ITworld Personal Tech http://www.itworld.com/taxonomy/term/29/all en ScratchJr teaches kids as young as 5 to code http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/429740/scratchjr-teaches-kids-young-5-code It&#039;s never too soon (or late) to learn to code<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/429740/scratchjr-teaches-kids-young-5-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/429740/scratchjr-teaches-kids-young-5-code#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip coding ipad apps kids programming Scratch scratchjr Tips Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:26:05 +0000 Melanie Pinola 429740 at http://www.itworld.com 15 great apps for Android Wear http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160805/15-great-apps-android-wear-429712 <!--paging_filter--><p>All Android Wear apps are not created equal. Here are 15 standout selections that actually add value to the smartwatch form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/slideshow/160805/15-great-apps-android-wear-429712" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:00 +0000 kgerich 429712 at http://www.itworld.com Sony stumbles with Playstation Now open beta pricing http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429557/sony-stumbles-playstation-now-open-beta-pricing You can now stream a limited selection of PS3 games to your PS4, assuming money is no object.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429557/sony-stumbles-playstation-now-open-beta-pricing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429557/sony-stumbles-playstation-now-open-beta-pricing#comments Offbeat Personal Tech Opinion Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:13:00 +0000 pasmith 429557 at http://www.itworld.com Amazon is giving away $100 worth of Android apps for free http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/429551/amazon-giving-away-100-worth-android-apps-free Some really great deals here for Android users<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/429551/amazon-giving-away-100-worth-android-apps-free" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/consumerization-it/429551/amazon-giving-away-100-worth-android-apps-free#comments Consumerization of IT Personal Tech Tip Amazon Android apps free apps Tips Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:24:46 +0000 Melanie Pinola 429551 at http://www.itworld.com Xbox One's high price in China draws complaints, but likely buyers too http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429442/xbox-ones-high-price-china-draws-complaints-likely-buyers-too Microsoft&#039;s Xbox One is poised to be the first foreign game console to debut in China, but as the local pricing was announced on Wednesday -- $200 more than in the U.S. -- would-be customers made their displeasure known online.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429442/xbox-ones-high-price-china-draws-complaints-likely-buyers-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429442/xbox-ones-high-price-china-draws-complaints-likely-buyers-too#comments Personal Tech Software News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:37:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 429442 at http://www.itworld.com How reliable are the new generation of gaming consoles (PS4 and Xbox One)? http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-reliable-are-new-generation-gaming-consoles-ps4-and-xbox-on <p>I held off getting a new PS3 or XBox 360 for a while to see what the reliability was like. As many of the early 360 owners know, this wasn't just paranoia, with some reports that nearly 50% of early 360s eventually suffered from the RROD (red ring of death). The early PS3 also had some problems, although not as widespread.</p> <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/answers/topic/personal-tech/question/how-reliable-are-new-generation-gaming-consoles-ps4-and-xbox-on" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Personal Tech PS4 Wii U XBox One Thu, 31 Jul 2014 01:25:47 +0000 dniblock 429391 at http://www.itworld.com Nintendo posts another losing quarter, but at least Wii U sales are up http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are Also Sony doesn&#039;t think EA Access offers good value, and the Xbox One is getting a free-to-play MMO...in 2015<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429360/nintendo-posts-another-losing-quarter-least-wii-u-sales-are#comments Offbeat Personal Tech News Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 429360 at http://www.itworld.com Look who's innovating: Japan continues to blaze trails but with a lower profile http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429356/look-whos-innovating-japan-continues-blaze-trails-lower-profile Japan has gone from being the economic Godzilla to economic Godzuki, at least in terms of perception, and it bears much of the blame for that. Japan is still the third-largest economy in the world after the U.S. and China, impressive for a nation of just 120 million. You don&#039;t hear about it anymore, but that doesn&#039;t mean it stopped innovating. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429356/look-whos-innovating-japan-continues-blaze-trails-lower-profile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/it-management/429356/look-whos-innovating-japan-continues-blaze-trails-lower-profile#comments Hardware Internet IT Management Personal Tech Science Feature Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:25:43 +0000 jnaze 429356 at http://www.itworld.com Android killer phone smackdown: Which is better, the LG G3 or Samsung Galaxy S5? http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429297/android-killer-phone-smackdown-which-better-lg-g3-or-samsung-galaxy-s5 The just-released LG G3 looks to be a killer Android phone. But how does it stack up against the best Android phone on the market, the Samsung Galaxy S5? I&#039;ve got specs and details.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429297/android-killer-phone-smackdown-which-better-lg-g3-or-samsung-galaxy-s5" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429297/android-killer-phone-smackdown-which-better-lg-g3-or-samsung-galaxy-s5#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review Android comparison LG G3 review Samsung Galaxy S5 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:10:36 +0000 Preston Gralla 429297 at http://www.itworld.com Cloud Commander: A sanity-saving single point of access to your cloud storage http://www.itworld.com/storage/429290/cloud-commander-sanity-saving-single-point-access-your-cloud-storage Cloud Commander lets you connect to your Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, SugarSync, Copy.com, Bitcasa, Picasa, and Flickr accounts in one place. It can also act as a WebDAV or FTP client.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/storage/429290/cloud-commander-sanity-saving-single-point-access-your-cloud-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/storage/429290/cloud-commander-sanity-saving-single-point-access-your-cloud-storage#comments Cloud Computing Personal Tech Storage Product review cloud storage Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:23:49 +0000 IDGNS staff 429290 at http://www.itworld.com Could Google be set to release multiple Nexus phones this year? http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429284/could-google-be-set-release-multiple-nexus-phones-year Rumors are flying about the next Google Nexus phone, the Nexus 6. Prior to this week, it’s been assumed that the Nexus 6 would be a modified version of the 5.7&quot; LG G3. Recently however, a 5.9” phablet built by Motorola has started to appear under the codename ‘shamu’.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429284/could-google-be-set-release-multiple-nexus-phones-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/mobile-wireless/429284/could-google-be-set-release-multiple-nexus-phones-year#comments Hardware Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Unified Communications Opinion Google nexus Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:55:18 +0000 mombrea 429284 at http://www.itworld.com LG G3 deep-dive review: A phone with great specs, but real-world issues http://www.itworld.com/429244/lg-g3-deep-dive-review-phone-great-specs-real-world-issues The LG G3 Android smartphone has some impressive features, but during real-world use, problems can emerge. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/429244/lg-g3-deep-dive-review-phone-great-specs-real-world-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/429244/lg-g3-deep-dive-review-phone-great-specs-real-world-issues#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech Product review android phones LG G3 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:21:54 +0000 IDGNS staff 429244 at http://www.itworld.com Ford and GM sued for millions over CD-ripping tech in cars http://www.itworld.com/legal/429193/ford-and-gm-sued-millions-over-cd-ripping-tech-cars The Alliance of Artists and Recording Companies is suing Ford and General Motors for violating copyrights with the CD-ripping capability of their cars. The lawsuit calls for punitive damages equal to $2,500 per CD-R player installed. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/legal/429193/ford-and-gm-sued-millions-over-cd-ripping-tech-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/legal/429193/ford-and-gm-sued-millions-over-cd-ripping-tech-cars#comments Hardware Legal Mobile & Wireless Networking Personal Tech News copyright Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:09:09 +0000 IDGNS staff 429193 at http://www.itworld.com Microsoft's Windows Phone dilemma: Sell cheap phones or great cameras? http://www.itworld.com/429191/microsofts-windows-phone-dilemma-sell-cheap-phones-or-great-cameras The camera&#039;s the thing--or is it? Rumored &#039;Tesla&#039; and &#039;Superman&#039; Windows Phones show two sides to Microsoft&#039;s strategy.<p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/429191/microsofts-windows-phone-dilemma-sell-cheap-phones-or-great-cameras" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/429191/microsofts-windows-phone-dilemma-sell-cheap-phones-or-great-cameras#comments Mobile & Wireless Personal Tech News Windows Phone Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:12:07 +0000 IDGNS staff 429191 at http://www.itworld.com EA rolling out "all you can play" subscription service EA Access on Xbox One http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429165/ea-rolling-out-all-you-can-play-subscription-service-ea-access-xbox-one $5/month or $30/month gets you discounts on new titles as well as access to a sub-set of EA&#039;s Xbox One back catalog. <p><a href="http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429165/ea-rolling-out-all-you-can-play-subscription-service-ea-access-xbox-one" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.itworld.com/personal-tech/429165/ea-rolling-out-all-you-can-play-subscription-service-ea-access-xbox-one#comments Business Offbeat Personal Tech News Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:04:00 +0000 pasmith 429165 at http://www.itworld.com