaan de With

    Gasoline stabilizers

    Apple Music adds Spatial Audio & Lossless at No Cost


    Listening to Spatial Audio with AirPods Pro and AirPods Max
    Super Audio CD
    LaserDisc


    Laserdisc: An Introduction
    Laserdisc’s Failure: What Went Wrong
    DVD: The Death Knell of Laserdisc
    MUSE Hi-Vision Laserdisc: The Blu-ray of 1994
    Laserdisc: Features, Follies & Evolution

    XM Radio
    Xiph.org: wave/”stair-step” sample-rate explainer
    DAC
    Loudness war
    Tidal
    Pono
    A2DP
    aptX
    AAC
    AirPods Max and lossless over the cable (via Micah Singleton)
    Mastered for iTunes
    LivePhish
    FLAC

    MacBook Pro Ransomware Leak


    Casey’s battery/hub

    MacBook Air Rumors


    John Prosser’s Video
    Dr. Drang on Battery Life

    Gurman’s Report


    GeForce RTX 3090
    macOS 11.4 beta supports new AMD graphics cards


    AMD 6900 XT

    The Connection Machine

    Post-show: Casey & John’s Adventures with Eero


    Eero lights explanation
    Eero’s comparison page


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    • 2 hrs 8 min
    Apple Did Not Eat That Food

    Apple Did Not Eat That Food

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    Pre-show:


    ⅔ of ATP is “maxinated”! The vaccination train keeps a’chuggin’! Toot toot! 🚂💉
    Colonial Pipeline


    How long does gas last?


    Follow-up:


    Overpriced AirTag mounts


    AirTag Leather Key Ring
    AirTag Leather Loop
    Belkin Secure Holder with Key Ring for AirTag
    Marco’s recommended solution

    Unattended restart with FileVault enabled


    sudo fdesetup authrestart


    Or, optionally, sudo fdesetup authrestart -delayminutes 5

    softwareupdate -ia

    AppleTV and spatial audio
    AppleTV supports Wi-Fi 6

    Apple’s bad hire


    Sommer Panage’s response
    🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨 He’s already fired

    Epic vs. Apple, and internal emails


    Eddy Cue and Craig Federighi on iMessage for Android in 2013
    Common carrier
    Steve Jobs 1997 Q&A
    Schiller wondering about the 30% cut… in 2011

    #askatp


    Hiding the Dropbox menu-bar icon? (via Jason Bates-Brownsword)


    Synology Drive
    Synology Cloud Sync
    Bartender
    Rocket
    Vanilla

    Could one swap a SoC? (via Chandler Kent)


    Sarbanes-Oxley

    How does one back up a MacBook without a Time Capsule? (via John Larson)


    Nifty MiniDrive
    The Case for RAID


    Post-show: Marco tried to use Ruby


    Github Pages
    Jekyll
    Hosting SQLite Databases on Github Pages
    xkcd: The General Problem



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    • 1 hr 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
202 Ratings

202 Ratings

STM 3518 ,

Good tech podcast

I like listing to those guys on a regular basis. Good podcast to listen to.

tuns3r ,

The outro song may get stuck in your head

Great podcast. Highly recommend!

loteq ,

The Top Gear of Mac nerd podcasts

Been listening for years now, and as with everything the show ebbs band flows depending on apples release schedules. Their analysis holds up over the years though, and while Marcos complaints and anxiety gets a bit overwrought sometimes about apples screw ups, (he’s not usually wrong though) these guys are reliably fun to listen to for their nerdiness and hand wringing about apple. Once you get more familiar with their personalities there is even more to unpack. I also like the deviations into car tech every few episodes..

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