Philip MichaelsEditor, Macworld

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.

Alfred for iPhone and iPad

Like many restaurant finders on the App Store, Alfred uses the geolocation tools on your iOS device to locate nearby eateries. But it also bases its picks on the kinds of restaurants you like. The results are good, but is it worth the effort to train Alfred to know your preferences? Philip Michaels puts the app to the test.

Busytown for iPhone and iPad

Fans of Richard Scarry's books will be disappointed by the iPhone and iPad versions of this iOS kids’ game, which suffers from clumsy navigation and regrettable design decisions.

The Monster at the End of This Book for iPhone and iPad

The initial release of The Monster at the End of This Book was plagued by poor performing animations and crashes. Credit the app's developers for coming up with a series of updates to tackle these issues and produce a winning version of the children's book.

Rampage Soccer for iPad

Multiple gameplay modes, support for two-player action, and a unique spin on a tabletop soccer game add up to make this iPad offering a surprisingly fun diversion.

Cowboy Guns for iPhone and iPad

There's a lot to like about this Western-themed shoot 'em up, which is available in both iPhone and iPad versions. Unfortunately, the control scheme isn't one of those things.

NFL Rivals for iPhone

NaturalMotion rolls out a new edition of its Backbreaker Football game, this one with actual NFL team names and logos. For NFL fans, it's another way to let their true colors show.

Early Bird for iPhone and iPad

Another bird-themed iOS game has flapped its way to the top of the App Store download charts. And while there's not much to make Early Bird stand out from its fellow fine-feathered friends, the physics puzzler still offers plenty of fun for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

The iTunes Store and the Towson Hack

Lex Friedman and Dan Moren discuss the problem some iTunes users have reported where their gift card balances are being drained by unwanted purchases.

Intuit unveils QuickBooks update with focus on time-savers

Intuit announced QuickBooks for Mac 2012 on Wednesday, promising more than 50 features and enhancements for the update accounting program when it ships later this month.

Tiny Tower for iPhone and iPad

Fans of sim games should love this tower-building offering, in which you fill an ever-expanding skyscraper with housing and businesses.

Navigon plans improved map management, interface for GPS apps

The 2.0 version of Navigon's iPhone apps -- announced Thursday but slated for release later this fall -- offer new map management features and a simplified interface redesign.

Review: Tweet Hunt for iPhone and iPad

There's a half-decent idea behind Tweet Hunt, which combines Twitter with an old-fashioned shooting gallery game. But both versions suffer from execution errors.

Mac Pundit Showdown XII

Jon Seff, Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Dan Frakes join Philip Michaels in the ultimate test of Apple punditry

Shake-A-Phrase for iPhone and iPad

There's nothing really wrong with the vocabulary app, but there's no feature to really recommend it either.

Zombie Gunship for iPhone and iPad

The App Store may be overrun by zombie games, but few can match the excitement of this airborne battle against an army of the undead.