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 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.
Episode 10: Emoji Connoisseur
September 24th, 2014 | 1 hr 45 mins
After spending a couple of weeks in the safe haven of Apple news, Ryan and Carlos branch out a bit in this week’s episode. They discuss ESPN’s suspension of Bill Simmons, the NFL’s future as America’s most popular sport, the Blackberry Passport, problems with The Verge’s product reviews, Beats’ rumored integration into iTunes, Rdio vs. Spotify, the Pebble’s new firmware, and UPS’s new 3D printing service. Despite their best efforts, they also do get back into some Apple news with Ryan’s first week with the iPhone 6, third party keyboards in iOS 8, and Tim Cook’s interview with Charlie Rose.
Episode 9: The Devil is in the Details
September 17th, 2014 | 1 hr 32 mins
Apple’s fall event may have been a week ago, but news related to the event is just getting started. In a jam packed episode, Ryan and Carlos discuss NFC only being available for Apple Pay, Apple Watch battery life and pricing, iPhone 6 wi-fi calling and VOLTE support (or lack thereof) on US carriers, the U2 album fiasco, and iOS 8 first impressions. They also chat about the problem with Samsung’s new ads, Microsoft’s $2.5B acquisition of Mojang, Windows 9’s new desktop UI, and the Kindle Voyage.