465 episodes

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

Accidental Tech Podcast Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Technology
    • 4.4 • 1.8K Ratings

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

    Lasers Are Great

    Lasers Are Great

    Follow-up:


    Fi dog-collar pronunciation


    Discount code ATP100 for $100 off (not a sponsor)

    New Ford Mustangs will be available in 2023–2024
    Sony did show PSVR2 controllers
    Mirrorless advantages and the longevity of Canon DSLRs (from Justin Krohn)
    TV technology


    WRGB OLEDs do have white backlights
    QD-OLEDs have RGB “filters”/diffusers


    Samsung’s 2019 $11 billion investment in QD-OLED

    Micro-LED

    On “Weird & Complicated” Analog TV (via Moe Rubenzahl)


    Technology Connections on Analog TV

    Apple will Allow Alternate Payment Systems in the App Store in 🇰🇷, with a catch


    StoreKit 2
    RevenueCat Getting Started
    Apple wants 30% of Uber/Lyft’s membership revenue
    American laws don’t reflect Americans’ desires


    John’s gross printer


    Theranos
    John’s printer
    Casey’s printer
    Marco’s laser all-in-one with the buggy networking
    Marco’s beloved giant printer (price is currently inflated; it cost $449 in 2016)
    Marco’s 11x17 inkjet all-in-one (also currently overpriced; it cost $249 in 2018)

    #askatp:


    What do we think about React/React Native? (via Asajz)


    Divorce leads children to the worst places
    Vue.js
    AngularJS

    How can there be a huge ∆ between data in Photos and the actual Photos Library on disk? (via Todd Vaziri)


    SQLite VACUUM


    Post-show: Some responses to our health/veganism/leather discussion last week


    Slow Boring: Is Healthy Food Actually More Expensive?
    BBC: Climate Change: Which vegan milk is best?
    iMore: Apple should ditch leather (not mentioned, but meant to)



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    • 2 hr 11 min
    Monks at Drafting Tables

    Monks at Drafting Tables

    Follow-up:


    Stuart Hay on chroma sub-sampling, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, 4:2:0
    Hyper Thunderbolt 4 Dock


    Hyper USB-C Media Hub

    A not-too-short aside about iPad connectivity and expandability


    Loopback
    David Smith’s tweet
    Audio Hijack
    Audiobus
    Drafting table

    Xcode and setting up for Apple Watch development (via Andy Norman)
    Slideshow App Recommendations


    Fotomagico
    Adobe Premiere Rush

    Canon’s flagship DSLR line will end… eventually.


    Single-lens reflex


    CES: QD-OLED TVs from Sony


    OLED explained
    Quantum dots explained

    Interview with Gary Geaves, VP of Acoustics at Apple


    MaxTech video
    Regarding latency
    About the UWB spectrum
    An aside about Apple TV interruptions


    Settings → Remotes and Devices → Bluetooth → Suggest Nearby AirPods


    #askatp:


    How much do we sleep? (via Nathaniel Gori)


    An aside about dog tracking collars


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    Post-show:


    Should Apple stop using leather?
    Thoughts on meat alternatives
    Late-episode follow-up:


    Fun Fact #52: We’re off Track
    Congratulations to David Sparks!




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    • 2 hr 28 min
    No Indication of Progress

    No Indication of Progress

    Pre-show:


    Marco’s desk situation
    Casey’s desk situation


    VESA stand
    …an uglier one
    …yet uglier still
    …stand and arm


    Follow-up:


    Jonathan Dietz Comes Through


    Glenwing’s page and calculator and forum post
    Chroma Subsampling

    USB4/TB4 bandwidth (via Dimitri Bouniol)

    Marco’s Christmas-movie Adventure


    iLife
    iDVD
    Gang of Four
    UXKit
    discoveryd and mDNSResponder

    Holiday tech we love


    Casey joins 2019 and gets AirPods Pro


    HiFiMAN HE-6
    Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (250-ohm)

    Marco’s new Switch
    Tina’s new iPhone car mount

    #askatp:


    Would we rock a full-on iMac as an external monitor if Target Display Mode still existed? (via Jeff Fowler)
    Does Apple like the drama and rumors around it? (via Erik Neu)
    Do we close all our apps before rebooting our computers? (via AdamMHead)



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    • 2 hr 8 min
    Xcode X

    Xcode X

    Pre-show: “Web3”
    Follow-up:


    Thank you, ATP members
    Casey has changed up his setup yet again


    Ian Fuchs at Cult of Mac
    Alogic Thunderbolt 4 Blaze Hub
    OWC Thunderbolt Hub
    CalDigit Element Hub
    CalDigit TS3+
    Team Arment on Twitch
    Elgato HD60 S+
    C13 plug

    “☝️ Well, actually ☝️”s on Marco’s Synology


    J-series Synology devices cannot use btrfs (via Squozen)
    64TB maximum limit (via Matt Sullivan)

    Marco’s jugs


    Capillary action

    Apple Silicon in forthcoming LG displays


    Chroma subsampling
    Thunderbolt Display
    ADC

    Clarifications on attention-aware features (via Gui Rambo)
    Marco’s New iPhone Case (via Oliver Ames)

    macOS 12.2 beta


    Improved scrolling in Safari with ProMotion
    Apple is rebuilding Apple Music as a “full native app”

    :::✊🏻::: Kids these days :::✊🏻:::


    PICO-8
    Swift Playgrounds 4

    Post-show #askatp:


    When did Corvettes start looking so different? (via Rob Knight)


    C8 Corvette

    What vaporware would we love to see Apple work on? (via Juno Orion)



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    • 1 hr 59 min
    Re-tend That Garden

    Re-tend That Garden

    Pre-show:


    Why would one deliberately launch TextEdit‽
    The flood 😱


    Cable Matters 2.5” drive enclosure
    Synology DS1813+
    Synology 620Slim
    Synology DS420j
    RAID 0
    Backblaze B2


    Follow-up:


    Andrew shares a Consumer Reports link regarding lithium batteries in smoke detectors
    LG Screen Manager (App Store Link) now supports M1 Macs (via Dave Stachowiak)
    Casey’s LG UltraFine adventures continue
    LG non-UltraFine 4K and 60Hz HDMI


    24UD58-B 24” IPS Monitor with Freesync, Black
    Menu → Picture → Picture Adjust → HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color

    Casey’s new desk setup
    Potential Magic Mouse fixes


    Monterey 12.1
    Suggestion from Charity Majors


    LG is working on three new monitors?


    Twitter thread
    LG Displays
    LG Electronics

    #askatp:


    Tips for Android → iPhone converts? (via Steve Wellington)
    Do any of us use Finder replacements like PathFinder? (via Sam)
    Do we use Swift for anything other than iOS/macOS apps? (via Jan de Geest)

    Post-show: A Synology Adventure


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    • 2 hr 7 min
    Desktop Laptop

    Desktop Laptop

    Pre-show: Christmas Conundrums


    Charlie Brown Tree

    Follow-up:


    Ubiquiti’s breach was from the inside
    Casey’s UltraFine 5K seems to be UltraDead


    Idan Warsawski’s explanation & more
    Casey’s borrowed monitor
    Casey’s blog post about Apple’s monitor situation
    John’s snarky quote-tweet


    Some wish-casting and predictions about the Mac lineup in 2022
    Apple Announces Self-Service Repair


    Louis Rossmann’s video

    #askatp:


    How come the TouchBar failed where the iPhone succeeded? (via Todd Kaprielian)
    Why is Chromium’s dominance bad for the open web? (via Aryan Aneja)


    John’s blog post on open source
    Kagi FAQ

    Why bother with a Mac Pro? (via Dave Saunders, who clearly wanted to torment Casey)


    The Case for a True Mac Pro Successor


    Post-show:


    The continuing saga of John’s beeps
    Marco’s shifts to Neutral


    MaxTrax Recovery Boards




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    • 2 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.8K Ratings

1.8K Ratings

uncle farkus ,

By the Zoom Class for the Zoom Class

These guys can be pretty insufferable and out of touch with the realities and plights of those who aren’t in the Zoom Class such as themselves. Which is fine except they like to make believe themselves as agents of social change and are super judgmental to the people they’re probably pretty glad they’ve been able to avoid thanks to 2 years of masking and “being allergic to the outside”. Some good content as far as information goes which is why I’m a listener after 7 years as they deliver a product that scratches an itch I haven’t found itched quite the same by other tech show. That said, I’d ever want to hang out with the hosts which pretty opposite how I feel about most other podcast hosts I subscribe to where I feel like I’m a friend in the room. Personally I think it’s fine to have different opinions on things—it becomes clear after years that they do not.

lol the day ,

ATP friend of cariss

Three of us make me lol 😍😍😍

jaytorres ,

From must listen to unsubscribed

This once was one of my just listen podcasts until Marco changed from a humble coffee need developer into an insufferable complainer of everything. They say money and success changes you and it definitely changed Marco for the worse. This past episode was an hour of Marco complaining about different tech annoyances that would only annoy him. The whole LG monitor schtick is old.

Never been more happy to rid myself of his negative energy 👋🏼

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