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 Turn Your Smartphone Photos and Videos into Storybooks

Apps to Turn Your Smartphone Photos and Videos into Storybooks

Pictures and videos are great for sharing your travels and activities but they only capture snippets of time and don’t really tell the whole story. An increasing number of storytelling apps, however, can help thoroughly document, preserve, and share just about any event. Here are three of the best: Steller lets you upload photos and […]

PCM 29: Now You Have to Worry About Ransomware!

PCM 29: Now You Have to Worry About Ransomware!

Digital thieves can lock you out from your own computer and demand a ransom to get it and your files back. It’s called ransomware and it’s one of the most insidious schemes on the Internet. And authorities seem absolutely helpless to do anything about it. If it happens to you – and it is to a lot […]

Apps to Improve Smartphone Battery Life

Apps to Improve Smartphone Battery Life

Loading our smartphones with apps we constantly seem to be using means increased demand on their batteries and, unfortunately, chances of running out of juice. We have some special apps to suggest to us this week that can really help get a handle on battery power management. Many consider Battery Doctor among the top smartphone battery managers. […]

PCM28: Your Internet Use May Be a Form of Mental Illness

PCM28: Your Internet Use May Be a Form of Mental Illness

More and more of us just can’t put our Internet devices down. It’s time to get a grip on the growing and very real problem of Internet addiction. Many mental health experts, in fact, now think compulsive Internet use is a form of mental illness. In this week’s episode of the PC Mike podcast, we […]

Apps to Track Smartphone Addiction

Apps to Track Smartphone Addiction

Smartphones connect us to the world like never before, but there are plenty of studies that say it’s reaching the point of addiction for many, across all age groups. To get a fix on phone use and a handle on potential overuse for you or your kids, here are three apps that will help a […]