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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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Expo Notes: Keep everything wrapped around your finger with The Ring

Write messages, make mobile payments, and control appliances with a wave of this wearable device.

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TV’s odd couple: Set-top partnership could bruise Apple or crisp up Comcast

It's safe to say that Comcast and Apple have very different reputations among their customers. Their rumored TV set-top box could wither or thrive based on whose service culture will prevail.

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Making an iOS app about Steve Jobs? Think different, Apple says

Apple reportedly won't OK Steve Jobs-themed offerings for its App Store, and the mobile world is a gloomier place because of that.

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Roku slims down the set-top box with its new Streaming Stick

The $50 Roku Streaming Stick plugs directly into an HDMI port on your TV, bringing the full Roku experience of access to 1,200 streaming channels without all those cables.

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RealNetworks says its video-sharing service is ready for a worldwide stage

After launching in the U.S. and Canada five months ago, RealPlayer Cloud rolls out to the rest of the world Monday.

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With Netflix deal, Comcast hangs 'Kick Me' sign on net neutrality

Now that Netflix is paying Comcast for sped-up streaming of its service, that tiered Internet that net neutrality advocates had warned us about appears to have arrived.

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What else could Facebook buy for $16 billion?

Sure, snapping up a popular messaging app is nice. But we think Mark Zuckerberg could have gotten more bang for his megabucks.

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Problem with your golf game? Get a coach on the line stat

MobiCoach combines an iOS app, a sensor, and your mobile device to transmit video of your golf swing to a coach for real-time feedback and instruction.

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Change that Kickstarter password -- crowdfunding website gets hit by hackers

Kickstarter alerted people with accounts on the site that hackers were able to access information like user names, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. But it says no credit card data was touched.

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Use apps to turn your Twitter feed into a spoiler-free zone

Are the people in your social media sphere yammering on about House of Cards or the Winter Olympics before you've had a chance to watch? We've looked at some apps that can silence them until you can get to a TV.

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Apple, Beatles come together for Apple TV channel

Could other musical acts or types of content follow suit with Apple TV-specific channels?

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Apple logo welcome at Olympics after all?

Both Samsung and the IOC say athletes haven't been asked to cover up their iPhones during Olympic ceremonies in Sochi. And if you can't trust those guys...

Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.

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Taking an iPhone to the Sochi opening ceremonies? Think different

Samsung provides the official smartphone of the Winter Olympics, so athletes are reportedly being told to cover up the Apple logo on their phones during Friday's opening festivities.

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Which tech companies scored on Super Bowl Sunday?

Intuit, Microsoft, Beats Electronics, and more bought up air time during Sunday's Super Bowl. But which ads made it to the end zone and which ones fumbled?

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