Philip Michaels

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.
Opinion

Who got slighted in the Steve Jobs movie

'Jobs' is a largely accurate biopic of the late Apple cofounder. But not everyone is going to like how they're portrayed in the movie.
8 years ago
Opinion

Reviewing “Jobs”: One-of-a-kind innovator gets by-the-numbers biopic

The film biography of Steve Jobs arrives in movie theaters this Friday, with Ashton Kutcher in the lead role as Apple's cofounder and CEO. It's a workmanlike, perfectly acceptable effort—adjectives that don't really apply to Steve Jobs himself.
8 years ago
Macworld Podcast

Podcast: Talking about Mac Gems

Senior editors Dan Frakes and Roman Loyola join the show to talk about our annual round-up of low-cost, high-quality Mac software.
8 years ago
Macworld Podcast

Podcast: Quark overhauls QuarkXPress

QuarkXPress 10 marks a major overhaul of the cross-media publishing package. We talk to Quark's Gavin Drake about what's new with this update.
8 years ago
Macworld Podcast

Macworld Pundit Showdown: WWDC Edition

Bright minds of the Mac universe descended upon San Francisco for WWDC. So we decided to ask them some dim questions.
8 years ago
News

Office Mobile for iPhone: What you need to know

Microsoft has come out with a mobile version of its Office productivity suite for iPhone users. We answer your questions about this new mobile app, including what it can and can't do.
8 years ago
News

WWDC Recap: Apple unveils big plans for software, hardware for 2013

The rest of this year figures to be packed with Apple products if the company's Worldwide Developers Conference keynote is anything to go by. On Monday, the company showed off major updates to OS X and iOS as well as a planned Mac Pro update that will arrive this fall.
8 years ago
What to expect at WWDC 2013
Macworld Podcast

What to expect at WWDC 2013

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is on the horizon. Dan Moren, Dan Frakes, and Serenity Caldwell join Philip Michaels to preview next week’s big Apple event.
8 years ago
Google I/O from an iOS perspective
Macworld Podcast

Google I/O from an iOS perspective

Maybe you didn't pay much attention to last week's Google I/O developers conference. But we did, and on this episode of the Macworld Podcast, we look at how some of the announcements coming out of the event relate to Apple's mobile operating system.
8 years ago
The Mac mini media server
Macworld Podcast

The Mac mini media server

Host Philip Michaels speaks with Chris Breen about the Mac mini he's set up as a media server.
8 years ago
News

iTunes music downloads we regret

We've downloaded a lot of songs during the 10 years that the iTunes Store's been open for business. And more than a few of those don't look like such smart decisions in the cruel light of day.
8 years ago
Rethinking the iTunes Store
Macworld Podcast

Rethinking the iTunes Store

Apple's iTunes Store opened 10 years ago this month, growing dramatically over the last 10 years. But has it gotten a little too unwieldy? We discuss that on this episode of the Macworld Podcast. Also, Dan Moren explains last week's T-Mobile news.
9 years ago
Macworld Pundit Showdown XXI
Macworld Podcast

Macworld Pundit Showdown XXI

Just in time for April Fools' Day, we've assembled a panel of pundits to point out the foolishness going on in the tech world.
9 years ago
Mobile World Congress from an iOS perspective
Macworld Podcast

Mobile World Congress from an iOS perspective

Apple skips out on Mobile World Congress, but its iOS platform still casts a pretty big shadow over the world's largest mobile trade show. Armando Rodriguez and Leah Yamshon return from Spain with an iOS-flavored report on MWC.
9 years ago
Pundit Showdown live at Macworld|iWorld 2013
Macworld Podcast

Pundit Showdown live at Macworld|iWorld 2013

Philip Michaels returns to host another zany Pundit Showdown from the Macworld Live stage. Guests include Jeff Carlson, Armando Rodriguez, Erik Malinowski, and Jessie Char.
9 years ago
News

Rabbit wants to put a new face on video chat

Rabbit is a video-conferencing application that puts an emphasis on sharing videos, music, and other content. The Mac-only service launched a closed beta on Thursday.
9 years ago
Get ready for Macworld|iWorld 2013
Macworld Podcast

Get ready for Macworld|iWorld 2013

The annual Mac and iOS trade show and conference kicks off Thursday. Join Macworld editors for your guide on what to expect from the three-day gathering of developers, users, and enthusiasts.
9 years ago