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 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.

  • 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.