ITworld - Mobilize! http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/14177 en Four relatively quick ways to improve your phone's voice recognition http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/423444/four-relatively-quick-ways-improve-your-phones-voice-recognition I am going to lightly lay some Pro Tips on you and your phone talking. Fear not: they are real tips, based on actual fixes.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/423444/four-relatively-quick-ways-improve-your-phones-voice-recognition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/423444/four-relatively-quick-ways-improve-your-phones-voice-recognition#comments Mobile & Wireless How-to mobilewireless Android Dictation iPhone Mobile Siri speech to text voice dictation voice recognition voice to text wireless Tue, 17 Jun 2014 20:21:12 +0000 kevinpurdy 423444 at http://www.itworld.com Here's why DuckDuckGo works great in iPhone's Safari http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/422096/heres-why-duckduckgo-works-great-iphones-safari Don&#039;t lose sight of another reason to try out DuckDuckGo on your iPhone or iPad: it is a really smart search engine that wants to save you time.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/422096/heres-why-duckduckgo-works-great-iphones-safari" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/422096/heres-why-duckduckgo-works-great-iphones-safari#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion duckduckgo apple duckduckgo default search engine duckduckgo ios 8 duckduckgo ios 8 option duckduckgo iphone duckduckgo search iphone IOS ipad iPhone Mobile search wireless Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:07:20 +0000 kevinpurdy 422096 at http://www.itworld.com Here's how bad the calorie counts on apps and wearables really are http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/421049/heres-how-bad-calorie-counts-apps-and-wearables-really-are The entirety of calorie counting is a really, really rough estimated science. And it hasn&#039;t changed that much in more than 100 years. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/421049/heres-how-bad-calorie-counts-apps-and-wearables-really-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/421049/heres-how-bad-calorie-counts-apps-and-wearables-really-are#comments Mobile & Wireless Opinion calorie counts calorie estimates calorie tracking calorie tracking apps fitness apps fitness trackers health apps healthbook Mobile running apps wearables wireless Fri, 30 May 2014 16:32:30 +0000 kevinpurdy 421049 at http://www.itworld.com My most effective battery solution for Android: "Hey, this bright enough?" http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/420125/most-effective-battery-solution-android-hey-bright-enough Lux is an app that remembers just how bright you actually need your phone to be to see the screen. It saves you serious battery life in the long haul.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/420125/most-effective-battery-solution-android-hey-bright-enough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/420125/most-effective-battery-solution-android-hey-bright-enough#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion android auto brightness android battery life android brightness settings battery life better auto brightness brightness lux lux dash Mobile screen brightness wireless Fri, 23 May 2014 15:30:38 +0000 kevinpurdy 420125 at http://www.itworld.com Hardness is not toughness: Why your phone's screen may not scratch, but will shatter http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/419220/smartphones-may-escape-sand-scratches-gravity-always-wins Phones are getting harder, but not necessarily tougher. What that means, exactly, explained here.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/419220/smartphones-may-escape-sand-scratches-gravity-always-wins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/419220/smartphones-may-escape-sand-scratches-gravity-always-wins#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion Apple break resistance dropped phones gorilla glass gorilla glass 3 gorilla glass hardness Mobile sapphire glass sapphire screen scratch resistance screen cracking smartphone screen hardness wireless Fri, 16 May 2014 19:36:01 +0000 kevinpurdy 419220 at http://www.itworld.com Make almost any semi-modern printer work with Google Cloud Print http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/418294/make-almost-any-semi-modern-printer-work-google-cloud-print The Lantronix xPrintServer Cloud Edition can turn many, many wireless and USB printers into Cloud-Print-ready printers.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/418294/make-almost-any-semi-modern-printer-work-google-cloud-print" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/418294/make-almost-any-semi-modern-printer-work-google-cloud-print#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion android printing chrome os printing chromebook printing cloud print cloud printing Google Cloud Print google cloud print printers google cloud print printing compatibility google printing lantronix Mobile wireless xprintserver xprintserver cloud print edition Fri, 09 May 2014 16:42:38 +0000 kevinpurdy 418294 at http://www.itworld.com The best IFTTT recipes for Android (so far) http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/417120/best-ifttt-recipes-android-so-far I have dug deep through IFTTT&#039;s shared recipes and other nerdy parts of the web to return with the most useful Android-ready setups.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/417120/best-ifttt-recipes-android-so-far" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/417120/best-ifttt-recipes-android-so-far#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion android automation android backup ifttt ifttt android recipe ifttt for android ifttt recipes ifttt recipes for android Mobile wireless Thu, 01 May 2014 23:04:43 +0000 kevinpurdy 417120 at http://www.itworld.com How to nerd out with NFC tags http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/416213/go-get-nerdy-nfc-tags-they-can-do-really-cool-things Make your phone do convenient, geek-approved things when tapped on NFC tags: in your car, on your bike, by your bed. It&#039;s really cheap fun.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/416213/go-get-nerdy-nfc-tags-they-can-do-really-cool-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/416213/go-get-nerdy-nfc-tags-they-can-do-really-cool-things#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion diy nfc how to Mobile NFC nfc stickers nfc tags tasker trigger wireless Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:19:09 +0000 kevinpurdy 416213 at http://www.itworld.com What Google is getting out of Ingress http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415292/what-google-getting-out-ingress Official answer 1: Nothing! Official answer 2: Geo-map games! People&#039;s answers: more than you can imagine.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415292/what-google-getting-out-ingress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415292/what-google-getting-out-ingress#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion augmented reality field trip Google Google Glass Google Maps Ingress ingress game mapping Mobile niantic labs portals walking directions wireless Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:22:41 +0000 kevinpurdy 415292 at http://www.itworld.com Apps that fight our distracted driving habits http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414975/apps-fight-driving-while-distracted Here are some of the apps and tools I would recommend trying out if you want to try making your phone conscious of your driving.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414975/apps-fight-driving-while-distracted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414975/apps-fight-driving-while-distracted#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion agent Android auto reply car mode distracted driving drivemode driving apps driving detection driving text apps driving while distracted iPhone Mobile safe drive Siri wireless Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:44:48 +0000 kevinpurdy 414975 at http://www.itworld.com We need phones that help us stop killing each other while distracted http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414278/we-need-phones-help-us-stop-killing-each-other-while-distracted If modern smartphones are all about making our lives easier, why don&#039;t they try harder at keeping us from using them while driving?<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414278/we-need-phones-help-us-stop-killing-each-other-while-distracted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/414278/we-need-phones-help-us-stop-killing-each-other-while-distracted#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion apple carplay carplay distracted driving distractions Mobile text while driving texting while driving wireless Fri, 11 Apr 2014 19:06:27 +0000 kevinpurdy 414278 at http://www.itworld.com Why aren't you using MightyText for Android? http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/412775/why-arent-you-using-mightytext-android I get this sense that sometimes you&#039;d rather read, send, and reply to text messages from your laptop or desktop keyboard, using your actual cellphone number.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/412775/why-arent-you-using-mightytext-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/412775/why-arent-you-using-mightytext-android#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion android mms android sms mightytext Mobile sms from desktop sms from laptop sms in browser wireless Wed, 02 Apr 2014 21:04:12 +0000 kevinpurdy 412775 at http://www.itworld.com Android and the Share function: a modest proposal http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/411821/android-and-share-function-modest-proposal &quot;Share&quot; is Android&#039;s greatest strength, and the hardest thing for newcomers to grasp. It has to get better for Android to step ahead. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/411821/android-and-share-function-modest-proposal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/411821/android-and-share-function-modest-proposal#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion android share android sharing Google ios sharing Mobile share button share function sharrow wireless Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:11:29 +0000 kevinpurdy 411821 at http://www.itworld.com Goodbye, Google Voice: I'm breaking up with you http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/409783/goodbye-google-voice Let me just lay it all out here on the table, so there is no misunderstanding. The way we use phones has changed.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/409783/goodbye-google-voice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/409783/goodbye-google-voice#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion Google Hangouts Google Voice google voice sms google voice voicemail hangouts leaving google voice Mobile quitting google voice telephony voip wireless Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:59:59 +0000 kevinpurdy 409783 at http://www.itworld.com The hardest part of switching from iPhone: 'Not Delivered' (and how to fix it) http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/407456/hardest-part-switching-iphone-not-delivered-and-how-fix-it It&#039;s much harder than it looks to leave the wonderfully free world of Messages and get back to standard text messages with friends. So much so, you might wonder why it is so hard.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/407456/hardest-part-switching-iphone-not-delivered-and-how-fix-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/407456/hardest-part-switching-iphone-not-delivered-and-how-fix-it#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion Apple apple messages iMessages iOS Messages iphone message not delivered Mobile support switch messages to sms switch messages to text switching from iPhone switching from iPhone messages wireless Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:34:45 +0000 kevinpurdy 407456 at http://www.itworld.com