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 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.

  • Episode 21: I See Many iPads

    January 7th, 2015  |  1 hr 49 mins

    How many days into the year is it still ok to say “Happy New Year”? Ryan and Carlos discuss that and much more on Technically Correct’s first episode of 2015. Topics include Ryan’s nightmare NFL playoff scenario, 12” Macbook Air rumors, whether or not Apple’s product line is too complicated, the diminishing quality of Apples software, the irrelevance of CES, and the problem with controlling mobile apps in the car. Ryan and Carlos then break down their best and worst app, game, hardware, trend, news story, television show, movie, and experience of 2014.

  • Episode 20: Coffee Hacker

    December 21st, 2014  |  1 hr 33 mins

    In a very special (and somewhat sporadic) holiday edition of Technically Correct, Ryan and Carlos talk about their Christmas tree and decorations preferences, Carlos purchasing an iPad Mini, troubles with Instant Hotspot, Ryan’s positive Apple support experience, the iPhone as a primary camera, the Lakers’ continuing mediocrity, the 2015 prospects for the Giants, Stephen Colbert’s transition to The Late Show, coffee DRM, Rdio vs. Spotify, the suggestive nature of some Christmas music, BMW connected apps, SYNC 3, Amazon next hour delivery, and the Sony Pictures computer hack.

  • Episode 19: Refute the Blandness

    November 24th, 2014  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Coming off of a short week, this episode of Technically Correct covers Carlos’s dislike of holiday music, Christmas creep, Ryan replacing his Kindle and iPad Air with an iPad Mini, Serial, video games being released in a broken state, SteamOS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, some positive Uber news (for once), and Pablo Sandoval leaving the Giants.

  • Episode 18: The Moral Reckoning of a Shady Company

    November 19th, 2014  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Ryan and Carlos stay (mostly) on technology topics this week with discussions about the outrage over Monument Valley expansion pricing, the relative value of apps, iOS 8 instability, Uber’s continuing growing pains, the madness of top level domains, the NBA’s tanking problem, and initial impressions of WatchKit.

  • Episode 17: Mobile Boss

    November 12th, 2014  |  59 mins 16 secs

    Continuing the trend of starting the show off with some sports talk, Ryan and Carlos discuss life in the post-baseball world and the Lakers’ dismal start to the season. They do also talk about some technology news (that is what the show is about, after all) with conversations about Ryan’s broken Kindle Voyage, Nintendo creating games for mobile devices, the Xbox One price cut, Office going free on iOS, the future of Microsoft, the feasibility of a convertible laptop, Carlos’s continuing struggles with Apple Pay, the new Google Maps iOS app, deregistering iMessage, and the fallout of Taylor Swift pulling her music off Spotify.

  • Episode 16: Securitized

    November 5th, 2014  |  1 hr 13 mins

    It’s an even year, so you know what that means - your San Francisco Giants are World Series Champions. Ryan and Carlos reflect on the Giants’ postseason run, and then bid farewell to the MLB season by discussing the start of the NBA season, Carlos’s first week with the iPhone 6, Apple Pay (yes, again), Nike Fuelband support (or lack thereof), CurrentC, Taylor Swift pulling her music off of Spotify, and the latest in negative Uber news.

  • Episode 15: E-mail Didn’t Always Talk (Part 2)

    October 29th, 2014  |  51 mins 31 secs

    In the finale of their second two part epic episode, Ryan and Carlos discuss of whether or not the iPhone 6’s bigger screen is an improvement, Ryan’s first impressions of the Kindle Voyage, Google Inbox, Fantastical’s iOS 8 update, Newsify, Instacast 5, the Giants’ World Series matchup against the Royals, and Bose’s relationship with Apple and the NFL. Carlos also finally admits Ryan is right about something.

  • Episode 14: E-mail Didn't Always Talk (Part 1)

    October 22nd, 2014  |  1 hr 2 secs

    In part one of another epic two part episode, Ryan and Carlos discuss their iPhone “Do Not Disturb” schedules (that’s what you tune in for, right?), the iPad product lineup, the new retina iMac, and their first impressions of OS X Yosemite, Continuity, Handoff, and Apple Pay.

  • Episode 13: Eating Dictionaries for Breakfast

    October 15th, 2014  |  1 hr 8 mins

    After reminiscing about the early days of Wi-Fi, Ryan and Carlos talk about HBO’s upcoming standalone service, the implications of debundling TV from traditional cable packages, Google Shopping Express, Apple’s awkward naming conventions, last minute iPad and retina iMac event speculation, the end of Macworld Expo, and the Giants being one game away from the World Series.

  • Episode 12: That Sounds Like a Made Up Name

    October 8th, 2014  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Sports news, get your sports news here! Ryan and Carlos again enter the wide world of sports to talk about the Giants postseason run, leaving baseball games early, this year’s awful television coverage of the MLB postseason, and the NBA’s new TV agreement. They also discuss Apple’s upcoming iPad event, iOS 8’s adoption rate, and whether iOS is becoming fragmented.

  • Episode 11: The Bulge is Very Small

    October 1st, 2014  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Not even a cold can slow down Technically Correct. In this week’s show, Carlos and (a nasal-y) Ryan discuss the MLB playoffs, the lack of app support for the iPhone 6 display, Ello, the PowerBeats 2, speculation about Apple Watch pricing, upgradability, and being a standalone device, the latest in the world of Uber stories, Windows 10, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2, and DirecTV’s renewed NFL deal.