440 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 257 Ratings

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

    The Reality of Magnets

    The Reality of Magnets

    Pre-show: Marco’s accident


    DJI Mavic 2

    Follow-up:


    There are dozens of people who like compact Safari (via Anthony Lee)
    Perhaps wonky Safari is a nod to an AR future? (via Dan Blondell)


    Round Rects Are Everywhere!

    Mac Safari’s tab-close UI (via Guy English)
    Other multi-UI apps (via Daniel Jalkut)


    NetNewsWire

    Photos Extensions


    Darkroom flag & reject workflow (via Ben Gollmer)


    Write-up (on Medium 🙄)

    Raw Power (via Kyle McMahon)


    Introductory video
    Caveats

    OpenDoc

    The best news about Monterey yet (via Aaron Brager)

    Apple MagSafe Battery Case Pack Thing


    KBase document
    Six Colors Write-Up
    Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K
    Panzarino’s video
    Quinn’s estimates

    State of iPhone MagSafe


    Elevation Lab MagBase

    Post-show: Casey needs the Diamond Dogs


    Ducking
    Tighten Up
    Pushover



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    • 2 hrs 26 min
    Eventually Converge on Correctness

    Eventually Converge on Correctness

    Pre-show:


    Casey’s macOS Bug Report
    Math Emporium


    Power Mac G4 Cube
    Crystal Garden


    Follow-up:


    New Safari tab interface in Monterey beta 3


    Toppy Tabs
    Ribbon
    Word 6 Screenshot

    Elective AppleCare+ Repairs
    Photo Ingest


    Photo Mechanic
    Lightning to SD Card Camera Reader
    “Made for Apple Photos”?

    The Aeron was revised in 2017 (via Alexander)


    Differences

    Casey’s Shocking News

    Post-show bonus #askatp: Does Adam still wear his Apple Watch? (via Andrew Blomquist)


    Apple Watch SE
    Family Setup



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    • 1 hr 52 min
    Some Amount of Futzing

    Some Amount of Futzing

    Pre-show: Case-Liss Casey Liss


    ZZQ
    Q Barbeque
    Casey’s Shattered Windshield
    John’s iPhone case

    Follow-up:


    HomeKit and Bonjour/zeroconf


    Lutron Caseta
    Matter
    Thread
    Quinn’s Video

    HSTS and Safari (via Jakob)


    DuckDuckGo Smarter Encryption

    Thoughts on Safari from Scott Sutton


    Safari Technology Preview (“Purple Safari”)

    Eye-tracking Memoji? (via Daniel Yount)


    Executive images

    John mousepad update

    Managing Digital Documents (via Jason Abreu)


    1Password for Families
    Fujitsu ScanSnap
    Raven Scanners
    You Need a Budget
    Banktivity
    Backblaze 3-2-1

    Casey’s Apple One Epiphany


    Songwhip

    #askatp:


    What’s the desk chair update? (via Carlos Luis Portillo)


    Embody
    Aeron
    Steelcase Gesture

    How do we import photos taken on a “big” camera? (via Stephen Kim)


    GeoTag
    Pipe Dream

    Why wouldn’t Apple want to license the M1 to Nintendo? (via Zephyz Zhaar)


    OLED Switch
    Tegra X1
    Breath of the Wild


    Post-show: Marco is a monster who doesn’t like air conditioning


    ERV



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    • 2 hrs 22 min
    The Right Side of the Mouse Pad

    The Right Side of the Mouse Pad

    Pre-show:


    Nostalgia for compulsory technology


    Toshiba e740
    Microdrive
    Volvo XC90

    Being old in a college town


    Top of the Stairs


    Follow-up:


    Safari reload update in Monterey beta 2
    HTTP Strict Transport Security


    hstspreload.org
    Report for hypercritical.co

    iOS 15 can adjust more than just text size


    Settings → Accessibility → Per-App Settings

    On the need for Apple to defend in-app purchase revenue (via Abel Demoz)


    The Art of the Possible


    John’s Mouse Pad Woes


    SwitchGlass

    Cool, Geeky Mac Apps


    Boop
    SwiftBar


    BitBar (the OG)


    Falling into disrepair
    Reboot

    TextBar (an alternative)


    #askatp:


    What’s the deal with Matter (née CHoIP)? (via Jon Strand)


    Comic Book Guy
    Ecobee
    Lutron Caséta
    Old-school timer

    What’s the deal with Mighty? (via Peter Waller)
    Would Apple ever release a M1 card for Intel Mac Pros? (via Brian Hamilton)


    MacCharlie


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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Eddy Cue Shows Up at Your Door

    Eddy Cue Shows Up at Your Door

    Pre-show:


    FAA’s TRUST program
    FAA Part 107
    DJI Mini 2

    Follow-up:


    Safari page reloading


    Pull-to-refresh
    John’s extension
    Finn Voorhees’ experiment

    Safari on iOS 15 & Monterey automatically upgrades HTTP → HTTPS… kinda
    iCloud Private Relay


    Rauli Rikama’s observations
    What about embedded browsers? (via Maarten Hazewinkel)
    Private Relay is always used for known trackers (via Renaud Lienhart)
    FLoC

    You monsters that use unnatural scrolling


    Scroll Reverser
    Mos

    Avara source code is available (via Dan Watson)


    Descent screenshot
    Avara screenshot
    Star Fox screenshot
    COSI
    Sega VR

    Apple Podcasts & our show notes
    SSD wear reporting in macOS
    Mailo

    StoreKit refund API (via Jake Mor)
    Per-app text size slider
    tvOS 15 will allow sign-in via iPhone/iPad
    #askatp:


    Have we cut the cord? (via Ian)


    OTT
    Channels


    TV Everywhere

    CableCard
    JustWatch

    What keyboard do we use? (via Kyle Matson)


    Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad


    Cherry MX Sampler

    Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard for Business 5KV-00001
    Apple Extended Keyboard
    Apple Wireless Keyboard]

    What’s the deal with “side-loading”, anyway? (via Lewis O’Neil)


    Apple’s FUD PDF
    Daring Fireball
    Gui Rambo tweets 1 and 2


    Post-show:


    Taz-Mania
    Battletoads
    Cool Spot
    TrapAdventure 2 (iOS)
    Celeste
    Dark Souls



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    • 1 hr 54 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

momomomoma ,

Big fan of Casey

I like hearing what Marco and John have to say about Apple but I can’t deal with Casey’s child like fanboyism and pitiful white guilt or valley girl mannerisms anymore. It’s completely insufferable.
Great podcast rendered unlistenable.

aloysius-snailchaser ,

Become unlistenable

This used to be a great podcast, but now it’s overwhelmed by the smugness of Marco and the thought-void that is Casey. The only one with anything to say is John, and it’s just not worth wading through the rest of it for his still interesting take on things. He’s been drowned out by the torturous mediocrity of the other two. It’s very sad. Bring back Hypercritical!

Craig Reno ,

Lost it’s way

Marco - Love his app, but my man, please STOP laughing et every ‘joke’ you come up with and laughing at the end of practically every sentence. It’s irritating as hell and makes you borderline unlistenable.

John - We get it, you love the Mac Pro, it’s the second coming of Jesus and nothing compares. Shut up about it already.

Casey - Where do you start with this guy? Too long to say but do us a favour and stop emphasising EVERYTHING. Also try Google man, 90% of your tech issues that you spent 3 episodes whining about could have been fixed. I guess because Apple doesn’t have a search engine it’s beneath you to look.

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