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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.

Magellan heads in a different direction with SmartGPS device

Shipping later this spring, the standalone GPS unit will pull data from Yelp and Foursqure to give you relevant location-based information. And it's part of a cloud-based approach that integrates your mobile device.

Nighty-nighty goes high-tech with VTech's baby monitors (video)

At CES 2013, VTech showed off its Safe&Sound audio and video baby monitors, with plenty of features to appeal to tech-savy parents.


Displair gives you a touchscreen out of thin air (video)

Displair uses air flow and two microns of water drops to create an interactive display.

Damage Control: Durable devices will let gadget makers stand out (video)

There's a reason CES 2013 featured a lot of companies -- and more than a few device makers -- showing off ways that phones and tablets can withstand more punishment. It's how those devices will differentiate themselves from the competition.

Fleksy's keyboard app means your eyes never have to wander (video)

Available for iOS and now in beta testing for Android, Fleksy's goal is to allow you to type without ever looking at your smartphone device's screen.

Phone add-on Mauz wants to put you in control of everything (video)

Mauz is a tiny accessory that plugs into your smartphone, turning it into a controller for everything from laptops to set-top boxes. A working prototype was on display at CES 2013; it's on track for a June release.

Look out below: G-Form drop test highlights device protection (video)

At CES 2013, G-Form wanted to show off how its cases can protect your mobile gear, and it was willing to drop a bowling ball to make its point.

Tech21 hammers home a point about device protection (video)

The UK case maker had an eye-catching demo about how its cases protect your mobile devices.

Stern brings its pinball wizardry to CES (video)

You don't need to own an arcade to have your very own pinball machine. Manufacturer Stern Pinball makes home-sized models with a smaller footprint and price tag than their commercial counterparts, but with the same-sized playing area.

CES Day One wrap-up: High-tech fitness and indestructible smartphones (video)

CES 2013 opened its doors Tuesday, and we highlight some of the more interesting things we saw on the show floor.

At CES, a little skepticism goes a long way

Plenty of products will be touted at International CES this week. But the gulf between the promise of new technology and the reality of that same technology can be a wide one.

Sony suffers snag during OLED rollout (video)

Not every product unveiling goes smoothly, as Sony learned at CES on Monday when it came time to show off an OLED TV prototype.


Focus@Will builds music playlists to help you concentrate

Currently in beta, Focus@Will's music service looks to improve your concentration and focus as you read, study, and work.

Mobile takes center stage at CES startup showcase (video)

We look at seven standouts from Sunday night's Startup Debut event at International CES, all of whom offer a mobile focus.

2012 in review: PCWorld's top stories

From Windows 8 to how-tos, these 20 articles were our most-read during the past year.