ITworld Personal Tech http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/29/all en 5 great free iOS apps you've probably never used http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428198/5-great-free-ios-apps-youve-probably-never-used On the lookout for great, free iOS apps? I&#039;ve give five good ones -- and you probably haven&#039;t used a single one yet.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428198/5-great-free-ios-apps-youve-probably-never-used" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428198/5-great-free-ios-apps-youve-probably-never-used#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Software Product review apps Carousel dubble IOS Overcast Sharknodo: Go Shark Yourself Wordeo Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:52:05 +0000 Preston Gralla 428198 at http://www.itworld.com OwnPhones Kickstarter raising funds for custom 3D printed, wireless earbuds http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428045/ownphones-kickstarter-raising-funds-custom-3d-printed-wireless-earbuds Those Normal 3D printed earbuds we looked at a few weeks ago have some competition, and OwnPhones are wireless (and of course, more expensive).<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428045/ownphones-kickstarter-raising-funds-custom-3d-printed-wireless-earbuds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428045/ownphones-kickstarter-raising-funds-custom-3d-printed-wireless-earbuds#comments Business Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 428045 at http://www.itworld.com All the Windows features you can turn on or off http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428031/all-windows-features-you-can-turn-or Head to this Control Panel item to see a list of the features in Windows you can turn off<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428031/all-windows-features-you-can-turn-or" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428031/all-windows-features-you-can-turn-or#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip control panel settings Tips Windows windows features Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:33:06 +0000 Melanie Pinola 428031 at http://www.itworld.com How the Internet of Things could become a critical part of disaster response http://www.itworld.com/networking/428001/how-internet-things-could-become-critical-part-disaster-response Researchers have concluded that those billions of connected devices could help save lives in the event of disaster, even one that knocks out the Internet<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/networking/428001/how-internet-things-could-become-critical-part-disaster-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/networking/428001/how-internet-things-could-become-critical-part-disaster-response#comments Cloud Computing Disaster Recovery Government Hardware Internet Legal Mobile & Wireless Networking Personal Tech Security Software News 911 arXiv bluetooth Bluetooth LE bluetooth low energy bluetooth smart computer science computers Cornell University cyberculture disaster response email first responders government hardware Internet internet of things IoT legislation natural disasters networking privacy radio research SIM social media software TCP/IP technology texting The Role of the Internet of Things in Network Resilience tweets Twitter Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 428001 at http://www.itworld.com 13 ways to optimize your Android smartphone http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159771/13-ways-optimize-your-android-smartphone-427995 <!--paging_filter--><p>Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159771/13-ways-optimize-your-android-smartphone-427995" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 kgerich 427995 at http://www.itworld.com Why smartphone screens are getting bigger: Specs reveal a surprising story http://www.itworld.com/427959/why-smartphone-screens-are-getting-bigger-specs-reveal-surprising-story Bigger phone screens didn&#039;t just happen. We tracked the size trend since 2007 to see how and why smartphones have grown. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/427959/why-smartphone-screens-are-getting-bigger-specs-reveal-surprising-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/427959/why-smartphone-screens-are-getting-bigger-specs-reveal-surprising-story#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:04:52 +0000 IDGNS staff 427959 at http://www.itworld.com How can I get around Verizon’s throttling of Netflix and see decent quality streaming video? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-can-i-get-around-verizon-s-throttling-netflix-and-see-decen <p>Yes, I know that Verizon says that they don’t throttle Netflix. I also know that watching Netflix on Verizon FiOS with 50+mbps download speeds is nearly impossible at times, so there is something going on.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-can-i-get-around-verizon-s-throttling-netflix-and-see-decen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Personal Tech Netflix throttling verizon Verizon FiOS Sun, 20 Jul 2014 12:10:14 +0000 mandril 427895 at http://www.itworld.com Rise of the Planet of the Lockscreens http://www.itworld.com/427833/rise-planet-lockscreens The humble lockscreen is about to become the most important interface on your smartphone, says columnist Mike Elgan. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/427833/rise-planet-lockscreens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/427833/rise-planet-lockscreens#comments Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Personal Tech Software News smartphones Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:07:50 +0000 IDGNS staff 427833 at http://www.itworld.com Does Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited e-book service require a Kindle or will it work with any Android tablet? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/does-amazon-s-kindle-unlimited-e-book-service-require-kindle-or <p>Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited service seems like it basically applies the Netflix model to e-books, with unlimited book “rentals” for a flat monthly fee. I love reading, but I have a Nexus tablet and not a Kindle. Can I still use Kindle Unlimited, or would I have to get a Kindle tablet to access the service?</p> Personal Tech amazon e-books kindle fire Kindle Unlimited Nexus 7 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:27:07 +0000 jhotz 427795 at http://www.itworld.com Teach yourself to code: The courses and tutorials recommended by programmers http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/427771/teach-yourself-code-courses-and-tutorials-recommended-programmers Programmers on GitHub chime in on the best resources for beginner coders<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/427771/teach-yourself-code-courses-and-tutorials-recommended-programmers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/427771/teach-yourself-code-courses-and-tutorials-recommended-programmers#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip coding learn to code programming Tips Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Melanie Pinola 427771 at http://www.itworld.com 6 good reasons ‘Tempo' should be your iOS calendar app http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/427713/6-good-reasons-tempo-should-be-your-ios-calendar-app You&#039;d need a database to track all of the iOS calendar apps. But don&#039;t bother. Just download Tempo.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/427713/6-good-reasons-tempo-should-be-your-ios-calendar-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/427713/6-good-reasons-tempo-should-be-your-ios-calendar-app#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Software Opinion iOS apps Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:20:45 +0000 IDGNS staff 427713 at http://www.itworld.com How to get and use designs for 3D printing? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-get-and-use-designs-3d-printing <p>As the price of 3D printers for home use continue to decrease, I am thinking of getting one. I don’t really have any serious need for it, but I would like to learn more about 3D printing. Plus, to be honest, I’d like to have a new “toy” to play around with.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-get-and-use-designs-3d-printing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Personal Tech 3D printers 3d printing Thu, 17 Jul 2014 22:04:19 +0000 stylor 427646 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft is shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios, Sony proves it can't handle success http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s Sony promoted the heck out of the Destiny beta then couldn&#039;t handle the traffic it had created. Meanwhile Microsoft is giving up plans to develop original TV-style content. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/427626/microsoft-shutting-down-xbox-entertainment-studios-sony-proves-it-cant-handle-s#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 427626 at http://www.itworld.com Comcast doesn't know how to quit you [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/427618/comcast-does-t-know-how-quit-you-cartoon The cable giant’s attachment to its subscribers is getting downright creepy<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/427618/comcast-does-t-know-how-quit-you-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/cloud-computing/427618/comcast-does-t-know-how-quit-you-cartoon#comments Business Cloud Computing Internet IT Management Offbeat Personal Tech News boombox cable cartoon cloud Comcast comic computers customer service cyberculture humor Internet jokes Lloyd Dobler Mobile news Ryan Block Say Anything security social media technology TV web Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 427618 at http://www.itworld.com The story behind Microsoft Outlook's terrible CTRL + F shortcut http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/427610/story-behind-microsoft-outlooks-terrible-ctrl-f-shortcut Wth? Ctrl + F doesn&#039;t search Outlook, it forwards an email message<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/427610/story-behind-microsoft-outlooks-terrible-ctrl-f-shortcut" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/427610/story-behind-microsoft-outlooks-terrible-ctrl-f-shortcut#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip Bill Gates keyboard shortcuts Microsoft Outlook Tips Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:26:01 +0000 Melanie Pinola 427610 at http://www.itworld.com