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Accidental Tech Podcast

Author: Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

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Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.
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372: Things Are Degraded

372: Things Are Degraded

2020-04-0202:19:471

Pre-show: Retro-gaming next week Homework for listeners: play with RetroPie and a retro gamepad Follow-up: A12Z is the A12X with all GPU cores working properly Chip binning All 2020 iPad Pros have 6 GB RAM Part-name theories Casey's Synology Catastrophe DS1813+ S.M.A.R.T. Backblaze Hard Drive Stats for 2019 Apple Acquires Dark Sky CARROT Weather Weather Line You can buy/rent video from the Amazon iOS app without using in-app purchase Breakpoints Post-show follow-up: The Road to PS5 Xbox Series X Hands On, Gameplay & Controller! Head Related Transfer Function Binaural recording Sponsored by: Postmates: Anything you need, anytime you need it. Postmate it. Use code ATP for $100 in free delivery credit for your first 7 days. Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Use code ATP for free overnight shipping with this link. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
Special guest Chris Lattner! High Output Management TensorFlow Caffe TPU Python PyTorch Swift for TensorFlow Swift TensorFlow tutorials Fortran Swift for TensorFlow Clang Jupyter Python interop workbook Dynamic Callable Dynamic Member Lookup NumPy MLIR: Multi-Level Intermediate Representation SIL: Swift Intermediate Language SiFive ASIC: Application-specific integrated circuit RISC-V BSD PA-RISC Mach KHTML WWDC Status of Swift's world domination Brisk Self-hosting Swift's future Swift Ownership Manifesto Rust 2019 LLVM Dev Meeting: Ownership SSA C++20 Clang Is Swift a... jerk? SwiftUI Combine ABI stability Variadic generics Swift Concurrency Manifesto Recent woodworking projects Treasure box Post-show: Quarantined unproductivity Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Indeed.com: A guide to help those whose jobs have been affected by coronavirus.
370: Ghost Finger

370: Ghost Finger

2020-03-1902:19:501

WWDC 2020 will be online-only Press release Original Gravity ("the beer-and-sausage place") Follow-up: Rebinding Xcode commands via Incoherent Toots Apple Style Guide New Apple Hardware Mac mini (not really new) MacBook Air iPad Pro LiDAR Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro Smart Keyboard Folio iPad Pro Cursor with Craig Federighi Post-show: Consoles The Test Drivers #3: Xbox Series X Exclusive, and the Z Flip Gang Xbox Series X Hands On, Gameplay & Controller! The Road to PS5 Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Use this link and code ATP for free overnight shipping. ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package.
369: Brown Big Bear

369: Brown Big Bear

2020-03-1302:16:031

Pre-show: Marco's Problem Marco's image-retention test Apple Cinema Display HD Follow-up: The "coronavirus" virus itself is named SARS-CoV-2. COVID-19 is the disease it causes (formerly called "2019 novel coronavirus" or "2019-nCoV" in some places). Recommended info sources on COVID-19: Flatten the Curve CDC: COVID-19 (continuously updated) Video: Exponential Growth and Epidemics WWDC still not canceled Santa Clara County bans gatherings of 1000+ John's internal storage situation Mac shortcuts Ellipsis is ⌥ ; Adjective order ⌘ ⌥ ⌃ ⇧ ⌃ ⌥? Command key Xcode symbol popup: ⌃ 6 Drag and drop open/save dialog DefaultFolder X Screen shotting/screen capture Hot Corners and modifier keys System Preferences → Desktop & Screen Saver → Hot Corners... Casey's Computer Corner Brian Ski's tweet Huge rumor dumps New homescreen Accessibility features, wallpapers, and #shotoniphone GIFWrapped OCR capabilities Video: Transcriber in Windows Mobile Graffiti Inkwell Black Ink Apple Watch flag faces General Apple Watch improvements Tachymeter #askatp Is the 2015 15" MBP still the best laptop ever made (via James Scariati) Do we have hard-drive icons on our desktop? (via Rob Fiorendino) How does one get hardware to make iOS apps on the cheap? (via Marcos Petri) Post-show: Marco's new adventures... deep underground Penny Arcade Sponsored by: BlueVine: Get a $100 gift card when you take out a loan or open a line of credit. Mack Weldon: Better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Get 20% off your first order with code atppodcast. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020.
368: A Jacket and Some Pins

368: A Jacket and Some Pins

2020-03-0502:25:051

Follow-up: Feedback & Radar Casey's Catalina Catastrophe Pegasus J2i Mountain Certificate revocation Ben Thompson and nvALT Just Enough Grammar How does one back up a Synology? Backblaze B2 Amazon Glacier Arq WWDC cancellation? Under the Radar #186: Replacing WWDC An Event Apart #askatp What are some of our favorite macOS keyboard shortcuts? ⌘ K for VNC/SMB ⇧ ⌘ A for Applications ⇧ ⌘ 4 for screenshot ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ V for Paste and Match Style Plain Text app for iOS ⎋ during drag Drag onto a Finder column heading ⌘ Click on the title of a Finder window ⌘ ↑ and ⌘ ↓ to go up/down the folder hierarchy Xcode ⌥ ⌘ / for creating documentation ⇧ ⌘ O for quick open ⌥ ⇧ ⌘ ⌃ C for Copy Qualified Symbol Name Is there a difference between an app's Open at login and System Preferences → User & Groups → Login Items? (via Jon Mitchell) If you had to use a co-hosts's machine, whose would it be? (via Nicholas Gaffney) Post-show Neutral: New BMW logo Concept i4 Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Away: Whoever you are, and whatever you need to pack, Away has luggage that will help make your next trip more seamless. Kolide: User-focused security for teams that Slack.
367: Antitrust Relief Valve

367: Antitrust Relief Valve

2020-02-2701:53:571

Follow-up: SwitchGlass desktop-image update Apple Music high-quality streamingSettings → Music → Cellular Data → High Quality Streaming Swift and static analysis Overcast and UI state restoration Microsoft Defender ATP Coming for iOS Safari and long-lived HTTPS certificates Let's Encrypt Apple considering allowing users switch default apps Spotify's Time to Play Fair Things #askatp How do we handle the business side of the App Store? (via Stephen Gerstacker) Do we shop TVs based on primary usage? (via starsasumi) G-SYNC When do we use a notes app vs. a flat file? (via Future Ben) Post-show: Casey's Computer Woes Sponsored by: Indeed: Post a job today. Get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020. ProClip USA: High-quality, two-part phone mounts. Get 10% off with code atp10.
Pre-show: Catalina. 🙄 × ∞ Machine-gun trackpad Marco on OS upgrades Casey's Radar Follow-up: Grasshopper Logo Butterfly keyboards and ergonomics Finder toolbar bug... defeated? Mac malware getting worse? What does Apple need to make most? iOS 13.4 Mail toolbar fixes Cabel's take #askatp What one trivial bug would you fix if you could? (via Louie Mantia) Casey's answer How should one partition an onboard SSD? (via James Irwin) Would you narrate your favorite author's audiobook? (via Brian Hamilton) Post-show: John's [continued] adventures in programming Wallpaper creation tool Post-post show: Cold medicines Sponsored by: Handy: The most reliable name in house cleaning. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for only $29 when you sign up for a cleaning plan. Indeed: Post a job today. Get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
365: Day-One Cowboy

365: Day-One Cowboy

2020-02-1402:10:31

Follow-up: SwiftUI previews of UIKit Gualtiero Frigerio NSHipster Folder aliases in the Dock Snow Leopard Review Radar #59289423 Shell scripts Jan Vitturi Richard Kanson John's new app (‼️) Keyboard Maestro Pastebot Taika Waititi on Apple Keyboards IBM Model M Marco's Best Laptop Ever Made Swift Playgrounds on macOS #askatp What's the situation with macOS security? (via Anthony Scardapane) Gatekeeper What does Marco do to avoid recursive Voice Boost? (via Chris Wright) How do we use show notes as a listener? (via Simo Isto) Post-show: John's adventures in programming Sponsored by: BlueVine: Get a $100 gift card when you take out a loan or open a line of credit. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Get 20% off your first purchase.
Pre-show: Docks Follow-up: Pro Display XDR reference modes Mac Pro internal disk options iPad Multitasking and recent apps Casey's new app (‼️) Detecting Guided Access SwiftUI Knife Switch Google Photos Privacy Breach #askatp What do we think about homebrew? (via Stephan Jacobs) MacPorts What's the difference between ⇧/⌘/⌥ keys? Origin of the ⌘ key tin Save for Web Claws What do we name our Wi-Fi networks? (via Jesse in South Dakota) Silence Of The LANS Post-show: Auto-joining Wi-Fi networks "Free Public WiFi" iOS auto-joins AT&T Wi-Fi networks without user permission The mechanism by which Apple does this: carrier bundles Sponsored by: Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Kolide: User-focused security for teams that Slack. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
363: The Floor is Lava

363: The Floor is Lava

2020-01-3002:24:391

Casey's Complaints about his Co-Hosts Corner Marco's replaced BMW link The actual link Reconcilable Differences #121: Impotent Hydra Wegmans Update on Marco's iMac Pro fan issues SMC reset Pro Display XDR reference modes Rack-mount Mac Pro videos from Neil Parfitt Unboxing Fan noise A pro's thoughts on TrueTone ISO 12646 Xcode layout advice Video demo Localization warnings Marco's Overcast Bug-Finding Mission Technical Q&A QA1606 kAudioUnitProperty_MaximumFramesPerSlice AVAudioSession setPreferredIOBufferDuration Apple's API documentation No Overview Available iOS 14 Shakeup The iPad Awkwardly Turns 10 Working Copy WIMP Surface/iPad Lineup in 2020 Post-show: John's Bug-Finding Mission NSWindow isReleasedWhenClosed Sponsored by: YES PLZ: Upgrade your morning coffee game and you’ll upgrade your whole day. Get 25% off your first shipment with code MARCOSENTME. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020. BlueVine: Get a $100 gift card when you take out a loan or open a line of credit.
362: Xcode in Anger

362: Xcode in Anger

2020-01-2402:12:231

Follow-up: That's the Microsoft logo, you fools Redesigning the Windows Logo Removing the Dropbox Finder extension System Preferences → Extensions → Dropbox → Finder Extension Pro Display XDR display profiles Aerial screensaver Logitech G305 mouse review Pacifist Jonathan Mann on his post-WWDC song Front and Center update Marco's iMac Pro update Apple acquiesces to the FBI regarding encrypted iCloud backups? Gruber's initial reaction Gruber on Tim Cook on Der Spiegel Apple on end-to-end encryption in 2016 Android does encrypt backups Ben Thompson's take Xcode layout hell Post-show Neutral: What cars would we each take on a cross-country trip? 🚨 SPOILER ALERT 🚨 Casey's answer Marco's answer (and backup answer) John's answer Sponsored by: Clear: Get through security even faster. Get your first 2 months free with code accidentaltech. HealthIQ: Using science and data to secure lower life-insurance rates for people like you. Casper: Expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time. Get $100 toward select mattresses with code atp2019. Terms and conditions apply.
AirPods vs. AirPlanes neverssl.com & alwayshttp.com Follow-up: Camera ergonomics (via Henrik Helmers) PopSockets Jumpy mice (via Scott Simpson) USB 3.0 Radio Frequency Interference Impact on 2.4 GHz Wireless Devices Photo sharing Mario Panighetti Andrew Elliott Jared Counts Using a PS4 controller wirelessly with a PC/Mac DUALSHOCK 4 USB wireless adapter, Japanese version MFi The rack-mount Mac Pro is now available Pro Display XDR TrueTone Mac Pro Ethernet wonkiness iMac Pro Ethernet wonkiness MoCa Casey's MOCA Bridge Gigabit MOCA Bridge Casey's New Switch John's sleep/wake battles The Eclectic Light Company Howard Oakley on pmset John's Finder toolbar battles Making the case for macOS Low Power Mode Pro Mode rumor Turbo Boost Switcher Pro TripMode John's mouse and keyboard reviews Microsoft Precision Mouse Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 Logitech MX Master 3 Logitech G305 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse Logitech MX Keys Advanced Wireless Illuminated Keyboard SteerMouse Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Cat reference Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Mack Weldon: The most comfortable underwear, socks, shirts, undershirts, hoodies, sweat pants, and more that you will ever wear. Get 20% off your first order with code atppodcast. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020.
360: Big Hole in the Middle

360: Big Hole in the Middle

2020-01-0902:16:191

Intro: Casey was not consulted CGP Grey Follow-up: Boot camp on external drives WinToUSB Rufus (via Alexei) Was the boot restriction issue the one from the start? (via Brad) Dual-booting with Bluetooth (via Robert Watkins) 2019 Mac Pro speaker module cable Removing the Mac Pro case while it's running Asian ladybeetle Full-resolution iCloud photo sharing KBase article (via Kyles the Gray) Great summary photos Swift is a 🍆 Type erasure in Swift Method swizzling Class clusters John's new app, Front and Center Buy Front and Center on the Mac App Store DragThing ATP #96: The Windows of Siracusa County Flying Meat Salt remote for Apple TV (via David Roessli) John's Pro Display XDR Comparison thread to "real" reference screens by Juan Salvo Marco's vacation tech experiences Post-show: Casey's Disney Trip David's Vacation Club Rentals Bay Lake Tower Disney Dining Plans Garden Grocer Orlando Stroller Rentals Sponsored by: Away: Get your suitcase and shop other travel essentials. Hover: Make a name for yourself. Get 10% off your first purchase. Techmeme Ride Home: Subscribe today in your podcast app of choice (Apple, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify).
359: I Could Live in There

359: I Could Live in There

2020-01-0102:13:392

John's Computer Situation State of Catalina Audiophiles are bananas Monoprice equivalent Follow-up: MagSafe connectors John's Mac Pro setup experience Storage/RAM effects Cable-free internals Time Machine Boot Camp ideas—none of which work as described 1, 2, 3, 4 Don't forget about this, too! Peripherals Microsoft Precision Mouse Logitech Marathon Mouse M705 Quinn Nelson's (Snazzy Labs) video and observation #askatp Is iCloud photo sharing really this much of a mess? (via Dzmitry Tabakerau) Todd's tweet Is Swift really a 🍆? (via JK Kross) John's Swift review Bondage and Discipline Language If the ATP hosts took a road trip together, who is sitting where? (via Tim Bornholdt) Post-show: John visits a Microsoft Store Sponsored by: Kolide: User-focused security for teams that Slack. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2020.
John's Computer Situation Reconcilable Differences #120: Where the Packages Sleep Mac Pro tidbits and follow-up: Mac Pro feet are removable 580X has two HDMI ports on the back 3dfx Voodoo Sound Blaster Blackmagic eGPUs and Pro Display XDR Teardown Thunderbolt 3 Add-in Card Virtual Link Half-Life: Alyx Razer Blade 15 Nvidia GeForce RTX Max-Q Deep Dive Connecting a Cinema Display to the new Mac Pro USB-C → Mini DisplayPort Rat tails and monitors Apple Display Connector Watchmen Doug DeMuro on the Grand National Regular Car Reviews on the Grand National Car & Driver on the history of the Grand National Project CHIP Apple's announcement HomeKitADK Compulsory xkcd The "Pro Workflow Group" and getting Apple's attention CUDA What would an ARM transition look like? CHRP #askatp What's the deal with clamshell mode, anyway? (via Wes) Casey's old work monitors Varidesk What's the deal with external backup drive noise, anyway? (via Hans Scneider) Dynamat What's the deal with the new [pro] Mac design language, anyway? (via Kiel) Post-show: Teaching John's son to drive Sponsored by: Casper: Get $100 toward select mattresses with code atp2019. Terms and conditions apply. Hello Fresh: Easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. Get 9 meals free with code ATP9. Burrow: Ring in the new decade with up to $500 off fresh furniture with code NYE.
357: A Giant Green Field

357: A Giant Green Field

2019-12-1802:23:492

Pre-show: John continues preparing the way Mice Logitech MX Revolution Follow-up: Thank you, listeners! Casey iMac !Pro offers Casey's Catalina Conundrum Marco's lamp update (thanks, Dan Engler!) First-generation Apple products Casey's iMac Pro tweet Downgrades from the old Mac Pro GPU options for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR GPU in the Belkin image Apple Display Connector Mac Pro RAM options Mac Pro Thermodynamics LG UltraFine 5K is maybe not "fine" Expandable Macs and the history of Mac towers #askatp Is an AppleTV really necessary in the world of smart TVs? (via Zach Pruitt) How does background app refresh work? (via Adam Jaffrey) How does one archive a shedload of old email? (via ComboTwist) POP Google: Downloading your data Post-show: The Leftovers Reconcilable Differences episodes that discuss The Leftovers: 16, 20, 38, 53, 59 Do By Friday #157: (That's the Leftovers) Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2019.
356: With a Heavy Heart

356: With a Heavy Heart

2019-12-1202:00:104

Follow-up: Casey's Computer Corner Footnote Bendy extended keyboards Destiny on Stadia iPad Remote Control & Apple Classroom The Mac Pro Configurator Mac Pro Components Belkin AUX Power Cable Kit Install and replace parts in your Mac Pro (2019) GPU Upgrade Video RAM Upgrade Video Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) Cleaning the nano-texture glass New York Form ST-121.3 Sponsored by: Eero: The Wi-Fi your home deserves. Get free overnight shipping with code ATP. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2019. Bombas: The most comfortable socks in the history of feet. Get 20% off your first purchase.
355: The Way Corn Grows

355: The Way Corn Grows

2019-12-0501:51:052

Pre-show: Marco's artificial ☀️ Casey's garage light Dyson sphere Xledia bulbs (thanks, Marina Epelman) Seasonal affective disorder Casey's Computer Corner Conclusion Casey's busted Mojave installer due to an expired certificate? Apple Trade-In Evaluator Marco travels with the 16" MBP Turbo Boost Switcher Pro TripMode Low Power Mode on the Mac Casey's other new toy Casey's error message Plex installation guide Rtings calibration guide John tries Google Stadia GeForce Now Synergy John doesn't need a Mac Pro #askatp Should developers be fun in release notes? (via Joell, probably) GIFwrapped How should one set up iPads for out-of-state grandparents? (via Mike Bollich-Ziegler) Any chance of Alexa support for Overcast? (via Greg) Post-show: Marco goes appliance-shopping Reconcilable Differences #102: Preparing the Way Casey's approximate fridge Speed Queen TC5 Sponsored by: Handy: The easy and convenient way to book home cleanings on a schedule that works for you. Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Get $20 off a suitcase with code atp20. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order.
354: Casey's Computer Corner

354: Casey's Computer Corner

2019-11-2602:08:253

Pre-show: BBEdit to the rescue Casey's Computer Corner Apple Holiday Return Policy Casey's theoretical monitor NUC Marco's Office Lighting Follow-out IKEA !lamp John's lamp MS Office and Catalina Follow-up: Amazon's customer support "phone tree" Hopscotch GetHuman #askatp Is AppleScript dead? (via @askdrtuna) Scratch How do we keep our computers in sync? (via Chris Kast) Hazel TextExpander Keyboard Maestro BetterTouchTool Should we enable iMessage read receipts? (via Ryan Morey) Post-show: Casey's Car Corner Thumbs Down Cybertruck Subaru BRAT Honda Ridgeline Halo Warthog Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. ExpressVPN: Protect your online activity. Get 3 months free with a 1-year package. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2019.
353: Modern-Day Dialup

353: Modern-Day Dialup

2019-11-2102:09:033

Neutral: The inevitable death of the stick Casey's Bumper Paperlike 2 (note: order from Kickstarter to get Paperlike 2; their website is currently only selling the first-gen) 16-inch MacBook Pro follow-up: Pricing What did Marco buy? Phil Schiller on a 14" MacBook Pro Keyboard repairability iFixIt Demo Incremental improvement for Macs Low Power Mode on the Mac Lakefield SoC and cellular laptops Motorola Razr Returns Original Razr StarTAC Casey's Catalina Catastrophe Casey's Computing Conundrum #askatp When is a language ready for use on servers? (via Bastian Inuk) Can Marco track total listen time for an Overcast account? (via René Ferguson) Could Adobe's iOS apps be used as a basis for ARM-native apps? (via filteq) Post-show: Reconcilable Differences #102: Preparing the Way John's UPS John's "pigtails" - one and two Sponsored by: DoorDash: Let dinner come to you with DoorDash. Get $5 off your first order of $15 or more with promo code ATP in the app. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a $20 credit with code atp2019.
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Yaming615

nice shirt flex

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Alysson

Where are episodes 1-79?

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passy

How do comments here work?

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