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Accidental Tech Podcast

Brought to you by, Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

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Accidental Tech Podcast

Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.

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Recent Episodes of Accidental Tech Podcast


The Best Secret Store

The Best Secret Store

Pre-show: Casey’s tales of woe Fully Herman Miller Jarvis Follow-up: An 🎵 accidental 🎵 miss from the iPod Tier List special (via Scott Shuchart) The origins of S-Tier in tier lists (via David Schaub) Grading in Japan AirPods Pro do have an inward-facing microphone Another entry for Brexit-style name for Apple rage-quitting the EU (via Terry Gilbert) What’s the justification for allowing AI crawlers? (via Manu) Cloudflare has 1-click AI crawler blocking Epic Games & Apple continue to bicker Epic accuses Apple of delaying its EU alternative store launch Epic’s statements Apple approves Epic Games Store Tim Sweeney pops off Tech and Lab...

Episode 595 10 July 2024 1h, 42m and 18s


We Just Found It on the Doorstep

We Just Found It on the Doorstep

Pre-show: Casey’s lunchtime soundtrack New member’s special: iPod Tier List Follow-up: Is the genesis of the red/black U2 iPod How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (via Brian Hamilton) An additional “feature” of the U2 iPods (via Max Velasco Knott) One EU citizen’s perspective on DMA (via Nicolai Brunvoll Ernst) Suggestions for “Brexit”-style colloquialisms for Apple leaving the EU iQuit (via Oliver Thomas) iLeave (via Jared Counts) AXiT (via Frederik Björeman) CarPlay audio New version of Casey’s dongle Using AirPods Pro as hearing protection (via Kirk Northrop) Apple is using Google Cloud infrastructure to train/serve AI A...

Episode 594 5 July 2024 1h, 54m and 19s


Not a European Lawyer

Not a European Lawyer

Pre-show: Casey’s thought processes and traditions The Last Dance Follow-up: iCloud Keychain browser integration in Sequoia Ricky Mondello on Chrome Native Messaging JSON files documentations Simeon (formerly Chrome, now Firefox) weighs in Use alternative installation methods for Chrome extensions Sideloading addons in Firefox Niléane points out Network Locations was already back in Sonoma iPhone Mirroring doesn’t help with rearranging your home screen (via Hunt 2013) HomePods apparently have 1GB RAM Some insight on InSight Chess is around 35 years old Infinite Mac CarPlay Next-Generation CarPlay Design System Next-generation CarPlay Architecture Apple Found in Breach of DMA Apple Statement Margrethe Vesta...

Episode 593 27 June 2024 2h, 4m and 35s


I Think He Won the Game

I Think He Won the Game

Pre-show: Marco’s nethers and the Vision Pro The Talk Show Live from WWDC 2024 Theatre (App Store link) Sandwich SpatialGen ATP Interview: Holly Borla & Ben Cohen Microsoft Recall 7 June: Microsoft Recall will be opt-in 13 June: Microsoft Recalls Recall Microsoft blog post CoPilot+PCs on Intel and AMD won’t get Copilot AI features UTM has gotten told to pound sand More from Michael Tsai Dolphin and the App Store Apple and Meta could face charges for violating 🇪🇺 DMA rules Casey was in the keynote!! tvOS InSight will use your iPhone InSight uses ML to identify actors and songs? Turning off sports not...

Episode 592 18 June 2024 1h, 57m and 49s


ATP Interview: Holly Borla & Ben Cohen

ATP Interview: Holly Borla & Ben Cohen

Holly Borla: Swift Language Engineering Manager @holly on Mastodon Ben Cohen: Senior Software Engineering Manager, Swift Team @airspeedswift on Mastodon

Episode 12 June 2024 1h, 8s


That's Why I Like Computers

That's Why I Like Computers

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Episode 591 11 June 2024 2h, 30m and 24s


Buy Your Car an iPhone

Buy Your Car an iPhone

Pre-show: Marco’s fans Peltier plate Marco’s mount The alternative stronger cooler Cooler only, without charging Follow-up: Snapdragon X actually runs at 45 TOPS (via sciwizam) Justin Long shills for Qualcomm Commercial Snapdragon Computex Keynote Previously, for Intel Apple’s M1 ad with John Hodgman (“PC”) Gruber’s take Jason on macOS permissions dialogs Windows Recall is a security “disaster” Steal everything in two lines of code AMD enters the AI chat Intel’s new Lunar Lake CPUs When Apple said “The M2 iPad Air has 10 GPU cores” they really meant “9 GPU cores” Performance wasn’t affected though How LLMs learn Retrieval-augmented g...

Episode 590 6 June 2024 2h, 37m and


The Correct Amount of Rocks

The Correct Amount of Rocks

Follow-up: New Vision Pro Content Experience Immersive (“Sizzle Reel”) Adventure Episode 2: Parkour What If…? Jason Snell’s review Even the low-storage 13” iPad Pros have 12 GB of RAM, despite only using 8 GB? 🤨 Editors’ note: Thanks to Elon’s Big Business Brain™, we now have to link to all the tweets X’s in this whole 🤬 thread, because Twitter X won’t show threads unless you’re logged in. Well done, Elon. Great work. 👏🏻 … 👏🏻 … 👏🏻 Now we’re junking up our show notes because we 💙 our listeners more than we hate him. And we really hate him. Shahram Mohktari (iFixIt Lead Teardown Technician) Could it be binning? Maybe, but unlikely. For real M4 iP...

Episode 589 31 May 2024 1h, 57m and 26s


Sync Up Your Cycle

Sync Up Your Cycle

Follow-up: John’s iPad Pro (M4) review MKBHD’s magnets reel doesn’t show the rail; it’s on the cover. (via Odin) The iPad Pro can bend, but it’s difficult JerryRigEverything @ 8m40s Quinn’s stunning Pencil Pro observation Sebastian de With Zoom audio for Marco’s town meetings (via Steve J Stutz, among others) Delta gets its first legal challenge The Verge The reason behind the lack of GameCube/Wii emulators on iOS Original blog post No New Mac Studio nor Mac Pro Until Mid-2025? Microsoft pushes [again] toward ARM PCs [and AI] Blog post The Verge Windows RT Ars...

Episode 588 24 May 2024 2h, 23m and 36s


No Dots Are Going to Help Me

No Dots Are Going to Help Me

New member special: ATP Neutral: Car Shopping Pre-show: Marco is back in the ScanSnap world Raven scanner (defunct) Fujitsu Ricoh ScanSnap iX1600 Follow-up: Apple apologizes for iPad “Crush” ad Charlie Chapman’s 📱💨 AppleCare+ for educational-discounted products (via Carter Sanderson) Extend your AppleCare+ coverage iPad nano-texture glass Arun Maini interviews Ternus & Joswiak 1 2 3 4 Editors’ note: Thanks to Elon’s Big Business Brain™, we now have to link to all the tweets X’s in this whole 🤬 thread, because Twitter X won’t show threads unless you’re logged in. Well done, Elon. Great work. 👏🏻 … 👏🏻 … 👏🏻 Now we’re junking up our show notes because we 💙 our listeners more than we hate him. A...

Episode 587 16 May 2024 2h, 3m and 26s

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