Accidental Tech PodcastAccidental Tech Podcast

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

ATP Eats: Frozen Dinners


Casey made us do it. Our stomachs may never recover.

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522: I’ll Just Keep You for Ten Years

Apple's design-management change, the future of the Mac Studio, and why everything about our TV-audio setups is wrong.

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521: Dance Compatible

How the new HomePod compares to its predecessor and competitors, when to use soundbars, fruitful speaker-wire connections, and the kids these days.

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520: Bananas Ingestion System

Foldable iPads, mixed-reality headsets, US health care, sensible iPad multitasking, and other figments of our imagination.

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519: Paint My Wings

Touch-screen Mac rumors, a USB-C charging dilemma, finding apps for kids, and blasting our doorwalls with insufficient pressure.

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ATP Movie Club: The Hunt for Red October


In this special members-only episode, we watch and discuss Casey's chosen film, "The Hunt for Red October" (1990).

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518: Deconstructed iMac

The new MacBook Pro and Mac Mini look amazing, but who was expecting a surprise HomePod?

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517: A Tesla Full of Kindles

John's live coverage from the CES show floor.

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516: One of My Fits of Rage

John's birthday cake, Samsung's new monitor, and why Overcast isn't moving to CloudKit after all.

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515: The Elder Programmer Look

AI training and copyright, a pair of Apple-device mysteries, and the "scaled back" car project.

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514: My Immense Softness

Alternative browser engines on iOS, the latest Mac Pro rumors, and — at long last — the solution to Marco's biggest winter problem.

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513: Scribble on the Shared Placemat

Freeform, convergent encryption, and rumored App Store changes in response to the EU's Digital Markets Act.

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512: Owned With a P

Major new iCloud security features, more App Store price tiers, updates on Mastodon and Blackbird, and the wonderful world of printers.

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511: Moving to Antarctica

Increased traction for Mastodon, fallout from App Store ads, and progress on ButtDB.

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510: It's Occupied by Bears

Mastodon, date formats, testing, and what we're thankful for.

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509: Tiny Tyrants

Mastodon, Twitter's latest BS, iPhone Emergency SOS via satellite, and dim hopes for concert tickets.

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508: Later Is Getting Later and Later

Twitter, Apple TV setup, a "new" phone and mouse, and maximizing the value of smart-home gear.

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507: It Sucks, Doesn't It?

Lifestreams, more on Ventura, and — after months of resistance — we finally broke down and talked about Twitter.

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506: Our Only SEO Is You

Switchglass 2.0, Casey's new iPad Pro, and our first experiences with macOS Ventura and iCloud Shared Photo Library.

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505: A Mental Laxative

New iPad! Well, it's the iPad, but not the iPad, which is still in the lineup at the same price. There's also a new Apple TV, with which you can use the TV app to watch TV or Apple TV+ on your TV.

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504: Too Much Apple in My Apple

Apple adds ads, Casey discovers Sonos, and Marco's out before we get the check.

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503: Draw Your Own Slice of Pizza

AI-generated art, the EU USB-C mandate, and we all definitely agree on macOS window-management techniques.

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ATP Movie Club: Edge of Tomorrow


In the third of a three-part members-only series, John has us watch and discuss the 2014 film, "Edge of Tomorrow".

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502: Going Retina Again

Now that Casey's running servers, it's time for the rest of us to start looking for the exits.

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ATP Movie Club: The Rundown


In the second of a three-part members-only series, Casey has us watch and discuss the 2003 film, "The Rundown".

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501: Torsional Rigidity Check

A mountain of follow-up and our iPhone 14 Pro thoughts so far.

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ATP Movie Club: My Cousin Vinny


In the first of a three-part members-only series, Marco has us watch and discuss the 1992 film "My Cousin Vinny".

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500: All the Nerds in the Room

Celebrating 500 episodes with the best audience in the nerd world.

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499: Living Is Pretty Important to Me

Apple Watch Ultra and Series 8, iPhone 14 and 14 Pro, the second-generation AirPods Pro, and executives standing on mountains.

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498: Not MagSafe, but MagSafe

Wishes and expectations for next week's Apple event, and exit interviews for the outgoing iPhone and Apple Watch.

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497: The Hotness Has to Go Somewhere

Only on this podcast can a host “get new wheels” and not be referring to an entire vehicle.

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496: One of My Lesser TiVos

More on TV-recording options, the state of System Settings, and how to get a non-coffee-drinker really, really fired up.

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495: Five Points for Smell

This year, the birds were different.

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494: Ultra-Wideband Park Bench

John got a new television.

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493: Downstairs Downstairs

A lot has happened since we last recorded.

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492: Umbrella Hammer Toadstool

Actively-cooled houses, passively-cooled laptops, and the long journey to USB-C ubiquity.

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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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