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.

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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441: Meals at Home

Playdate, Photo Memories, MagSafe Battery review, and the "quick, very very brief topic" of Apple Music and Spotify.

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440: The Reality of Magnets

An extremely minor aviation accident, apps for iCloud Photo Library, the state of MagSafe, and a very special after-show about Apple Watch app development.

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439: Eventually Converge on Correctness

Spaces, Safari beta UI tweaks, the design feedback loop, photo-ingest updates, and shocking news from Casey.

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438: Some Amount of Futzing

Cases, cars, content-color coordination, Casey's cloud considerations, camera conundrums, console chips, and climate-control conflicts.

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437: The Right Side of the Mouse Pad

Anti-skip CD players, mouse traction, outlet timers, BitBar, and other ancient technologies.

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436: Eddy Cue Shows Up at Your Door

More WWDC tidbits, John's lucrative App Store career, Sega VR, and the risks of sideloading on iOS.

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435: A Strong Number Four

Our childhood sports achievements, plus a ton more from WWDC.

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434: A Squirmy Soup of Rectangles

Our WWDC 2021 spectacular!

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433: Before We Leave the Dump

We funded a study that concluded that we are awesome.

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432: I Shouldn't Need to Wiggle

Compacted sugar, Jade theories, TV-remote button feel, and looking — but not reaching! — very far upward.

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431: City of Chips

Spatial audio, high-resolution music, lossless compression, the appeal of vinyl, and other completely safe topics that nobody will argue about.

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430: Apple Did Not Eat That Food

AirTag mounting options, Apple's bad hire, an epic (…😎) rant about Apple's in-app-purchase rules and developer relations, and discovering the slowest way to make a three-page website.

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429: Digital Speedo

Basecamp, AirTag impressions, notes apps, and a scientific balloon situation.

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428: A Series of Rectangles

A lot of follow-up in a race against an antihistamine.

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427: The Apology Remote

It really was a loaded baked potato!

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426: Loaded Baked Potato

Home electrical work, dumb Wi-Fi networks for allegedly smart devices, and predictions for next week's Apple event.

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425: Hey Billionaire

Oracle v. Google, Tim Cook's interview, the next Apple CEO, and BMW vs. CarPlay.

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424: Ethernet Squid

WWDC's announcement, WatchConnectivity, read-only Twitter apps, Ubiquiti's trouble, network-switch fashion, and the latest hot news about cryptocurrency.

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423: Fort of HomePods

Our walls are full of pipes and wires, our wheels are covered in spray paint, our photos have left the filesystem behind, and our HomePods need to lose a few amps.

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422: Sell a Third Box

MagSafe in the car, more on family sharing, hope for colorful Macs, and a fond farewell to the HomePod.

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421: The First Miniboss

A farewell to the iMac Pro (and a tire), the state of iCloud family awareness, scam pricing in the App Store, and the Halloween costume that may never be.

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420: I Have No Urge to Speak

Clubhouse, Twitter Spaces, Overcast's latest update, how Swift is going, whether Electron apps are really that bad, and Apple's rumored car thing.

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419: This Week’s Gasp

John tried Clubhouse.

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418: Dangerously Close to Being on a Phone Call

Clubhouse, the Contacts API, iPhone 13 rumors, and somebody's new drone.

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417: Sand and Water Interface

Beaches, California, resolved Apple drama, SSD wear, Docker, Tesla, Siri's music-service setting, timers on the Apple Watch, the AR rumor, corporate device management, prized personal media files, app-keyword spam, and puppy training. (Is that all?)

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416: I Will Take Away Those Kudos

Tech nostalgia, Apple developer drama, a special bug report, pro cameras, Tesla, Siri, filesystems, backups, and e-bikes: a typical ATP episode.

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415: Sent Without Pants

By the way, did you know you can respond? Learn more…

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414: Promoted Onto the Roof

How much could we possibly say about the rumored 2021 Mac changes?

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413: Suddenly I'm the Marco

Apple's REJI projects, Marco's Pro Display XDR, John's AirPods anxiety, the right way to do "computer" speakers, and the olfactory peril of the Waffle House.

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412: Love Batteries

A deep dive into Apple's Feedback system, first impressions of the OWC Thunderbolt Dock, Marco's other Christmas gift, and the best Liss pun to date.

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411: Are My Instructions Not Clear?

Please attach a sysdiagnose to hear about Casey's endless bug, John's PS5 review, and Marco's first VR on the Oculus Quest 2.

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410: The Comfort Is Killing Me

Casey's Fitness+ review, Thunderbolt hubs, Big Sur upgrades, HDR photos, and a generous stack of M1-powered waffles.

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409: Midrange Snob

AirPods Max review, whether Chrome might be bad, and living the ultra… fine lifestyle.

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408: Feature Headphones

How much could we possibly say about headphones that we don't have yet?

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407: It Isn't a Big Grapefruit

Marco's Mini reviews, more on M1 scaling, completely predictable computer waffling, and our problem with Apple News.

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406: A Bomb on Your Home Screen

Contact de-duping, rearranging apps, how the M1 architecture could scale to higher-end Macs, and reflections on a decade of podcasting.

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405: The Benevolence of the Powerful

First impressions of M1-based Macs, Casey's cutting-edge purchase, and hell freezing over at the App Store.

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404: With Four Hands Tied Behind Its Back

Apple's M1 chip, the first Macs equipped with it, and Casey's latest "oops".

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403: A VCR for the Internet

John's bottom-covering issues, the AirPods Pro repair program, RIAA vs. youtube-dl, and what we hope to see at Apple's event next week.

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402: Flat-Side Promoter

iPhone 12 Pro: the official ATP review.

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401: Sandwich-Closing Force

We thoroughly broke the format of the show with HomePods, Sonos, MagSafe, a generous peppering of follow-up, and a giant stack of iPhone 12 waffles.

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400: Reach Is the Next Frontier

The iPhone 12, 12 Mini, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, and HomePod Mini, all brought to you by the Verizon 5G Nationwide Ultra Wideband network. Oh, and Apple helped a bit.

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399: Off the Pouch Lifestyle

Who are you, Speed?

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398: The State of Your Baby

Desks, cables, game discs, app stores, and first impressions of Apple Watch Family Setup.

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397: We Can't Wait To See What You Do To It

We should all have the freedom to make our phones look like Hotdog Stand.

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396: The World of Moving

Apple's event unveiling the Apple Watch Series 6, new iPad and iPad Air, Family Setup, and Fitness+.

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395: Receive Their Honking

Hopes and dreams for next week's event, Epic's Sign In With Apple problem, and driving lessons from John.

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