Philip MichaelsEditor, Macworld

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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.

TechHive: Why you should play Tiny Tower

iOS games come and go, but Tiny Tower has kept its place on Philip Michaels's iPad. Find out why he likes this mobile sim game.

Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast for iPhone and iPad

While it deserves credit for integrating features like augmented reality and location awareness into a combat game, Ghostbusters Paranormal Blast stumbles when it comes to gameplay.

SpellTower for iPhone and iPad

You build words from lettered tiles in SpellTower, a simple-looking word game that offers a fun amount of challenge in its different game modes.

Flick Champions World Edition for iPhone and iPad

If you've got Olympic fever, this fun sports game lets you enjoy some athletic glory with just the flick of a finger.

Solar for iPhone

Most weather apps add more features to get you to ditch the built-in iOS offering. Solar takes the opposite approach with a minimalist, but eye-catching use of color.

Bucketz for iPhone and iPad

There's a lot going on in this physics puzzler -- perhaps too much, in fact. The frenetic, fast-paced Bucketz feels more like an assault on your senses than a pleasant way to pass the time.

Use Comic Life 2 to create comic strips with your own photos

Comic Life 2 turns your photos into comic book-style layouts, and it perfectly balances ease of use with a sense of fun.

New iPad app Projectbook merges note-taker with task manager

Launched on the App Store Wednesday, Projectbook lets you take notes and turn the information stored in the app into to-dos and tasks. The new release works on the iPad 2 and third-generation iPad but Mac and iPhone versions are in the works.

Apple's ads preach to new customers, not the choir

Technology critics may not adore Apple's new ads. But if they reach the audience the company's targeting, that's all that matters.

HipGeo adds video support to iOS travel journal app

An update Tuesday to the HipGeo travel journal app adds the ability to record and upload geo-aware videos of your travels. Philip Michaels takes the updated app out for a test drive.

Disc Drivin' for iPhone and iPad

Asynchronous turn-based games are quite popular for the iPhone and iPad, but racing games really don't translate well to this slower-paced, casual format.

National Parks by National Geographic for iPhone and iPad

This app contains information and photographs featuring 20 national parks. It's a decent offering on the iPhone, but it's really impressive to see what National Geographic does with the iPad's larger screen.

TechHive: Recent updates make Ski Safari as cool as ever

Over at TechHive, Philip Michaels revisits the iOS game Ski Safari and finds that a recent update to the iPhone/iPad version has made a great game even better.

iPhoto, Aperture get Mountain Lion updates

To coincide with Wednesday's Mountain Lion release, Apple rolled out new versions of iPhoto and Aperture that add support for Mountain Lion. Other software updates from Apple on Wednesday include iMovie and Apple Desktop Remote.

Macworld Podcasts

Go in-depth with Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion is out, and Jason Snell takes us on an extensive tour of the OS X update's new features.