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.

Monster's Socks for iPad

This children's book for the iPad is as pleasing to look at as it is to read.

Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint for iPhone and iPad

This unique combination of a billiards game and physics puzzler stands out in a crowded game section of the iOS App Store.

WatchESPN for iPhone and iPad

This app from ESPN lets you watch live streaming video of sporting events and ESPN programming on your iPhone or iPad -- if you've got a strong enough Wi-Fi or cellular connection.

Roambi ESX to turn business data into apps

Mellmo unveils publishing tool that creates interactive, data-packed reports, which companies can then offer as co-branded apps on Apple's App Store.

Review: Soccer games vie for top honors on the iPhone, iPad

Soccer fans have plenty of options when it comes to simulating the beautiful game on their iPhone or iPad. But some games provide more of a kick than others.

Two World War II reference apps for the iPad

Both World War II Interactive and Timeline World War 2 do an admirable job at using iPad features to present facts and figures about the war in an engaging way. But it's the latter app that excels at putting its own unique stamp on presenting history.

TechHive: Verizon looking to end existing unlimited data plans

Speaking at an investors conference, the CFO of Verizon Wireless said that current subscribers who've held onto unlimited data plans will need to switch to a shared data plan in the future if they want to upgrade to a new device.

Apple needs to rethink its WWDC approach

Apple blundered badly in putting tickets for the Worldwide Developers Conference on sale when most of the developers in the Pacific time zone were still sound asleep. Philip Michaels thinks the company should go about things differently for future conferences.

Movie Genius Pro for iPhone

This app promises to recommend movies that match the plots and styles of other films you like. Whatever formula Movie Genius Pro is using to come up with its recommendations, it needs a lot more fiddling.

Apple nearly doubles its profits in iOS-driven quarter

Apple on Tuesday reported profits of $11.6 billion for the fiscal second quarter, an increase of 94 percent over last year's $5.9 billion profit. Revenue was up 59 percent to $39.2 billion, thanks to the strong debut of the latest iPad as well as record March quarter sales for the iPhone and Mac product lines.

Windosill for iPad

It may have begun life as a Flash-based game, but the iPad version of Windosill is perfectly suited for Apple's tablet. Solving the puzzles is only half the fun in this game, which creates a distinctive-looking world that's well worth exploring.

SlideShark for iPad

If you're a business traveler whose road show hinges heavily on PowerPoint presentations, this app -- which translates PowerPoint files into an iPad-friendly format -- is a must-have.

Macworld Podcasts

The pass-along iPad

Christopher Breen joins host Philip Michaels to discuss the whys and wherefores of passing along an old iPad to a child.

Mocana extends mobile app security offering to iOS

Mocana's Mobile App Protection (MAP) product lets IT administrators add a security layer to mobile apps without requiring source code access or writing any code themselves. On Tuesday, Mocana updated MAP to add iOS support.

Hipmunk update integrates calendar data with travel searches

The latest update to Hipmunk's iPhone and iPad app integrates iCal, Google Calendar, and Microsoft Outlook events, allowing you to see if your flights run into any scheduling conflicts or what hotels are in the vicinity of planned activities.