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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2016 Santa Apps

2016 Santa Apps

With Thanksgiving a distant memory, children and parents have turned their thoughts to Christmas – specifically, Santa Claus. With the right app, kids can connect directly with the big man. Parents parents will find the apps especially useful, too. A Call From Santa is exciting for kids, but useful for parents, as well. Tell Santa a […]

By November 30, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Barcode scanner shopping apps for Black Friday and beyond

Barcode scanner shopping apps for Black Friday and beyond

We all know retailers use barcodes to move shoppers through the checkout quickly, but shoppers also can use them to find the best deals on Black Friday and beyond. All it takes is your smartphone’s camera – along with one of the following apps – and you’ll be virtually guaranteed to find the best deal. BuyVia […]

By November 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Best Travel Apps

Best Travel Apps

With the holidays and winter on the way, travel season is on the horizon. But if you use the right app for planning a big trip, it doesn’t have to be another source of stress. Google Trips organizes plane tickets and hotel reservations while offering guides to more than 200 cities. It even makes personalized […]

By November 16, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Dictation apps that turn voice to text

Dictation apps that turn voice to text

Typing and note-taking can require lots of time that many of us don’t have – a problem that can be avoided by getting your hands on one of these great dictation apps for your smartphone and tablet. Alon Dictaphone is notable for its sleek, professional interface. You can dictate notes and memos swiftly, and record […]

By November 9, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
How to Play Music Apps

How to Play Music Apps

Many people want to learn an instrument like a guitar or piano, but finding the time and money for lessons can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately,  a number of apps make it easier and cheaper. Yousician is billed a “your personal music tutor for the digital age.” It’s for  pianists, guitarists, bass and ukulele players […]

By November 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →