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.

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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458: This Is Not Your First Plane Crash

Pants hacks, mystery beeps, password-manager battles, and Casey's totally fine setup.

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457: The World's Greatest Conference Call

Weather apps, luxury podcasts, and Facebook's fantasy metaverse.

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456: The Monitor Situation

More MacBook Pro joy, the future of the iMac, a pile of iPhone 13 Pro cases, and Casey's new-yet-again setup.

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455: Your Yanking Force

Thunderbolt docks, a smart-home system that actually works, even more on the MacBook Pro, and selling our (not-so-)old computers.

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454: The Notch is Young

MacBook Pro and AirPods 3 first impressions, wardrobe functions, a mystery terabyte, and helping with homework.

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453: As the Prophecy Foretold

The new MacBook Pro.

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452: It's Totally Leashed

An alleged lack of FOMO, third-party Windows app stores, a better Dropbox life, why progress bars are hard, and our hopes and dreams for next week's Apple event.

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451: A Series of Terrible Magic Tricks

Facebook's outage, A15 analysis, the latest MacBook Pro rumors, and a surprise mid-show Neutral.

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450: Distending My Wardrobe

Our iPhone 13 Pro impressions so far.

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449: An Unclean Mouse

More details about the iPhone 13 lineup, new iPad Mini, and Apple Watch Series 7.

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448: Next Year, Which Is Now

iPhone 13 and 13 Pro series, Apple Watch Series 7, new iPad and iPad Mini, and our love of the great state of California.

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447: Lunchbox on Your Face

A geographic dispute, important mouse updates, John's favorite percentage, and predictions for next week's Apple event.

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446: Dead From Fraud

Coding for kids, Apple's class-action settlement, the "reader"-app rule change, and home security cameras.

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445: Best Blender Is a Wasteland

NeuralHash collisions, Safari design updates, Apple's recent PR war against itself, and Marco's experience at a Phish concert.

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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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