Accidental Tech PodcastAccidental Tech Podcast

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

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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543: 100 Million Tire-Kickers

The first week of Threads, Tesla's NACS connector vs. CCS, the importance of the Mac Pro, and the evolving iPad situation in the Arment household.

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542: Penguin Camel Monkey Shark

Living in a vacation town, who the Mac Pro is for, more on Reddit, and Vision Pro's top “four” challenges — not including price.

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541: Make a Little Maze

Varifocal displays, Reddit and Apollo, modular laptops, camera bags, and the emotional roller-coaster of owning AirPods.

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ATP Tier List: Every iPhone


In this member-exclusive episode, we grade every iPhone released to date — yes, even your favorite one.

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540: The Points Don’t Matter

Vision vs. vision, AR privacy considerations, a good tech week in the Liss household, and a not-so-good one for the Arments.

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539: The Strap Situation

More on Apple Vision Pro and visionOS, writing SwiftUI at cruising altitude, new hopes for Mac gaming, and what John really thinks of the new Mac Pro.

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538: We Studied Thousands of Heads

WWDC 2023! New Macs, new OSes, and the unveiling of Apple Vision Pro.

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537: Worse Than All of Our Toilets

Hopes for WWDC’s announcements, exit interviews for the outgoing OSes, and how a Virginia man destroyed a car and computer in a single weekend.

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536: I Reboot With Reason

Marathon, first impressions of Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, “reporting bugs effectively,” and another take on Callsheet pricing.

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535: My Computer Supports Math

WWDC expectations, the Callsheet paywall, that Dell monitor, whatever whatever, and three olds trying to figure out what a "vibe check" is.

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ATP Eats: John’s of Bleecker Street


Three kinda-sorta-not-really-New-Yorkers try New York City’s famous pizza from three regions far from New York City.

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534: On the Cheerleader Bus

Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, and the promise of Bluesky in a crowded space.

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533: The Beach Is the Beach

Rapid Security Response, cryptexes, more on e-readers, and the modern arcade.

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532: The Meat Part of Multitasking

E-readers, Reddit's API changes, and our formative computing experiences from the bad old days.

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531: Rock It in the Right Direction

It’s an exciting time for the preeminent podcast about Apple buttons.

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530: You Are Not Nintendo

Cameras with mirrors, cars without CarPlay, and other ancient relics that should probably stay in the past.

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529: The Cycles of Marco

Casey's upcoming app (!), fitting cameras into our mostly-iPhone lives, and testing superzoom cameras and giant telephoto lenses.

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528: My Favorite Slap in the Face

A distinctive sandwich containing the delicious WWDC announcement and some other items.

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ATP Movie Club: My Neighbor Totoro


In this special members-only episode, we watch and discuss John's chosen film, "My Neighbor Totoro" (1988).

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527: The True Siri Experience

AI developments, Apple Watch Ultra bands, furniture surgery, and the experience of using standalone cameras today.

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526: Food Comes From Cans

AI in your camera, ops vs. industrial design, watch bands, and pants-storage classes.

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525: The Glory Speakers

John buys speakers.

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524: The Anti-Fireplace Lobby

iPhone passcode thieves, John's difficult living room, and the one trick you won't believe the kids these days are doing to evade Screen Time limits.

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523: I Can't Give Him the Carrot Fast Enough

iPhone 15 rumors, blood-glucose monitoring, and a special Neutral: Marco drove a Rivian, and you'll never believe what happened… right before that.

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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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