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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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Three Apple Watch features that will make you think differently about smartwatches

Not impressed by the parade of wearables you've seen so far? Neither is Philip Michaels. But after laying hands on the Apple Watch, he saw a trio of features that make Apple's forthcoming gadget a pretty compelling piece of wristwear.

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Justin.tv goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind Justin.tv has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.

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Friendly skies likely to remain that way, as feds look to keep ban on in-flight mobile calls

All signs point to the U.S. Department of Transportation putting the kibosh on allowing you to make calls during flights. That's bad news for hard-charging road warriors, but great news for anyone seated around them.

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

Based on DreamWorks's How to Train Your Dragon movies, the game also incorporates real-world data like weather and points of interest to create adventures that last exactly as long as your kids are in the car.

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T-Mobile looks to keep customers satisfied with test drives, free music streaming

The latest moves in T-Mobile's Uncarrier campaign include letting would-be customers test drive an iPhone 5s for a week and allowing subscribers to stream music from more than half-a-dozen services without it counting against their data plan.

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Amazon looks to take on Samsung, Apple with Fire Phone

The long-anticipated Amazon smartphone is finally here: Jeff Bezos showed off the Fire Phone at an Amazon press event Wednesday.

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AT&T reportedly gets Amazon's phone exclusively -- so what's T-Mobile up to?

Like Amazon, T-Mobile will hold a press event in Seattle Wednesday night. But it seems unlikely that T-Mobile's event has anything to do with Amazon's rumored smartphone.

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The delay is over: Aereo adds support for Chromecast

You can now record and stream live TV via Aereo's service to your Chromecast device. But Aereo's very approach to streaming is still awaiting a Supreme Court ruling.

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Video: Hands on with Acer's Liquid Leap wristband

This activity tracker will be Acer's entry into the wearables market when it arrives later this summer. Our colleagues at IDG News Service had the chance to try out the Liquid Leap at the Computex trade show in Taipei.

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Ballin' like Ballmer: 9 other tech luminaries who could buy an NBA team

Steve Ballmer may be in line to snap up the Los Angeles Clippers for a cool $2 billion. But he's not the only tech industry heavyweight with the bankroll and vision to make it big in basketball.

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Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

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On second thought, California Senate backs kill-switch bill

After failing to pass a bill mandating kill-switch technology for every smartphone sold in California, the state's Senate OK'd the proposal Thursday.

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T-Mobile's reward for tweaking its rivals? More subscribers

The carrier added 1.3 million subscribers in the first quarter, proving that wireless customers aren't the only people gaining in the ongoing price war among wireless providers.

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DryBox looks to make a splash, drying out wet smartphones

Get your mobile device to a DryBox Drying Station within 36 hours of its unexpected dunk in the drink, and you stand a 75 to 80 percent chance of reviving your phone. And now the company is looking to expand into self-service units.

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