ITworld - Mobilize! http://www.itworld.com/blogs/views/recent/rss.xml/14177 en 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 iPhone homescreens in 2014: No Microsoft, Apple and Twitter replacements, Yahoo ascendant http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406583/iphone-homescreens-2014-no-microsoft-apple-and-twitter-replacements-yahoo-asc Here&#039;s what one dev firm found when it dug into 1,000 homescreens shared on Twitter. It&#039;s what people really use, not what they say, that matters.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406583/iphone-homescreens-2014-no-microsoft-apple-and-twitter-replacements-yahoo-asc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406583/iphone-homescreens-2014-no-microsoft-apple-and-twitter-replacements-yahoo-asc#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion #homescreen2014 2014 homescreens Betaworks home screens homescreens Mobile what is one iphone homescreens what's on people's homescreens wireless Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:53:41 +0000 kevinpurdy 406583 at http://www.itworld.com File your simple taxes this year with an iPhone or Android http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406267/file-your-simple-taxes-year-iphone-or-android You use your phone camera to take a photo of your W-2, your 1099 from your checking and savings accounts, and you answer a few questions about your residency and other conditions from the prior year. And then you file your taxes.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406267/file-your-simple-taxes-year-iphone-or-android" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406267/file-your-simple-taxes-year-iphone-or-android#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion efile from android efile from iphone file taxes from smartphone file taxes with iphone Mobile smartphone tax filing snaptax TurboTax wireless Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:03:12 +0000 kevinpurdy 406267 at http://www.itworld.com Back up your Android and iPhone photos to Google without using Google+ http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406026/back-your-android-and-iphone-photos-google-without-using-google I like Google&#039;s photo backup and editing tools, but as a distinct service and entity, not as part of the Google Plus experience. Here&#039;s how to get just the backup part.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406026/back-your-android-and-iphone-photos-google-without-using-google" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/406026/back-your-android-and-iphone-photos-google-without-using-google#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion google photo backup google plus photos Google+ Auto Backup google+ photo backup Mobile photos wireless without Google Plus without Google+ Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:53:03 +0000 kevinpurdy 406026 at http://www.itworld.com EverythingMe is an Android launcher that will actually improve your phone experience http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/404943/everythingme-android-launcher-will-actually-improve-your-phone-experience EverythingMe (or sometimes EverythingMe) is a launcher/homescreen I&#039;ve grown to like lately. Like a new roommate who makes you nervous when he shows up with a guitar, but you come to find he respects quiet hours and plays Django Reinhardt tunes quite faithfully.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/404943/everythingme-android-launcher-will-actually-improve-your-phone-experience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/404943/everythingme-android-launcher-will-actually-improve-your-phone-experience#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion android homescreen android homescreen replacement android launcher android launcher replacement everythingme Mobile phone search smart folders wireless Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:23:53 +0000 kevinpurdy 404943 at http://www.itworld.com Save areas of Google Maps for offline use on Android or iOS http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/404615/save-areas-google-maps-offline-use-android-or-ios The &quot;Make Available Offline&quot; option in Maps seemed to go away with the big redesign, but it was actually just tucked into a strange, Google-like phrase.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/404615/save-areas-google-maps-offline-use-android-or-ios" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/404615/save-areas-google-maps-offline-use-android-or-ios#comments Mobile & Wireless How-to mobilewireless android offline maps Google Maps google maps offline iphone offline maps Mobile offline directions offline maps offline navigation wireless Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:48:30 +0000 kevinpurdy 404615 at http://www.itworld.com 'Insufficient Storage Available' is one of Android greatest annoyances. Here's how to fix it. http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/403955/insufficient-storage-available-android-and-how-fix-it-aka-unix-y-man-behind-c Here is a compendium of fixes to the &quot;Insufficient Storage Available&quot; annoyance on Android phones. Sometimes it&#039;s a bug, sometimes it&#039;s a real issue. At all times, it is really aggravating.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/403955/insufficient-storage-available-android-and-how-fix-it-aka-unix-y-man-behind-c" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/403955/insufficient-storage-available-android-and-how-fix-it-aka-unix-y-man-behind-c#comments Mobile & Wireless How-to mobilewireless Android app space app storage app storage on android cache cache cleaner insufficient storage insufficient storage available internal storage Mobile move to sd card system storage wireless Fri, 07 Feb 2014 22:37:01 +0000 kevinpurdy 403955 at http://www.itworld.com Useful Science headlines that apply to your weird little computer life http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/402682/useful-science-headlines-apply-your-weird-little-computer-life Your web-connected gadgets have at least one thing in common with margarine, coffee, red wine, eggs, low-carb diets, gluten-free regimens, and microwave radiation.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/402682/useful-science-headlines-apply-your-weird-little-computer-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/402682/useful-science-headlines-apply-your-weird-little-computer-life#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion cellphone studies Coffee computers and health laptop use Mobile multitasking multitasking productivity sitting wireless Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:55:18 +0000 kevinpurdy 402682 at http://www.itworld.com The best keyboards and keyboard cases for tablets http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/402129/best-keyboards-and-keyboard-cases-tablets If you want to use a tablet as a less stressful work device at home, or take it on a trip or vacation as a fail-safe, you had better have a decent keyboard.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/402129/best-keyboards-and-keyboard-cases-tablets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/402129/best-keyboards-and-keyboard-cases-tablets#comments Mobile & Wireless mobilewireless Opinion bluetooth keyboard ipad keyboard ipad keyboard case keyboard cases logitch ultrathin logitech switch easy Mobile tablet keyboard tablet keyboard case wireless Mon, 27 Jan 2014 21:50:57 +0000 kevinpurdy 402129 at http://www.itworld.com