Philip MichaelsEditor, PCWorld

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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.

Domestic calls through Gmail to remain free in 2013

Google says that Gmail users in the U.S. and Canada will still be able to place voice calls through the web-based email service for free through 2013.

Five great holiday updates to popular iOS games

Chances are, your favorite iOS game is sporting a new look for the holidays. Here are five that caught our eye.


Apple, HTC settle smartphone patent fight

The two companies announced an end to all disputes involving each other's patents, as they reached a 10-year licensing agreement covering all current and future patents.


Ignore that email -- Nook HD shipping as expected

Some people who ordered a Nook HD or HD+ got an inbox scare on Friday when they received an email warning them that their tablet order wouldn't ship until December. Barnes & Noble says that email went out by mistake.

Video Game Movies: Best triumphs and worst fails

Wreck-It Ralph may draw heavy inspiration from video games, but it's not the first movie to do so. Our staff looks at the hits and misses -- mostly misses -- of when games jump from consoles and handhelds to the big screen.

MLB.TV cuts prices to celebrate 10 years of streaming video

Baseball fans who'd like to enjoy live video of games on their computer or mobile device for the rest of the 2012 season need to get in the game: An MLB.TV Premium subscription costs just $10 through Monday night.