ITworld Personal Tech http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/29/all en How to save on mobile plans: Your guide to 16 no-contract carriers http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/416002/how-save-mobile-plans-your-guide-16-no-contract-carriers The mobile-phone industry is in a state of flux. Where once you had little choice but to buy a subsidized phone from a major carrier and pay two years&#039; worth of whatever monthly fees it chose to levy, now you have options aplenty.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/416002/how-save-mobile-plans-your-guide-16-no-contract-carriers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/416002/how-save-mobile-plans-your-guide-16-no-contract-carriers#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Feature Thu, 24 Apr 2014 17:23:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 416002 at http://www.itworld.com Skylanders Trap Team plans to snare more of your cash http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415990/skylanders-trap-team-plans-snare-more-your-cash Start building up your savings for this year&#039;s action-figures-in-video-game releases.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415990/skylanders-trap-team-plans-snare-more-your-cash" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415990/skylanders-trap-team-plans-snare-more-your-cash#comments Personal Tech Video Disney Infinity game trailers Skylanders video game trailers video games videos Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:44:36 +0000 keithshaw 415990 at http://www.itworld.com Zynga founder Mark Pincus gives up day-to-day duties http://www.itworld.com/software/415920/zynga-founder-mark-pincus-gives-day-day-duties Mark Pincus, who founded Zynga in 2007 and gave up his CEO title less than a year ago, is now giving up all his operational duties at the company.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/415920/zynga-founder-mark-pincus-gives-day-day-duties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/415920/zynga-founder-mark-pincus-gives-day-day-duties#comments Internet Networking On-demand Software Personal Tech Software Unified Communications News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:08:29 +0000 IDGNS staff 415920 at http://www.itworld.com 12 tablet accessories that let you ditch your laptop http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149956/12-tablet-accessories-let-you-ditch-your-laptop-415883 <!--paging_filter--><p>Android and iOS tablets have come a long way, but for many users they're still not suitable laptop replacements. However, you can change that. These 12 gadgets each help bridge the gap between notebook PC and tablet.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/149956/12-tablet-accessories-let-you-ditch-your-laptop-415883" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:29:00 +0000 kgerich 415883 at http://www.itworld.com HBO wises up; brings its content to Amazon Prime Instant Video http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415846/hbo-wises-brings-its-content-amazon-prime-instant-video I&#039;ve long called for HBO to make its content available to stream for people with no cable subscription. Finally we&#039;re making some progress!<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415846/hbo-wises-brings-its-content-amazon-prime-instant-video" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415846/hbo-wises-brings-its-content-amazon-prime-instant-video#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:11:00 +0000 pasmith 415846 at http://www.itworld.com 5 great free iOS and Android apps for organizing and sharing photos http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415839/5-great-free-ios-and-android-apps-organizing-and-sharing-photos Got photos you want to organize and share on your Android or iOS device? There are plenty of apps out there -- here are five of my favorite free ones.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415839/5-great-free-ios-and-android-apps-organizing-and-sharing-photos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/415839/5-great-free-ios-and-android-apps-organizing-and-sharing-photos#comments Cloud Computing Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review Android Carousel cloud storage Flayvr flickr IOS photo sharing PhotoBucket photos Trunx Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:37:29 +0000 Preston Gralla 415839 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung's Galaxy Tab 4 line-up goes on sale May 1 starting at $199.99 http://www.itworld.com/415801/samsungs-galaxy-tab-4-line-goes-sale-may-1-starting-19999 Three versions of the new Galaxy Tab 4 tablet line will go on sale in the U.S. on May 1, with the new 7-in. Wi-Fi model priced at $199.99. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/415801/samsungs-galaxy-tab-4-line-goes-sale-may-1-starting-19999" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/415801/samsungs-galaxy-tab-4-line-goes-sale-may-1-starting-19999#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Android tablets Galaxy Tab tablets Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:43:45 +0000 IDGNS staff 415801 at http://www.itworld.com Can I add an external hard drive to a PS4? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/can-i-add-external-hard-drive-ps4 <p>I’ve almost convinced myself to get a PS4, but I’m a little concerned about being limited to 500gb of internal storage in light of the size of games and increasing popularity of downloading “retail” titles. Can an external hard drive be added to a PS4 for additional storage?</p> Personal Tech HDD Playstation 4 PS4 sony Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:55:02 +0000 jdixon 415774 at http://www.itworld.com New rumors suggest 3D isn't the only thing bizarre about Amazon's phone http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415695/new-rumors-suggest-3d-isnt-only-thing-bizarre-about-amazons-phone Last week we heard that Amazon would be announcing a phone with a 3D interface. This week we learn that you&#039;ll control it by tilting it. And that&#039;s weird.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415695/new-rumors-suggest-3d-isnt-only-thing-bizarre-about-amazons-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415695/new-rumors-suggest-3d-isnt-only-thing-bizarre-about-amazons-phone#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:10:00 +0000 pasmith 415695 at http://www.itworld.com Meet the Banana Pi: A more powerful version of the Raspberry Pi http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/415684/meet-banana-pi-more-powerful-version-raspberry-pi Another inexpensive single-board computer named after a fruit, but with better performance<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/415684/meet-banana-pi-more-powerful-version-raspberry-pi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/415684/meet-banana-pi-more-powerful-version-raspberry-pi#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip banana pi hardware Raspberry Pi Tips Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:35:17 +0000 Melanie Pinola 415684 at http://www.itworld.com Google will push mobile app installs in search and YouTube http://www.itworld.com/internet/415681/google-will-push-mobile-app-installs-search-and-youtube Mobile users of Google&#039;s search and YouTube service will soon see more targeted ads that take them straight to the installation pages for advertisers&#039; mobile apps.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/415681/google-will-push-mobile-app-installs-search-and-youtube" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/415681/google-will-push-mobile-app-installs-search-and-youtube#comments Internet Mobile & Wireless Networking On-demand Software Personal Tech Unified Communications News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:41:50 +0000 IDGNS staff 415681 at http://www.itworld.com The 39 stunningly obvious reasons why Nike is exiting the wearables market http://www.itworld.com/415646/39-stunningly-obvious-reasons-why-nike-exiting-wearables-market Do we really need to spell this out for you? OK, gather around. We&#039;ll make this short.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/415646/39-stunningly-obvious-reasons-why-nike-exiting-wearables-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/415646/39-stunningly-obvious-reasons-why-nike-exiting-wearables-market#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Opinion wearable tech wearables Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:05:43 +0000 IDGNS staff 415646 at http://www.itworld.com 4 things you'll love about the HTC One (M8) - and 4 you won't http://www.itworld.com/415630/4-things-youll-love-about-htcs-one-m8-and-4-you-wont These days, it seems like every new smartphone is packed with &quot;must-see&quot; new features, often with clever names, meant to set it apart from all the other devices on the market. Those features frequently prove to be less than useful over time. The brand new HTC One (M8) is no different.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/415630/4-things-youll-love-about-htcs-one-m8-and-4-you-wont" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/415630/4-things-youll-love-about-htcs-one-m8-and-4-you-wont#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review android phones HTC One Wed, 23 Apr 2014 18:04:01 +0000 IDGNS staff 415630 at http://www.itworld.com Netflix is about to raise prices by as much as 25% http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415538/netflix-about-raise-prices-much-25 Net income is up, yet the company says it needs to raise subscription fees. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415538/netflix-about-raise-prices-much-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/415538/netflix-about-raise-prices-much-25#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 415538 at http://www.itworld.com Apple customers downsize iPhone, iPad storage in March quarter http://www.itworld.com/415531/apple-customers-downsize-iphone-ipad-storage-march-quarter U.S. iPhone and iPad sales skewed more toward devices with less storage space in the March quarter compared to the final three-month period of 2013. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/415531/apple-customers-downsize-iphone-ipad-storage-march-quarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/415531/apple-customers-downsize-iphone-ipad-storage-march-quarter#comments Hardware Personal Tech News Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:52:56 +0000 IDGNS staff 415531 at http://www.itworld.com