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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.

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Apple logo welcome at Olympics after all?

Both Samsung and the IOC say athletes haven't been asked to cover up their iPhones during Olympic ceremonies in Sochi. And if you can't trust those guys...

Why California's kill-switch mandate might save your phone

You may not live in California, but should that state's legislature pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for smartphones and tablets, the implications will be felt far beyond the borders of the Golden State.

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Taking an iPhone to the Sochi opening ceremonies? Think different

Samsung provides the official smartphone of the Winter Olympics, so athletes are reportedly being told to cover up the Apple logo on their phones during Friday's opening festivities.

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Which tech companies scored on Super Bowl Sunday?

Intuit, Microsoft, Beats Electronics, and more bought up air time during Sunday's Super Bowl. But which ads made it to the end zone and which ones fumbled?

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Podcast: What was your first Mac?

We celebrate the 30th anniversary of the first Macintosh with our own Mac memories.

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iToi's video chatting accessory is a sight to behold

This iPad case may look kind of odd, but it addresses a lot of the issues you can run into with FaceTime and Skype chats on your tablet.

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How Global Eagle keeps you connected to the Internet even when you're up in the air

To get an idea of how a satellite-based Wi-Fi network works on an airplane, we took a ride on a 1940s-era seaplane for an up-close look.

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OWC to get into the numbers game with a wireless numeric keypad

The maker of Mac upgrade components offered a glimpse at an upcoming Bluetooth-connected keypad at International CES in Las Vegas.

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BeeWii's Bluetooth toys let you form your own robot fight club

You can control the Bluetooth Fighting Robot with a handheld device, using infrared light to do battle with a robotic adversary.

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Holi's iOS-controlled lamp adjusts to fit your mood

Using an app on your iOS device, you can adjust the lighting in this LED lamp to any of 50 settings and even stream music from your mobile device. An Android version arrives next month.

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Four CES 2014 movers and shakers we don't want to miss

With CES 2014 about to begin, here are the people and companies we're keeping an eye on at this year's show.

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Huge TVs. Steam Machine. A solar-powered car. CES 2014 will have it all.

The Consumer Electronics Show takes over Las Vegas next week. Here's our sneak peek at the intriguing trends and innovations we expect to see.

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Bumped Off: Bump and Flock to shut down this month

The mobile file-sharing apps will disappear on January 31. The move comes after Google bought Bump four months ago.

There's no Here there: Nokia pulls map app off iOS

Nokia says iOS 7 has harmed the user experience of its mapping app, but the company has show little appetite for keeping Here Maps up to date since its iOS debut more than a year ago.

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9 great apps for brand new iPhone owners

If the holiday season meant a new iPhone 5c or 5s for you, we can help you get started with nine terrific downloads from the App Store.