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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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-André 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 you’re wearing right now. Get 20% off your first order with code ATP.

The abomination that is Apple's take on the bagel emoji Apple PR post iOS 12.1 wrap-up Lender's bagels iPhone 🎾 charging times Follow-up: The A12 has a lot of cache (via Henrik Wannheden) Chris Lattner weighs in on 64-bit watches and excuses Apple Watch fall detection is only on by default for people at least 65 years old Critiquing others' work Ken Kocienda's original tweet Linda Dong's reply thread (first post) Mojave ATP #280: Extinction-Level Event Hazeover Steve Troughton-Smith's take on Marzipan #askatp How do I protect from ⚡? (via David Brownman) Trip Lite Isobar 2 Should I buy a 🎾 or a 📷? (via Matt Taylor) Olympus O-MD E-M10 The botany of filesystems (via Benjamin Jex) Post-show: Casey dabbles with a drone Sponsored by: Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code ATP. Terms and conditions apply. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code ATP for free overnight shipping to the US or Canada.

293: You Know My Pouches

09/27/2018

2:10:12

Please give some money to St. Jude. It literally helps save lives. Follow-up: Apple Watch making-of fire/water faces video Apple Watch 64-bit compilation magic Steve Troughton-Smith Chris Lattner interview iPhone 🎾 is fast The iPhone 🎾 camera is good Our Marco & John's new toys John's pouch John's toasters Tiff in portrait mode Casey's watch try-on Upgrade #212: The Chocolate Phone is No Good Carrot Weather Marco's Utility watch face Creative Selection by Ken Kocienda Relay B-Sides #36: Creative Selection Becoming Steve Jobs On the Firing Line by Gil Amelio Debug Post-show: Marco's ocean status Sponsored by: RXBAR: Whole food protein bars made with 100% real ingredients. Use code ATP for 25% off your first order. Prime Video Channels: Great entertainment delivered to you instantly, anytime, anywhere. Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Use code ATP for 15% off your first order.

Please give some money to St. Jude. It literally helps save lives. Follow-up: Ben Bajarin on A-fib detection Dead man's switch 50% faster tessellation... maybe? Works on contingency. No money down. Underplayed improvements to iPhone XR/XS camera and Watch Series 4 Gruber's iPhone review Gruber's Watch review No landscape home screens on XR/XS Max What did we order? John is clairvoyant Nomos Minimatik Testing HomePod's multiple named timers Overcast 5 Under the Radar #141: Implementing Search Post-show Casey on Cars: 2018 Volkswagen Golf GTI Autobahn Video Blog post Notes from suggestions: 180º rule 180º rule, visualized 30º rule Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code ATP for free overnight shipping to the US or Canada. Casper: Get $50 off select mattresses with code ATP. Terms and conditions apply.

291: John's Special Day

09/13/2018

2:24:21

Follow-up: Nokia phone with five cameras We're doing five blades Phil: "muhmoji" Apple's September Event Leaked names Tim's tweet Apple Watch Casey's wrist Ben Bajarin's picture Another side-by-side Thinner... ish? Side view Apple's image Dear Apple video 64-bit with 32-bit pointers? iPhone XS, XS Max, XR Todd's tweet Steve Troughton-Smith's tweet AirPower? HomePod & tvOS Post-show: John's special day Sponsored by: Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Betterment: The smart way to manage your money. Get up to 1 year managed free. AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Use code atpbundle for $55 off a Trekz Air bundle.

290: A Weird Sandwich

09/06/2018

2:20:40

Follow-up: AirPrint on old printers handyPrint Printopia Printer Pro Eero competitors and privacy iPhone preorder PSA iPhone "XS" marketing image found ATP #1: iPhone Plus Naked Robotic Core Apple Watch "Series 4" marketing image found #askatp: Getting started with backups (via JD Lewin) Pre-ordering an unlocked iPhone (via the very handsome Stephen Kim) What's the "cheapest" Apple product? Programmer's switch Post-show Neutral: Casey's walk of shame... but also pride. Sponsored by: Creative Selection: An inside account of Apple's creative process. Casper: You can be sure of your purchase with Casper’s 100 night risk-free, sleep-on-it trial. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.

Follow-up: MoCA and MoCA Bridge Hades Canyon NUCs Engadget Video Review Snell's NUC article Anandtech The AirPort Express lives! Snell's iPod Hi-Fi Sonos Connect The End of AirPort DD-WRT Tomato WRT54G Phil Schiller flies Panzer's tweet iPhone mockups preview iPhone SE 2? Upgrade #208: The Villain of the Macintosh #askatp: Why run both Plex and Infuse? (via Adam Porter) Why are Apple's ARM chips so much faster than their competitors? (via Will Faught) What's your home printer setup? (via Mark Igloliorte) Lexmark Optra S 1625 PC Magazine, 26 May, 1998 HP Laserjet Pro M281fdw All in One Wireless Color Laser Printer, Amazon Dash Replenishment Ready (T6B82A) Canon Pixma MX870 Wireless Fujitsu ScanSnap iX500 Epson Workforce WF-7710 HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M553dn Apple's compatibility list 🐪🐪🐪 Post-show: John's 🐝 Casey's Car Conundrum Sponsored by: Jamf Now: Start securing your business today by setting up your first 3 devices for free, forever. Gray Langur: A once-in-a-lifetime, all-inclusive, 2-week exploration of one of the world’s least accessible, yet astonishingly forward-thinking countries. Techmeme Ride Home: The day's tech news, every day at 5 PM, from Silicon Valley's most-read news source. 15 minutes and you're up to date.

288: Rich Person's Raspberry Pi

08/23/2018

1:57:11

Follow-up: Photo books → PDF (File → Export → Export Book as PDF → ☑️ Production PDF) Active vs. Passive Thunderbolt 3 cables Graphing Calculator vs. Grapher This American Life Low-end Mac rumors Intel NUC Mac Mini ports Plex Infuse Gruber's take on the MacBook Air #askatp: Long-distance Wi-Fi OLED TVs Marco's TV Jaguar i-Pace (via Wayne Robinson) Top Gear's overview Porsche Taycan Small electric cars: Chevy Bolt Volkswagen e-Golf Kia Soul EV Prius Prime Nissan Leaf Post-show: John's 🐝 Sponsored by: Linode: Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud servers for only $5/month. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit. Handy: The most reliable name in house cleaning. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan with code ATP. Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants.

Follow-up: Model 3 software update for the right jog wheel Finding the settings Printing PDFs from Photos by ⌥-clicking the Buy Book button Backblaze Data retention Backing up a NAS using AutoMounter Dock auto-hide delay defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-time-modifier -int 0 defaults write com.apple.dock autohide-delay -int 0 Marco reviews his 2018 13" MacBook Pro Disabling Turbo Boost Cortex #72: Adulting Complete Playing for Fun Startech DKT30CSDHPDStarTech.com USB-C Multiport Adapter 2xUSB 3.0/HDMI/SD/Gigabit Ethernet with Power Delivery (USB PD) USB-C Docking Station Smoothed edge Fall laptop predictions #askatp: Why isn't there a RSS-like thing for video? Squarespace Libsyn Why trust the cloud at all if we can't have future-proof encryption? Which macOS feature gets 🌆 first? (via Marc Edwards) Konfabulator Graphing calculator story Post-show: 🐝 Yellow stripey things Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi that works. Use code ATP to make overnight shipping free to the US and Canada. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off your suitcase with code ATP. AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Use code atpbundle for $55 off a Trekz Air bundle.

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.