459 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.6 • 264 Ratings

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

    The Bluetooth Adds Warmth

    The Bluetooth Adds Warmth

    Shocking revelations:


    Marco’s wrist
    Casey’s desk

    The myth of digital audio producing stair-step sound waves


    Casey’s Double Density appearance
    Xiph explainer video


    DAC
    Nyquist level


    Apple’s monitor-pricing conundrum


    Luna Display updates

    Follow-up: Junior vs. Senior Developers (via Nick Matsakis)


    Peter principle

    Mac Mini rumors and renderings
    #askatp:


    Which company would we love to see Apple buy & integrate? (via Ryan)


    The Talk Show #330: ‘Headline Goes Here’ with Jim Dalrymple
    Sony Xperia PRO-I


    Video review


    Why bother with backups anymore? (via Joe Athman)


    Casey’s scripts


    Post-show: John’s beeps


    Captured audio
    What Is That Beep
    Appliance brands: Who owns what?
    Forum Post
    Nitram’s Mea Culpa



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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    This Is Not Your First Plane Crash

    This Is Not Your First Plane Crash

    Pre-show:


    Energizer lithium AA batteries and 9V for smoke alarms
    Marco’s utterly bananas password-managers setup
    The ATP on-demand store is back!

    Follow-up:


    Meta/Facebook


    In the Enterprise


    workplace.com
    An aside about scrolljacking


    Parallax Scrolling


    Hardware prowess
    Gaming
    Wearing VR headsets

    Apple TV+ on the web
    HomePod problems abound (via Joe Mesterhazy)


    YouTube video describing the problem

    Plex and two-zone playback


    ebernet’s explanation
    Infuse

    Bullstrap leather case review
    Marco’s pants update


    Banana Republic Traveler
    Spoke London Travel Denim and Cord Fives


    Laying out the Apple Silicon roadmap


    Max Tech video

    #askatp:


    How can one keep an older MacBook Pro running well? (via Stephan)
    How do we organize our pictures? (via Guilherme Alles)


    Peek‑a‑View

    What’s the ∆ between a junior & senior developer? (via Roar Lochar)


    Programmer Humor’s Tweet
    Gene Hackman


    Post-show: John’s mystery beeps


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    • 2 hrs 1 min
    The World's Greatest Conference Call

    The World's Greatest Conference Call

    Pre-show:


    Watching shows on Apple
    Some ATP membership bookkeeping

    Follow-up:


    Xcode build times (via Abel Demoz)

    defaults write com.apple.dt.Xcode ShowBuildOperationDuration YES
    Monterey’s Mouse Pointer Memory Leak Bug
    Marco has [Original] HomePod Problems


    Belkin Soundform Connect

    Marco replaces Weather Line with Carrot Weather


    Weather Line acquisition
    App Store feature on Brian Mueller of Carrot Weather
    Weather Strip

    Seller risks on eBay


    Swappa


    Facebook and Meta


    Stratechery Interview with Mark Zuckerberg
    Oculus Quest 2
    Ping
    World of Warcraft
    SecondLife
    IRC
    MUD
    MUSH
    HoloLens 2
    Chatroulette
    Knowledge Navigator
    Idiocracy

    Post-show: Casey broke two car keys in the span of 10 minutes


    Volvo XC90
    Example replacement video



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    • 2 hrs 8 min
    The Monitor Situation

    The Monitor Situation

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    Follow-up:


    iMessage in iCloud Security Overview
    Apple’s T2 Macs and Monterey
    Avoiding the notch using RDM (via Roberto Jung Drebes)

    Casey’s MacBook Pro Updates


    Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad for Mac models with Apple silicon - US English ($180)
    Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for Mac models with Apple silicon - US English ($150)
    Magic Trackpad ($130)
    LG UltraFine 5K


    Starport 75 Podcast

    Casey’s iMac Stand

    Marco reviews iPhone 13 Pro cases


    Apple Silicone
    Nudient Thin v3
    Peel Clear White
    Totallee Pearl White
    Totallee Clear Soft
    Caudabe Sheath
    Pitaka MagEZ Case 2 (not tested)
    Bullstrap (not tested)

    How Could One Improve the MacBook Pros?


    SD Card
    CFexpress
    HDMI 2.1

    A None-Too-Brief Aside About Apple External Monitors


    ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCG-K 32” 16:9 FreeSync2 4K 120 Hz HDR Mini-LED IPS Monitor

    Post-show #askatp:


    Why don’t we talk about processor clock speed anymore? (via Yossi Kanner)
    Would we rather use a previous-gen MacBook Pro with an M1 Max, or the new MacBook Pro with an Intel CPU? (via Joel Short)



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    • 1 hr 53 min
    Your Yanking Force

    Your Yanking Force

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    Pre-show: Setup Woes


    Audition
    Homebrew Bundle


    Casey’s Post on Homebrew Bundle
    Casey’s bundle file


    Follow-up:


    What does Marco use for a Thunderbolt dock? (via César Cavazos)


    OWC Thunderbolt Dock
    Caldigit TS3+ Hub
    Caldigit Element Hub

    John’s AirPods 3 updates
    Monterey Status Report


    SuperDuper

    The Verge’s MacBook Pro review
    MacBook Pro Charging via USB-C


    Thunderbolt PDF
    PC Magazine
    ADC

    MacBook Pro “Compatibility Mode”


    Scale to fit below built-in camera
    Tweet with video

    Notch codename was Daisy?
    120 Hz scrolling on new MacBook Pros


    Chrome shenanigans

    Marco’s Mystery Terabyte update


    Disk Utility → View → Show APFS Snapshots
    Purging files on iOS


    Marco’s experience with Lutron Caséta


    Waveform Lighting
    Eve Motion
    Caséta Motion Sensor (scroll down)
    Quinn’s Smart Home Video

    [More] MacBook Pro impressions


    Upgrade #379: They Feed on Memory
    MagSafe 1/2/3 side-by-side
    Luna Display

    Post-show: How does Marco unload old computers?


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    • 2 hrs 17 min
    The Notch is Young

    The Notch is Young

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    Pre-show: Marco’s acquisition adventure


    IceMule Cooler Backpack (size Xlarge)
    Veblen good

    Follow-up:


    APFS fast directory sizing


    Chris’ answer on StackExchange
    APFS File System Reference
    INODE_MAINTAIN_DIR_STATS

    Anandtech on the M1 Pro & Max performance


    Dom’s question
    SPECfp

    Gruber’s summary of the Affinity team’s findings
    The only benchmark that matters
    Johnathan Dietz Jr on Pro Display XDR @ 120Hz
    What about Memory Pressure?
    Marco’s Kühl’s pants

    John’s AirPods 3 impressions
    MacBook Pro impressions


    Casey’s very sad y’all
    Under the Radar #229: Money, Time, and M1 Max Macs
    In-Store configuration options
    Space Gremlin
    Grand Perspective
    Quinn Nelson on notch inconsistencies
    Apps


    Bartender
    Vanilla
    Denotchifier
    Top Notch


    Post-show: Marco watches sports


    XKCD #1053: Ten Thousand
    FoxTrax
    First down line
    CTE



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    • 2 hrs 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

TheRealKZed ,

My favourite podcast

I listened to the WWDC 2019 episode at the time and I’ve spent more than 2 years listening both towards and backwards (Sorry, John). It’s by far my favourite podcast. The analysis here is basically unmatched.

ben_hdk853 ,

Too much noise, not enough signal

Used to be amazing and John is a riot. But I feel that the show has become unfocused in the last couple of years. And I find myself alienated by the smug wokeness that’s starting to creep in.

PetterBraka ,

Best Apple tech

This is a fantastic podcast and it goes into the fine details that most others brush past. I love it

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