Don’t Have A Green Thumb? Get One Using These Gardening Apps!

Apps To Help You Plan and Manage Summer Gardening

It’s garden planting time! But planting the wrong greenery or garden in the wrong place and at the wrong time can ruin anyone’s chances at making the best of the warm, summer growing season. Fortunately, a number of apps are available to help plan ahead of time, potentially save users lots of time, money, and […]

How does your Garden Grow?

PCM20: When Tech Turns! Why I Cancelled My Apple Watch, How Facebook Hurts

Tech has made our world better in so many ways, but – as Apple Watch and Facebook sometimes shows us – that doesn’t mean it occasionally can’t turn on us. Take PC Mike’s experience with Apple Watch. After waking in the middle of the night to order it not too long ago, he finally got […]


Don’t Fear the Farmer’s Market! Apps to Demystify Buying Fresh Fruit and Veggies

Know how and where to buy your produce!

With warm weather comes fresh produce and Farmer’s Markets. And, yes, there IS an app for that! In fact, a number of great apps help demystify the produce-buying experience, be it at your favorite farmer’s market or regular grocery store. The Specialty Produce app draws on a database of more than 1,400 produce items and […]

Don’t Fear the Farmer’s Market! Apps to Demystify Buying Fresh Fruit and Veggies

Five Apps to Make Sure Your Summer Fun Doesn’t End Up Totally Sucking

Tech tools to make you ready for whatever

‘Tis the season for outdoor summer fun, be it days at the zoo, art fair, car show, carnival, or music festival. But without preparation and planning, any one or all of these events designed for fun can turn into a nightmare. Fortunately, if you load your smartphone with the right apps, you can avoid the […]

5 Apps to Keep Your Summer Fun From

PCM Techcast 19: The World of Drones, Wearables, and $10,000 Business Cards

Reviewing the Week's Biggest Tech News in No Geek-Speak Terms!

With so much noise coming from the world of tech these days – it can be hard to tell to what you should pay attention. That’s why this week we talk about what you actually need to know in no-geek-speak terms about things like wearables (Apple Watch, Google Glass), drones, live video streaming and apps […]


Get Your Galileo On! Take Astronomy to the Next Level with These Stargazing Apps

Turn Your Smartphone into a Planetarium

Summer is right around the corner and with it plenty of stargazing opportunities. A growing number of apps make it so you don’t need a fancy, expensive telescope to get your best Galileo on. SkyView is an easy to use smartphone or tablet app that provides an impressive look at space. Aim your camera at […]

Stargazing apps

PCM Techcast 18: Fish Tanks, Old Tech, Microwaves and Other Things Slowing Your Internet Speed

Speed up your connection with these simple tips

When it comes to connecting to the Internet, speed is king! That’s why we wanted an expert on our show this week to talk about how you can eke every little bit of extra speed out of your connection as possible. Michelle Gilbert, vice president public relations, Comcast Cable Heartland Region, gives us a ton […]


Add Function and Flash to Your Boring Password Screen with These Apps

It’s always important to look good, right? Having a smartphone or tablet screen where you enter a pass code to use it may successfully keep others from using your mobile tech without permission, but  a growing number of lock screen apps add functionality and flash to the utility function of a device. Folder Lock takes […]

App Lock Screens for your Smartphone or Tablet

PCM Techcast 17: Social Media Rules to Use and Stay Trouble-Free

Our posts to social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram may not necessarily be written in stone, but you might as well think they are before committing anything for the online world to see. That’s the main theme of episode 17 of the PC Mike Techcast and exactly why we wanted Diane Gottsman, national etiquette […]


App Guide: Get (Remote) Control of Your Home Devices with These Apps

You know all of these remote controls? Yeah. They can get completely out of hand/lost in couch or elsewhere. Consider this: I have one for the TV, one for Blu-Ray/DVD player, one for Roku, one for the soundbar – even one for the HD receiver to get local TV transmisions so I can watch Under […]


Quick Guide: Keep Track of The Shows You Watch with These Apps

Industry experts predict nearly 400 original shows will be produced and marketed in the U.S. in 2015 – a huge difference from the days when it was easy to keep track of the shows on just a few networks. That means keeping track of what you’ve watched and want to watch can be a big […]

TV Schedule and Guide Apps

Burner App Guide: Set Up Temporary Phone Numbers Without Buying a New Phone

For many, the idea of someone – or more accurately, some organization with annoying telemarketers – is just one of the many reasons protecting a phone number is a top priority. A growing number of startups, however, are coming to the rescue and bringing with them a growing number of so-called “burner” apps that let […]


Apps That Let You Text and Make Voice Calls with No Carrier Charges

As more and more people these days do away with landlines, minutes can add up fast and lead to big, unwelcome bills. A growing number of apps can help keep voice and text data usage – and bills – in check. Here’s three of them: One of the hottest is Pinger Textfree, a free app […]

Apps that let you text and make voice calls with no carrier charges

Introducing the Theftie: 5 Apps That Take Pics of Whoever Steals Your Phone or Tablet

Most people know what a selfie is, but a term you might start hearing more is “theftie” – and it’s one you’ll want to be aware of because it just might help you track down your missing tech devices or simply see if anyone has been trying to access it when you’re not around. To […]


PCM16 Techcast – Confessions of an Apple Fanboy at 3:01 a.m.

Sometimes, we have so many topics to cover we can’t decide what is the most important. So it is in this episode, as we first we talk about how the new Apple Watch became available for pre-order this week, for all of about 10 minutes. That’s all it took for existing supplies to be sold […]