Accidental Tech PodcastAccidental Tech Podcast

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

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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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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