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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Camping Apps

Camping Apps

With summer almost here, a lot of people have camping on the brain. And whether you’re looking for a short trip close to home or a cross country adventure, our PC Mike Wendland has three apps to help you find a place to stay. The Oh, Ranger! app puts a guide to national, state, and […]

Security apps for smartphones and tablets

Security apps for smartphones and tablets

Cybersecurity has been in the headlines even more than usual lately, and it may have you worried about the safety of your own smartphone or tablet devices and electronically stored information. But  there’s no need to worry, as long as you download and use one of these antivirus apps. The Max Mobile Security app provides […]

Apps for Birders

Apps for Birders

Bird watching is one of the most popular hobbies in the U.S. and spring offers plenty of opportunities to take part. Whether beginner or experienced, our PC Mike Wendland says these apps can help you get out there and have fun doing what is also known as “birding.” Song Sleuth helps you identify birds by […]

Severe Weather Apps

Severe Weather Apps

It’s always a good idea to keep a handle on current and future weather conditions, especially in the midst of spring’s severe weather season. This week, we offer up some of the best severe weather warning apps around. WeatherBug provides warnings and alerts about approaching severe weather along with a host of other weather-related information – […]

How to Keep Your Web Browsing Private

How to Keep Your Web Browsing Private

The debate continues over whether or not details about how people use the Internet on their smartphones and tablets can be collected and sold, making privacy a top concern for many. This week PC Mike has three apps aimed at putting your privacy worries to rest. Hotspot Shield, downloaded hundreds of millions of times, keeps […]