581 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 226 Ratings

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

    Can't Render, Fog It

    Can't Render, Fog It

    Pre-show: SD-card failures
    The ATP Store is BACK, baby! 👕


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    Follow-up:


    The “unpatchable” M-series exploit


    Explanatory video
    Hector Martin found the “chicken bit”


    ARM Exception Levels

    DMP

    Y’all don’t read the show notes, huh? 😏


    LG DualUp Monitor

    An 🎵 accidental 🎵 rant about the state of podcasting today


    DAI

    Would a M3-family chip really have no efficiency cores? (via Matthaus Woolard)


    Max Tech’s take on “M4 Ultra” rumors
    Reticle limits


    NVIDIA GH100 GPU


    Apple laying off 700+ workers


    MacRumors

    Apple 🤝🏻 Shutterstock


    Reuters

    Apple’s in-box iPhone “Presto” flashing machine

    Casey has tried Spatial Personas


    Upgrade #507: Differently Social
    Game Room (App Store link)


    Battleship

    Gucci (App Store link)


    Trailer

    Turok

    Ask ATP:


    How does one buy a car? (via Chandler Kent)


    CarEdge
    Deal School 3.0

    What even is ownership, these days? (via Anonymous)


    Egghead Software
    SimCity copy protection (the red image on the right-hand side)
    Overton Window

    This article says Catalyst is abandoned; is it? (via Jonathan Sibley)

    Post-show: Rivian Bluetooth & Fast-Charging Sitrep
    Members-only ATP Overtime: Apple making robots? 🤖


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    • 2 hrs 28 min
    A Different Way to Be Evil

    A Different Way to Be Evil

    Pre-show: John’s two-year anniversary
    Follow-up:


    WWDC lottery results
    John’s Affinity Designer struggles


    Marco’s convert stroke → shape suggestion from the bootleg
    Offset path using Contour Tool (via Vitor)
    Create Compound (via Julian Kissman)
    Inconsistencies noted by Christian Meyer

    Sam Abuelsamid on real-time OSes in cars


    QNX
    Wind River
    Green Hills
    Qualcomm Snapdragon Cockpit

    ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED fix is in Chrome 124 beta
    Has Casey considered running any of his monitors in portrait? (via Bilal Khan)


    LG DualUp Monitor

    Apple IDs & real-world verification (via Simone Rizzo)
    Non-email Apple IDs do still exist (via Erik)
    Apple podcast transcripts & ☁️ computing (via Ben)


    MacWhisper


    Microsoft is learning from Apple’s mistakes and is pre-emptively splitting Teams off from Office
    No UltraFusion interconnect on M3 Max?


    MacRumors
    Vadim Yuryev

    Apple Vision Pro Spatial Personas


    Connected #496: I Tried to Put My Finger in Myke’s Mouth
    Jason’s take
    Stephen’s take

    Apple’s MLS Playoffs immersive video


    Jason’s take
    Ben Thompson’s take (Paywalled)
    Under the Radar #289: Vision Pro Numbers
    Mad Max: Fury Road


    Centered framing
    The Fastest Cut: Furious Film Editing

    Vroom


    F1TV
    MultiViewer


    Post-show: New theme song! Thank you, Jonathan Mann!!
    Members-only ATP Overtime:


    Hardware vulnerability in Apple Silicon


    Michael Tsai’s coverage summary
    Explanatory video

    xz Utils backdoor


    The Verge coverage
    xz attack shell script
    A Microcosm of the interactions in Open Source projects
    Compulsory xkcd
    I am not a supplier
    OSQI




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    • 2 hrs 9 min
    Socks in the Knob-Hole

    Socks in the Knob-Hole

    Pre-show: Marco’s recording situation


    Under the Radar #289: Vision Pro Numbers

    Follow-up:


    Image captioning in iOS (via Jim Buell)
    DMA compliance feedback session is live
    Kara Swisher interviews Margrethe Vestager (Overcast link)


    Gruber’s summary

    Apple/Meta/Google targeted by EU in DMA non-compliance investigations


    European Commission press release
    Dan Moren’s take
    Reuters interview with Margrethe Vestager

    Regarding third-party messaging apps and the DOJ suit
    Artificial tooth monopoly led the DOJ to… Jersey‽


    Forum shopping
    Legal experts praise DOJ case

    DOJ lawsuit thoughts from Gavin Laing

    WWDC announced



    Greg Jozwiak’s tweet

    People are fed up with useless tech in their cars
    EuroNCAP is doing the Lord’s work
    New CarPlay is Apple’s last hope to crack cars?


    Real-time operating system
    QNX vs. Android Automotive


    QNX


    Ask ATP:


    How soon after waking up do we engage with a device? (via Nick)


    Everyone’s Sony alarm clock

    What would cause us to go to 128 bit? (via Brian)

    Post-show: John’s battles with Affinity Designer


    PaintCode

    Members-only ATP Overtime: The future of Apple ID


    To be rebranded as “Apple Account”? (February 2024)
    More from MacRumors (March 2024)



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    • 1 hr 45 min
    Use Your Words

    Use Your Words

    Pre-show: We definitely recorded a day late because we’re clairvoyant and definitely not because of pyrotechnics.
    Follow-up:


    The M1 MacBook Air lives on at… Walmart


    Warmart press release

    Apple Silicon & Project Titan
    Safari hangs (via Wade)
    Apple’s DMA compliance efforts


    Apple DMA compliance workshop
    Gruber’s take
    Kay Jebelli’s recap on Twitter
    AI-generated transcript
    Video of Riley Testut’s question/answer

    John’s curious obsession with street widths


    Marco: 8’ / ~2.5m
    Underscore: 19’4” / ~6m
    John: 23’5” / ~11m

    Magnets in Apple Watch bands (via Harvey Simon)


    Modern Buckle

    Is podcast transcription is Apple’s first big cloud computing effort?

    US sues Apple for illegal monopoly over smartphones


    The Verge
    Lawsuit PDF
    Transcript of prepared remarks
    Toot from Glyph

    Post-show Ask ATP: What do John & Marco have against multiple monitors, anyway? (via Tony)
    Members-only ATP Overtime: Apple AI updates


    Another AI paper from Apple


    VentureBeat summary
    Stratechery recap (Paywalled)

    Apple partnering with Google or OpenAI?


    Bloomberg coverage

    Humane Ai Pin



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    • 1 hr 55 min
    Weird Can Be Beautiful

    Weird Can Be Beautiful

    Pre-show:


    ATP Overtime
    ATP Insider: John’s Windows


    ATP 96: The Windows of Siracusa County

    ATP Membership FAQ
    AppStories

    Follow-up:


    Callsheet available on visionOS
    “Put me on Aux” (via Sam Davies)
    Spotify & free users (via Colin Meney)
    256 GB M3 MacBook Air has 2× 128 GB NAND chips


    iFixIt Teardown

    Project Titan chip rumors
    What happens when 🇪🇺 folks leave 🇪🇺 for a while?
    Epic’s developer account reinstated


    Gruber’s take
    Upgrade #503: We Own the Refs, the Stadium, and the Field

    More options for 🇪🇺 distribution


    Getting ready for Web Distribution
    Newly proposed Apple flow

    ERR_NETWORK_CHANGED gets first attempted fix


    Original feature


    Google Gemini’s revisionist history


    Reconcilable Differences #228: Big Filter Boy
    Stratechery: Aggregator’s AI Risk
    Gemini refuses to answer election questions


    Reuters


    Ask ATP:


    How come old software doesn’t continue to work anymore, particularly on mobile? (via Erik Neu)


    Super Smash Brothers
    Mega Man 2
    OpenEmu

    Would Apple be better off trading lower App Store commissions for higher hardware prices? (via Ryan Maloney)


    Playdate


    Swift on the Playdate

    Pico 8


    Post-show Neutral: Rivian R2 & R3
    Members-only ATP Overtime: Rabbit r1


    Interview with Rabbit CEO Jesse Lyu
    Neuro-symbolic model
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    • 1 hr 51 min
    Colorful Criticism

    Colorful Criticism

    Pre-show: Old men talk about old car stereos
    Follow-up:


    John’s notes export via privacy.apple.com
    Apple Vision Pro & Project Titan (via James Anthony)


    JIBO
    gita (the robot Casey was thinking of)
    Gurman’s article (or on Apple News)

    Apple Vision Pro’s inevitable future (via Matt Johnson)

    M3 MacBook Airs


    Gurman on forthcoming Apple events
    Hector Martin on two displays
    Apple confirms backport of two-display support to M3
    RIP the 🧀

    Apple fined $2 billion by EU for App Store practices


    The Verge
    EU ruling
    Apple’s response
    Sherman Antitrust Act

    AltStore has received its MarketplaceKit entitlement


    Apple’s DMA policy updates
    Updated rules

    Apple terminates Epic’s developer account


    Epic’s blog post
    Example tweet

    Post-show Ask ATP: If we could solve one of Apple’s legal problems, what would it be? (via Marc Robinson)


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    • 1 hr 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
226 Ratings

226 Ratings

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Amazing!

The song gets stuck in your head though.

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Never miss it!

Informative and enjoyable. Those guys are great.

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Frustrating

ATP is my favourite podcast 20% of the time and an unlistenable airing of grievances by a few rich white men 80% of the time. I wish they’d focus on quality of content more so that 20% was easier to find. I could see how they might conclude from the success of Hypercritical that we enjoy a gripe fest but it’s only fun when John does it. It really feels like the hosts believe anything they say is interesting.

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