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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Home buying and selling apps

Home buying and selling apps

We’re headed into one of the busiest times of the year for selling homes – meaning lots of competition for sellers. By using one of the apps featured by PC Mike Wendland this week, you can get an advantage in the market. Homesnap is for both home buyers and sellers. You can see home value […]

Use a VPN for privacy and security

Use a VPN for privacy and security

Many are concerned about personal information and activities on our smartphones and tablets being accessed by others these days – and for good reason. But as PC Mike Wendland reports this week, using what is called a VPN – or virtual private network – app can help. Betternet allows for fast access to apps and […]

Identify plants, birds and animals with your smartphone camera

Identify plants, birds and animals with your smartphone camera

Warmer weather means we’ll be using the cameras on our smartphones to take plenty of pics of things like beaches, sunsets, parades, and more. As PC Mike Wendland shows this week, those cameras can be used to help you learn about the world around you. PlantSnap lets you instantly identify plants of all kinds: flowers, […]

Weather apps for 2018

Weather apps for 2018

It’s the time of the year when wild weather comes onto our radar – figuratively and literally. PC Mike Wendland brings you three apps this week that can help you avoid being surprised by Mother Nature. Dark Sky provides up-to-the-minute data on everything from temperature readings to precipitation. Dark Sky’s forecast looks ahead for the […]

Hiking and Trail apps

Hiking and Trail apps

We’ll all be spending more time soon with Mother Nature – hiking, biking, and running the warmer weather days away. The last thing anyone wants to do, however, is get lost. PC Mike Wendland brings you three apps to take with you when hitting the trails to avoid trouble. AllTrails offers more than 50,000 trail […]