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

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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.