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 (🙄 –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 🎃 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.

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286: I Respect a Good Crust

08/09/2018

1:56:16

Pre-show: John's pie-filled vacation John's seemingly impossible picture Follow-up: CrashPlan, John, and Java java mx java mx {newNumber}m SpiderOak BackBlaze BackBlaze B2 Arq John's Photo books DiskInventoryX DaisyDisk Photo printer's extension AMD and TSMC and 7nm DigitalFoundry on the Intel Core i9 9900K Some Neutral FU about the Golf R Apple removes Infowars propoganda from its podcast directory Marco started it Gruber investigates @jack's tweetstorm Compulsory xkcd comic #askatp: Dock strategies (via Fabian Diehm) Sleep strategies (via Cecil Scheib) Transmission strategies (via Thomas Brock) Post-show Neutral: Tesla screws up a good thing Sponsored by: Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Betterment: Rethink what your money can do. Get up to 1 year managed free. Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter code ATP for 10% off your first order.

Follow-up: The law is complicated Intel 10nm is allegedly coming at the end of NEXT year On an infinite timescale, when does Apple move away from Intel? RISC-V Die What happened to Apple's whimsy? Michael Tsai's summary Marco's comment #askatp: Overflowing portable drives (via Bronwyn Erb) Casey's Synology primer When do we replace our computers? (via Chris Tucker Mear) MacRumors Buyer's Guide Swift and Copland 2010 (via Rob Mathers) Copland 2010 revisited How is the new Dave Matthews Band album? (via Ted Hardy) Post-show: Neutral Casey on Cars: Volkswagen Golf R Blog post Sponsored by: Casper: Get $100 off the Casper Wave mattress with code atp100. Terms and conditions apply. Squarespace: Make your next move. Get 10% off your first order with code ATP. Simple Contacts: Renew your contact-lens prescription with our online vision test, and save $20 on your contacts with code ATP20.

284: Hotel California Keyboard

07/26/2018

2:06:22

Follow-up: Easier keycap replacement on the 2018 keyboard Membranes are for ingress prevention More from MacRumors "Subsequent remedial measures" iFixit particle experiment Intel giveth and Intel taketh away The mythical USB-C hub Sad recent history of Intel CPUs Corrections on the throttling discussion from last week AltiVec TDP RIP hyper-threading VRM-throttling theory Apple's official throttling fix Macworld's tests Intel Power Gadget Removed, and then reappears Intel and the Danger of Integration Process-Architecture-Optimization model Itanium Power Mac G5 #askatp: Retina screen settings (via Greg Kolodziejczk) Eye Friendly What tech opinions do we regret? (via James) Casey's journey to the Mac The iPhone: I'll care later John's pasta-sauce recipe (via James Evans) Rao's Vodka Sauce Post-show: The Spanish Italian food inquisition Lidia's lasagna recipe The basis for John's "carbonara" Sponsored by: AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Use code atpbundle for $55 off a Trekz Air bundle. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for $5/month. Start protecting your data with a 15-day free trial today. Linode: Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud servers for only $5/month. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit.

283: Just Lower Your Standards

07/19/2018

1:50:21

Pre-show: Videolog(ue) iJustine & MKBHD unbox a sealed, 18-year-old iBook G3 Casey Neistat and MKBHD review a Lamborghini DeMuro's botched video Follow-up: Patenting the perpetual motion machine Pre-2018 MacBook keyboard repairs won't get the 2018 keyboard "Beware the Core i9" Reddit thread Marco's tweet Thermal design power Notebook Check tests the 13" CPU data sheets: 13": 2017, 2018 15": 2017, 2018 Apple ends photo printing operation #askatp: Is a dedicated picture machine useful? (via Colton Belfils) Does John like Node.js (via Aaron Bushnell)? NPM CPAN Semantic Versioning Camel What $15k-or-less car, at least 25 years old, would you buy? (via Gareth Thomas) Marco's listing DeMuro's MR2 video John's listing Post-show Neutral Smart Roadster Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Enter code ATP for 10% off your first order. Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Northwestern University's MS in Information Systems: Get prepared for an advanced career in IT management, online or on campus.

282: Not Unreliable Enough

07/15/2018

2:12:00

Follow-up: Distributing Marzipan Apps Siri is multilingual... until it isn't. Window air-conditioner hacks New MacBook Pros The Verge's review iFixIt reveals key-protecting membranes Apple's Patent Keyboard Service Program Apple T2 Apple A10 Geekbench Marco's tweet Leather sleeve High-end versus luxury #askatp: Capturing out-of-warranty hardware (via Ali Shah) How do I use a 34" monitor? (via Andrew Troup) Lost picture troubleshooting for Brian Sturm Post-show: Let's talk about Europe. Yes, United Kingdom residents, we've seen the video about your ridiculous plugs. Eurostar St. Pancras Gare du Nord Sponsored by: RXBAR: Whole food protein bars. Use code ATP for 25% off your first order and free shipping. Mack Weldon: Better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use code ATP for 20% off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code ATP to make overnight shipping free to the US and Canada.

281: My Private Siri

07/02/2018

1:47:54

Home repairs: Window air conditioners Frigidaire Gallery quiet window air conditioner Computer repairs Casey repairs Erin's MacBook Air... maybe. Local snapshots maybe? Marco's iMac wants to be like Casey's Follow-up: Reporters got to talk to Google Duplex A A A A Very Good Song lives on? Duplicate-file managers: Gemini 2, also on the App Store (via Gualtiero Frigerio) Photo Sweeper Mojave LaunchServices can launch flat-style app bundles Google Home impresses John Apple Maps is getting a whole lotta love Google Maps Moat Welcome to Joytown AirPod (and headphone!) rumors Apple In-Ear Headphones Sony WH-1000XM2 #askatp Mojave and autiomatic dark mode (via Ishan Sharma) tell application "System Events" to tell appearance preferences to set dark mode to not dark mode Back to the... iOS? (via Scott Nourse) Citrix Mouse If the Millennium Falcon was a car, what would it be? (via Brent Billings) Buick Grand National Chevrolet El Camino DeLorean time machine Post-show: Neutral Sponsored by: Betterment: Rethink what your money can do. Get up to 1 year managed free. Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit http://squarespace.com/atp and enter code ATP for 10% off your first order. Casper: For a limited time, save up to $225 off your order! This special offer expires July 9, 2018. Terms and conditions apply.

280: Extinction-Level Event

06/28/2018

2:04:31

Follow-up: Safari's Allow Unsigned Extensions is not a panacea after all Adobe is rethinking things Many people have written their own de-dupe apps One example of many The long national Music.app default first-alphabetic song nightmare is over A a a a a Very Good Song Apple launches butterfly-keyboard repair program Casey's repair strategy Marco's new 🏖️💻 Looking good, buddy. Marzipan Carbon vs. Cocoa Gus Mueller's take Becky Hansmeyer asks and then answers what makes a Mac app a Mac app? #askatp James Veitch gives us a self-destructing envelope Robert Barat wants to know about 4K monitor sizes Bjango's explainer Will Law is [justifiably] upset Social Policy Original Gravity Public House Good Karma Post-show: Casey had a falling out with (not of) the Jeep Sponsored by: Betterment: Rethink what your money can do. Get up to 1 year managed free. Linode: Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud servers for only $5/month. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off a suitcase with code ATP.

Accidental Test Kitchen: Induction cooktops International cellular-data options AT&T International Day Pass Verizon TravelPass Follow-up: Simulator cloning is fast because of APFS cloning cp -c Notarized apps and signing Marco's 🏖️ setup Carrying case John's reload extension lives thanks to Isaac Halvorson ATP appears in WWDC Session 501: Introducing Podcast Analytics! (~11 minutes) Forecast MP3 ID3v2 Chapters spec More on WWDC Memoji are gender neutral Password improvements and 1Password Default Folder X Xcode 10 no longer compiles 32-bit apps Office 365 is now in the app store, as with some Adobe stuff. Panic Bare Bones Adobe XD Metal and eGPUs #askatp Slow iOS 12 adoption among teens because of big brother parent? (via Somename) Are Kindles worth it over iPads for reading? (via Ashely A) What does the alternate Apple-bought-Bungie universe look like? (via joshhunt) Marathon Pathways out of darkness Post-show: "Casey's" Jeep IIHS rating Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move with a beautiful website. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. RXBAR: Whole-food protein bars. We tell you what’s on the inside on the outside. Use code ATP for 25% off your first order. AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Use code atp30 for $30 off the weightless, wireless Trekz Air.

278: Best Worst Influence

06/14/2018

2:03:53

Follow-up: WWDC Intro Video It was Stephen Fry channeling David Attenborough A perspective from Jen Simmons Feminist Frequency It's Road Trip! RIP, other chat networks in Messages.app (via Sam Gross) APFS snapshotting and iOS Simulator parallel testing (via Renaud Leinhart) How's the iOS 12 beta? Stereo HomePod pair review Jeff Foxworthy Paradigm Atom Zac Hall provides RTFU 1 2 More on iOS 12 MeasureKit FaceID & "Alternative Appearance" macOS 10.14 Mojave: Possibly The John Siracusa Review Mojave's Dark Mode Stephen Hackett's article Notarized apps Safari Most favored nation Using the Safari Extension Builder #askatp What are essential Mac apps for novices? (via Rodrigo Palau) Casey's Mac install checklist Could iMessage for Android exist? (via Jack Johnson) Streamed gaming is the new hotness; are consoles going away? (via Mustapha Hamoui) PlayStation Now OnLive GeForce Now Post-show: Casey quit his job Casey's blog post Analog(ue) #134: Running Toward a Better Future Sponsored by: Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Use code atp30 for $30 off the weightless, wireless Trekz Air. Rover: The largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers in North America. Use code accidentaltech for $25 off your first booking.

277: You're Not a Mac App Yet

06/05/2018

1:32:41

We're live from WWDC 2018! iOS 12 ARKit 2 Siri Shortcuts Activity reports and App Limits Notification management Memoji watchOS 5 macOS Mojave John's "pile" metaphor UIKit apps on Mac Neutral: The electric-scooter invasion Sponsored by: Audible Careers: Join the company that is changing the world, one listener at a time. AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Get $30 off the weightless, wireless Trekz Air with code atp30. Microsoft Azure: Build intelligent iOS apps that scale.