ITworld Personal Tech http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/29/all en Learning to code may be cheaper than paying someone to build your site http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428593/learning-code-may-be-cheaper-paying-someone-build-your-site If you need a website, you might be better off learning to build it yourself<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428593/learning-code-may-be-cheaper-paying-someone-build-your-site" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428593/learning-code-may-be-cheaper-paying-someone-build-your-site#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip learn to code Tips websites Thu, 24 Jul 2014 19:10:42 +0000 Melanie Pinola 428593 at http://www.itworld.com Going on a trip? Here's how to choose a hotel with the best Wi-Fi. http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428505/going-trip-heres-how-choose-hotel-best-wi-fi Don&#039;t want to be stuck in hotel with Wi-Fi speeds as slow as an ancient 9,600 bps modems? Here&#039;s how to check out hotel Wi-Fi speeds before you book so that you&#039;ll be able to travel in the fast lane.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428505/going-trip-heres-how-choose-hotel-best-wi-fi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428505/going-trip-heres-how-choose-hotel-best-wi-fi#comments Internet Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech How-to hotels speed test speedspot.org travel wi-fi Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:00:39 +0000 Preston Gralla 428505 at http://www.itworld.com Deep-dive review: The Lumia 635 smartphone -- a study in contrasts http://www.itworld.com/428486/deep-dive-review-lumia-635-smartphone-study-contrasts With Nokia&#039;s new low-cost phone, it&#039;s Microsoft&#039;s Windows Phone 8.1 that makes it good. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/428486/deep-dive-review-lumia-635-smartphone-study-contrasts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/428486/deep-dive-review-lumia-635-smartphone-study-contrasts#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review Nokia Lumia Windows Phone Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:49:38 +0000 IDGNS staff 428486 at http://www.itworld.com What e-sports need to change if they want to go mainstream http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428409/what-e-sports-need-change-if-they-want-go-mainstream The 2014 DOTA International&#039;s $10 million prize pool was enough to get me to tune in, but I needed more to convert me to a full time e-sport enthusiast.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428409/what-e-sports-need-change-if-they-want-go-mainstream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428409/what-e-sports-need-change-if-they-want-go-mainstream#comments Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 428409 at http://www.itworld.com Just their type: 10 keyboards beloved by programmers http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160037/just-their-type-10-keyboards-beloved-programmers-428405 <!--paging_filter--><p>Software developers can become quite attached to the keyboards they use to bang out code all day. Here are some models that have significant coder followings</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160037/just-their-type-10-keyboards-beloved-programmers-428405" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Career Cloud Computing Data Center Development Hardware Internet Personal Tech Software Aluminum Wireless keyboard Apple Apple Aluminum Wireless keyboard Bjarne Stroustrup career coder coding Comfort Curve keyboard computers Das keyboard DataHand DataHand keyboard Dell Dell L100 keyboard developer Dvorak Emacs Emacs Pinky ergonomic Happy Hacking Happy Hacking keyboard HHKB IBM IBM Model M keyboard Internet Kinesis Advantage keyboard Kinesis keyboard L100 L100 keyboard Mechanical Cherry MX mechanical keyboard Microsoft Microsoft Comfort Curve keyboard Microsoft Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard Model M keyboard Natural Ergonomic 4000 keyboard programmer programming QWERTY repetitive stress injury Richard Stallman RSI software software development software programming technology touch typing TypeMatrix TypeMatrix keyboard typing Unix USB USB keyboard Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 kgerich 428405 at http://www.itworld.com Kindle Fire Phone: Our first 5 days with Amazon's smartphone http://www.itworld.com/428403/kindle-fire-phone-our-first-5-days-amazons-smartphone The more I use Amazon&#039;s Fire phone, the crazier it seems that Amazon is launching its first smartphone in 2014.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/428403/kindle-fire-phone-our-first-5-days-amazons-smartphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/428403/kindle-fire-phone-our-first-5-days-amazons-smartphone#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review Amazon android phones Kindle Fire Phone Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:02:55 +0000 IDGNS staff 428403 at http://www.itworld.com Sneak peek at the upcoming Windows 9 start menu http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428390/sneak-peek-upcoming-windows-9-start-menu The new, new start menu combines Metro apps and traditional apps<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428390/sneak-peek-upcoming-windows-9-start-menu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/428390/sneak-peek-upcoming-windows-9-start-menu#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip Tips Windows 9 windows start menu windows threshold Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:04:15 +0000 Melanie Pinola 428390 at http://www.itworld.com 14 must-have iPhone, iPad travel apps http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159991/14-must-have-iphone-ipad-travel-apps-428346 <!--paging_filter--><p>These 14 iOS travel apps will make your iPhone, iPad touch or iPad a more valuable travel companion. They'll help you book your trip, plan your itinerary, navigate unfamiliar streets, convert foreign currencies and much more.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/159991/14-must-have-iphone-ipad-travel-apps-428346" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Software Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:37:00 +0000 kgerich 428346 at http://www.itworld.com Walk this way: 6 pedometer apps for iPhone http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428343/walk-way-6-pedometer-apps-iphone Who needs a Fitbit anyway? Your iPhone can track your steps for you, but not every pedometer app can go the distance.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428343/walk-way-6-pedometer-apps-iphone" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/428343/walk-way-6-pedometer-apps-iphone#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News iPhone apps Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:13:26 +0000 IDGNS staff 428343 at http://www.itworld.com More mobile gadgets than people? Seven countries now qualify http://www.itworld.com/internet/428266/more-mobile-gadgets-people-seven-countries-now-qualify Wireless broadband subscriptions now outnumber people in seven countries as consumers continue to snap up smartphones and tablets, according to a new report.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/internet/428266/more-mobile-gadgets-people-seven-countries-now-qualify" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/internet/428266/more-mobile-gadgets-people-seven-countries-now-qualify#comments Consumerization of IT Internet Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:32:53 +0000 IDGNS staff 428266 at http://www.itworld.com Nvidia's Shield Tablet is now official, but do we need another high-end Android gaming device? http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428218/nvidias-shield-tablet-now-official-do-we-need-another-high-end-android-gaming-d Nividia ought to market this new device as a solid general purpose tablet that also happens to play games. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428218/nvidias-shield-tablet-now-official-do-we-need-another-high-end-android-gaming-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/428218/nvidias-shield-tablet-now-official-do-we-need-another-high-end-android-gaming-d#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:15:00 +0000 pasmith 428218 at http://www.itworld.com The story behind Prospero, the ambitious game Valve killed so that Half-Life may live http://www.itworld.com/software/428214/story-behind-prospero-ambitious-game-valve-killed-so-half-life-may-live After seventeen years, Valve and ValveTime Database give us our first look at screenshots from the unreleased 1996 title Prospero.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/software/428214/story-behind-prospero-ambitious-game-valve-killed-so-half-life-may-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/software/428214/story-behind-prospero-ambitious-game-valve-killed-so-half-life-may-live#comments Personal Tech Software News Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:19:21 +0000 IDGNS staff 428214 at http://www.itworld.com 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