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Philip has covered the Mac market since 1999, with a focus on the iPhone, iPad and iOS in recent years. In all that time, he has never tested a fart app.

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The iPhone's sapphire future comes into focus

The Wall Street Journal says that Apple is replacing the glass screen on its upcoming iPhone and rumored smartwatch with one made from sapphire. It's a move that's been a long-time coming.

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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You Should Play: Doug Dug

Turns out there are countless ways to die when you tunnel beneath the Earth's surface. But that will only keep you coming back for more with Doug Dug.

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Mobile gallery app MyRoll hopes to put your best photos forward

The iOS and Android app looks to improve on your mobile device's photo library by using an algorithm to group related photos and videos together and putting your best shots front and center.

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

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Amazon looks to take on Samsung, Apple with Fire Phone

The long-anticipated Amazon smartphone is finally here: Jeff Bezos showed off the Fire Phone at an Amazon press event Wednesday.

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R.B.I. Baseball expands rosters with new players, old timers

The latest update to the iOS version of the mobile baseball games adds some current players left out of the initial release, plus an in-app purchase option that lets you add players from the game's late-'80s heyday.

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Macworld Pundit Showdown: WWDC '14 edition

Philip Michaels returns with another edition of the Macworld Pundit Showdown, featuring Peter Cohen, Jim Dalrymple, John Moltz, and Roman Loyola.

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Apple pledges to restore order to its oversized App Store

Until now, Apple's attitude toward app stores has been "bigger is better." But the company's efforts to improve app discovery suggest a new attitude is coming to Cupertino.

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Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

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On second thought, California Senate backs kill-switch bill

After failing to pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for every smartphone sold in California, the state's Senate OK'd the proposal Thursday.

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DryBox looks to make a splash, drying out wet smartphones

Get your mobile device to a DryBox Drying Station within 36 hours of its unexpected dunk in the drink, and you stand a 75 to 80 percent chance of reviving your phone. And now the company is looking to expand into self-service units.

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Fix This App: R.B.I. Baseball needs to correct some errors before it's a hit

Major League Baseball made a lot of nostalgic gamers very happy by reviving the classic R.B.I. Baseball franchise. But a few fixes to the mobile version would make gamers even happier.

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Not satisfied with providing recipes, Appetites wants to deliver ingredients as well

A future update to the iOS cooking app is going to add next-day ingredient delivery for users in San Francisco and Los Angeles. If all goes well, the feature rolls out to other cities later this year.

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