Accidental Tech Podcast
Accidental Tech Podcast
Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa
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Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.
465: Lasers Are Great
Follow-up: Fi dog-collar pronunciation Discount code ATP100 for $100 off (not a sponsor) New Ford Mustangs will be available in 2023–2024 Sony did show PSVR2 controllers Mirrorless advantages and the longevity of Canon DSLRs (from Justin Krohn) TV technology WRGB OLEDs do have white backlights QD-OLEDs have RGB “filters”/diffusers Samsung’s 2019 $11 billion investment in QD-OLED Micro-LED On “Weird & Complicated” Analog TV (via Moe Rubenzahl) Technology Connections on Analog TV Apple will Allow Alternate Payment Systems in the App Store in 🇰🇷, with a catch StoreKit 2 RevenueCat Getting Started Apple wants 30% of Uber/Lyft’s membership revenue American laws don’t reflect Americans’ desires John’s gross printer Theranos John’s printer Casey’s printer Marco’s laser all-in-one with the buggy networking Marco’s beloved giant printer (price is currently inflated; it cost $449 in 2016) Marco’s 11x17 inkjet all-in-one (also currently overpriced; it cost $249 in 2018) #askatp: What do we think about React/React Native? (via Asajz) Divorce leads children to the worst places Vue.js AngularJS How can there be a huge ∆ between data in Photos and the actual Photos Library on disk? (via Todd Vaziri) SQLite VACUUM Post-show: Some responses to our health/veganism/leather discussion last week Slow Boring: Is Healthy Food Actually More Expensive? BBC: Climate Change: Which vegan milk is best? iMore: Apple should ditch leather (not mentioned, but meant to) Sponsored by: Trade Coffee: Incredible coffee delivered fresh from the best roasters in the nation. Get $20 off your first three bags. Memberful: Monetize your passion with membership. Start your free trial today. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!
Jan 13
2 hr 11 min
464: Monks at Drafting Tables
Follow-up: Stuart Hay on chroma sub-sampling, 4:2:2, 4:1:1, 4:2:0 Hyper Thunderbolt 4 Dock Hyper USB-C Media Hub A not-too-short aside about iPad connectivity and expandability Loopback David Smith’s tweet Audio Hijack Audiobus Drafting table Xcode and setting up for Apple Watch development (via Andy Norman) Slideshow App Recommendations Fotomagico Adobe Premiere Rush Canon’s flagship DSLR line will end… eventually. Single-lens reflex CES: QD-OLED TVs from Sony OLED explained Quantum dots explained Interview with Gary Geaves, VP of Acoustics at Apple MaxTech video Regarding latency About the UWB spectrum An aside about Apple TV interruptions Settings → Remotes and Devices → Bluetooth → Suggest Nearby AirPods #askatp: How much do we sleep? (via Nathaniel Gori) An aside about dog tracking collars Fi smart dog collar — Use the code NEWYEARS100 for $100 off. Not a sponsor. Promise. Update: Fi actually made a discount code just for us: ATP100. They’re still not a sponsor, though. Post-show: Should Apple stop using leather? Thoughts on meat alternatives Late-episode follow-up: Fun Fact #52: We’re off Track Congratulations to David Sparks! Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Iodyne: Introducing the all-new Pro Data. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!
Jan 6
2 hr 28 min
463: No Indication of Progress
Pre-show: Marco’s desk situation Casey’s desk situation VESA stand …an uglier one …yet uglier still …stand and arm Follow-up: Jonathan Dietz Comes Through Glenwing’s page and calculator and forum post Chroma Subsampling USB4/TB4 bandwidth (via Dimitri Bouniol) Marco’s Christmas-movie Adventure iLife iDVD Gang of Four UXKit discoveryd and mDNSResponder Holiday tech we love Casey joins 2019 and gets AirPods Pro HiFiMAN HE-6 Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro (250-ohm) Marco’s new Switch Tina’s new iPhone car mount #askatp: Would we rock a full-on iMac as an external monitor if Target Display Mode still existed? (via Jeff Fowler) Does Apple like the drama and rumors around it? (via Erik Neu) Do we close all our apps before rebooting our computers? (via AdamMHead) Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Trade Coffee: Incredible coffee delivered fresh from the best roasters in the nation. Get $20 off your first three bags. Memberful: Monetize your passion with membership. Start your free trial today. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!
Dec 30, 2021
2 hr 8 min
462: Xcode X
Pre-show: “Web3” Follow-up: Thank you, ATP members Casey has changed up his setup yet again Ian Fuchs at Cult of Mac Alogic Thunderbolt 4 Blaze Hub OWC Thunderbolt Hub CalDigit Element Hub CalDigit TS3+ Team Arment on Twitch Elgato HD60 S+ C13 plug “☝️ Well, actually ☝️”s on Marco’s Synology J-series Synology devices cannot use btrfs (via Squozen) 64TB maximum limit (via Matt Sullivan) Marco’s jugs Capillary action Apple Silicon in forthcoming LG displays Chroma subsampling Thunderbolt Display ADC Clarifications on attention-aware features (via Gui Rambo) Marco’s New iPhone Case (via Oliver Ames) macOS 12.2 beta Improved scrolling in Safari with ProMotion Apple is rebuilding Apple Music as a “full native app” :::✊🏻::: Kids these days :::✊🏻::: PICO-8 Swift Playgrounds 4 Post-show #askatp: When did Corvettes start looking so different? (via Rob Knight) C8 Corvette What vaporware would we love to see Apple work on? (via Juno Orion) Sponsored by: Stream: The ultimate developer toolkit for in-app chat. RevenueCat: In-app purchases and subscriptions made easy. Green Chef: The #1 meal kit for eating well. Use code atp10 for 10 free meals. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
Dec 22, 2021
1 hr 59 min
461: Re-tend That Garden
Pre-show: Why would one deliberately launch TextEdit‽ The flood 😱 Cable Matters 2.5” drive enclosure Synology DS1813+ Synology 620Slim Synology DS420j RAID 0 Backblaze B2 Follow-up: Andrew shares a Consumer Reports link regarding lithium batteries in smoke detectors LG Screen Manager (App Store Link) now supports M1 Macs (via Dave Stachowiak) Casey’s LG UltraFine adventures continue LG non-UltraFine 4K and 60Hz HDMI 24UD58-B 24” IPS Monitor with Freesync, Black Menu → Picture → Picture Adjust → HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color Casey’s new desk setup Potential Magic Mouse fixes Monterey 12.1 Suggestion from Charity Majors LG is working on three new monitors? Twitter thread LG Displays LG Electronics #askatp: Tips for Android → iPhone converts? (via Steve Wellington) Do any of us use Finder replacements like PathFinder? (via Sam) Do we use Swift for anything other than iOS/macOS apps? (via Jan de Geest) Post-show: A Synology Adventure Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Mack Weldon: Radically-efficient wardrobing. Use code atppodcast for 20% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
Dec 16, 2021
2 hr 7 min
460: Desktop Laptop
Pre-show: Christmas Conundrums Charlie Brown Tree Follow-up: Ubiquiti’s breach was from the inside Casey’s UltraFine 5K seems to be UltraDead Idan Warsawski’s explanation & more Casey’s borrowed monitor Casey’s blog post about Apple’s monitor situation John’s snarky quote-tweet Some wish-casting and predictions about the Mac lineup in 2022 Apple Announces Self-Service Repair Louis Rossmann’s video #askatp: How come the TouchBar failed where the iPhone succeeded? (via Todd Kaprielian) Why is Chromium’s dominance bad for the open web? (via Aryan Aneja) John’s blog post on open source Kagi FAQ Why bother with a Mac Pro? (via Dave Saunders, who clearly wanted to torment Casey) The Case for a True Mac Pro Successor Post-show: The continuing saga of John’s beeps Marco’s shifts to Neutral MaxTrax Recovery Boards Sponsored by: Trade Coffee: Incredible coffee delivered fresh from the best roasters in the nation. Impending Inc.: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the right person. Tell them you came from ATP. Slidebox: Organize your photos with a swipe! Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
Dec 9, 2021
2 hr 4 min
459: The Bluetooth Adds Warmth
Shocking revelations: Marco’s wrist Casey’s desk The myth of digital audio producing stair-step sound waves Casey’s Double Density appearance Xiph explainer video DAC Nyquist level Apple’s monitor-pricing conundrum Luna Display updates Follow-up: Junior vs. Senior Developers (via Nick Matsakis) Peter principle Mac Mini rumors and renderings #askatp: Which company would we love to see Apple buy & integrate? (via Ryan) The Talk Show #330: ‘Headline Goes Here’ with Jim Dalrymple Sony Xperia PRO-I Video review Why bother with backups anymore? (via Joe Athman) Casey’s scripts Post-show: John’s beeps Captured audio What Is That Beep Appliance brands: Who owns what? Forum Post Nitram’s Mea Culpa Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Lutron Caséta: Smart dimmers and lighting control. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
Dec 2, 2021
2 hr 1 min
458: This Is Not Your First Plane Crash
Pre-show: Energizer lithium AA batteries and 9V for smoke alarms Marco’s utterly bananas password-managers setup The ATP on-demand store is back! Follow-up: Meta/Facebook In the Enterprise workplace.com An aside about scrolljacking Parallax Scrolling Hardware prowess Gaming Wearing VR headsets Apple TV+ on the web HomePod problems abound (via Joe Mesterhazy) YouTube video describing the problem Plex and two-zone playback ebernet’s explanation Infuse Bullstrap leather case review Marco’s pants update Banana Republic Traveler Spoke London Travel Denim and Cord Fives Laying out the Apple Silicon roadmap Max Tech video #askatp: How can one keep an older MacBook Pro running well? (via Stephan) How do we organize our pictures? (via Guilherme Alles) Peek‑a‑View What’s the ∆ between a junior & senior developer? (via Roar Lochar) Programmer Humor’s Tweet Gene Hackman Post-show: John’s mystery beeps Sponsored by: Earnest: Freedom of choice meets student loans. Rows: The spreadsheet with superpowers. Memberful: Monetize your passion with membership. Start your free trial today. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
Nov 22, 2021
2 hr 1 min
457: The World's Greatest Conference Call
Pre-show: Watching shows on Apple Some ATP membership bookkeeping Follow-up: Xcode build times (via Abel Demoz) defaults write com.apple.dt.Xcode ShowBuildOperationDuration YES Monterey’s Mouse Pointer Memory Leak Bug Marco has [Original] HomePod Problems Belkin Soundform Connect Marco replaces Weather Line with Carrot Weather Weather Line acquisition App Store feature on Brian Mueller of Carrot Weather Weather Strip Seller risks on eBay Swappa Facebook and Meta Stratechery Interview with Mark Zuckerberg Oculus Quest 2 Ping World of Warcraft SecondLife IRC MUD MUSH HoloLens 2 Chatroulette Knowledge Navigator Idiocracy Post-show: Casey broke two car keys in the span of 10 minutes Volvo XC90 Example replacement video Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Mack Weldon: Radically-efficient wardrobing. Use code atppodcast for 20% off your first order. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!
Nov 16, 2021
2 hr 8 min
456: The Monitor Situation
The ATP Store IS BACK! Grab your fancy new M1 Pro or Max shirts, winter hats, or classic merch until the end of the day THIS FRIDAY! Remember, ATP Members get 15% off on time-limited sales like this one! Follow-up: iMessage in iCloud Security Overview Apple’s T2 Macs and Monterey Avoiding the notch using RDM (via Roberto Jung Drebes) Casey’s MacBook Pro Updates Magic Keyboard with Touch ID and Numeric Keypad for Mac models with Apple silicon - US English ($180) Magic Keyboard with Touch ID for Mac models with Apple silicon - US English ($150) Magic Trackpad ($130) LG UltraFine 5K Starport 75 Podcast Casey’s iMac Stand Marco reviews iPhone 13 Pro cases Apple Silicone Nudient Thin v3 Peel Clear White Totallee Pearl White Totallee Clear Soft Caudabe Sheath Pitaka MagEZ Case 2 (not tested) Bullstrap (not tested) How Could One Improve the MacBook Pros? SD Card CFexpress HDMI 2.1 A None-Too-Brief Aside About Apple External Monitors ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCG-K 32” 16:9 FreeSync2 4K 120 Hz HDR Mini-LED IPS Monitor Post-show #askatp: Why don’t we talk about processor clock speed anymore? (via Yossi Kanner) Would we rather use a previous-gen MacBook Pro with an M1 Max, or the new MacBook Pro with an Intel CPU? (via Joel Short) Sponsored by: Lutron Caseta: Smart dimmers and lighting control. RevenueCat: In-app subscriptions and payments made easy. Connection: An Apple US Corporate Reseller, Higher-Education Reseller, and Apple Service Provider. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Check out our store to get some sweet //////ATP merchandise!
Nov 11, 2021
1 hr 53 min
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