Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

United States

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

Episodes

238: Begging for the Hub  
Follow-Up: Isn't iCloud close to full-machine backup? Do you really need to spend $1000 on a camera? Printing photos Photo resolution #askatp iPhone-buying strategies Casey's lessons learned Is 4K worth it? Steve Yedlin on 4K Viewing distance calculator Why & how we use Plex Casey's Plex Primer Don Melton's scripts ffmpeg John's 2017 MacBook Pro impressions Apple LED Cinema Display Magic Keyboard with Numeric Keypad Logitech Optical USB Mouse ATP #96: The Windows of Siracusa County Business as Usual at ATP iPhone 7 exit interview iPhone 7S/8/Pro/Edition predictions Apple Watch predictions Wildcard predictions Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco is still obsessed with bikes

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236: Irresponsible Use of Infinite Terabytes  
Pre-show: Baby Clocks Casey has news iZotope RX Follow-Up: iTunes U → Apple Podcasts Joel on Software: Things You Should Never Do, Part 1 Panic Omni BBEdit Marco's hindquarters #askatp OLED vs. LCD Mall of Marco Gazelle Mac Me an Offer Have we had RSI issues? Microsoft Natural Keyboard Casey's Bad News Google Photos Uploader The new M5 CrashPlan sunsets consumer backups Official announcement Backblaze on NAS business model Backblaze B2 Pricing Casey justifies using a NAS iSCSI Arq SoftRAID HeadLiss adapter Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco's security adventures Nest IQ Reconcilable Differences

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235: Notch-Savvy  

Pre-show: Always on vacation in... New York? Follow-Up: Mighty, the Spotify "iPod Shuffle" Audio bit depth 24/192 Music Downloads... and why they make no sense Monty's explainer video "iPhone Pro" notch What happens in landscape? Why bother with a notch? Android notch 1Password backpedals a bit A a a a a Very Good Song #askatp How do you sync your home directories? Old tech that's still in use?

234: Everybody Has Asterisks  
Toasters Toaster reviews Do By Friday Cameras O-MD E-M10 Zoom lens Sony α7R II Sony α6300 Ad Blockers 1Blocker Better A/V FLAC Pono Tidal Brace styles Dolphin emulator behind the scenes Ending theme by Jonathan Mann

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233: Nobody Cares But Me, But I Do Care  
Follow-Up: TSMC 10nm vs. Intel 10nm Naming of process nodes Intel's claimed three-year advantage Intel set to lose process leadership after 2018? Home audio & subwoofers HiFiMan HE-6 Christmas Island crabs Neutral Coast? Isla Pronunciation video Woom Derailleur gears Priority Coast Huffy and Wal-Mart A Christmas Story quote corrected by @ATPReferences The HomePod firmware leak Steve Troughton-Smith His Patreon Guilherme Rambo Allen Pike's take Max Rudberg's take "Ferrari" RIP [most] iPods RIP Flash Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Storing photos Space Gremlin Disk Inventory X DaisyDisk Grand Perspective

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232: You've Exceeded Some Limit  
Send us questions! Tweet with the hashtag #askatp! The A10X is 10nm as per AnandTech Source & Drain Larrabee Netflix credits skipping John's original complaint Community management Disney may have wanted to buy Twitter... a long time ago Player Unknown's Battlegrounds Odd Overcast crash Post-show: Mongoose Californian Alternative image Storming Mortal #15: Apple Kool-Aid and the Mongoose (dated 18 June 2014) John realizes his full potential Pee Wee's bike Huffy White Heat

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231: I Am Not a Salad Power User  
Follow-up: Calibrating a TV Rtings TV Settings Chopt or SaladWorks Smart Signage Samsung Frame TV THX Tune-Up app Lightning Digital AV Adapter Panic's surprise Sony / 7669 Marco's discontinued small speaker amp: NuForce Dia. Some alternatives Marco has considered (but not tested!): Grace Digital GDI-BTAR513, $110 SMSL Q5, $140 NuForce DDA-120, $300 Teac AI-301DA, $350 NAD D 3020, $400 Type-C Personality OLED image retention Marco's image retention test Apple's silence on Net Neutrality Send us questions! Tweet with the hashtag #askatp! 1Password kerfuffle Their blog post TextExpander Overcast UI Dilemma Under the Radar #87: Old Code vs. New APIs Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Neutral: Casey's latest impulse buy The family

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229: Just Smush the Screen Somewhere  

Follow-up: DragonDrop replacement: Yoink (App Store) Mac stuff for

228: I Never Cancel a Drag  
Follow-up: MacBook Adorable Example multi-use hub Casey's Review Keyboard "shim kit" USB-C hubs Belkin hub HomePod's "screen" Marco's favorite follow-up ever in Analog(ue) #10 Echo Show iOS Drag and Drop Dr. Wave DragonDrop dyld 3 App Startup Time: Past, Present, Future Marco gets his VBR wish Original ATP discussion (Overcast timestamp link) This episode, for example: Official CBR version, 80 MB VBR version, 56 MB Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: PC Convertible Spaaaaacccccceeeeeee

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227: Typing on Pillows  
Follow-up: Serenity Caldwell on the new iPad Body size comparison Screen size comparison Typing to Siri Ryan Jones makes some observations New lock & power off behavior "Offload"ing unused apps Springboard treatment Steve Troughton-Smith makes some observations Spaces persistence Spatial Finder Document-based apps' launch UI FaceTime capture of Live Photos ADAs and default apps HEIF is good! is good 32-bit support "sunset" in macOS Non-fragile ivars High Sierra Format CD caddy APFS is good! iMac Pro price comparison Oddities between iMac Tiers HomeKit is available to all Apps can allow "programming environments" App Store reviews don't have to reset on update Keynote presentation diversity Siracusa reviews Goodfellas Casey got a MacBook Adorable USB & Ethernet HDMI & USB SD Card Reader Lightning Cable Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: WWDC doughnuts TitleCase.com

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226: Smooth Scrolling Is For Suckers  
Pre-show: Lots of Follow Up John's ancient, slow, Mac Pro APFS WWDC session and file name encoding Norm forms Compression vs. HFS+ iOS 11 Dots vs. Bars for signal strength Drop of third party service integration Perhaps the APIs were removed? Many touch options for iOS 11 home screens on non-Force Touch devices Log your friends into your WiFi Multiple file uploads → Mobile Safari Tidbits from The Talk Show #193: Crack Marketing Team tvOS iCloud storage: 1TB → 2TB Sonnet eGFX Apple Wireless Keyboard A1016 New iPads 20ms vs. 50ms latency 2 3 Sample rate video Microsoft video People prefer 120 Hz displays Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Casey steals something from WWDC Marco holds court at Social Policy (more on Run Loop and Under the Radar) Jackets and pins WWDC Food Philadelphia cream cheese brick

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225: A Conversation with Siri  

Our WWDC 2017 live show!

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224: Yearning for Reflection  
Follow up: Multiple versions of photos Quietly improving MacBook Pro keyboards Pre-WWDC hopes and dreams Upgrade #143: The WWDC Keynote Draft 2017 What If the iPad Smart Keyboard Had a Trackpad? Ending theme by Jonathan Mann

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223: Throw the Fork Away  

Follow up: Those ✂️️

221: Personal Body Chemistry  
Follow up: The politics in the last episode Rear Touch ID and prototypes Dirty laptop fabric Alcantara Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Oleophobic coating Are people being backed into liking touchscreen laptops? WikiTribune ...is based on Wordpress and not maintained by Wikimedia ...already has a competitor called Wikinews Amazon Echo Show Previous rumor Marco was enamored with Hunt for Red October You Should Use DuckDuckGo 3Com Audrey Brief Quiz Dropping Dropbox Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Marco and Casey can't shut up about the Switch and Mario Kart

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220: Executive Box Lunch  
Follow up: Moscone food research by Daniel Jalkut More on the potential rear Touch ID Samsung Galaxy S8 Assistive Touch Turning off Haptics:
Settings → Sounds & Haptics → System Haptics WikiTribune Basic humanity Jimmy Kimmel's story Casey's tweet recap Associated episode of Analog(ue) Amazon Echo Look Download #1: Wardrobe Philosophy Microsoft Surface Laptop Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: Casey really loves his new copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart over LAN

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219: Million Dollar Lunch  

ATP WWDC Live at AltConf! Monday, 5 June at 5 PM PDT. Get tickets here, and hurry in case they sell out! Follow up: APFS compression? WWDC lunches are probably about $40 each (via David Carlton) Connected #139 where Casey discusses Plex Touch ID moving to the back? Revisiting the iPhone 7 Taptic home button Touch ID is capacitive Overcast improvements M4A chapter support Forecast Watch support 1 & 2 Apple Design Awards Uber is über-gross IOKit UIDevice Ending theme by Jonathan Mann Post-show: John travels to

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