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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.

Macworld Pundit Showdown XVI

The new iPad, Mountain Lion, and the story of a man named Daisey are just some of the topics we beat into the ground in the latest incarnation of the Macworld Pundit Showdown.

World Atlas HD and The World by National Geographic for iPad

Both World Atlas HD and The World by National Geographic are decent atlas offerings for the iPad. But there are some missed opportunities with both apps to fully take advantage of the iOS platform.

Disney looks beyond 25 billionth App Store download toward mobile future

Just because Disney is a giant company, don't think its mobile division wasn't excited about one of its games pushing the iOS App Store past the 25 billion download mark earlier this month. But Disney Mobile is even more excited about future growth of the smartphone market.

Monster Flip for iPhone and iPad

It may not break new ground for iOS gaming, but Monster Flip gets all the details of the match-three-style puzzle game right and puts its own unique stamp on the genre.

Cinderella for iPhone and iPad

Thanks to gorgeous illustrations and interactive elements, the oft-told tale of Cinderella gets some new life in this iOS ebook from Nosy Crow.

Apple TV talk

We turn our attention to the other piece of hardware Apple released in March -- the new Apple TV, with its updated interface and support for 1080p video.

Pokertini and Fairway Solitaire for iPhone and iPad

It's hard to come up with a new way to present an old, familiar card game for iOS devices, but Smappsoft and Big Fish Games try their best with Pokertini and Fairway Solitaire, respectively. But one game does a better job of it than the other.

Cook: Apple enjoyed 'record weekend' of iPad sales

In detailing Apple's dividend and stock buyback plans Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook also disclosed that the company enjoyed strong iPad sales over the weekend. Later Monday, Apple confirmed sales of 3 million iPads since the device launched on Friday.

Apple to hold Monday conference call to reveal cash plans

Apple will hold a conference call at 6 a.m. PT Monday to announce what it plans to do with its cash holdings. The company ended its fiscal first quarter with a staggering $97.6 billion in cash and short-term investments.

AllClear ID keeps warnings about identity theft close at hand

Released to the App Store Wednesday, promises to alert users whenever there's a report that thieves may have accessed their bank accounts, credits cards, or Social Security number. The free mobile offering also includes a number of tools for protecting identity.

Apple preps other iOS apps for iPad's Retina display

Updates to five iOS apps add support for the Retina display on the forthcoming iPad. And iBooks and Remote add a few other noteworthy features.

New iPads, iPhoto for iOS, and Apple TV

Apple made a lot of product news at its March 7 press event, which gives us a lot to talk about in this jumbo-sized Macworld Podcast episode.

iPhoto for iOS arrives on the App Store

Released Wednesday, the mobile version of iPhoto offers multi-touch image editing, effects that can be applied with brushes, and sharing capabilities. Like GarageBand and iMovie for iOS, this app runs on all new Apple mobile devices.

Japanese support comes to Siri in iOS 5.1 update

Siri will now support a fifth language -- Japanese -- as part of the iOS 5.1 update released Wednesday. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the release during Apple's iPad press event.

MLB.com At Bat warms up for 2012 season

A new version of Major League Baseball's iOS app hits the App Store on Wednesday. And this season, one app will run in optimized form on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. MLB.com is also introducing a monthly subscription on top of the annual fee to experience the app's full features.