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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.

Early-bird pricing for Macworld | iWorld ends Monday

Monday's your last day to get an iFan Pass to the Jan. 26-28 Mac/iOS event for $75. The price for the pass, which gives you access to tech talks and the exhibit floor as well as the music, film, and art components of the show, goes up by $25 on Tuesday.

Monkey Bongo for iPhone and iPad

A distinctive look helps Monkey Bongo set itself apart from other physics puzzle games on the iPhone and iPad. The game has enough features to appeal to both novices and more advanced players alike.

League of Evil for iPhone and iPad

Don't be fooled by the old-school graphics and chiptune soundtrack of this app: League of Evil is a challenging iPhone and iPad platform game -- perhaps too challenging for some players.

Buying guide: Find the right iPad 2

Considering giving the gift of an iPad this holiday season? You've got a couple of decisions to make before you can purchase Apple's tablet. But don't worry -- from capacity to connectivity, we're here to guide you through the process.

Macworld Pundit Showdown XIII

Jason Snell, Romon Loyola, Serenity Caldwell, and Lex Friedman match wits in a battle to see who's got their finger on the pulse of the Mac universe.

Report: Apple extends AppleCare+ grace period for iPhone purchases

A memo obtained by the SprintFeed weblog suggests that Apple is extending the deadline for iPhone 4S owners to order AppleCare+ to Dec. 15. All iPhone purchasers will now have 30 days to buy the $99 AppleCare+ extension, according to the memo.

Mighty Fin for iPhone and iPad

The graphics, sound, and gameplay in this game add up to a great side-scrolling offering for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Meet iTunes Match

Apple's iTunes Match service went live this week, and a trio of Macworld editors stops by the podcast to talk about their experience using the new service.

Review: SportCaster, PlayUp share the agony of defeat

Two apps -- SportCaster and PlayUp -- combine a basic sports scoreboard with the ability to interact with your fellow sports fans. While the two apps go about this in different ways, the results disappoint.

MacBook Pro updates and Speedmark 7

We take the occasion of our MacBook Pro review to discuss Apple's new laptops and Macworld Lab's updated Speedmark 7 tests.

iPhone to debut on C Spire's network next week

The regional carrier will start selling the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 to its customers in the southeastern U.S. on November 11. C Spire also announced service plan pricing for iPhone customers.

Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App for iPhone and iPad

This mobile adaptation of the Mo Willems book will delight fans of the Don't Let the Pigeon series of children's books.

TV.com for iPhone

While not a perfect app -- there are some navigational issues to work out -- TV.com is ideal if you'd like to watch your favorite CBS and CW television programs from your iPhone or iPod touch.

As registration opens, Macworld Expo unveils new name, focus

When it kicks off on January 26, 2012, Macworld Expo will have a new name -- Macworld|iWorld -- to emphasize its focus on the entire range of Apple products and technology. Registration for the conference and expo opened Tuesday.

Crazy John for iPhone

This zombie-blasting shooter offers its share of thrills, but there's little to distinguish Crazy John from the multitude of zombie-themed games in the App Store.