Technically Correct

Fewer hot takes, endless mimosas.

About the show

A thoughtful, unpretentious, mostly weekly conversation about the companies, ideas and products that are transforming our world. We look at what it is, why it matters and where it fits in the broader business of consumer technology. So, grab your favorite Blue Barn sandwich, put the Giants game on mute and join us.

Hosted by Ryan Fretwell and Carlos Gomez.

Episodes

  • Episode 70: White Whale

    March 1st, 2016  |  1 hr 30 mins

    Carlos helps Ryan with a refresher in the American classics and offers estate planning advice in advance of his marathon. Plus updates on the week in Apple, Mac encryption, scary Google robots and which backpack goes best with a three piece suit.

    Also, a big thanks to Jacquelyn for the awesome new cover art.

  • Episode 69: Collecting My Dignity

    February 24th, 2016  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Your resident futurists discuss whether VR will ever go mainstream or if Alexa is a more interesting future that’s already here . Also covered: Apple holding its position against the US government, Siri in OS X 10.12, Google Fiber, and that time Carlos tried to buy a video game.

  • Episode 68: Time Flies When You’re Getting Things Done

    February 17th, 2016  |  1 hr 25 mins

    After answer some of Carlos’s spots questions, your hosts discuss the utility of a standalone camera, Omnifocus, Momentum, being happy with what you have, virtual reality, Bill Simmons’s new website, and the FBI’s lawsuit against Apple. They also provide a recap of the season premiere of “Better Call Saul” and their picks of the week (Techmeme’s historical headlines and Firewatch).

  • Episode 67: Being an Adult is Hard

    February 9th, 2016  |  1 hr 5 mins

    After (just a little bit) of political talk, Ryan and Carlos discuss Tim Cook’s Super Bowl photo, iPhone 7 camera rumors, being a morning person, the future of the iPad, talking to AI in public, the Amazon Echo, Draft Kings, Super Bowl commercials, Gene Munster’s Apple VR prediction, and how Apple should lead iOS feature adoption. Picks of the week: Momentum and Evernote

  • Episode 66: Podcast Deficit

    February 3rd, 2016  |  1 hr 16 mins

    This week, topics include natural scrolling in OS X, SF hosting the Super Bowl, whether Twitter is too complicated or too simple, more on Apple’s earnings, Zags’s acquisition of Mophie, memories of the NES, managing podcasts, EA revealing next ten console sale numbers, Apple Watch fitness tracking, the case against Control Center, the future of IOS, the MacBook One, Bill Simmons outing Google’s podcast plans, and the repetition of podcast ads. Picks of the week: Google Shopping Express and the Withings WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer.

  • Episode 65: Disrespectfully Disagree

    January 27th, 2016  |  1 hr 49 mins

    The day is finally here: Ryan bought Omnifocus. On this week’s show, Ryan and Carlos discuss their use of the app and how it helps keep them organized. Other topics include software pricing, note taking apps, whether too much choice is a bad thing, Apple’s rumored March event, Apple’s latest earnings release, a la carte TV pricing, bluetooth, apps that are both the best and the worst, and EA leaving the E3 show floor. Picks of the week: the new FiveThirtyEight Elections podcast and YouTube Red.

  • Episode 64: Never Obsolete

    January 20th, 2016  |  1 hr 19 mins

    If you’ve been looking for lengthly discussions on IMAX, wearing an Apple Watch upside down, and iPhone home screens, this this week’s episode is for you. Other topics include the Mighty Ducks, technology’s role in movies, Ryan disabling the notification badge on Mail in iOS, PC requirements for VR, iOS upgrade schedules, and picks of the week (Weather Underground and @dog_rates).

  • Episode 63: HBO Later

    January 13th, 2016  |  1 hr 39 mins

    After an extensive conversation about which pocket they keep their phone in, Ryan and Carlos discuss how to capture random ideas, Microsoft Groove, Twitter mulling the expansion of tweets to 10K characters, more about rumors the iPhone 7 not having a headphone jack, 1Password updates, Jason Snell’s Apple Report Card, motivations of people who want to replace their tradition computer with an iPad, the Fitbit Blaze, reports about Apple looking to buy Time Warner, and their picks of the week (Bose SoundLink Around-Ear II and Launcher).

  • Episode 62: Jokes that Nobody Will Get

    January 6th, 2016  |  1 hr 18 mins

    In their first show of the new year, Ryan and Carlos discuss Ryan’s broken Cinema Display, Ikea furniture, the San Francisco rental market, the return of darth on Twitter, pre-orders of the Oculus Rift, multi-purpose arenas, audiobooks, Comcast, Ford adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to SYNC 3, Yellow Cab filing for bankruptcy, Uber’s “God View” settlement with the NY Attorney General, DraftKings and FanDuel, AT&T doing away with two-year phone pricing, and the EFF’s comments on T-Mobile’s Bing On Program. They then end the show with an early check-in on their New Years Resolutions.

  • Episode 61: When Do I Scan My Wrist?

    December 30th, 2015  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Ryan and Carlos close out 2015 with brief discussions about the Lakers, Warriors, and Samsung Pay. They then recap the year and look ahead to 2016 by discussing their favorite purchases, most regretted purchase, biggest technology disappointment, favorite tech story, worst tech trend, favorite movie, most promising product/idea of 2016, favorite app (iOS and Mac), favorite service, favorite new podcast, and their best personal discovery.

  • Episode 60: Fit and Finish

    December 9th, 2015  |  1 hr 32 mins

    In their second annual special (and sporadic) holiday edition of Technically Correct, Ryan and Carlos discuss the Warriors, Apple’s “Smart” Battery Case, thinness vs. battery life, the Apple Watch (wearing it upside down, the fitness app, and whether it should be an annualized product), 4 inch iPhone rumors, Apple’s increasing complicated product line, the iOS Remote app on the new Apple TV, TiVO Quickmode, Ford retroactively adding Siri Eyes Free to older versions of Ford SYNC, reducing your Comcast bill, Spotify reportedly testing subscription-only tracks, an update on Carlos’s QC25s, RSA hardware tokens, Dropbox shutting down its Mailbox and Carousel apps, football, and being healthier.

  • Episode 59: Standalone Holiday

    December 2nd, 2015  |  1 hr 44 mins

    Fresh off of their Thanksgiving break, Ryan and Carlos discuss Legos, what they’re watching on TV, Kobe retiring, the Golden State Warriors, wireless headphones, TiVo, in-market MLB streaming, Comcast’s streaming TV service, Adele and streaming music, rumors about Apple removing the headphone jack from the iPhone, replacing a laptop with an iPad, App Store economics, and Apple Music vs. Spotify.

  • Episode 58: I am the Problem

    November 17th, 2015  |  1 hr 12 mins

    As the holiday season gets into full swing, Ryan and Carlos discuss Star Wars promotional tie-ins, late night retail shopping, Coffee-mate, the adverse effect of video game DLC, Aldo’s Adventure, IPTV pricing, more on the new Apple TV, early adopters expecting things to ship broken, technology lasting too long, encryption, expired Mac App Store security certificates, their favorite parts of the holidays, Starbucks food, remembering people’s names, and subvocalization.

  • Episode 57: It’s For Somebody, Maybe

    November 11th, 2015  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Before discussing Carlos’s first Star Wars experience, your hosts talk about Naturebox, falling asleep to podcasts, Amazon Prime Now, organizing photos in Adobe Lightroom, the lack of GPS receivers in DSLRs, iOS Reminders vs. OmniFocus, voice over LTE, the Keurig Kold, their distain of hand air driers, the lack of chip-and-pin adoption, selling things online, an update on Carlos’s 5K iMac, the difficulty with using emoji in iOS, and the iPad Pro

  • Episode 56: Smugly Satisfied

    November 4th, 2015  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Introducing Technically Correct’s new vertical: medication. After discussing their love of Claritin and generic vs. name brand drugs, Ryan and Carlos get back to the show’s roots and discuss Apple TV first impressions, the setup process for Apple products, watchOS 2, Carlos’s uneven iPhone backlight, 3D Touch, Phone View, Twitter’s new “Like” icon, ESPN shutting down Grantland, plasma vs. LED HDTVs, the LG 55EF9500, and the Tesla Model 3. Oh, and Ryan also tries to convince Carlos to watch Star Wars.

  • Episode 55: Yeah, I’m That Guy

    October 28th, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In an extra exciting edition of Technically Correct, Carlos discusses his first week with his new 5K iMac. Other topics include Advil (yes, really), reducing the length of the NBA season, the new Apple TV pre-order process, awful Airbnb ads, in-place vs. clean installs of operating systems, keyboard and mouse preferences, the lack of availability of two factor authentication, Office 365, Apple’s Q4 earnings, declining iPad sales, and Google introducing podcasts to Android.