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 47: I Came With an Agenda

    August 5th, 2015  |  1 hr 2 mins

    In a rapid fire edition of Technically Correct, Ryan and Carlos cover their largest variety of topics yet, including tech purchases they regret, iCloud for Windows, Newegg, the Amazon store card, whether or not to buy a standalone camera, a variety of Apple Watch items (using it in water, wearing it upside down, fitness tracking, and why it should have originally shipped with watchOS 2), the importance of Hunter Pence to the Giants, the latest Apple TV speculation, reasons for Netflix selling their content on physical media, Amazon shipping times, auto-play video ads, the Tesla Model X, Taylor Swift in concert, and Apple Car/BMW rumors.

  • Episode 46: I Have to Map Out This Curve

    July 29th, 2015  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Brush up on your microeconomics, because this week Ryan and Carlos discuss marginal utility (of fancy dinners). Other topics includes follow-up from last week’s discussion on new payment standards, iPhone battery life, Ryan’s iPhone backup problem, updating system apps separately from OS updates, whether 4K is the successor to 1080P, the impermanence of media, and Windows 10. Your hosts also provide their picks of the week and latest podcast recommendations.

  • Episode 45: Transbay Latency

    July 22nd, 2015  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Ryan and Carlos get philosophical and start this week’s show by talking about their aspirational goals. They then discuss Bill Simmons joining HBO, social media influence on SportsCenter, new 4” iPhone speculation, the future of the iPhone lineup, Apple’s and Microsoft’s latest financial results, smartphone sales vs. traditional computer sales, continued impressions of Apple Music, problematic Apple reviews, using Touch ID to secure individuals apps, and their picks of the week (Alphabear and Veep).

  • Episode 44: Please Bring Your Wrist Closer to the Scanner

    July 15th, 2015  |  1 hr 20 mins

    On this week’s show, topics include Amazon’s anticlimactic Prime Day, Ryan’s experience with the iOS 9 pubic beta on iPad, the usefulness of public betas, being self-conscious when using Apple Pay, the transition to chip-and-pin credit cards, new iPods, Xfinity Stream, and the decline of iTunes. Ryan and Carlos also provide their picks of the week (Momentum for Chrome and Sodastream).

  • Episode 43: Along for the Ride

    July 8th, 2015  |  1 hr 7 mins

    After (unsuccessfully) trying to justify buying Retina iMacs, Ryan and Carlos discuss Ryan’s first week with his new car, the appeal of “new,” Amazon Prime day, Apple’s new third party accessory packaging standards, and the pros and cons of the iPhone 6 Plus. They also provide more thoughts on Apple Music and check-ins on their MacBook Pros and Carlos’s iPad Air 2.

  • Episode 42: I Have Standards

    July 1st, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In a show dedicated to first impressions and hot takes (as Carlos would say), this week’s episode covers Apple Music, Carlos’s review of the Pizza Hut Hot Dog Bites Pizza, and Ryan’s new car. Other topics include Instagram, the iPhone turning 8 years old, and whether it makes sense to buy a standalone camera anymore.

  • Episode 41: I’ll Wait for it to Come Out on DVD

    June 24th, 2015  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Now that Taylor Swift has saved Apple Music, what else should she fix in the Apple ecosystem? Ryan and Carlos discuss that and more, including the continuing decline of optical media, the future of movie theaters and new release movies, how big a role technology should play in a car buying decision, Windows 10 upgrade eligibility, iPad Pro and stylus rumors, improvement in the iOS upgrade process, and Fracture.

  • Episode 40: I’m the Best Podcaster in the World

    June 17th, 2015  |  56 mins 36 secs

    It’s simple. After discussing LeBron James’s self-aggrandizing press conference and the Warriors winning the NBA title, Ryan and Carlos discuss Apple Music, using Reminders in iOS, various E3 topics (the Xbox One Elite Controller and backwards compatibility, Microsoft’s and Sony’s press conferences, how much graphical improvements matter in games, the Oculus Rift, and Hololens), the challenge with archiving and sharing podcasts, Ryan’s new car plans, and Samsung’s marketing campaign.

  • Episode 39: Extravagant Cuffs and Salsa Dancing

    June 10th, 2015  |  1 hr 28 mins

    Where else on the internet can you go for a discussion of Pizza Hut’s Hot Dog Bites Crust Pizza and a comprehensive recap of WWDC? Tune in for this and more on the latest episode of Technically Correct.

  • Episode 38: Grading on a Curve

    June 3rd, 2015  |  1 hr 16 mins

    With WWDC less than a week away, Ryan and Carlos discuss the latest rumors. Other topics include their iOS 9 wish list, Apple Watch (defending positive reviews, the utility of third party apps, and the compelling nature of the activity tracker), SYNC 3 on the 2016 Ford Escape, whether the quality of digital music makes a difference, and how to get started with Omnifocus.

  • Episode 37: Come for the Sports, Stay for the Tech

    May 21st, 2015  |  1 hr 6 mins

    This week’s show is big there isn’t any room for a witty summary. Topics include big egos in professional sports, kids at the podium after games, WWDC speculation, customization on iOS vs. Android, iPad software and hardware rumors, the demise of Gene Munster’s Apple TV, Marco Arment’s review of the new Macbook, Apple prioritizing thinness over functionality, iMessages on OS X, digital crown behavior on Apple Watch, updates to the 15” Macbook Pro and 5K iMac, picks and tips of the week, and the last episode of Mad Men.

  • Episode 36: Wavy Lay’s

    May 13th, 2015  |  56 mins 42 secs

    After talking about their favorite regional sports advertisers, ice cream flavors, and chip varieties, Ryan and Carlos discuss Bill Simmons leaving ESPN, Uber driver compensation, their impressions of Apple Watch after a week of use, and the rumored relaunch of Beats.

  • Episode 35: Dog Pictures on the Wrist

    May 6th, 2015  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Two words. Apple Watch. Ryan and Carlos both have theirs in this week’s episode, and there’s lots to talk about.

  • Episode 34: The Edition of Podcasts

    April 29th, 2015  |  1 hr 22 mins

    In another dramatic plot twist, Carlos reveals to Ryan that he pre-ordered and received an Apple Watch. Other topics include how much they would pay to have dinner with Steve Ballmer, Coin, UberEATs, and favorite food items from Trader Joes.

  • Episode 33: Pour out a Mimosa

    April 22nd, 2015  |  1 hr 11 mins

    You may not be able to judge a book by its cover, but Carlos argues that you can judge people based on the apps in their OS X dock. Other topics on this week’s show include an update on Carlos’s and Ryan’s new Retina MacBook Pros, the aesthetics of Windows apps vs. Mac apps, John Siracusa retiring from writing OS X reviews, various Apple Watch news, faster Comcast (er, Xfinity) internet speeds, the NBA playoffs, Project Fi, why Google is good for Apple, and the last season of “Mad Men.”

  • Episode 32: Typing on a Microwave

    April 15th, 2015  |  59 mins 10 secs

    In a dramatic plot twist, Ryan and Carlos discuss their first impressions of the New MacBook and how those led to their decision to instead purchase Retina Macbook Pros. They also cover the state of Apple’s laptop lineup, Apple Watch pre-orders and try-on experience, WWDC Apple TV speculation, the return of Guitar Hero, and the end of season one of “Better Call Saul.”