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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Airplane Mode is Your Friend & Other Tips to Save iPhone Battery Power

Airplane Mode is Your Friend & Other Tips to Save iPhone Battery Power

Despite widespread reports that Apple’s new iOS 9 has been problematic, chances are you will soon want take a chance and make the upgrade for your battery’s sake. That’s because such software updates often contain fixes that can improve battery life. Updating software, in fact, is just one of many ways you can extend your […]

How to Get Free iTunes Podcasts on Your TV Using Roku

How to Get Free iTunes Podcasts on Your TV Using Roku

Podcasts continue to grow in popularity and almost always listened to on smartphones, tablets, or computers, but Roku users have a simple way to get free iTunes podcasts on their TVs, too. Why would anyone want to do this? Because the number and quality of podcasts continue to grow. An estimated 27 million people listen […]

Books, Books, All Kinds of Books: Use the Internet to Get a Bunch of Free Lit

Books, Books, All Kinds of Books: Use the Internet to Get a Bunch of Free Lit

EBooks are popular – expected to grow from a $14.5 billion industry at the beginning of 2015 to $22 billion by 2017 – but that doesn’t mean you need fork over your hard-earned dollars for every single piece of digital literature you get. In fact, you can access thousands and thousands of free eBooks online. […]

Seven Kinda Great, Totally Superfluous Apps to Get ASAP

Seven Kinda Great, Totally Superfluous Apps to Get ASAP

Apps like Evernote provide real value by helping you get and stay organized to live more efficiently and effectively – the kind of apps that really demonstrate how tech improves life. Then, there’s Toilet Time. In the huge spectrum between, however, are the thousands and thousands of apps we continually evaluate to possibly feature on the PC Mike […]

Quick Tip: How to Cut In Line to Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade Now

Quick Tip: How to Cut In Line to Get Your Windows 10 Upgrade Now

If you’ve yet to receive notification from Microsoft that you can now download Windows 10, there’s a simple way to jump the line and download it now. Using the Windows Media Creation Tool, you can begin your upgrade to Windows 10 now. For the record, I was able to upgrade my version of Windows 8.1 […]