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 56: Smugly Satisfied

    November 4th, 2015  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Introducing Technically Correct’s new vertical: medication. After discussing their love of Claritin and generic vs. name brand drugs, Ryan and Carlos get back to the show’s roots and discuss Apple TV first impressions, the setup process for Apple products, watchOS 2, Carlos’s uneven iPhone backlight, 3D Touch, Phone View, Twitter’s new “Like” icon, ESPN shutting down Grantland, plasma vs. LED HDTVs, the LG 55EF9500, and the Tesla Model 3. Oh, and Ryan also tries to convince Carlos to watch Star Wars.

  • Episode 55: Yeah, I’m That Guy

    October 28th, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In an extra exciting edition of Technically Correct, Carlos discusses his first week with his new 5K iMac. Other topics include Advil (yes, really), reducing the length of the NBA season, the new Apple TV pre-order process, awful Airbnb ads, in-place vs. clean installs of operating systems, keyboard and mouse preferences, the lack of availability of two factor authentication, Office 365, Apple’s Q4 earnings, declining iPad sales, and Google introducing podcasts to Android.

  • Episode 54: Sorry to Interrupt Myself

    October 21st, 2015  |  1 hr 14 mins

    On this week’s show, Ryan and Carlos discuss Carlos’s decision to purchase a 5K 27” iMac, Intel processor naming conventions, more about the TiVo Bolt, Sorkin’s new Steve Jobs movie, Tim Cook’s appearance at WSJDLive, Overcast’s new pricing structure, home automatic, layoffs at ESPN, Back to the Future Day, and Amazon Prime video offline viewing.

  • Episode 53: Dogless Frauds

    October 14th, 2015  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Picking up from the previous show, Carlos talks about his recent experience with playing Midtown Madness 2, his love of Palm, and how well old hardware and software holdup. Other topics include the MLB postseason, Ryan killing his Mac Mini, Overcast 2, the Microsoft Surface Book, new iMacs and Mac accessories, Amazon’s decision to not carry the Apple TV, the TiVo Bolt setup experience, and Corgicon.

  • Episode 52: Math Mountain

    September 30th, 2015  |  1 hr 10 mins

    After reminiscing about some of their favorite old games, Ryan and Carlos discuss in app purchases and DLC, the iPhone 6s (purchasing experience, setup process, and initial impressions), watchOS 2, the TiVo Bolt, Microsoft Office pricing for the iPad Pro, Apple Music, and Dropbox IPO rumors.

  • Episode 51: It’s Like Filling the Bathtub to Wash Your Hands

    September 22nd, 2015  |  1 hr 50 mins

    In another extra long episode of Technically Correct, Ryan and Carlos discuss text editors on the Mac, initial iPhone 6s reviews, the iPhone Upgrade Program, whether the iPhone and iCloud is a trap, watchOS 2 first impressions, Carlos’s switch to the steel Apple Watch, Ryan’s iPhone Mini 4, new features in iOS 9, and nuances in the debate over content blockers.

  • Episode 50: Inception Oreos

    September 16th, 2015  |  1 hr 54 mins

    Ryan and Carlos are back after a three week hiatus with an extra long episode of Technically Correct. Topics include Campbell’s Soup K Cups, Ryan’s recent trip to Europe, the rise of daily fantasy football, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Apple’s fall event, the iPhone 6s pre-order experience, and first impressions of iOS 9.

  • Episode 49: Becoming More Worldly

    August 19th, 2015  |  2 hrs 17 mins

    Before taking a three week break, Ryan and Carlos bring you an extended episode of Technically Correct. Topics include the east coast bias in baseball coverage, AT&T’s international roaming plans, Carlos’s new desk setup, improvements in modern day graphics card drivers,, the magic of Dropbox, Ryan’s Windows 10 installation experience, Steam Big Picture, Windows 10’s low bandwidth mode and Wi-Fi Sense, standalone sound cards, the NY Time’s profile of Amazon’s office culture, Slack, and the importance of being on time. They then close out the show by speculating on Apple’s upcoming fall event.

  • Episode 48: I Do Plenty of That, Sir

    August 13th, 2015  |  49 mins 28 secs

    On this week’s show, Ryan and Carlos get right to it and discuss Google’s restructuring into Alphabet, self driving cars, Apple’s recent stock market woes, the death of Instacast and alternatives to replace it, pricing of applications on iOS and OS X, ad blocking, and their picks of the week.

  • 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.