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PCM38 PC Mike’s Gadget of the Year: iPadPro or Surface Book?

PCM38 PC Mike’s Gadget of the Year: iPadPro or Surface Book?

PC Mike is agonizing, as he gets ready to pick the Gadget of the Year. Will it be Apple’s new iPad Pro or Microsoft’s hot new Surface Pro combination laptop/tablet? Both devices are about to be released and are expected to be hot sellers this holiday season.   Mike likes both and is waiting to get […]

By November 6, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
PCM36: Demystifying the Cloud with No Geek Speak

PCM36: Demystifying the Cloud with No Geek Speak

We hear a lot about “the cloud” these days but do your really know what it means? Well in keeping with our approach to tech – no geek-speak – we’re here to help with the answer. Bill Fisher, instructional designer, GCFLearnFree.org – which offers free classes on computer and Internet basics – joins the show […]

By October 23, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
How to Clean the Clutter and Optimize Your Smartphone

How to Clean the Clutter and Optimize Your Smartphone

Our smartphones and tablets give us access to information and entertainment faster than ever so it can be pretty frustrating when those devices suddenly start slowing down or run low on space. Fortunately, there are some simple and effective iOS-, Android-, and Windows Phone-based apps to declutter our devices. Memory & Disk Scanner Pro is […]

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 […]

PCM23: Coincidence or Not, Computer Glitches Show We’re Too Tech-centric

PCM23: Coincidence or Not, Computer Glitches Show We’re Too Tech-centric

Were the so-called “computer glitches” this week at the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines, and Wall Street Journal all purely coincidental or not? We’ll probably never know, but the bigger question is – does it matter? Fact is, it shows you how dependent we are on technology and how a coordinated hacking event could cause […]

PCM003 Podcast: A Look at 2014 Tech – From Best to Google Glass

PCM003 Podcast: A Look at 2014 Tech – From Best to Google Glass

In this episode of the PC Mike Podcast, I reveal my choice of the worst tech gadget of 2014 – Google Glass. Google Glass sucks. There’s just no way to make this turkey look good. It’s the worst tech gadget I’ve used used this year, shelling out $1,500 for it just 11 months ago. It […]

By December 26, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Santa Apps for Christmas 2014

Santa Apps for Christmas 2014

Christmas is right around the corner and if you have young ones, chances are the excitement is at a fever pitch. You can tap into that and have a lot of fun watching the sparkle in your children’s eyes through some fun apps and holiday websites. I have some suggestions. The perennial favorite Christmas site […]

By December 15, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Break Your Paper Addiction: The Best in Scanners

Break Your Paper Addiction: The Best in Scanners

The dream for many is to go paperless and thanks to advances in scanner technology, it’s a lot closer to reality now than ever before. I have some recommendations that can help you digitize that mountain of paper that surrounds you. There’s always something in real life that we want to bring into our digital […]

By November 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
It’s Time! Best Gardening Apps for 2014

It’s Time! Best Gardening Apps for 2014

With warm weather and spring now in full bloom, it’s time to get serious about our gardens. Growing fresh vegetables is fun and healthy and I have some apps for smartphones and tablets that will help your garden grow like you really have a green thumb. My favorite app this year is the Organic Gardening […]