Author Archive: Mike Wendland

Mike is a veteran journalist whose video "PC Mike" reports have been distributed weekly to all 215 NBC-TV stations since 1994, making him one of the most experienced tech reporters in the country. His tech stories and videos have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, the Today Show, The New York Times, USA Today and in numerous national newspapers and magazines. In addition to the PC Mike tech blog, he also publishes the Roadtreking.com RV Travel Blog in which he travels North America in an RV reporting about interesting people and places.

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Apps to fund and buy cars

Apps to fund and buy cars

No doubt technology has changed our shopping habits, even when it comes to buying cars and trucks. A number of apps aim to make the process easier for sellers and shoppers alike. TrueCar connects shoppers with a network of more than 9,000 certified dealers across the U.S., offering so-called transparent pricing on more than a […]

Apps to help you cope in hot weather

Apps to help you cope in hot weather

Whether at work or on the beach, a good chunk of the country is going to be dealing with dangerous levels of heat this week. With the right amount of precaution, however, you can avoid any health issues related to sweltering conditions anywhere and at any time of the year. To avoid dehydration, consider iDrated. […]

Apps to pay for stuff and transfer money

Apps to pay for stuff and transfer money

Whether splitting the dinner bill, chipping in on gas, or settling up any other kind of debt, everyone needs to pay their fair share. However, fewer and fewer are carrying cash these days. That’s OK, though, because a number of apps can make transferring money to another person easy. Square Cash is about as easy […]

Apps to find pet sitters and pet friendly places

Apps to find pet sitters and pet friendly places

Many people are traveling this time of year, but accommodating our dogs can be frustrating. Fortunately,  a number of apps make it easy to accommodate our furry friends and family members. BringFido helps travelers find pet-friendly hotels and attractions like dog parks, doggie beaches – even restaurants where canines are welcome. The app allows for […]

Ad blocking apps

Ad blocking apps

If you’re looking for the fastest and most private experience while using a smartphone or tablet, a growing number of apps can help. They’re called ad blockers and here are three of the best to consider for your mobile devices. The app called 1Blocker is for Safari – the browser installed on Apple devices. It comes […]