ITworld Personal Tech http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/29/all en 12 surprising ways personal technology betrays your privacy http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164894/12-surprising-ways-personal-technology-betrays-your-privacy-439114 <!--paging_filter--><p>It's not just your boss or the government that's spying on you, it's also the devices and technologies you embrace.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164894/12-surprising-ways-personal-technology-betrays-your-privacy-439114" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Security Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:07:00 +0000 kgerich 439114 at http://www.itworld.com How to map a local folder to a drive letter in Windows http://www.itworld.com/windows/438974/how-map-local-folder-drive-letter-windows Have you ever wanted to create a drive letter mapping within your local system under Windows? Usually the mappings are reserved for network paths, but it can be useful for development (or even just as a shortcut) to map a local path to a drive letter.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/windows/438974/how-map-local-folder-drive-letter-windows" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/windows/438974/how-map-local-folder-drive-letter-windows#comments Development Internet IT Management Networking Personal Tech Storage Windows How-to Tips Windows Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 mombrea 438974 at http://www.itworld.com Game consoles return to China with Xbox One launch http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch For 14 years the Chinese government banned the manufacture or import of video game consoles. That ended last January and now Microsoft has beat the competition to market.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438951/game-consoles-return-china-xbox-one-launch#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 438951 at http://www.itworld.com Apple (mostly) not to blame in iPhone 6 Plus 'bendgate' fiasco http://www.itworld.com/438941/apple-mostly-not-blame-iphone-6-plus-bendgate-fiasco If you buy a giant phone, pack it into skinny jeans, sit on it for 18 hours and find that it&#039;s bent, Apple&#039;s not to blame for the damage. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/438941/apple-mostly-not-blame-iphone-6-plus-bendgate-fiasco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/438941/apple-mostly-not-blame-iphone-6-plus-bendgate-fiasco#comments Personal Tech News Tue, 30 Sep 2014 01:23:56 +0000 IDGNS staff 438941 at http://www.itworld.com Get extra Google storage by using Google Maps Views http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/438887/get-extra-google-storage-using-google-maps-views Check your Google account storage to see if you got this bonus<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/438887/get-extra-google-storage-using-google-maps-views" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/438887/get-extra-google-storage-using-google-maps-views#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip Google Google Drive Google Maps google maps views online storage Tips Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:45:29 +0000 Melanie Pinola 438887 at http://www.itworld.com Hands-off! Gesture-based smartphone control is coming http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/438860/hands-gesture-based-smartphone-control-coming New technology may soon allow you to control your phone without touching or talking to it<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/438860/hands-gesture-based-smartphone-control-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/438860/hands-gesture-based-smartphone-control-coming#comments Cloud Computing Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Software News a11y accessibility disabled GSM hands-free Matthew Reynolds Mobile research Shwetak Patel SideSwipe smartphones University of Washington Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 438860 at http://www.itworld.com The blue light from our screens could be damaging our health http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/438357/blue-light-our-screens-could-be-damaging-our-health Here&#039;s what to do about it<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/438357/blue-light-our-screens-could-be-damaging-our-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/438357/blue-light-our-screens-could-be-damaging-our-health#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip health monitors screens Tips Fri, 26 Sep 2014 18:55:58 +0000 Melanie Pinola 438357 at http://www.itworld.com 7 Android apps that I've recommended and still love http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/438319/7-android-apps-ive-recommended-and-still-love Apps come and apps go, but these are the Android apps I still rely upon all the time.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/438319/7-android-apps-ive-recommended-and-still-love" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/438319/7-android-apps-ive-recommended-and-still-love#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review Fri, 26 Sep 2014 17:47:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 438319 at http://www.itworld.com How large of a hard drive can be installed in a PS4? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-large-hard-drive-can-be-installed-ps4 <p>The 500GB hard drive is just not large enough for the PS4, so I went with a 1TB upgrade.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-large-hard-drive-can-be-installed-ps4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Personal Tech hard drive HDD largest hard drive Playstation 4 PS4 Fri, 26 Sep 2014 03:34:11 +0000 jdixon 438235 at http://www.itworld.com Seek Thermal is a thermal camera attachment for your phone http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438213/seek-thermal-thermal-camera-attachment-your-phone Whether your hunting bears, burglars or ghosts, it&#039;s handy to be able to &#039;see&#039; in infra-red.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438213/seek-thermal-thermal-camera-attachment-your-phone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/438213/seek-thermal-thermal-camera-attachment-your-phone#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 438213 at http://www.itworld.com Former iPhone manager: Apple will struggle to analyze watch data http://www.itworld.com/438171/former-iphone-manager-apple-will-struggle-analyze-watch-data Inventors, investors, and entrepreneurs gathered for Wearable Wednesday in downtown San Francisco at the offices of Wearable World, an incubator for companies building tech that attaches to various parts of the body. Participants mingled, exchanged war stories, and demoed products at the demo booths lining the room.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/438171/former-iphone-manager-apple-will-struggle-analyze-watch-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/438171/former-iphone-manager-apple-will-struggle-analyze-watch-data#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech News Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:47:23 +0000 IDGNS staff 438171 at http://www.itworld.com Your shrubbery could be a security threat [CARTOON] http://www.itworld.com/security/438150/your-shrubbery-could-be-security-threat-cartoon Don’t trust that ficus! Rogue cell phone towers are popping up here, there and everywhere<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/security/438150/your-shrubbery-could-be-security-threat-cartoon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/security/438150/your-shrubbery-could-be-security-threat-cartoon#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Offbeat Personal Tech Security News cartoon cell phone towers cloud comic computers cyberculture espionage humor Internet jokes Mobile news security social media space technology tree Washington web Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:20:00 +0000 Phil Johnson 438150 at http://www.itworld.com iOS 8 tips and tricks you need to know http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164676/ios-8-tips-and-tricks-you-need-know-438069 <!--paging_filter--><p>Some advice on how to make iOS 8 work for you.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/164676/ios-8-tips-and-tricks-you-need-know-438069" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cloud Computing Internet Mobile & Wireless Operating Systems Personal Tech Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:22:00 +0000 kgerich 438069 at http://www.itworld.com Samsung Gear VR developers won't be able to charge for apps http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437973/samsung-gear-vr-developers-wont-be-able-charge-apps At least not until a few months after the device launches. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437973/samsung-gear-vr-developers-wont-be-able-charge-apps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437973/samsung-gear-vr-developers-wont-be-able-charge-apps#comments Development Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Thu, 25 Sep 2014 10:02:00 +0000 pasmith 437973 at http://www.itworld.com AT&T U-Verse offers cheap Internet/HBO bundle with Amazon Prime included http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437795/att-u-verse-offers-cheap-internethbo-bundle-amazon-prime-included The good news: it&#039;s $39/month. The bad news: the price is only good for a year and there&#039;s a $99 activation fee.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437795/att-u-verse-offers-cheap-internethbo-bundle-amazon-prime-included" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/437795/att-u-verse-offers-cheap-internethbo-bundle-amazon-prime-included#comments Business Internet Personal Tech News Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:05:00 +0000 pasmith 437795 at http://www.itworld.com