Accidental Tech Podcast

Accidental Tech Podcast

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Three nerds discussing tech, Apple, programming, and loosely related matters.
218: MagSafe Cups of Water
Apr 19 • 99 min
iTunes’ future, USB-C MagSafe, grading Nintendo, and a very special post-show.
217: Apology Mac Pro
Apr 12 • 118 min
Clips, Workflow, GPUs, a big Escape, and more Mac Pro!
216: Thermal Corner
Apr 5 • 143 min
Mac Pro news! (Really!)
215: Pots Are Made to Be Broken
Mar 30 • 103 min
Who knew waffles were so delicious?
214: Christmas Phone
Mar 23 • 120 min
Red iPhones, nameless iPads, incredible waffles, and disruption to our workflows.
213: Siri in a Can
Mar 16 • 133 min
YouTube TV, Ryzen, HomeKit, and the cylinder business.
212: Meatspace Windows
Mar 9 • 115 min
John still really, really likes windows.
211: Hardware Mind Virus
Mar 2 • 118 min
USB-C iPhones, Overcast ads, and bitter-tasting game cartridges.
210: My Stupid Thumb
Feb 23 • 130 min
Overcast 3 is out, WWDC is moving back to San Jose, and Uber is awful.
209: Making Sausage-Making Glamorous
Feb 16 • 126 min
Planet of the Apps, Chromebooks, and the endurance race between a car and a Mac Pro.
208: Your Face Is Your Face
Feb 9 • 122 min
The long-term future of the Mac, and the near-term future of Casey’s garage.
207: Selling Hot Dogs on a Stick
Feb 2 • 116 min
Phone-size waffling, taking too many showers, and saving the iPad.
206: All You Need Is Five Nerds
Jan 26 • 125 min
iOS 10.3 changes, developers responding to reviews, year of iPad, and Casey’s morning routine.
205: People Don’t Use the Weird Parts
Jan 18 • 138 min
A surprisingly deep dive into Swift, now that one of us is finally using it.
204: You’re Only Stable When You’re Dead
Jan 12 • 117 min
The Consumer Reports test, Lattner leaving Apple, and big ideas for macOS.
203: Screaming At Us From The Future
Jan 5 • 110 min
All three of us rush to do our homework during the show.
202: Something Has Gone Wrong
Dec 29, 2016 • 153 min
The future of the Mac, and our first listener Q&A.
201: Volume Micromanager
Dec 22, 2016 • 129 min
Super Mario Run, AirPods, tabs vs. apps, and Cook on desktops.
200: I Had a Dream About the Mac Pro
Dec 15, 2016 • 124 min
Our 200th-episode spectacular!
199: 10,000 Hours of Coughing
Dec 8, 2016 • 110 min
John needs tech support, Marco needs tech support, and Casey thinks he doesn’t.
198: Puppy Game Boy
Dec 1, 2016 • 118 min
John talks about the Nintendo Switch for a long time.
197: Life by a Thousand Hugs
Nov 25, 2016 • 130 min
Marco buys something, John buys something else, and Casey watches a car show instead.
196: Roasting Your Own Beans
Nov 17, 2016 • 113 min
Apple’s art book, Surface Studio, and what happened when John tried to buy a PC monitor.
195: The Show Must Go On
Nov 10, 2016 • 104 min
Touch Bar iPads, all-in-one Mac Pros, ARM Macs, and Mac clones.
194: Dark Night of the Soul
Nov 3, 2016 • 129 min
Pushback on the MacBook Pro, Apple’s display business, and why we override Apple’s product names.
193: The Escape Zone
Oct 28, 2016 • 161 min
The new MacBook Pros, Touch Bars, and sports analysis.
192: Hello Again Again
Oct 20, 2016 • 101 min
Expectations and speculation about next week’s Apple event.
191: The Failure Mode of a Train
Oct 13, 2016 • 138 min
Dash developer dispute, Dropbox dissatisfaction, and DSLR delight.
190: The Girl Who Never Came Over
Oct 6, 2016 • 108 min
Voice-assistant cylinders, Bluetooth headphones, camera contamination, and Casey losing a bet.
189: The Museum of Pristine Apple Hardware
Sep 29, 2016 • 112 min
Casey goes to the Apple Store, Marco touches buttons, and John stays home.
188: $850 Fidget Cube
Sep 22, 2016 • 109 min
Casey almost loses a bet, Marco tries to buy an iPhone, and John thinks he won’t scratch Jet Black.
187: Putting Plastic on Your Couches
Sep 15, 2016 • 119 min
Anti-homers, AirPod tappers, Bluetooth codecs, and nauseous laser enthusiasts.
186: Jony Ive Has a Lot of White Pants
Sep 8, 2016 • 194 min
Our coverage of the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 launch event.
185: The Delaware of Europe
Sep 3, 2016 • 126 min
Also available on 17 floppy disks.
184: Procedural Marriage Mistakes
Aug 24, 2016 • 107 min
Marco’s critical mistake was forgetting the day of preparation.
183: I Filed a Radar
Aug 17, 2016 • 88 min
More on car software, VBR MP3s, Wi-Fi calling, TiVo, and diversity.
182: I Had to Reboot My Car Today
Aug 10, 2016 • 118 min
Cameras, car infotainment systems, Apple TV Guide, bug bounties, and why podcast MP3s aren’t VBR.
181: Eat Your Vegetables
Aug 3, 2016 • 98 min
Cameras at the beach, QNX, TiVo, and why nobody wants a convertible.
180: Don’t Cry for John, Argentina
Jul 27, 2016 • 106 min
Twitter’s Verified program, viability of podcast tools, and three Mac nerds figuring out how to play a Windows game.
179: Free-to-Play Dogs
Jul 21, 2016 • 109 min
ARM Macs, the ancient Mac lineup, dog rental, and an algorithm for syncing audio tracks and correcting drift.
178: Mama Needs That Pokémon
Jul 14, 2016 • 103 min
Planet of the Apps, Pokémon Go, and why you’re all going to email Casey.
177: Paying for Someone to Blame
Jul 7, 2016 • 93 min
Ripping Blu-rays for Apple TV, stable ice cream, Hackintoshes, and Apple’s disdain for the Mac Mini.
176: Yellow Sock Time
Jun 30, 2016 • 83 min
Screen time for kids, more on APFS, and 400 tiny trucks working together to deliver the latest Top Gear.
175: Dance Palace
Jun 26, 2016 • 111 min
More than you ever wanted to know about filenames.
174: A Ding in the Room
Jun 14, 2016 • 104 min
Our WWDC 2016 special.
173: A Series of Heartbreaking Rejections
Jun 10, 2016 • 133 min
App Store subscriptions and search ads, WWDC wishes, and a change of opinion.
172: iPhone X
Jun 2, 2016 • 100 min
MacBook speculation, another 6-series iPhone, the new Top Gear, and K56Flex vs. X2.
171: WWDC Is Not Santa Claus
May 26, 2016 • 118 min
The rumored new MacBook Pro, Apple and services, and a hybrid Apple-Google world.
170: Casey Beats John, 29–29
May 20, 2016 • 112 min
Three Apple users try to explain the Google I/O announcements.
169: My Fingers Are Still Moving
May 12, 2016 • 139 min
In-car purchases, podcast politics, and voice assistants ordering terrible pizzas.
168: Coffee Stops Working
May 6, 2016 • 121 min
Server days from hell, Apple as a services company, Marco’s new Mac app, and multiplying Casey Lisses.
167: They’ve Opened the Door to Streakers
Apr 25, 2016 • 104 min
WWDC 2016 tickets and changes, the MacBook Two (?), and John’s vacation in California.
166: Fitness Turd
Apr 19, 2016 • 118 min
Bleeps and boops, remembering the original iMac, and whether it’s trendy to hate the Apple Watch.
165: Time Was…
Apr 12, 2016 • 122 min
Early Apple memories, self-driving cars, and duck surveillance.
164: Waiting for the Bla-Bloop
Apr 7, 2016 • 119 min
Home automation with Amazon, TextExpander’s pricing controversy, and the state of USB thumbdrives in 2016.
163: Wet Right Thumb
Mar 31, 2016 • 131 min
USB ports on future iPads, Marco’s love of wires, and John’s opinion of the JavaScript community.
162: iPhone Sorry Erin
Mar 24, 2016 • 97 min
Our timely coverage of this week’s Apple’s event.
161: Dark Mode Is Your Hat
Mar 17, 2016 • 118 min
Predictions for the Apple event, why we don’t have cellular MacBooks, and why John hates NATO watch straps.
160: Be Careful Out There
Mar 10, 2016 • 86 min
Mac ransomware, the future of Mac OS X, and a surprising product review.
159: A Typo On Your Brake Pads
Mar 3, 2016 • 88 min
The Ferrari Siracusa, the history of HFS+, and TVs. Yup, John was here.
158: You Can’t Outlaw Math
Feb 25, 2016 • 101 min
Apple and the FBI, Microsoft and Xamarin, and the origin of Comic Sans.
157: As Many People in the Sandbox as Possible
Feb 16, 2016 • 87 min
Federighi and Cue on The Talk Show, Adobe deleting the .functionalhighground, and Microsoft Bob.
156: A Mac on Fire
Feb 11, 2016 • 105 min
Casey got a new job, then couldn’t figure out how to use his iPad.
155: Edit, Crop, Aspect, Original
Feb 4, 2016 • 107 min
Trying to find the functional high ground in a long, horizontally scrolling list.
154: A Rich Toddler’s Toy
Jan 28, 2016 • 93 min
Why are iPad sales declining?
153: Larger, Less Portable Pastures
Jan 21, 2016 • 99 min
The decline of iAd, iOS limitations vs. powerful Mac hacks, and saltines.
152: Daddy Didn’t Want the Good Graphics Card
Jan 14, 2016 • 114 min
Casey bought an iMac. You won’t believe what happened next!
151: The Opposite of Final
Jan 7, 2016 • 102 min
We spend CES 2016 talking about USB-C hubs, Swift, and semi-smart watches.
150: A Mac Pro in Every Pot
Dec 30, 2015 • 114 min
Our wish list for 2016. (With very specific parameters.)
149: Everyone’s on Vacation
Dec 23, 2015 • 113 min
Phil Schiller would never order a webfont with egg salad.
148: Your Feelings Are Real
Dec 17, 2015 • 114 min
Managing and understanding negativity about Apple and technology today.
147: Here I Am, I’m a Battery
Dec 11, 2015 • 104 min
Did you hear that Apple released a battery case?
146: Control + Money + Smallness
Dec 4, 2015 • 110 min
Open-source Swift, iPhone headphone jacks, and the final toaster review.
145: Lasers and Pew-Pew and Space Aliens
Nov 24, 2015 • 87 min
2015 tech we’re most thankful for.
144: Digital Schmear
Nov 20, 2015 • 100 min
Tiffany Arment joins us to talk iPad Pro and Apple Pencil after we lament the Mac App Store’s latest woes.
143: Capital F, Capital C
Nov 13, 2015 • 114 min
iPad Pro impressions, multitasking paradigms, and Marco actually played a game.
142: Hateful Game of Frogger
Nov 5, 2015 • 119 min
Experiences with the Apple TV so far, the best toaster yet, and an after-show Neutral.
141: Chain-Link-Fenced Garden
Oct 29, 2015 • 99 min
NAS vs. externals, Google cares about podcasts now, and John teaches Marco what a “sound bar” is.
140: Harpooned a Turtle
Oct 21, 2015 • 103 min
Expensive trackpads, Facebook’s battery drain, and whether Apple properly balances usefulness, looks, and profit.
139: I’ve Seen This Train Before
Oct 15, 2015 • 127 min
Overcast 2 challenges and lessons learned, avoiding the Facebookization of podcasts, and trying Medium.
138: Only Microsoft
Oct 8, 2015 • 98 min
Microsoft Surface Book, iPhone 6S CPU differences, and the challenge of being Twitter’s CEO.
137: Feature Photos
Oct 1, 2015 • 115 min
Ad-blocking estimates, Apple Music three months in, iPhone 6S first impressions, and John doesn’t review El Capitan.
136: War and Peace
Sep 24, 2015 • 114 min
Lessons learned from Marco’s Peace ad-blocker saga.
135: Uncomfortable in My Pants
Sep 17, 2015 • 126 min
iPhone batteries, WebKit on Apple TV, over-criticism of Apple, iPad Pro apps, and follow-up from last week.
134: Who Did It Firster?
Sep 10, 2015 • 182 min
Apple event analysis: iPad Pro, new Apple TV, and the iPhone 6S.
133: You Have to Walk the Dog
Sep 2, 2015 • 106 min
Amazon and tech workaholism, Apple’s recent changes in judgment, Force Touch, and the iPod Hi-Fi.
132: Digital Hearth
Aug 26, 2015 • 134 min
iPad “Pro” challenges, which Mac to buy for home, mouse design, and what John’s doing this summer.
131: Finding Your Way Back In
Aug 21, 2015 • 101 min
Skylake power savings, John’s superior ECC RAM, iPhone rumors, and Marco’s obscene power switch.
130: Technical Countermeasures
Aug 14, 2015 • 96 min
Notebook Xeons, ad blockers, and various letters of the Alphabet.
129: Tap-to-Click Wizard
Aug 6, 2015 • 137 min
Upside-down mice, plastic iPhones, cracked screens, and Casey’s buttonless welcome to 2012.
128: Blue Ring Stud
Jul 29, 2015 • 121 min
Rootless in El Capitan, the sad state of the Mac App Store, and more on Reddit.
127: Not a Cactus in Sight
Jul 22, 2015 • 112 min
There’s no hole count on Twitter.
126: The Web Kind of Happens to You
Jul 16, 2015 • 91 min
New iPods are actually released, sort of, and Marco compares web apps to Visual Basic.
125: A Better Future for Everybody
Jul 10, 2015 • 118 min
On an infinite timescale, is Safari obligated to implement all web standards?
124: The Tyranny of Radio
Jul 3, 2015 • 98 min
Apple Music, Beats 1, and why you may not want to force TRIM on your SSD.
123: Imperfect Signaling Mechanism
Jun 24, 2015 • 86 min
Bitcode follow-up, ad-blocking in iOS 9 and El Capitan, and how not to insulate your house.
122: My Results Were Inconclusive
Jun 19, 2015 • 102 min
Bitcode, Swift 2, and slim wallets.
121: Admitted No Wrongdoing
Jun 9, 2015 • 125 min
Our WWDC 2015 special from San Francisco.
120: One Magical Wire
Jun 5, 2015 • 127 min
Google Photos, Thunderbolt 3 over USB-C, WWDC predictions, and pears.
119: Promoretired
May 29, 2015 • 99 min
Christina Warren joins us to discuss Pebble Time, the Apple Watch native SDK, and Jony Ive’s promotion.
118: A Fistful of Apple Watches
May 21, 2015 • 115 min
Shopping in apps vs. websites, WWDC hotels, and MacBooks. Lots of MacBooks.
117: You Don’t Have the Antibodies
May 14, 2015 • 119 min
Women-listeners followup, Mac App Store woes, watches and handbags, and Facebook Instant Articles.
116: Women Aren’t a Minority
May 8, 2015 • 121 min
What can we do to get more women and girls to listen to the show?
115: Empathy for the Machine
May 1, 2015 • 109 min
Photos follow-up, Apple Watch impressions, and this week’s Microsoft Build announcements.
114: So Far, So OK
Apr 24, 2015 • 116 min
NAS backups, battery life, WWDC ticketing, the new Photos app, and Casey’s terrible mistake.
113: Get Your Ears Ready to Hear Me Complain
Apr 16, 2015 • 106 min
Watch minutia, ATP Shirt, WWDC tickets, and John ends his series of OS X reviews.
112: The Problem Is You
Apr 9, 2015 • 119 min
Apple Watch reviews and picks, and get your modern web design off of our lawn.
111: That Big Ring Underground Somewhere in Europe
Apr 3, 2015 • 126 min
Apple TV vs. Fire TV and Roku, ARM Mac rumors, and weighing Twitter’s usefulness against its abuse.
110: And on That Bombshell…
Mar 27, 2015 • 121 min
Nintendo and DeNA, laptop docks and wireless charging, Tim Cook’s model-lineup philosophy, and the abrupt end of Top Gear.
109: Bigger in the Pocket
Mar 21, 2015 • 104 min
MacBook follow-up, Tim Cook and the Edition, battery anxiety, and learning to appreciate the iPhone 6 Plus.
108: Zero is Better Than One
Mar 12, 2015 • 138 min
In-depth coverage of the new MacBook and some other thing Apple showed at the Spring Forward event.
107: We Get the Most Boring Tips
Mar 5, 2015 • 92 min
Car follow-up, Spring Forward event expectations, and an anonymous tip perfectly suited for our show.
106: That’s Slightly Right
Feb 27, 2015 • 110 min
Alternative Apple-car theories, Pebble Time, and Marco drives a Tesla.
105: Do You Want to Sell Sugar Phones for the Rest of Your Life?
Feb 20, 2015 • 106 min
A car show we accidentally created while trying to do a tech podcast.
104: Minutiæ
Feb 12, 2015 • 102 min
Please email us about Photos.app, UXKit, and React.
103: An Atheist or a Howard Stern Fan
Feb 6, 2015 • 136 min
Handwriting recognition, net neutrality, hosting Overcast, and a special post-show Neutral.
102: Marco Is Not a Platform
Jan 30, 2015 • 96 min
Whether it’s worth answering email, learning new languages, using Apple’s money to solve problems, and the British Isles.
101: Big Plastic Finger
Jan 22, 2015 • 99 min
Who wants a stylus? You have to get ‘em, and put ‘em away, and you lose ‘em… yuck. Nobody wants a stylus.
100: MacBook Shuffle
Jan 15, 2015 • 103 min
Our 100th Episode Spectacular!
99: Pop-Up Headlights
Jan 9, 2015 • 120 min
Adventures in Go, Apple’s software-quality issues, Marco’s blogging issues, and the rumored 12-inch MacBook Air.
98: Landmines, Pitfalls, and Bottomless Pits
Jan 3, 2015 • 127 min
Marco’s Node results, Apple’s developer marketing survey, and getting back into the iPad.
97: You Have to Know When to Stop
Dec 26, 2014 • 87 min
Marco leaves his house for the first time, Casey travels to Italy on his iPad, and John rescues his family from outdated operating systems.
96: The Windows of Siracusa County
Dec 19, 2014 • 144 min
We wouldn’t use a Siracusa County title lightly.
95: The Bear Wakes Up and Bites You
Dec 11, 2014 • 112 min
App Store drama, detecting push-notification spam, and obligations to maintain your old apps and open-source projects.
94: Spirited Defense of Pong
Dec 5, 2014 • 100 min
Push-notification ads, Apple vs. Today widgets, feasibility of pro podcasting apps, and Crossy Road.
93: I’m Not Running a Boarding House Here
Nov 26, 2014 • 97 min
Homescreen shaming, why there’s no Overcast for Mac yet, and a very special Neutral after-show.
92: You Don’t Know My Pants
Nov 19, 2014 • 91 min
WatchKit, the Nokia iPad Mini, and John’s iPhone.
91: Press Agree to Drive
Nov 14, 2014 • 100 min
Twitter’s strategy, CarPlay development, and .NET open-sourcing.
90: Speculative Abandonware
Nov 7, 2014 • 104 min
Marco hasn’t seen it, Microsoft Band, iWork file formats, and the Retina iMac in reality.
89: DeLorean + McLaren
Nov 2, 2014 • 100 min
Casey’s new-parenthood, Tim Cook’s coming out, iMac minutia, FILM CRIT HULK, and discovering f/1.4.
88: Standing on Opposite Sides of the Gym
Oct 24, 2014 • 137 min
Twitter and developers, Apple Pay, interest waning in OS X, and GamerGate.
87: Not an Accurate Representation of My Mousing Skills
Oct 18, 2014 • 144 min
Chairman Honeycrisp let Granny Smith spend a bit too much time with the Supreme Allied Commander of Super Secrecy.
86: Moving the Party to the Bar Down the Block
Oct 8, 2014 • 97 min
Ello and Twitter, iPhone 6 Plus scaling, and the iPhone 6’s appeal vs. usability tradeoff.
85: The Unexpected Hard Part
Oct 3, 2014 • 80 min
Adaptive apps, iPhone 6 Plus scaling, invisible spreadsheets, marquetry, and proprietary eponyms.
84: The Load-Bearing Finger
Sep 26, 2014 • 132 min
Upgradeable watches, Steve Jobs fan fiction, and of course, what three nerds think of the new iPhones.
83: Entering the iTouch Phase of My Life
Sep 18, 2014 • 105 min
Marco explains photography to Casey, John explains watches to Marco, and Casey explains credit cards to Europeans.
82: The Flash Storage Is Adequate
Sep 11, 2014 • 169 min
Our iPhone 6/6+, Apple Pay, and Apple Watch spectacular.
81: You Left Your Money in a Bank
Sep 5, 2014 • 145 min
Anand goes to Apple, celebrity photo theft and iCloud security, event predictions, women in gaming, Atwood Markdown, and the button-fly agenda.
80: Tangled in Version Numbers
Aug 29, 2014 • 87 min
52X CD-ROM drives, TiVo Roamio OTA for cord-cutters, version numbers, podcast patents, and trolling via domain names.
79: Tip Ring Ring Sleeve
Aug 21, 2014 • 94 min
Reversible USB, Twitter further ruining itself, and whether we’ll ever get a major iTunes rewrite.
78: Fleece the Whales
Aug 14, 2014 • 93 min
We’ve finally done it: an entire show of follow-up. Sort of.
77: Full-Stack Businessperson
Aug 8, 2014 • 117 min
Transport Tycoon, sausages, ARM Macs, and making money in the App Store.
76: Not Suitable for Any Purpose
Jul 30, 2014 • 112 min
Overcast post-launch, Pixar and wage-fixing, Yosemite beta, and a very special after-show.
75: You Had Your Moment
Jul 24, 2014 • 87 min
Summer amusements, server-side parsing, UI meets the real world, sapphire, and the Apple/IBM partnership.
74: One Of Us Shipped Something
Jul 18, 2014 • 133 min
Unfortunately, it wasn’t Fast Text for iOS 7.
73: Notifications Duck
Jul 10, 2014 • 80 min
Product choices in social circles, 4K and plasma, sapphire displays, and a post-show in memory of Firefox.
72: Take Your Co-Host To Work Day
Jul 3, 2014 • 111 min
Follow-up from doctors and Android enthusiasts, Aperture and iPhoto parking their sunsets into Photos for Mac, and designing for aesthetics over usefulness.
71: Security By Guilt
Jun 27, 2014 • 102 min
Let’s put Google I/O in the parking lot so we can talk about Million Dollar Homepage.
70: The Endgame Is Omnipotence
Jun 20, 2014 • 87 min
Are games more like apps or movies? Amazon Fire Phone, Mayday vs. Apple stores, Continuity, and playing to your strengths.
69: Welcome to the Web, Casey
Jun 13, 2014 • 106 min
Casey learns web programming, App Bundles as upgrade pricing, HFS+ (of course), Metal, and the next Apple TV as a disruptive game console.
68: Siracusa Waited Impatiently For This
Jun 3, 2014 • 103 min
WWDC reactions.
67: Tim Said, Man
May 28, 2014 • 129 min
WWDC predictions.
66: Boiling A Pretty Big Lake
May 21, 2014 • 122 min
Beats and headphone alternatives, Nintendo’s situation, iOS 8 predictions, and the state of the iTunes Store infrastructure.
65: The Year Of Casey
May 17, 2014 • 121 min
Casey’s big news, Monument Valley, Apple and Beats, and the crazy world of Javascript.
64: It Never Died Because It Never Lived
May 8, 2014 • 94 min
Apple/Amazon as a net neutrality debate, App.net’s grim future, Chrome beta’s URL bar, and Casey goes open-source.
63: I Hold My Children To A Higher Standard
May 2, 2014 • 111 min
ATP T-shirts (hurry!), average gamer age and game genres falling out of favor, Facebook App Links, and Apple’s 30% commission vs. Amazon and customers.
62: Journey Would Be Wasted On You
Apr 24, 2014 • 133 min
Developers learning new things, using OS X betas, Thunderbolt 3, what’s holding the iPad back, whether tablets will be marginalized by bigger phones and smaller laptops, and the Sega CD.
61: Perfectly Neutral
Apr 18, 2014 • 114 min
Vinyl sound, Apple/Samsung trial documents, Greg Christie’s departure, pCell, performance vs. scaling, and why Marco never uses JOINs.
60: The Great Odwalla Flavor Change of 2013
Apr 10, 2014 • 143 min
WWDC tickets, Heartbleed, Dropbox Carousel, and a spirited after-show about the causes of app crashes and Casey’s phonographic tea ceremony.
59: The Little Puck That Could
Apr 4, 2014 • 100 min
Amazon Fire TV and the rest of the puck landscape, tech giants’ anti-poaching agreements, and WWDC ticketing (sort of).
58: Always On Vacation In California
Mar 28, 2014 • 120 min
How and when to discuss sexism in technology, Facebook buying Oculus and having visions, and the Hack extension to PHP.
57: Smorgasbord of Pronunciation
Mar 21, 2014 • 94 min
Flexible phones, interviews and books by hacks, VR headsets, and sexism.
56: The Woodpecker
Mar 14, 2014 • 125 min
Software complexity, comp-sci usefulness, Marco’s Mac Pro, John’s AV receiver, and home-theater speaker philosophies.
55: Dave, Who Stinks!
Mar 6, 2014 • 130 min
Software methodologies. (Finally.)
54: goto fail;
Feb 28, 2014 • 112 min
Wolfram Language, Apple’s SSL bug and the NSA, warnings as exceptions in production, and that Scriptnotes episode.
53: There’s Gonna Be Some Flapping
Feb 21, 2014 • 125 min
Flappy Bird hamburgers, things John likes, WhatsApp, and replacing Objective C (Copland 2010).
52: Necessary But Not Sufficient
Feb 14, 2014 • 107 min
Gesture explanations, usability ceilings, Flappy Bird, Comcast, and beacon.plumbing.
51: Maybe We’re Just Dinosaurs
Feb 7, 2014 • 116 min
Microsoft’s new CEO should relaunch the giant Surface table with an exclusive new app named Paper.
50: Disk Light Observer Effect
Jan 31, 2014 • 114 min
Making iOS more powerful, ARM Macs, the Mac’s 30th anniversary, debating iStat Menus, and the Motorola debacle.
49: Roamio and Siracusiet
Jan 24, 2014 • 126 min
iOS storage management, dark times for TiVo and Nintendo, net neutrality, and “pro” iPads.
48: Marco Bought Four
Jan 17, 2014 • 89 min
Implications of Google buying Nest, balancing skepticism with pragmatism, modern expectations of privacy, and Casey’s vast emoji archive.
47: Better Pixels
Jan 10, 2014 • 107 min
“Needing” the Mac Pro, 4K’s chances in the market, Steam Boxes as gaming PC replacements, and a LAN-gaming retrospective.
46: A Compromised Machine
Jan 3, 2014 • 122 min
Reviewing Apple’s 2013 releases, yet more Mac Pro discussion, and the iMac as an alternative.
45: Give Up On The Retina Dream
Dec 26, 2013 • 98 min
Marco talks himself into a Mac Pro, John talks himself out of one, and Casey fumes quietly.
44: A Plague With Very Minor Effects
Dec 18, 2013 • 111 min
Do you want to give us 5 stars, keep your criticism to yourself, or be asked again every week?
43: Brilliance Enhancer
Dec 13, 2013 • 113 min
John buys a TV.
42: The Ultimate Vanity Search
Dec 6, 2013 • 103 min
PrimeSense and Topsy, Apple’s engineering talent and web services, reversible USB plugs, renewed hope for desktop Retina displays for the new Mac Pro, and Texas.
41: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish
Nov 29, 2013 • 135 min
Disk Utility repair results, Xbox One launch, PrimeSense, Apple’s potential in TV, Penny Arcade’s job posting, and facing trolls.
40: The Compliance Shark
Nov 22, 2013 • 107 min
Why enterprise software is hard, game-console sales, Retina iPad Minis, image retention, the A7’s awesomeness, and repairing HFS.
39: Desperation Mode
Nov 15, 2013 • 82 min
John’s new Kindles, Photo Stream confusion, Elop’s plan, and a story about enterprise software.
38: Auto-Update My Parents
Nov 8, 2013 • 74 min
Why Everpix failed, photo storage woes, and final Mavericks scraps.
37: A 3,000-Word Digression
Nov 1, 2013 • 109 min
Red Mac Pro, iOS 7.0.3, and more on John Siracusa’s Mavericks review.
36: A Weird One
Oct 24, 2013 • 86 min
John Siracusa’s Mavericks review, Apple’s event, and the Mac and iPad updates.
35: Sea-Level Executives
Oct 18, 2013 • 82 min
Ebook-publishing woes, stealing Burberry’s CEO, ARM MacBooks, and speculation on next week’s announcement.
34: Made The Dot Smaller
Oct 10, 2013 • 67 min
Siri expectations, the future of Apple web services, payment-processing and money-transfer services, Mavericks GM, and a Readability-like payment model for podcasts.
33: A 30-Minute Skip Button
Oct 4, 2013 • 72 min
More Mac Pro speculation, podcast scrubbers and ad-skipping features, iPhone 5S cases, and automatic battery conditioning.
32: It Doesn’t Bother Me
Sep 27, 2013 • 103 min
Casey’s exclusive new iPhone 5S, John’s review of iOS 7, and Marco’s new podcast app.
31: Swimming In 16 GB Gold
Sep 19, 2013 • 81 min
Casey goes to the Apple Store, filesystem FU, iPhone capacities and upgrades, Long Island Lexuses, A7 fabbing, and iOS 7 adoption so far.
30: Full Frontal Thumb
Sep 13, 2013 • 83 min
iPhone 5c and 5s, SnappyCam, Touch ID, 64-bit in practice, M7 speculation, and white iPhones.
29: Computerized Garden Gnome
Sep 6, 2013 • 97 min
iPhone event predictions, fingerprint security, new product categories, using our Synology NASes, and what Nokia does for Microsoft.
28: The Pit Of Irrelevance
Aug 30, 2013 • 97 min
Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s predicament and potential future directions, the Nintendo 2DS, and ergonomic keyboards.
27: Overflow Gallery In The Bathroom
Aug 22, 2013 • 93 min
More on photo storage, whomever sent Casey the Oatmeal comic, IFTTT and Twitter, gold iPhones, and the new TiVo.
26: Three Phones Ago
Aug 15, 2013 • 103 min
Instapaper’s web redesign, rewriting code, code maintainability, the mess of smartphone photo management, and backup challenges for non-nerds.
25: Thrustmaster Joystick
Aug 9, 2013 • 94 min
Marco’s new-new-new app and distractions, measuring desktop productivity, Fast Text and Bugshot sales, iOS 7’s UI longevity, Chrome’s plaintext passwords, lakes, and an epic rant on Minecraft mods.
24: Double Meta
Aug 1, 2013 • 100 min
Writing your own model class, Casey’s app, John’s app idea, Ask Patents, difficult games, eggs, and beaches.
23: The X Or The X
Jul 25, 2013 • 77 min
iSCSI FU, the Developer Center downtime, Logic X and App Store upgrade pricing, iOS developers acting like the RIAA, and the effects of falling prices for apps and games.
22: Full Brichter
Jul 18, 2013 • 92 min
Bugshot, its omitted and future features, and exploring NAS options: Synology vs. homebrew, NAS backup considerations, and hoarding terabytes of Apple videos.
21: The Transitive Property of Nerdiness
Jul 12, 2013 • 93 min
iWatch as identity, Bluetooth Low Energy and Siri in a watch, how regular people use iOS devices, iCloud and the Dropbox Datastore API, and targeting nerds.
20: A Box and a Strap
Jul 5, 2013 • 75 min
Smartwatch hardware considerations, free-to-play, practice coding, and our Google Reader replacements.
19: Designed by App in Cal
Jun 27, 2013 • 88 min
The WWDC intro video, Apple’s California pride, whether developers should require iOS 7, the new Calendar UI, and cool vs. usable designs.
18: Aluminum-Colored Aluminum
Jun 20, 2013 • 74 min
Casey’s fans at WWDC, Mac Pro followup, Xbox 180, revisiting larger-screen iPhones, predicting iOS 7 adoption, and pushing the boundaries of graphic design.
17: Can’t Innovate Anymore
Jun 11, 2013 • 72 min
Special early WWDC-week episode: Reactions to the keynote, new Mac Pro, and iOS 7.
16: John, We Don’t Play Games
Jun 7, 2013 • 103 min
Modernizing AppKit, wrapping old C APIs, type inference, Haswell and 15" Retina GPUs, Mac Pro speculation, WWDC predictions, and iOS 7 wishes.
15: Cat, Modifier Cat
May 31, 2013 • 87 min
Why Marco sold The Magazine, teasing apps before launch, Tim Cook at AllThingsD, and WWDC predictions for OS X.
14: Pouring Champagne Onto Rap Stars
May 24, 2013 • 92 min
Money and happiness, Tumblr and Yahoo, the Xbox One, and the messy world of TV-connected boxes.
13: Animated Kale
May 17, 2013 • 87 min
Our theme song, too many to-do apps, Google I/O keynote reactions, localization, Google kicking Apple’s butt in services, Google Play Music All Access Glass Map Hangouts, and Apple’s quietly updated Javascript bridge.
12: Accidental Server Hardware
May 10, 2013 • 93 min
Tick-tock in iOS, PHP framework theory, passwordless logins, the Mac Mini’s accidental success, the word “podcast”, and Apple providing a sync platform for developers.
11: A Particularly Exuberant Adolescence
May 3, 2013 • 79 min
The WWDC ticket lottery, why Marco sold Instapaper, future app prospects, developer motivation, and iOS 7 speculation.
10: Gradual Ramp Up To Nothing
Apr 26, 2013 • 83 min
Laptops in school, getting tech jobs, mail servers and spam, Steve Jobs’ direct commentary, WWDC tickets, going ticketless or watching WWDC videos at home, Cook’s hints on the earnings call, bored consumers, and Marco’s mom’s first smartphone.
9: Fish Bicycle Scenario
Apr 19, 2013 • 65 min
The PC-sales downturn, PCs in business, Apple and IT departments, past and future Tablet PCs, and predictions for Microsoft Office for iOS.
8: Hold Me!
Apr 12, 2013 • 85 min
Giving Dave Morin the benefit of the doubt, Facebook Home, tech giants maintaining their own OSes, Google forking WebKit, and Panic’s Status Board.
7: The Forecast For iCloud
Mar 29, 2013 • 94 min
Summly and Yahoo, retaining good tech talent, why iCloud sync doesn’t work well, whether it’s fixable, and whether you should use it even if it gets fixed.
6: Live Like Other People
Mar 22, 2013 • 101 min
Buying a TV, regular people and high-DPI screens, the amazing Mac lineup that we barely care about, revisiting the Microsoft Store, and why Garageband’s support of Audiobus is so interesting.
5: Negativity, Skepticism, and Doubt
Mar 15, 2013 • 85 min
Google Reader shutting down, the RSS market and client architecture, demand for Google I/O and WWDC tickets, Apple pessimism, and diversifying the iPhone line.
4: The Bridges
Mar 11, 2013 • 78 min
The Mac Pro’s future, launch and app considerations for a bigger iPhone, Visual Studio’s ease of use, the future of Objective C, and migrating a platform’s API to a new language.
3: Conditions Led To Freecell
Mar 9, 2013 • 58 min
Small-camera design, Sony RX1, Apple and casual gaming, Solitaire and Minesweeper, original Game Boys, iOS default mail/browser/calendar apps.
2: The 7th Guest
Feb 28, 2013 • 57 min
The PS4 announcement, the Xbox 1, old LAN gaming, Transport Tycoon, early CD-ROM adventure games, dumping old games onto iOS, dial-up modems, and the annoyance of gaming occasionally on a modern console.
1: iPhone Plus
Feb 7, 2013 • 14 min
Speculation on what a bigger iPhone’s screen might be and why.