586 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.5 • 310 Ratings

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

    No Dots Are Going to Help Me

    No Dots Are Going to Help Me

    New member special: ATP Neutral: Car Shopping
    Pre-show: Marco is back in the ScanSnap world


    Raven scanner (defunct)
    Fujitsu Ricoh ScanSnap iX1600

    Follow-up:


    Apple apologizes for iPad “Crush” ad


    Charlie Chapman’s 📱💨

    AppleCare+ for educational-discounted products (via Carter Sanderson)


    Extend your AppleCare+ coverage

    iPad nano-texture glass
    Arun Maini interviews Ternus & Joswiak 1 2 3 4


    Editors’ note: Thanks to Elon’s Big Business Brain™, we now have to link to all the tweets X’s in this whole 🤬 thread, because Twitter X won’t show threads unless you’re logged in. Well done, Elon. Great work. 👏🏻 … 👏🏻 … 👏🏻 Now we’re junking up our show notes because we 💙 our listeners more than we hate him. And we really hate him.

    iPad Pro Smart Folio angles


    MKBHD’s reel

    Smart Folio Keyboard reliability
    Apple stickers (via Scott)
    The M4’s “next-generation ML accelerators” (via Wade Tregaskis)


    NEON

    M4 Neural Engine: 38 trillion ops/sec vs. M3’s 13 trillion ops/sec


    Tom’s Hardware

    M4 with 1 disabled P-core vs. M3 with no disabled P-cores

    Apple announces new accessibility features


    Vehicle Motion Cues demo video
    Shelly Brisbin’s take

    John’s brief iPad Pro review
    iPad Pro dissatisfaction


    Federico Viticci: Why iPadOS Still Doesn’t Get the Basics Right
    Steve Troughton-Smith: The iPad Pro Manifesto (2024 Edition)
    John Gruber: The M4 iPad Pros

    Ask ATP:


    Will the M4’s new display driver set us up for a 2-external-display computer with M4? (via Rumee Ahmed)
    Why is there so much discussion about CPU power in iPads but not iPhones? (via Mike Runcieman)

    Members-only ATP Overtime: Meta wants to be the Microsoft of headsets


    Meta announcement
    Meta Quest 🤝 Xbox

    Post-show: John’s latest remote IT software adventure


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    • 2 hrs 3 min
    Do a Barrel Roll!

    Do a Barrel Roll!

    Follow-up:


    More on RAM in base-model Macs
    HomeKit light controls UI
    Holoplot speakers in the Sphere


    Festival speakers

    One last ride for FineWoven?

    Apple’s May Event


    🇬🇧 & 🇪🇺: Charger sold separately
    And no soup stickers for anyone
    Apple’s commercial hullabaloo


    Hydraulic Press Channel

    Federico’s Thunderbolt image
    Quinn Nelson’s Tandem OLED video
    Binning
    Rick Williams’ question
    Logitech Combo Touch keyboard
    Apple Pencil Pro box designs
    Infuse

    Post-show Neutral: The Cybertruck has landed across the street from Casey


    Pontiac Aztek
    Subaru BRAT

    Members-only ATP Overtime: Apple Silicon in AI servers?


    MacRumors in April
    MacRumors in May
    The Wall Street Journal on May 6
    The Wall Street Journal (Apple News+ link)



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    • 2 hrs 27 min
    Everyone Heard the Same Nonsense

    Everyone Heard the Same Nonsense

    Pre-show: Casey’s after-action report


    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    RelayFM Podcastathon 2023 Part 1 & Part 2

    Follow-up:


    It’s possible to toggle a dimmable light in Home.app (via Dan Sturm)
    The Hayes AT command set is still going strong 😱 (via Pedro Fernandes)
    TSMC unveils 1.6nm process for 2026 chips


    Anandtech’s coverage

    Rabbit R1 reviews


    Stephen Robles
    MKBHD
    David Pierce @ The Verge
    Ben Lovejoy @ 9to5Mac
    Dave2D

    Riley Testut on Delta availability
    iPadOS is classified as “Gatekeeper” under the DMA
    No new Vision Pro until late 2026?

    May 7 Apple event


    Tim Cook’s tweet
    M4 iPad rumor

    Ask ATP:


    Did Marco give up on fussy coffee, as Casey’s prophecy foretold? (via Charlie Sorrel)


    Trade Coffee (literally sponsoring this episode)
    YES PLZ (has previously sponsored)
    Cometeer frozen coffee pods (Marco’s referral link)

    Can we give WWDC tips? (via Andy)
    Are we worried about charging station privacy? (via Wade)


    Automakers are Sharing Consumers’ Driving Behavior with Insurance Companies (11 March 2024)
    GM Quits Sharing Driving Behavior with Data Brokers (22 March 2024)


    Post-show: Marco’s after-action report


    The Sphere
    How the Sphere Works
    The Verge’s coverage
    Pillow Jets video (🍄🎆)
    Drew Carey’s review (NSFW)
    AmazeVR

    Members-only ATP Overtime: The Limitless pendant


    Previously on ATP…
    Introductory video
    The Verge coverage



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    • 2 hrs 16 min
    Daisy Hates Ticketmaster

    Daisy Hates Ticketmaster

    Pre-show: Marco’s Sinus Situation & the one month a yellow car makes sense
    The ATP Store is BACK baby! 👕


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    🚨 THIS IS YOUR FINAL WARNING 🚨
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    Follow-up:


    Filesystems (🛎), case sensitivity, and APFS volumes
    Handedness & “jumped” vs. “jumps”


    Pangrams

    Clarifications on the xz sabotage (via Mat Gadd)
    The Delta game emulator is now available!


    🇪🇺 AltStore PAL
    🌎 App Store


    #1 free app!


    Apple allows using used parts for repairs


    Stephen’s take
    Apple’s lobbying history
    Apple press release
    iFixit blog post

    Ceiling fan switches


    Lutron Caséta (smart home switches/dimmers/fan controls)
    Lutron Sunnata (dumb dimmer)
    Waveform lighting


    Ticketmaster finally getting what it deserves?


    Wall Street Journal
    Broadband labels

    M4 Macs are coming this year?
    iPhone 16/16+ to have more RAM?


    Mac desktop RAM chart
    Mac laptop RAM chart

    Installing audio apps is going to get easier?


    Rogue Amoeba’s 2024 Sitrep

    Ask ATP:


    Is the M4 generation worth holding out for?
    Why don’t we have 32-bit emulation? (via Joe Bezdek)
    Will the [presumably HDR] phantom OLED iPad Pro work well as a second display with something SDR?

    Post-show: Marco is going to The Sphere


    Billy Joel: The 100th
    The New Yorker on Billy’s helicopter rides
    But apparently he’s given up the helicopter rides
    Turn the Lights Back On

    Members-only ATP Overtime: AI devices… now with more “Apple”!


    Jony Ive & Sam Altman seeking funding for “personal AI device”
    Apple’s screen-reading AI system


    Paper (PDF link)

    3Blue1Brown videos


    But what is a GPT?
    Attention in transformers, visually explained




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    • 1 hr 33 min
    I've Spent a Lot of Time in the Address Bar

    I've Spent a Lot of Time in the Address Bar

    Pre-show: Power problems
    The ATP Store is BACK baby! 👕


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    New member special: ATP Insider: Computing Origin Stories
    Follow-up:


    How little kids write 4s


    Marco sample
    Casey sample
    John sample
    Field Notes

    Three-step car buying process (via Paul Chernoff)
    Rivian software update helps avoid trash EV chargers
    Joe Lion on reticle limits


    High-NA EUV
    ATP #562: Do You Have a Dragon?


    Johny Srouji interview (Timestamp link to 34m28s)


    Belkin phone holders


    iPhone Mount with MagSafe for Apple TV 4K
    Auto-Tracking Stand Pro with DockKit


    A first look at 🇪🇺’s alternative app stores


    Jason’s fresh-install experience

    Apple opens App Store to “retro” game emulators


    Official guidelines
    James Thomson
    Ben McCarthy’s forthcoming Ketchup app
    First emulators arrive


    iGBA removed for unknown reasons
    Riley’s take
    Apple’s clarification why iGBA was removed

    Nintendo nukes Yuzu


    The Verge initial coverage & follow-up


    Ask ATP:


    How does John manage new Safari windows? (via Jan Wedekind)
    Do we use case-sensitive file systems on our Macs? (via Pedro Fernandes)


    Unicode normalization

    What kind of fan did Marco buy? (via Matt McCurdy)


    Fanimation


    Post-show:


    Lutron Diva smart switch
    Lutron Claro accessory switch for Diva dimmers on multi-way circuits

    Members-only ATP Overtime: Visiting with old friends


    Automattic acquires Beeper


    NY Times coverage
    Adium
    texts.com

    Humane AI Pin reviews


    David Pierce @ The Verge
    MKBHD


    Cybertruck clip

    Can anyone but a tech giant build the next big thing?




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    • 1 hr 39 min
    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? 🤖


    ImageWriter



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    • 2 hrs 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
310 Ratings

310 Ratings

kicky ,

Podcast junk food

And I love it!

Klendathy ,

What happened to ATP?

I don’t know what happened to ATP but the episode lengths have increased whilst the ‘tech’ content has reduced, unless you mean cameras, phone cases, audio, furniture and other vagugely tech-related things.

Modern ATP comprises repetitive dialogue on recurring themes like Siri, Radar and X/Twitter, where the same tired points are made ad nausium, with little new added.

The first 10 mins of each episode feels feels like filler that can be skipped. In the of new Apple tech news, the three hosts will just talk about anything that comes to mind or repeat what they said last week. If there is no tech “news”, then consider don’t having a tech news podcast - don’t waste your time and mine.

I have listened since episode 1 and used to look forward to ATP. The podcast just now feels like three old blokes complaining about everything that annoys them, like Grandpa Simpson shaking his fist at clouds.

SneakyFERRiS ,

Tech? Mostly Apple.

Bit rude how heavy you go on how much we should donate, just saying.
Edit: and now I’m listening to you guys go on about something that has nothing to do with tech and telling me murdering children is bad. Not a tech podcast, I have no clue what this is. Boomer rants?

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