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PCM 29: Now You Have to Worry About Ransomware!

PCM 29: Now You Have to Worry About Ransomware!

Digital thieves can lock you out from your own computer and demand a ransom to get it and your files back. It’s called ransomware and it’s one of the most insidious schemes on the Internet. And authorities seem absolutely helpless to do anything about it. If it happens to you – and it is to a lot […]

PCM28: Your Internet Use May Be a Form of Mental Illness

PCM28: Your Internet Use May Be a Form of Mental Illness

More and more of us just can’t put our Internet devices down. It’s time to get a grip on the growing and very real problem of Internet addiction. Many mental health experts, in fact, now think compulsive Internet use is a form of mental illness. In this week’s episode of the PC Mike podcast, we […]

PCM27: Five Things to Know About Windows 10 Now

PCM27: Five Things to Know About Windows 10 Now

PC users have been abuzz over the release of Microsoft’s new operating system, Windows 10 – either they’ve downloaded it already, are in queue to, or are still waiting to see how it performs before making the tech leap. Regardless of where you fit in that scenario, chances are you have some questions – you […]

PCM26 Screen Time for Kids: How Much is Too Much?

PCM26 Screen Time for Kids: How Much is Too Much?

The effects of too much screen time on kids can be serious: lost sleep, poor grades, social maladjustment, behavior problems, obesity. This list goes on and on. Then again, what are we supposed to do? Cut kids off completely? The answer, of course, is no. Rather, finding a healthy balance is more appropriate says Dr.Dimitri A. Christakis of […]

PCM25: Are We Making Ourselves Too Vulnerable Through Tech?

PCM25: Are We Making Ourselves Too Vulnerable Through Tech?

Sometimes the tech that makes our lives so much better can also lead us to a place of extreme vulnerability. That’s the running theme of episode 25 of the PC Mike podcast, where so much of the tech news these days seems to deal with other people trying to mess with the lives of other people […]