Accidental Tech PodcastAccidental Tech Podcast

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

584: Daisy Hates Ticketmaster

The Delta emulator, AltStore PAL, M4 Mac rumors, and some promising news about Casey's favorite company.

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583: I've Spent a Lot of Time in the Address Bar

EU app stores, retro emulators, what computer usage does to your handwriting, and important family light-switch policies.

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ATP Insider: Computing Origin Stories


In this special members-only episode, we reveal our earliest experiences with computers, and how we got this way.

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582: Can't Render, Fog It

Spatial personas in the Vision Pro, how to buy a car, how to charge a car, and how not to make cars.

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581: A Different Way to Be Evil

Apple Podcasts transcription, how Microsoft and Apple handle antitrust, speculating on M3 Ultra and beyond, and the Vision Pro's recent updates and struggles.

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580: Socks in the Knob-Hole

John is not a fan of cars, screens, software, or… fans.

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579: Use Your Words

The US antitrust lawsuit against Apple.

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578: Weird Can Be Beautiful

The latest sports scores, sports reporting, betting odds, sports apps, and sports analysis from your most trusted and knowledgable sports experts.

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ATP Insider: John's Windows


In this special members-only VIDEO episode, John finally reveals his window-management techniques.

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577: Colorful Criticism

Apple continues to release great products while needlessly antagonizing just about everyone.

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576: Quiet Little Leech

The cancelation of Apple's car project, excitement for potential AI applications, the wonders of email clients, and starting a car in fifth gear.

575: Walk a Little Faster

Three weeks into the Apple Vision Pro, OLED motion, PQ3, and experiments with a LOT of megapixels.

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ATP Movie Club: Steve Jobs


In this special members-only episode, we watch and discuss "Steve Jobs" (2015).

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574: Weird Forking Scenario

We spent nearly 8 minutes talking about other topics… but, of course, this is mostly more about the Apple Vision Pro. There's a lot to cover!

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573: Look at It Harder

Our real-world Apple Vision Pro impressions so far.

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572: Cryptofarts and Copyright Infringement

Apple's EU DMA compliance and our excitement for the Vision Pro.

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571: Adding Some Carrot

Much more information about Apple Vision Pro.

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570: The Local Mooching Situation

The imminent launch of Apple Vision Pro, the latest Apple Watch sales ban, and Apple's graceful and pragmatic response to the latest App Store court decision.

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ATP Tier List: Connectors


In this member-exclusive episode, we grade common PC connectors. (Really.)

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569: Do Grasshoppers Have Tongues?

Casey is ordering Apple Vision Pro on day one, and everyone knows it except Casey.

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568: The Year of Romance

Our 2024 year in preview.

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567: macOS Uranus

John gives us all a special gift.

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566: Using It Is Wearing It Out

We have invented a new podcast episode. You sometimes need a stylus, parts of it are accurate, it's occasionally smart, and boy, have we patented it!

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565: Trickle-Up Concern

The Beeper battle, governments spying on push notifications, Stolen Device Protection, and a fun toy from 24 years ago.

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ATP Holidays 2023


What we're looking forward to — or not — this holiday season.

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564: Always Get the Biggest Pizza

Mr. Liss goes to New York.

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563: Drain the Attic

Chip-packaging advances, modern ECC, iPhones adopting RCS, satellite-SOS pricing options, Thunderbolt 5, the joy of moving, and our fitness journeys.

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562: Do You Have a Dragon?

OpenAI's turmoil, M3 Max thermals, keyboard wear, and the Humane Ai Pin.

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561: Market Your Bug

Our initial M3 Max MacBook Pro impressions, details on M3-family SSD performance, more enthralling content about body oils, and Marco's self-created need to go to a hardware store.

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ATP Dev: Other People’s Code


John's experience working on the ATP CMS… by writing PHP, a language nobody ever truly learns.

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560: They're All Rectangles

iPhones as pro video cameras, the politics of base configurations, and the knob-microwave lifestyle.

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559: The Tall Lettuce

The M3 family, the new MacBook Pro lineup, and the updated iMac from Apple's Scary Fast event.

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558: Multilevel Pizza Oven

Another Apple Pencil (?!), a surprise Scary Fast announcement, and finding a Sonos oasis after years in the HomePod wilderness.

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557: The Phone-Box Lottery

What we'd like to see from Apple this fall, regardless of what the rumor mill says.

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ATP Diamond Dogs: Talk Me Out of It


John seeks input about a dilemma, weighing the pros and cons of tackling a new project.

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556: Apple Chips Are People

The Rewind Pendant, alcantara in new places, using AirPods Pro at a concert, why schools love Chromebooks, and a thousand-year optical-disc journey.

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555: A Very Eventful Day

John insists on using his computer.

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554: Is This Your Dog?

Our iPhone 15 Pro impressions, case options, size choices, and an unexpected recording location.

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553: Cut the Bridges to the Mainland

A mountain of follow-up and new info on the iPhone 15 series, a bunch of USB-C nerdery, and some Rivian hacks with mixed results.

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ATP Top Four: Laptops


In this member-exclusive episode, we rank our favorite laptops of all time (so far) and argue, Top Four-style.

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552: Not a Saturated Year

Impressions and analysis of Apple's fall event featuring the iPhone 15 series, the Apple Watch Series 9 and Ultra 2, and Apple 2030.

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551: Tickle Rock You

Rumors, expectations, and hopes for the iPhone event next week.

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550: A Wizard With No Choices

Exit interviews for the iPhone 14 Pro, Apple Watch Ultra, and Apple Watch Series 8, and our first ever Exit Salute for a much greater outgoing product.

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549: Unauthorized Trash Can

Ubiquiti security cameras, driving a box truck, and some surprise “gifts”.

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ATP Tier List: Every iMac


In this member-exclusive episode, we grade every iMac released to date.

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548: Starting to Count Chickens

Callsheet’s first week, why Apple might (or might not) want to buy Disney, and the state of the podcast-ad market.

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547: Own Your Pricing

Casey launches Callsheet!

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546: Re-Crop With the Wisdom of Age

John has only two requests for the Photos team this year.

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545: My Butler Can’t Use It

This isn’t Tim.

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544: Valid in a Marco Way

Casey attempts to submit his app to the App Store.

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