Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

By: Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

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4.5 (820 ratings)

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

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244: The Mac Renaissance

10/19/2017

1:54:25

Pre-show: ATP 243 notes Follow up: Sky platform exclusivity John's chair Torx John's alternative chair Apple Express Replacement Service Example image Apple Watch and proxied notifications Due weighs in #askatp Running Plex with no logged-in user Strong-ARMed Mac Pro Marco's Many iMac Pros Marco's MacBook Pro MacBook keyboard failures Somehow Casey got backed into a ton of Mac Pro talk (๐Ÿ™„ โ€“Ed.) Special ending theme by Jonathan Mann! Support Jonathan's work: YouTube channel Patreon Hire him to write a song for you Songonauts podcast from The Truth: An '80s cartoon for your ears. It's about Doc, Penny and Jojo who are in a band that's going nowhere - until they find a magical drum machine that transports them into their songs. Post-show: The VBR experiment Top Four #33: Pumpkin Spice Everything ๐ŸŽƒ Sponsored by: Betterment: Rethink what your money can do. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off with code ATP.

Recent Episodes

304: Island of Shortcuts

12/13/2018

1:57:31

Marco's lost video Casey reviews a product that Marco loves Accidental Trunk Podcast An update on Marco's Tesla problems What is the mystery box in the trunk? i3 frunk is not weather-sealed Casey's superior cars Porsche Panamera Audi A7 BMW 3-series GT Porsche Taycan The power of macOS Virtual output device for simultaneous multi-Bluetooth-headphone listening via Audio MIDI Setup Descent and Thrustmaster Joysticks QWOP Colony Walkthrough video 1 & video 2 Fixing a tricky Overcast crashing bug How does Marco manage bugs? TaskPaper Things Shortcuts vs. the command line Script Debugger #askatp Why not use Dropbox or equivalent for everything? (via Drew Shannon) What kind of hardware should one get to run a Plex server? (via Justin Winchester) NVIDIA Shield Limitations when running Plex Media Server on NVIDIA SHIELD How do we balance work and play? (via Eric Wagner) Total Annihilation Counter-Strike EverQuest Post show Neutral: Electric cars Audi e-tron GT concept Honda Insight Sponsored by: Betterment: Outsmart average. Get up to 1 year managed free. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in seconds. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit. Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code ATP. Terms and conditions apply.

303: Your Mahogany World

12/06/2018

2:12:44

Follow-up: Another iSH and youtube-dl update Unknown encoder 'copy' Github issue Maybe 8K is all about @3x? PenTile More theories on Apple price increases Comparing modern devices against their premiere versions What about tariffs? (via Andy Hansen) Is Apple's prioritization of profit over marketshare the right approach? Upgrade #222: That's Not a Plan Marco flies next to a Microsoft commercial Apple's other operating system #askatp Do we have opinions about endianness? (via Matt Christensen) Two's complement Are "real" cameras really better than the really good iPhone cameras? (via David Beck) Casey's camera Marco's camera What's the highest value food item, quality vs. effort? (via Brent Traut) Marco's cashews Briermere Farms Post show: Marco's Tesla robbery Early lease rumors Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Use code ATP for $75 off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get a special discount off your first order.

302: Paint This Square

11/28/2018

2:10:47

Follow-up: Another iSH and youtube-dl update Google Photos Disk images and filesystems โ€” oh my! Tips for transitioning careers for employees and hiring managers Fizz Buzz Test What happened to 5K displays? LG Ultrafine Display Planar IX2790 Dell UP2715K Bjango/Marc Edwards' post Dell UP3218K Apple Entrepreneur Camp David Smith's tweet Jessie Char on Layers How much does it cost to get a Mac that performs as well as an iPad Pro? Steve Troughton-Smith Tweet John's Google sheet Banktivity TripMode Apple's ever-increasing prices Ben Thompson's post #askatp How do we power manage our Macs? (via Angelo Fiorentino) Hear Casey on Angelo's show, Double Density! What is our photo management workflow? (via Paul Walker) Casey's now-outdated workflow GeoTag How does Marco do power testing? (via Dustin Goldman) Plugable USB-C Voltage/Amperage Meter IOKit Post show: Thanksgiving Desserts of Siracusa County Arthur Avenue Alpine Bakery Mike's Pastry Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and node location. Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Nima: The first ever portable food sensor for peanut and gluten. Get $40 off your Starter Kit with code ATP.

301: I Cut Them Up in the Air

11/20/2018

1:48:37

Essential's "audiophile" headphone-bump dongle Follow-up: Total ATP length so far The Surface Go is more interesting than we thought An update on youtube-dl and iSH Google Photos has let Casey down #askatp How would we quarterback a x86 โ†’ ARM transition? (via Cameron Kerr) Rosetta Can one switch careers into development in one's late-30s? How do we slice bagels? (via Dave Altizer) Bagel guillotine Bread knife Post show: ATP Thanksgiving Top Four #22: Thanksgiving Side Dishes Map of regional Thanksgiving side dishes Stove Top Stuffing Jones Sausage Sponsored by: RXBAR: Whole food protein bars made with 100% real ingredients. For a limited time, US customers can get 25% off your first order of the best-seller variety pack with code ATP. Betterment: Outsmart average. Get up to 1 year managed free. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.

300: First of All, It's Easy

11/15/2018

2:23:54

๐ŸŽ‰ 300th Episode Spectacular! ๐ŸŽ‰ ATP #96: The Windows of Siracusa County ATP #225: A Conversation with Siri Hypercritical #15: The Bridges of Siracusa County Follow-up: Retina MacBook Air battery replacements are easier iFixIt Command Strips command.com Control Strip Mac Pro Pontification Ars Technica's Samuel Axon with Anand Shimpi and Phil Schiller Apple T2 Thunderbolt 3 Royalty Free iPad Pro impressions Marco's video review Working Copy Screens youtube-dl iSH Cygwin Jason Snell's review Upgrade #219: The Chicken Just Laid an Egg Prompt MacMiNT MacBook Air impressions #askatp Post-show: Marco's adventures on YouTube MacBook Pro Review (from a year ago) Mac Mini Review iPad Pro Review DJI Osmo Mobile (newer version than what Marco has) FiLMiC Pro iZotope Neewer Curtis Judd Chase Reeves John's channel Casey's channel Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2018. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Change the Terms: White supremacists are using online platforms for hate. It's time to change the terms.

299: Headphone Bump

11/08/2018

2:02:58

The ATP Store is back!! Place your orders until 15 November! Follow-up: The Good News Podcast #201 with Jeremy Burge iPad Pro and Apple Pencil compatibility Some Macs' microphones are disconnected by hardware Our website is now dark-mode enabled! Thanks, Spencer Wohlers! iPad Pro impressions #askatp How has being a programmer changed our world view? (via Jonathan Bowling) VIC-20 Why do high-end iOS devices need so much less RAM than Macs? (via Benedikt Beckmann) Post-show: More iPad thoughts & John's homework laptop Sponsored by: Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Betterment: Outsmart average. Get up to 1 year managed free. Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Use code atp for 15% off your first order.

298: Protective Sandwich

11/01/2018

2:26:44

ATP T-shirts and pins are back! Apple October 2018 event MacRumors on the MacBook Air's low-power CPU AnandTech confirms with more info Intel's ARK product sheet Relay FM Membership USB-C to 3.5mm Headphone Jack Adapter USB-C to SD Card Reader USB-C 1m charge cable USB-C to Apple Watch cable USB-C to Lightning cable Post-show: Hobnobbing with the Apple executives Sponsored by: Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code ATP. Terms and conditions apply. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Get $100 off a Wi-Fi system and a year of eero Plus with code ATP. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.

297: It Also Deserves to Die

10/25/2018

2:22:06

Instagram stories and the dynamimcs of retweets Independence #37: Evolution of an App Follow-up: Marco's lookahead limiter iOS and memory swapping Wear leveling John's last Apple Photos book The iPhone XR The Stalman Podcast #36: "Just" Creators and Hands-On with the XR Gruber's review Example of OLED "smearing" The forthcoming iPad event #askatp Apple chip naming (via Cameron Deardorff) BMW M1 What's the last Apple product in each category that had no regressions? (via Michael) What do we use Shortcuts.app for? (via Fabian Diehm) A Shortcut to check contact photo sizes Post-show: Casey's Waffle Woes Casey's fallen friend: Waring WMK300 Casey's new waffle maker: Hamilton Beach Belgian Waffle Maker Marco's Cuisinart WAF-F20 Double Belgian Waffle Maker John's Breville Smart 4-Slice Waffle Maker John's offering to Casey: Breville BWM520XL No Mess Waffle Maker Sponsored by: Warby Parker: Glasses should not cost as much as an iPhone. Order your free Home Try-Ons today. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2018. AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Get $50 off a Trekz Air bundle with code atpbundle.

296: Giant Buffers of Floats

10/18/2018

2:13:21

Pre-show: Marco's look-ahead limiter Accelerate framework objc_msgSend() Let's build objc_msgSend Apple fixes bagel emoji Follow-up: Screen Time issues abound Emergency bypass Casey's blog post Apple iCloud contacts sync limits Apple printer compatibility list Palm Phone Photoshop CC on iPad Virtual memory Paging The Verge's review #askatp How do we stay informed about non-tech news? (via Jake) Overton window Did we have a senior project in school? (via Stephen Kim) FLAC Which Destiny videos do John watch? (via tobogranyte) True Vanguard Datto PlanetDestiny Post-show: Dark patterns in Destiny Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get a special discount with your first order. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off a suitcase with code ATP.

295: Outlets That Suck

10/11/2018

1:55:16

Watch pontification Panerai watches Trading in with Apple GiveBack Follow-up: ARMv8.3 improves JavaScript benchmarks Minecraft left Apple TV Screen Time Quitter iCloud Family accounts Apple Watch Walkie-Talkie Intercom systems and central vacuums Bloomberg's story on Chinese spy chips Upgrade #214: Nobody Seems to Know Anything Joe Fitzpatrick on his interview with Bloomberg #askatp Storyboards for iOS development? (via Bastian Inuk) CompactConstraint Visual Format Lanuage IBDesignable What's the worse compromise: Fusion Drive or hybrid cars? (via Spencer Wohlers) Do we enjoy racing games? (via Marc-Andrรฉ Weibezahn) Mario Kart: Double Dash Wipeout Carmageddon Wave Race 64 Wave Race: Blue Storm F-Zero Cruisin USA Hydro Thunder Super Sprint Ddaytona USA Post-show: RIP manual transmissions? 300whp MR2 Sponsored by: Betterment: Outsmart average. Get up to 1 year managed free. Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Mack Weldon: Better than whatever youโ€™re wearing right now. Get 20% off your first order with code ATP.