Accidental Tech Podcast Accidental Tech Podcast

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters. Hosted by Marco Arment, Casey Liss, and John Siracusa.

491: Salmon and SwiftUI

Sometimes, you just have to force yourself to keep eating until you like it.

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490: Tiny Pictures of Knobs

The imminent MacBook Air, Lockdown Mode, improvements in Ventura beta 3, and finally jumping into SwiftUI.

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489: Very Inappropriate Thoughts About This Computer

HomePod rumors, MacBook rumors, phone waffling, and impulse purchases.

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488: Pebbles on the Scale

HomePod Mini vs. the world, the M2 MacBook "Pro", CarPlay's ambitious plans, and the state of SwiftUI.

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487: Mid-Life Rally

Aging hosts with aging hardware, passkey recovery, Stage Manager device segmentation, and the design of System Settings.

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486: Field Day at Apple Park

WWDC 2022: new building, new format, new OSes, new APIs, new hardware, and new pastries!

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485: This Is Casey Actual

WWDC hopes, WWDC dreams, WWDC predictions, and WWDC… menus?

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484: Hot-Spare Price is Right

The surprisingly difficult processes of replacing passwords, phone batteries, and TVs.

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483: The Faceless Knob

Why run copper wires through your walls when you can run fiber?

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482: I Should Probably Get Reading Glasses

Playdate first impressions, home-Ethernet-wiring updates, and fond farewells to two products that — let's be honest — most of us had already forgotten.

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481: Accidentally Made It Too Good

John vs. technology, Marco vs. technology, and Casey vs. his walls.

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480: Three Wise Admins

The Studio Display camera, Thunderbolt PCIe enclosures, security cameras, migrating from Gmail to Fastmail… and yes, Twitter.

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479: Never Mind, I'm Out

We held out as long as we could, but eventually, we had to talk about him.

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478: No Bum Cores

Marco discovers TV, Casey's setup changes again, and John installs a thermostat.

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477: In the Metal

iPhone 14 rumors, Studio Display impressions and predictions, acoustic perception, and Casey's unique theory about California.

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476: Plausibly Viable

Cracked pixels, acousticiology, the Overcast redesign, and a big surprise.

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475: Shove It Out the Back

Mac Studio upgrades and thermals, Studio Display engineering, and why we care so much about 5K.

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474: That's Where the Magic Happens

Universal Control, display rumors (already?), an update on MaskerAid, and wondering where the Mac Pro might go.

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473: Fanboats and Coattails

M1 Ultra, Mac Studio, Studio Display, iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5, and… baseball?

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472: File a Casey Radar

Casey's new app, developer rabbit-holes, and predictions for next week's Apple event.

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471: My Fiber Situation Is Fine

Spring cleaning, music apps, package managers, and coffee gear.

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470: Computers Can Do Things

The good old days of video and music apps, web hosting, and manual transmissions.

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469: Tiny Toastie

A bunch of fun stuff to avoid spending too much time on the App Store stuff.

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468: You Got Your Non-Money's Worth

It's 2022 and we still haven't solved email, batteries, or sharing files between two computers.

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467: The Strain Provider

Once your USB-C setup finally works, never touch anything again.

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466: There's Probably a Wizard for It

Microsoft and Activision Blizzard, iMessage vs. green-bubble people, and a gaming PC finally doing what PCs do best.

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465: Lasers Are Great

More on display tech, App Store payment processors, AirTags PR, and gross printers.

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464: Monks at Drafting Tables

iPad Pro and Thunderbolt, QD-OLED TVs, a potential UWB future, dog-tracking, and leather.

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463: No Indication of Progress

Holiday tech that we love and holiday tech that we don't.

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462: Xcode X

The kids these days don't understand our good-ol’ computin’ metaphors.

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461: Re-tend That Garden

One host floods a closet, another hot-swaps a RAID-0 disk, and the third endorses American cheese. (Any guesses on who's who?)

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460: Desktop Laptop

Casey's continued path toward the XDR, Marco's continued path toward the Wrangler, and John's continued path away from a functioning garage.

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459: The Bluetooth Adds Warmth

Sweatpants, sneakers, public records, stairs, cars, some tech stuff occasionally mixed in, and what you really came for: the beeps.

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458: This Is Not Your First Plane Crash

Pants hacks, mystery beeps, password-manager battles, and Casey's totally fine setup.

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457: The World's Greatest Conference Call

Weather apps, luxury podcasts, and Facebook's fantasy metaverse.

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456: The Monitor Situation

More MacBook Pro joy, the future of the iMac, a pile of iPhone 13 Pro cases, and Casey's new-yet-again setup.

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455: Your Yanking Force

Thunderbolt docks, a smart-home system that actually works, even more on the MacBook Pro, and selling our (not-so-)old computers.

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454: The Notch is Young

MacBook Pro and AirPods 3 first impressions, wardrobe functions, a mystery terabyte, and helping with homework.

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453: As the Prophecy Foretold

The new MacBook Pro.

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452: It's Totally Leashed

An alleged lack of FOMO, third-party Windows app stores, a better Dropbox life, why progress bars are hard, and our hopes and dreams for next week's Apple event.

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451: A Series of Terrible Magic Tricks

Facebook's outage, A15 analysis, the latest MacBook Pro rumors, and a surprise mid-show Neutral.

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450: Distending My Wardrobe

Our iPhone 13 Pro impressions so far.

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449: An Unclean Mouse

More details about the iPhone 13 lineup, new iPad Mini, and Apple Watch Series 7.

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448: Next Year, Which Is Now

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro series, Apple Watch Series 7, new iPad and iPad Mini, and our love of the great state of California.

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447: Lunchbox on Your Face

A geographic dispute, important mouse updates, John's favorite percentage, and predictions for next week's Apple event.

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446: Dead From Fraud

Coding for kids, Apple's class-action settlement, the "reader"-app rule change, and home security cameras.

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445: Best Blender Is a Wasteland

NeuralHash collisions, Safari design updates, Apple's recent PR war against itself, and Marco's experience at a Phish concert.

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444: It Should Definitely Bother Apple

1Password, Electron apps, and the difficult problem of cross-platform UI development — especially for Mac apps.

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443: A Storm of Asterisks

Apple's controversial new child-safety features.

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442: Bob’s Barbecue

Music apps, new Mac Pro GPUs, NSO and Apple's bug-bounty program, and how Apple knows you attended a concert.

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