Questions previously asked on the Accidental Tech Podcast.
Are we concerned about the longevity of M1 chips?
Do we believe in cable management?
Robot or Not: Cache edition
Have we tried watchOS sleep tracking?
What is taking up so much space on our phones‽
Is John going to get an OLED TV?
Is John going to get the new Apple sleeve?
What’s the deal with disk images, anyway?
What’s the reasonable lifespan of a phone?
What’s the point in a “real” camera?
What’s the right way for someone who knows filesystems (🛎) to back up a Mac?
Mike Lee Williams
What’s the best baby monitor experience?
Is Marco watching Tesla competition?
How much disk space is left on my APFS-based storage‽
Is the Mac menu bar going to become window chrome?
Does Marco have a target loudness?
How much of the macOS reviews of yore changed during the writing process?
What do we use to filter spam?
How should we store our older cables?
Why doesn’t macOS let you place your windows just so?
How does a developer with no design skills get better at design?
Where does one start in the switch Windows → Mac?
A. Krishna Rao
How do we move data between computers? (Yes, again.)
Will iPhone-only apps be rotated appropriately for usage on macOS/iPad OS?
How does John “back up” the junk valuable artifacts in his attic?
If we can go iOS → macOS, can we go macOS → iOS?
Will Apple offer CPU options on Apple Silicon powered Macs?
What is up with Intel, anyway?
Could one replace an actual computer with an iPad/iPhone, particularly for relatives?
What on earth is up with the grille on the new 4 series?!
What’s the best unsung feature from WWDC?
How do we handle migration between Macs?
What do our in-home wired networks look like?
What view do we use in Finder?
The Weakest Muscle
How do we clean our screens?
How do we protect our kids from the internet?
What’s the best Wi-Fi/networking setup?
How do we move Xcode signing assets between Macs?
But, like, really: Overcast for Mac?
What clipboard managers do we use?
Play My Jam
Is iOS 13 ready yet?
Would dropping Boot Camp bring backlash?
If Apple releases an ARM-based Mac, would we buy first-gen machines?
What file system (🛎) should one use for external backups?
Will iPadOS ever become multi-user?
How do I make my videoconferences sound better?
After the obvious, what should one do to alleviate RSI?
Is it a bad idea to prevent hard drives from sleeping?
Andreas Beyer Bowden
What was it like for old dudes to graduate from college?
PHP is nuked from orbit. The world rejoices. What does Marco do?
How do we make time for listening to our favorite shows?
Do we automate our recording setups?
What podcast episode are we most proud of having recorded, and why?
Is the 2015 15" MBP still the best laptop ever made
How does one get hardware to make iOS apps on the cheap?
Do we have hard-drive icons on our desktop?
What are some of our favorite macOS keyboard shortcuts?
If you had to use a co-hosts's machine, whose would it be?
Is there a difference between an app's Open at login and System Preferences → User & Groups → Login Items?
How do we handle the business side of the App Store?
Do we shop TVs based on primary usage?
When do we use a notes app vs. a flat file?
What one trivial bug would you fix if you could?
How should one partition an onboard SSD?
Would you narrate your favorite author's audiobook?
What's the situation with macOS security?
What does Marco do to avoid recursive Voice Boost?
How do we use show notes as a listener?
What do we think about homebrew?
What's the difference between ⇧/⌘/⌥ keys?
What do we name our Wi-Fi networks?
Jesse in South Dakota
Is iCloud photo sharing really this much of a mess?
Is Swift really a 🍆?
If the ATP hosts took a road trip together, who is sitting where?
What's the deal with clamshell mode, anyway?
What's the deal with external backup drive noise, anyway?
What's the deal with the new [pro] Mac design language, anyway?
Is an AppleTV really necessary in the world of smart TVs?
How does background app refresh work?
How does one archive a shedload of old email?
Should developers be fun in release notes?
How should one set up iPads for out-of-state grandparents?
Any chance of Alexa support for Overcast?
Is AppleScript dead?
How do we keep our computers in sync?
Should we enable iMessage read receipts?
When is a language ready for use on servers?
Can Marco track total listen time for an Overcast account?
Could Adobe's iOS apps be used as a basis for ARM-native apps?
Is Geekbench a good metric when comparing across architectures?
What's the state of podcast marketshare?
Should one get a Mac Mini now or wait?
Should I wait to buy a new Mac until they're on ARM?
Why hasn't Time Machine been updated to use symbolic links?
How does one get started with Letterbox D?
How can I tell if I would benefit most from higher single core or multicore performance?
Is wired CarPlay crummy?
🙉 Destiny stuff 🙉
Will progress bars ever become more accurate?
What app(s) do we use to write prose?
Does a computer really need a UPS?
Why can't we family share contacts?
Why don't Casey and John join the iPhone Upgrade Program?
What non-high-tech tech do we enjoy?
Why do external drives eject after sleep?
We revisit the "communities" question
What game controller should one buy for Apple Arcade?
When would we hire a professional photographer?
What do we think about message apps/services for communities?
What color scheme do we use for Terminal?
What are some techniques to avoid RSI?
What year will USB-C ports be mainstreamed in cars?
What does Marco look for in a watch?
What non-Apple tech makes us happy/excited?
Do we use portrait orientation lock on our iPads & iPhones?
Introducing children to video games, and the correct order of Zelda games
[the other] David Sparks
FaceApp and tin-foil hats
How does one play RTS games on a Mac without a gaming PC?
How does one deal with impostor syndrome
Prone to Bits
iOS 13's politeness
Prone to Bits
Making suggestions as part of the Pro Workflow Team
Siracusa ranks Tennists
What is our one true iMessage address?
Does Siracusa use LFG sites?
Hassan Al Amiri
Most bang-for-your-buck $1000 Mac
BJ Nemeth, among others
Do our cars or our iPads have more stickers?
Do we fill up our 256 GB phones?
What is the most valuable language to learn for modern students?
Catalina's move from bash to zsh?
Caring for our 📷 at the 🏖️
How does the Overcast recommendation engine work?
What's the best way to enter "the zone" while programming?
Paul Wood III
What happens to Overcast/Vignette/ATP/etc when we pass?
Would Apple re-implement Target Display Mode on the 5K iMac?
What software does Marco use to manage servers?
What do we think about people listening at higher speeds than 1x?
What do we think about mouse pads?
Buying an old-generation MacBook Air as new today?
How were the WWDC box lunches this year?
many, including Tim Schmitz
How to choose a macro lens?
What should one do to protect old computers?
How does Marco treat Tesla's "Autopilot"?
Are comments in code a "code smell"?
How does John rate movies?
What's our WWDC EDC?
What do we listen to when we code?
How do we configure Macs used by other family members?
What resources help us be... slightly less ignorant white dudes?
What naming convention do we use for stuff on our Macs?
Why does Apple bother with AWS?
What are our favorite sports cars?
Paul Wood III
Is it bad to use high-wattage chargers even though the devices get warm?
How do version numbers work?
How do we keep code snippets for reference?
Have any tips on booking a Disney World vacation?
What do we use to post/share photos?
Do we still check drive health?
Why doesn't Marco lease iPhones?
Would Marco still recommend the 2015 MacBook Pro?
How is Overcast adoption of CarPlay vs. Apple Watch?
Is Perl dead?
Can using AirPods in loud environments cause hearing damage?
How much will John spend on a new Mac Pro?
Are we really professional podcasters?
How do you purge many old apps at once?
Does John still want a spatial finder?
Why bother with a Synology when you can roll your own NAS?
Could the next Apple TV be wireless?
Is wireless CarPlay a deal-breaker?
How is season 3 of The Grand Tour?
Paul Walker (not that one)
How do we feel about buying refurbished tech products?
How does one move from being a beginner to intermediate programmer, especially with code structure?
What size wheels should one get on a new car?
What external drives do we recommend?
How does Reopen windows when logging back in work?
What does Marco think about Spotify's acquisition of Gimlet?
Is it worth cleaning dust out of MacBooks?
Is it worth upgrading the CPU on a family iMac?
Is tweeting a good idea?
What happens to projects like homebrew if the ARM transition happens?
How do we avoid crapping on future tech that we don't inherently understand?
How do we handle snark? Why is it so prevalent in tech?
Why didn't John buy a 2013 Mac Pro?
Do we all play Super Smash Brothers?
What Siri Shortcuts do we use?
How does one preserve podcasts?
Apparently something Destiny-related.
What does John think about the Nintendo Switch controller?
How will the new AirPods charge?
What's up with Apple putting Beats stereos in Volkswagens?
What's the ATP editing process?
Do Marco and Casey use Xcode in full-screen mode?
Does Overcast do anything special to inhibit cookies?
If Intel got its act together, would Apple cancel any ARM Mac plans and stick with Intel?
What's important for a new TV?
How does one compress a ripped Blu-ray?
How do I learn the command line?
Why not use Dropbox or equivalent for everything?
What kind of hardware should one get to run a Plex server?
How do we balance work and play?
Do we have opinions about endianness?
Are "real" cameras really better than the really good iPhone cameras?
What's the highest value food item, quality vs. effort?
How do we power manage our Macs?
What is our photo management workflow?
How does Marco do power testing?
Can one switch careers into development in one's late-30s?
How would we quarterback a x86 → ARM transition?
How do we slice bagels?
How has being a programmer changed our world view?
Why do high-end iOS devices need so much less RAM than Macs?
Apple chip naming
What's the last Apple product in each category that had no regressions?
What do we use Shortcuts.app for?
How do we stay informed about non-tech news?
Did we have a senior project in school?