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.


  • 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.”

  • Episode 31: Quirky Button

    April 1st, 2015  |  56 mins 42 secs

    Following another discussion about songs and ad reads in podcasts, Ryan and Carlos discuss the new, Amazon Dash, Tesla’s “range anxiety” update, Apple Watched pre-orders and try-on appointments, more Apple TV rumors, and the two most recent episodes of “Better Call Saul.”

  • Episode 30: Immaterial Jersey

    March 18th, 2015  |  1 hr 10 mins

    After some sports talk, Ryan and Carlos further discuss the new MacBook and Apple Watch, the ideal Mac setup, Nintendo making mobile games, sending money to friends online, whether unbundling TV services is really cheaper than existing cable packages, and then close the show with a couple of app recommendations.

  • Episode 29: Minimalist Mood

    March 11th, 2015  |  1 hr 39 mins

    “Spring Forward” with this week’s episode of Technically Correct. After discussing the results of Carlos’s iPad only experiment, Ryan and Carlos spend the rest of the show discussing Apple’s spring event, including the Apple TV price reduction, the new MacBook, and Apple Watch. They then close out with a recap of “Better Call Saul.”

  • Episode 28: The Business Dinner Context

    March 4th, 2015  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Despite less than optimal recording conditions, Ryan and Carlos bring you another edition of Technically Correct. On this week’s show, they discuss Carlos’s ongoing iPad experiment, the upcoming Apple event, Apple Watch pricing, bands, and communication methods, the Samsung Galaxy S6, the relevance of Mobile World Congress, the FCC’s reclassification of broadband, Lenovo’s installation of Superfish, thinness vs. battery life, Carlos’s impressions of the Bose Soundlink On-Ear Bluetooth headphones, and the first few episodes of “Better Call Saul.”

  • Episode 27: The Digital Equivalent of Water

    February 18th, 2015  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Ryan and Carlos get a bit meta and start this week’s episode by discussing ad reads in podcasts. They then cover the continuing sorry state of in-car technology, Apple Car rumors, The New Yorker’s profile of Jonathan Ive, more Apple Watch speculation, the playlists on Spotify vs. Rdio, Twitter apps on the iPad, ESPN’s iPhone 8 app update, using Nuzzel as a replacement for RSS, the first episode of “Better Call Saul,” and Jon Stewart leaving “The Daily Show.”

  • Episode 26: Cactus of Society

    February 10th, 2015  |  1 hr 32 mins

    On this week’s very special episode of Technically Correct, Ryan and Carlos spend the first half of the show discussing the popularity of the NBA, consumers’ rejection of coffee DRM, Photos for OS X, iOS 9 rumors, and Carlos’s disappointment with Apple’s current product lineup. They then spend the second half on an in-depth conversation about Uber, including its impact on society, economic viability, labor practices, and regulatory challenges.

  • Episode 25: Stage Right Shark

    February 4th, 2015  |  58 mins 18 secs

    After recapping the Super Bowl, Ryan and Carlos discuss Nintendo’s YouTube Partner Program, the convergence of mobile and desktop operating systems, Apple stylus rumors, the stagnant state of Apple TV, more Apple Watch expectations, Outlook on iOS, AOL closing TUAW, and Radioshack filing for bankruptcy.

  • Episode 24: Based On Nothing At All

    January 28th, 2015  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Earnings! Earnings! Read all about it! On this week’s episode, Ryan and Carlos discuss Apple’s, Samsung’s, and Microsoft’s earnings releases, the closure of Joystiq, how to pronounce “GIF,” Apple Watch expectations, market share vs. profit share, Uber’s claim that it reduces occurrences of drunk driving, whether the current economics of ridesharing are sustainable, 1Password v5.2 for iOS, and Taylor Swift attempting to trademark “This Sick Beat.”

  • Episode 23: Windows All The Way Down

    January 21st, 2015  |  1 hr 26 mins

    In another jam packed episode of Technically Correct, Ryan and Carlos cover “Deflategate”, the sorry state of CarPlay, why consumers generally don’t like enterprise focused software, the challenge with managing photos on a smartphone, Overcast and Monument Valley sales, the Xbox One “not permanent” price drop, Carlos replacing his iPad Mini with an iPad Air 2, the limitations of mobile operating systems, and Microsoft’s Windows 10 event.

  • Episode 22: The Hamburger Button

    January 14th, 2015  |  1 hr 9 mins

    New year, old tradition. Ryan and Carlos start off this week’s episode with some sports talk, including the state of the NBA at the halfway mark, professional American leagues expanding overseas, and the NFL coming back to Los Angeles. They then discuss why big trade shows are becoming irrelevant, the reliability of Airplay, decoupling iOS releases from iPhone hardware, wi-fi trouble in Yosemite, Ryan’s quest to find bluetooth headphones for his commute, Apple Watch battery life concerns, Nike releasing their “Back to the Future” self-lacing shoes, new Rock Band DLC, and third party apps on SYNC 3.