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Marco Arment
Husband of renowned podcaster .
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h Jun 15
Replying to @marcoarment
Hey hey how about this 1. A cheap, versatile model 2. A thin, light model 3. An expensive, powerful model Maybe you could call them 1. MacBook 2. MacBook Air 3. MacBook Pro
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Rory Prior Jun 15
Replying to @marcoarment
Apple’s whole Mac lineup is largely a testament to the fallacy that one size fits all. Every single product makes compromises to be smaller/thinner than necessary.
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Chris Jun 15
Replying to @atpfm @caseyliss and 2 others
In this week’s episode– Having convinced to quit his job and freelance, now turns his attention to an even more difficult process: turning into a blogger.
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Marco Arment Jun 15
Replying to @wspr
They assume one is L and one is R.
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Marco Arment Jun 15
Replying to @n7cmdr
I’ve had that same problem, and haven’t found something that doesn’t add audible levels of hiss to recorded audio, except: - A decent 2-channel microphone interface, which is kind of a waste to just use for line-in, or - The Schiit Jil, which is $200 and only does 48k multiples
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Marco Arment Jun 15
Replying to @adrandrade_
Background Refresh needs to be enabled.
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Marco Arment Jun 15
Nobody’s saying they should stop making the 12” — only that it can’t serve as their mainstream, default, all-arounder Mac the way the 13” Air did. The 12” is for people who want ultimate portability above all else. Assuming the smallest model is best for everyone is a fallacy.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
There’s an Overcast update that got published a couple of hours ago that removed the Stream Failed dialog. Maybe that’s it.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
Replying to @patfurey
I’ve found the Schiit Mjolnir 1 and 2 and Jotunheim power it just fine, honestly. Same deal with those: I found them, then stopped looking.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
Replying to @patfurey
I’m set and haven’t tried any of the new $2000+ models from the last couple of years. The HE-6 is so good that I lost all motivation to try anything else.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
Yes, barring any unforeseen show-stopping bugs or limitations in the API.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
Replying to @marcoarment
“Pro” in audio gear usually means “popular in studios for a long time”. But studios have different needs than “best” (durability, tradition), and most podcasters don’t record in a studio. There are better speech mics than the SM7B and better headphones than the MDR-7506.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
No, for a couple of reasons: - I’ve found only a very loose correlation between quality and marketing/reputations as “pro” in audio gear. - I do all podcast editing and critical music listening in headphones, since they’re far better at those.
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Ricardo Del Toro Jun 14
Replying to @marcoarment @caseyliss
You forgot to mention mandatory Apple Care. That keyboard out of warranty is a 3 series BMW. 😏
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Paul Haddad Jun 14
Replying to @marcoarment
You forgot significantly slower on the 12”.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
Replying to @marcoarment
Air users: We love the size and value and battery and ports! Retina would be nice. Apple: How about 12” Retina, but no ports, worse value, less battery, and a controversial keyboard? Air users: No thanks. Apple: OK, make that 13”, add one port, and make it even more expensive?
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Marco Arment Jun 14
The 12” is a great computer for the extreme priorities it was designed for. But it wasn’t designed to be *THE* mass-market computer like the 2010 13” MacBook Air was, and no technological progress likely to happen in the next five years will turn it into that.
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Marco Arment Jun 14
I’ve heard nothing, but this sounds right. Anyone thinking the 12” would replace the Air didn’t understand why the Air has been so popular: it’s inexpensive, very capable, versatile, and widely agreeable. I can’t say any of those about the 12” MacBook.
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Accidental Tech Podcast Jun 14
278: Best Worst Influence Memoji, stereo HomePods, Mojave Dark Mode, Safari tracking prevention, and putting his job in the parking lot.
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Accidental Tech Podcast Jun 13
We’re live now!
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