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.

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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394: The Price of an ATP Sticker

Supporting a good cause, replacing a Synology, an unexpected hardware review, and Cooking with Casey: The Virginia Treat.

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393: We’re the Bit Company

Apple's continued battle with Epic, antitrust concerns, and trouble in John's computing paradise.

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392: Corporate Relationship Counselor

Spending Casey's money, driving stick, and the continuing battle between Epic and Apple.

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391: Worse in Stupid Ways

Epic goes to war with the App Store, Apple vs. game-streaming, and an ode to most of Phil Schiller's work.

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390: I Invented This Anti-Pattern

Whether we'd distribute our apps outside of the App Store, a deep dive on the Hey email service, and John's true feelings about our Live Photos.

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389: One Branch Leads to Yes

For some reason, nobody asked us to testify before Congress.

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388: Riding the Autocomplete

How many podcasters does it take to open a bottle of seltzer?

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387: It Might Not Be as Cool as You Think

Guess which host likes the Big Sur UI redesign?

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386: No More Holes in My House

More from WWDC, ARM Mac hardware possibilities, the court of app review, and an imminent sunset in Virginia.

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385: Temporal Smear

Audio nerdery, choosing an Apple UI framework, and filesystem changes in Big Sur.

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384: Equal Emphasis

Our WWDC 2020 special! (Three hours wasn‘t enough.)

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383: Demand-Paged Outrage

Marco discovers restaurants, Casey discovers the Touch Bar, and Hey discovers the App Store.

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382: Static Ad Removal

Reactions to last week's show, the latest ARM rumblings, and the technical road to our new membership program.

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381: Uncomfortable Truths

Racism and police in the US, then some temporary escapism thanks to something we can always count on: Casey's overly complex, misbehaving technology.

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380: Wires Are Great

A live-stream saga, web-development complexity, spending Casey's money, and the macOS version of DLL hell.

THE ATP STORE IS BACK!! Make your purchases until June 7th.

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379: The Everything’s OK Alarm

Our business, the promo-code scammer's business, Spotify's business, and Joe Rogan's business.

THE ATP STORE IS BACK!! Make your purchases until June 7th.

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378: Whale Quench

More Casey solutions to problems, voice-control superhumans, scams targeting app developers, and the etymology of "camcorder".

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377: $10 Worth of Headaches

The butterfly keyboard is dead! Rst in ppeace.

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376: Monogamous Gaming Lifestyle

Dropping Dropbox, gaming on the Mac Pro, contact tracing, and "fixing" Casey's unbroken house.

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375: Wobbly Goblin

Magic Keyboard for iPad impressions, getting your first job after college, and corrupting your homeowner association from the inside.

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374: Screwdriver Testing Harness

John pours even more money into his Mac Pro, Casey buys a $300 keyboard for his tertiary computer, and Marco realizes he may not be a programmer.

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373: This Jerk, Right Here

Casey's ridiculously Casey storage waffling, John's ridiculously John evaluation of the PS5 controller, and Marco's ridiculously Marco retro-gaming setup. With special guest Tiff Arment!

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372: Things Are Degraded

Casey's storage tale of woe, Apple buying Dark Sky, and Amazon's in-app-purchase policy exception.

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371: Four-Letter Technologies

A VERY nerdy technical interview with Chris Lattner, and forgiving ourselves for our lack of productivity during the quarantine.

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370: Ghost Finger

New MacBook Air and iPad Pro, and Magic Keyboards for (almost) everyone!

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369: Brown Big Bear

More useful Mac shortcuts, modifier-key symbols, and a bunch of new iOS and watchOS rumors.

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368: A Jacket and Some Pins

Fixing Casey's computer, managing (and backing up) NAS-sized data, and WWDC's potential cancellation due to COVID-19.

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367: Antitrust Relief Valve

Apple possibly adding default-app choice on iOS, shorter HTTPS-certificate lifespans, and Casey's humongous-gust-of wind.

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366: There’s Nothing You Can Fix in a Day

We invent new Apple products and fix some bugs for them, and John implements a seemingly trivial feature.

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365: Day-One Cowboy

Butterflies went mainstream, Marco gave up a fight, and John can't stop making new apps.

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