Author Archive: Andrew Dietderich

Andrew is a writer and producer/content developer for Roadtreking.com and the PC Mike Techcast at PCMike.com. He has been a professional storyteller for 16 years, building a successful career as a newspaper reporter and public relations specialist.

Andrew's work has appeared in Crain’s Detroit Business, The Oshkosh Northwestern, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Crain’s Chicago Business, Advertising Age, Automotive News, Waste News, Appleton Post-Crescent, and Real Detroit.

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Google’s New Fun Facts Bolster Knowledge and Waste Time

Google’s New Fun Facts Bolster Knowledge and Waste Time

A new Google feature aims to help tap the Internet’s vast resources to bring you the kind of knowledge you never knew you wanted to know. Simply type “Fun Facts” into the Google search bar and you will get a random, well, fun fact. For example, ever wonder the total dollar amount of all the […]

The Internet Archive: How to Get Millions of Free Books, Movies, Music, Software, and More

The Internet Archive: How to Get Millions of Free Books, Movies, Music, Software, and More

Millions of free movies, books, music and other audio recordings, software programs and more are available free – and legally – thanks to a nonprofit organization dedicated to disseminating as much knowledge via Internet as possible. Fittingly, it’s called the Internet Archive – and like an actual, real-life library with doors and books and other things […]

Quick Guide:10 Top Health Apps to Start Using Now

Quick Guide:10 Top Health Apps to Start Using Now

The number of health-related apps has increased to more than 165,000 and more than 100 percent since 2013 making one thing clear – we turn to our tech for at least some of our health-related needs. That’s according to a new report from IMS Institute for Healthcare Informatics, a health care information technology company. And […]

Gadgets: Apple Watch Users Say It Isn’t Fast Enough – Yet

Gadgets: Apple Watch Users Say It Isn’t Fast Enough – Yet

Apple Watch is just not fast enough. That’s according to report issued this week by Wristly.co, a research company tracking the evolution of Apple Watch. Founder Bernard Desarnauts was recently a guest on the PC Mike podcast, where he discussed Apple Watch four months after its release. Wristly has a database of more than 1,500 Apple […]

7 Kinda Great, Totally Superfluous Apps to Get ASAP – Vol. 2

7 Kinda Great, Totally Superfluous Apps to Get ASAP – Vol. 2

Tens of thousands of apps come out every month, but far fewer are worth the effort. Some, like the Useless Button app for Android, even take a great amount of pride in being useless. Google Play Store stats show that it’s been downloaded 1,000 to 5,000 times so, hey, there’s a market for everything. Point […]