OwlTail

Cover image of Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

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

Weekly hand curated podcast episodes for learning

Popular episodes

All episodes

The best episodes ranked using user listens.

Podcast cover

405: The Benevolence of the Powerful

Pre-show: Why are we recording early? Follow-up: Casey’s watch band youtube-dl is back on Github Github works with ICE, which is gross and should stop Feel free to tell Github this is gross Github’s statement about youtube-dl EFF’s counterargument to the RIAA’s claim Donate to the EFF M1 chip name predictions (Overcast link) (via Cameron Deardorff) ARM Macs and Touch macOS 11.1 is in Beta McGurk effect Explainer Video Text-based TikTok (via Erik Berlin) Casey’s weird discovery Casey got new watches Gruber’s sizing pictures Studio Neat Material Dock M1 Mac Performance Initial Benchmarks M1 emulating x86 is still silly fast Panzarino’s unxip’ing Xcode Nilay Patel’s tweet AnandTech’s review Snell’s Xcode benchmarks M1 MacBook reviews App Store Small Business Program Six Colors Summary US taxes over the years Post-show: Casey is begging for help on FB8893003. Please, Apple. Please. John’s iPhone 12 Pro cases sitrep SENA case Sponsored by: 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. New accounts get a $100 credit. ExpressVPN: The fastest and most reliable VPN. Get an extra three months free with a 1-year package. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!

1hr 57mins

19 Nov 2020

Rank #1

Podcast cover

411: Are My Instructions Not Clear?

Follow-up: Casey’s MMS problems and Apple’s bug-reporting black hole (FB8893003, FB8952395) sysdiagnose Settings → Privacy → Analytics & Improvements → Analytics Data More on Fitness+ HDR photos Settings → Photos → View Full HDR Screen brightness iPhone 12: 625 nits typically / 1200 nits max iPhone 12 Pro: 800 / 1200 displaymate.com indicates 825 nits in full-white image iCloud Photo Downloader (via Matthew Smith) OWC Thunderbolt Hub requires Big Sur 11.1 Big Sur Update SMC Reset SuperDuper AirPods Max audio settings (via Matthew Taylor) Settings → Accessibility → Audio/Visual → Headphone Accomodations Tune Audio for Brightness, Strong AirPods Max “fat lightning” connector Teardown AirPods Max Shield Case John’s iPhone 12 Pro case Previously Now The ghost of Marco’s computing past The ghost of Marco’s computing future Siracusa’s Playstation 5 review Destiny John’s Windows on Mac Pro adventure Nintendo Land Astro’s Playroom iOS 14.3 adds PS5 and Amazon Luna controller support Marco’s Christmas gift Beat Saber Eleven: Table Tennis Pong Walkabout Mini Golf SUPERHOT VR Half-Life: Alyx Valve Index Post-show: More on the PS5 Sponsored by: Boxcryptor: Cloud encryption, made in Germany. Get 40% off the Personal plan through January 2021 with code ATP40. Techmeme Ride Home: Subscribe today in your podcast app of choice (Apple, Overcast, Pocket Casts, Spotify) Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!

2hr 7mins

30 Dec 2020

Rank #2

Similar Podcasts

Podcast cover

288: Rich Person's Raspberry Pi

Follow-up: Photo books → PDF (File → Export → Export Book as PDF → ☑️ Production PDF) Active vs. Passive Thunderbolt 3 cables Graphing Calculator vs. Grapher This American Life Low-end Mac rumors Intel NUC Mac Mini ports Plex Infuse Gruber's take on the MacBook Air #askatp: Long-distance Wi-Fi OLED TVs Marco's TV Jaguar i-Pace (via Wayne Robinson) Top Gear's overview Porsche Taycan Small electric cars: Chevy Bolt Volkswagen e-Golf Kia Soul EV Prius Prime Nissan Leaf Post-show: John's 🐝 Sponsored by: Linode: Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud servers for only $5/month. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit. Handy: The most reliable name in house cleaning. Get your first 3-hour cleaning for $39 when you sign up for a plan with code ATP. Molekule: The only air purifier that actually destroys pollutants. Become a member!

1hr 57mins

23 Aug 2018

Rank #3

Podcast cover

242: These Arms Are Coming Off

Pre-show: iPhone X New Google Pixels Follow up: John received his Apple TV 4K #askatp iOS error-logging frameworks Qi chargers Mike Bolton proposes a typing challenge St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Brady Center to prevent gun violence Hispanic Federation for Puerto Rico relief New Amazon Echo announcements Verge Summary New Echo Echo Connect Echo Plus Fire TV 4K Sonos One Echo Spot Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: John buys a chair Wirecutter Steelcase Gesture Herman Miller Embody Herman Miller Aeron Sponsored by: Hullo Pillow: Your favorite pillow, guaranteed. Betterment: Rethink what your money can do. Casper: Dive deeper into the science behind the perfect mattress. Use code ATP for $50 toward any mattress purchase. Become a member!

1hr 59mins

6 Oct 2017

Rank #4

Most Popular Podcasts

Podcast cover

396: The World of Moving

Please join ATP in donating to St. Jude Pre-show: Sleepy Shirts Headphone cups Sony MDR-7506 John’s new pads Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro, 250-ohm Beyerdynamic EDT 1770D pads Follow-up: PlayStation 5 pricing and availability PlayStation 5 sizes Apple Event: Time Flies Apple Watch Series 6 U1 & Ultra-wideband Measuring Your Blood Oxygen Technology Connections: How pulse oximeters work Casey’s pulse oximeter Bands Sport Band Link Bracelet Solo Loop Sizing PDF Braided Solo Loop Leather Link Apple Watch SE and Series 3 Apple Watch Family Setup Apple Fitness+ Peloton Beachbody On Demand Multi-level marketing iPad (8th generation) iPad Air Gurman on CPUs Post-show: Surprise! iOS 14 shipped! Will Hains’s Version History Chart Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Doordeck: A SaaS solution for smartphone keyless entry that integrates with all existing door-access-control brands. Stripe Checkout: A prebuilt, hosted payment page optimized for conversion, as seen in our Membership system. Stripe built Checkout so we didn’t have to. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed!

2hr 26mins

17 Sep 2020

Rank #5

Podcast cover

352: No One Else Had Calipers

ATP HOLIDAY SHIRTS available until Sunday, November 17 Follow-up: Mac Pro available "December" Mac Pros appearing in the wild iOS 13.2.2 Casey's Catalina Catastrophe 16-inch MacBook Pro: Initial Impressions Marco's blog post Chiclet Keyboard PCjr Macintosh Portable Sponsored by: Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code ATP. Hello Fresh: A meal kit delivery service so you can just cook, eat, and enjoy. Use code ATP30 for $30 off your first week. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Become a member!

1hr 36mins

13 Nov 2019

Rank #6

Podcast cover

270: Three Major Zippers

Backpacks: Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Chase Reeves on YouTube and on the web Tom Bihn Cache Tom Bihn Cadet & Casey's review HomePod sales look bad CloudFlare goes ARM When was Apple's heyday? The best laptop ever made Top Four Robot or Not #128: The Midwest iPod Nano, 1st Generation #askatp What if the Apple Mac CPU is neither ARM nor x86? (via Colin McKellar) Instruction set architecture (ISA) IBM System/360 SIMD instructions Cribbing cooling from the iMac Pro for future not-Pro iMacs (via Scott Nourse) How would Apple have treated the Mac Pro and Mac Mini in years past? (via Nick Alexander) Post-show: Topics we don't feel we need to cover Sponsored by: Techmeme Ride Home Podcast: Subscribe now in your podcast app! Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit http://squarespace.com/atp and enter code ATP for 10% off your first order. Away: Travel smarter with the suitcase that charges your phone. Get $20 off your suitcase with code ATP. Become a member!

1hr 36mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #7

Podcast cover

271: Voting With Your Virtual Feet

ATP MERCHANDISE!! Get your clothing by May 7, 9 PM ATP time Get your pins ASAP! They will sell out! Sorry, no flamethrowers. Follow-up: Would Bitcode make an Intel → ARM transition easier? ATP Interview with Chris Lattner Marco's backpack woes Tom Bihn Synapse 25 Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L Marco's Facebook Groups conclusion NOT A TOUCH SCREEN Turns out™, Siri sucks iPhone X Mid-Cycle Performance Review Safari dark mode? #askatp What does Apple gain by ending 32-bit support? (via Jacob Ford) 🙄 Destiny talk 🙄 (blame Juho Leinonen) What used Wrangler or convertible would we buy with $15k for weekend fun? (via Mike) Post-show Neutral: Casey's moving violations Sponsored by: Eero: Finally, Wi-Fi, that works. Use code ATP for free overnight shipping to the US and Canada. Linode: Fast SSD cloud servers starting at just $5/month. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit. RXBAR: Whole food protein bars made with 100% real ingredients. Use code ATP for 25% off your first order. Become a member!

1hr 35mins

26 Apr 2018

Rank #8

Podcast cover

359: I Could Live in There

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. Become a member!

2hr 13mins

1 Jan 2020

Rank #9

Podcast cover

255: The Thermal Paste Lottery

Apple's battery slowdown PR Accelerated rollout The Talk Show #210: Australian Battery Scam Phone throttling isn't always the issue iMac Pro thermal throttling Marco's iMac Pro Microsoft Sculpt Keyboard Intel CPU exploit Speculative execution Exploits seem to have marketing pages now macOS fix Google's simplified summary Michael Tsai's summary Wired summary ARM's statement Fortune's summary Heartbleed #askatp What if we had to use iOS? (via Aaron Bushnell) What if we had to use Windows? (via Brandon Butler) Audacity What if we didn't have advertisers? (via Mark W) Post-show: Marco stages an intervention for Casey Free Agents #34: I Think I Just Got Fired Sponsored by: FlightLogger: Real-time flight tracking for worry-free travels. Available for iOS and Android. Casper: Start sleeping ahead of the curve. Get $50 toward select mattresses with code ATP. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Become a member!

2hr 5mins

4 Jan 2018

Rank #10

Podcast cover

241: Jazzercise Boot Camp

Pre-show: Jazzercise 1982 video compilation Follow up: St. Jude Fundraiser Update Apple TV 4K has a fan 😭 Teardown Downloading 4K iTunes movies Boot Camp and cheesy Apple videos Sam Abuelsamid of Wheel Bearings clarifies TLX DCT #askatp Being good beta citizens and not making @tapbot_paul angry APFS and Fusion drives Apple Watch Series 3 review Marco's post about APIs Under the Radar #99: Effecting Change Upgrade #160: A Helipad on Your Table Connected #161: A Handbag? Face Cream? A Chainsaw? 👋🏻⛰️ Stephen Hackett's review Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Casey is a car journalist Sponsored by: Jamf Now: Set up and protect your Apple devices at work, from anywhere. First 3 devices are free. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Backblaze: Online backup for $5/month. Native. Unlimited. Unthrottled. Uncomplicated. Become a member!

1hr 53mins

29 Sep 2017

Rank #11

Podcast cover

317: We’re Customers Too

A special extended WWDC segment Macworld New York 1999 Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Lamborghini Miura McLaren F1 Jaguar XKSS Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Porsche 550 Live ATP "Save the Date": evening of June 3 Apple and Spotify Spotify's website and video Apple's response Manton Reece's take #askatp: Is Perl dead? (via Gustavo Poscidonio) Can using AirPods in loud environments cause hearing damage? Post-show: Casey's rejiggered priorities Analog(ue) #151: Super Simple? Thank You Very Much YouTube channels: Casey John Marco Sponsored by: Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code ATP. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Audible: Get a free audiobook with a 30-day trial. Become a member!

2hr

16 Mar 2019

Rank #12

Podcast cover

284: Hotel California Keyboard

Follow-up: Easier keycap replacement on the 2018 keyboard Membranes are for ingress prevention More from MacRumors "Subsequent remedial measures" iFixit particle experiment Intel giveth and Intel taketh away The mythical USB-C hub Sad recent history of Intel CPUs Corrections on the throttling discussion from last week AltiVec TDP RIP hyper-threading VRM-throttling theory Apple's official throttling fix Macworld's tests Intel Power Gadget Removed, and then reappears Intel and the Danger of Integration Process-Architecture-Optimization model Itanium Power Mac G5 #askatp: Retina screen settings (via Greg Kolodziejczk) Eye Friendly What tech opinions do we regret? (via James) Casey's journey to the Mac The iPhone: I'll care later John's pasta-sauce recipe (via James Evans) Rao's Vodka Sauce Post-show: The Spanish Italian food inquisition Lidia's lasagna recipe The basis for John's "carbonara" Sponsored by: AfterShokz: Headphones powered by bone-conduction technology. Use code atpbundle for $55 off a Trekz Air bundle. Backblaze: Unlimited cloud backup for $5/month. Start protecting your data with a 15-day free trial today. Linode: Get one of the fastest, most efficient SSD cloud servers for only $5/month. Use code atp2018 for a $20 credit. Become a member!

2hr 6mins

26 Jul 2018

Rank #13

Podcast cover

281: My Private Siri

Home repairs: Window air conditioners Frigidaire Gallery quiet window air conditioner Computer repairs Casey repairs Erin's MacBook Air... maybe. Local snapshots maybe? Marco's iMac wants to be like Casey's Follow-up: Reporters got to talk to Google Duplex A A A A Very Good Song lives on? Duplicate-file managers: Gemini 2, also on the App Store (via Gualtiero Frigerio) Photo Sweeper Mojave LaunchServices can launch flat-style app bundles Google Home impresses John Apple Maps is getting a whole lotta love Google Maps Moat Welcome to Joytown AirPod (and headphone!) rumors Apple In-Ear Headphones Sony WH-1000XM2 #askatp Mojave and autiomatic dark mode (via Ishan Sharma) tell application "System Events" to tell appearance preferences to set dark mode to not dark mode Back to the... iOS? (via Scott Nourse) Citrix Mouse If the Millennium Falcon was a car, what would it be? (via Brent Billings) Buick Grand National Chevrolet El Camino DeLorean time machine Post-show: Neutral Sponsored by: Betterment: Rethink what your money can do. Get up to 1 year managed free. Squarespace: Make your next move. Visit http://squarespace.com/atp and enter code ATP for 10% off your first order. Casper: For a limited time, save up to $225 off your order! This special offer expires July 9, 2018. Terms and conditions apply. Become a member!

1hr 47mins

2 Jul 2018

Rank #14

Podcast cover

299: Headphone Bump

The ATP Store is back!! Place your orders until 15 November! Follow-up: The Good News Podcast #201 with Jeremy Burge iPad Pro and Apple Pencil compatibility Some Macs' microphones are disconnected by hardware Our website is now dark-mode enabled! Thanks, Spencer Wohlers! iPad Pro impressions #askatp How has being a programmer changed our world view? (via Jonathan Bowling) VIC-20 Why do high-end iOS devices need so much less RAM than Macs? (via Benedikt Beckmann) Post-show: More iPad thoughts & John's homework laptop Sponsored by: Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Betterment: Outsmart average. Get up to 1 year managed free. Marine Layer: Clothes that make it easy to get dressed in the morning. Use code atp for 15% off your first order. Become a member!

2hr 2mins

8 Nov 2018

Rank #15

Podcast cover

416: I Will Take Away Those Kudos

Pre-show: Strong corporate affinities Neutral #12: Vomit Ruins Everything — Marco & Casey’s BMW European Delivery experience Neutral Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now — Marco, Casey, and Underscore’s BMW Driving School experience Follow-up: Tesla Model S/X round steering wheel Touch controlls are force-touch? Elon says “no more stalks” NHTSA Limiting Siri’s Messages Announcements Telling Siri to 🤫 Developer Transition Kit returns iOS 14.5 Beta adds support for unlocking iPhone with Apple Watch while wearing a face mask Gruber’s take Apple replies to one of John’s old Radars TN1150 Sony ɑ1 Canon EOS-1D X #askatp Do we use CleanMyMac X/OnyX/etc? (via Donald Rabideau) DaisyDisk Space Gremlin Grand Perspective Does a small amount of RAM limit SSD lifespan? (via Dan Blondell) How do simultaneous writes to a SSD work? (via Jan Philipp) Would Apple ever offer iCloud Backup for macOS? (via Aidan Trager) Backblaze Post-show: Marco is snowed in Point O’ Woods Lonelyville Rize Blade Sondors Sponsored by: Flatfile: Spend less time formatting spreadsheet data, and more time using it. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $100 credit. Away: Start your 100-day trial and shop Away’s entire lineup of travel essentials, including their best-selling suitcases. Become a member for ad-free episodes and our early-release, unedited “bootleg” feed! Become a member!

2hr 7mins

4 Feb 2021

Rank #16

Podcast cover

349: Formative Tech Dystopia

Pre-show: Star Wars Episode X.10.1 Follow-up: Pi-hole Workflow/Shortcut SwiftUI app Microsoft progress-indicator graph Swift's New Diagnostic Architecture Overview No Overview Available Methodology Folklore.org No October event? Image of 16" MBP in 10.15.1 beta? Animated GIF comparing old to new New Google Stuff #askatp How can I tell if I would benefit most from higher single core or multicore performance? (via Tom Zosh) Is wired CarPlay crummy? (via Kenny Long) BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo 🙉 Destiny stuff 🙉 (blame tobogranyte) Post-show: 🚙⚡ Chevy Bolt BMW i3 Kia Soul EV Volkswagen e-Golf Tesla Model 3 Audi eTron 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. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. Get a server running in seconds with your choice of Linux distro, resources, and choice of 10 node locations. Become a member!

1hr 50mins

22 Oct 2019

Rank #17

Podcast cover

259: I Hired Myself

Who ordered a HomePod? Query #23: Hands-on with the HomePod iPod Hi-Fi iMore HomePod FAQ Casey orders an Ethernet adapter USB-C Ethernet Adapter USB-C HDMI Dongle Amazon Locker Forthcoming replacement Casey's Mac "app" Casey's photo management workflow Dr. Drang's photo scripts Casey's scripts OperationQueue Marco's secret project ATP #231: I Am Not a Salad Power User Arduino Raspberry Pi Raspbian MPD HiFiBerry Turn Touch netcat #askatp Long-term file storage M-Disc AAA games for iOS/tvOS (via Lewis Thompson) Post-show: Casey on Cars Episode 2: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti Blog post Video Analog #125 Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Hover: Get 10% off any domain name from Hover — extensions for anything you’re passionate about. Become a member!

2hr 11mins

1 Feb 2018

Rank #18

Podcast cover

343: The Stand Is Your Hand

Please donate to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital After you donate, check out the march to Relay's $75k goal Apple September Event New York Times Op-Ed Halo at MacWorld 1999 Opening Video Perspective Designed by Apple in California See Trailer Upgrade #262: The Skyskrapers of Camera Bump City Dear Apple: Face to Face — Apple Watch New Apple Health Studies Apple Watch Series 4 Unboxing QuickTake WiFi 6 Ben Thompson's take, including cost Sponsored by: Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code ATP for 10% off your first order. Fracture: Photos printed in vivid color directly on glass. Get 10% off your first order. Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code ATP. Become a member!

2hr 31mins

12 Sep 2019

Rank #19

Podcast cover

351: The Floor Is High

Pre-show: 🐛💇🏻‍♂️ ATP HOLIDAY SHIRTS available until Sunday, November 17 Marco's AirPods Pro Review Follow-up: AirPods Pro use a button-cell battery AirPods Pro charging light AirPods Pro case-jiggle click "Hey Siri, Be Quiet" FDA clears way for over-the-counter hearing aids TI-84 Hearing aids are actually pretty fancy 16" MacBook Pro speculation: Is there more space between 16" MacBook Pro keys? More inverted-T fire? An aside about MacBook Pro wishes and dreams An aside about migrating Mac Pros and televisions Return to Follow-up: APFS for Time Machine theories Letterboxd Pro and import/export AppleTV+ initial reviews Upgrade #270: The Toughest Compare Liftoff #111: Escape of the Mole Reconcilable Differences #117 (Not available at this time) Streaming Quality #askatp Is Geekbench a good metric when comparing across architectures? (via Josh Hattersley) What's the state of podcast marketshare? (via glinn07) The Feed Should one get a Mac Mini now or wait? (via Paul Dunahoo) Post-show Neutral: Marco's Wheel of Shame Sponsored by: Eero: Get free overnight shipping with code ATP. Away: Because this season, everyone wants to get Away. Get $20 off a suitcase with code atp20. Hover: Find a domain name for your passion. Get 10% off your first purchase. Become a member!

1hr 48mins

7 Nov 2019

Rank #20