Philip MichaelsEditor, Macworld Follow me on Google+

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.

TeamViewer Brings Its Remote Control Offering to App Store

TeamViewer already offers a remote control and desktop sharing program for desktops. Now the software maker wants to go mobile, with a similar offering for...


Office Updates Patch Excel Security Flaw

Microsoft rolled out minor updates to the 2004 and 2008 editions of its Office suite of productivity tools on Tuesday that patch a security vulnerability in the...

Charts, Productivity Tools Highlight FileMaker 11 Update

FileMaker took the wraps off the latest version of its flagship database application Tuesday, rolling out a major update to FileMaker Pro highlighted by new...

Reef Fish Hawaii for IPhone

Whenever I head over to Hawaii--and it's not frequently enough, if you ask me--I'm barely even off the plane before I hit the beach, strap on a mask, and dive...


Tim Cook Talks IPad, Apple

Apple chief operating officer Tim Cook sang the praises of the forthcoming iPad, outlined the company's plans for retail expansion, and gave an overview of the...

FoodFinder for IPhone

FoodFinder from Michael Quach is a basic restaurant locator. Perhaps, even a little too basic.


Expo Offers Free Registration for 2011 Show

It seems like I was walking out of Moscone Center at the end of the 2010 edition of Macworld Expo just the other day. (It was actually about nine days ago.) But...

News and Notes From Mobile Applications Showcase

It wasn't find one of the busiest places on the show floor at last week's Macworld Expo. That would be the Mobile Applications Showcase where around six dozen or... Connects Businesses, App Developers

Maybe you’ve had a great idea for an iPhone app. You’ve nailed down the concept, outlined the look and feel, and even figured out a catchy name that’s sure to...


Life List Add-on in the Works for IBird Explorer

iBird Explorer Plus has already gotten high marks--and an App Gem Award from Macworld--as a comprehensive reference guide for bird watchers. So what does...


Flixoft Planning Grocery Gadget Update, More Apps

Since its arrival on the App Store back in 2008, Grocery Gadget has won raves for people who use the mobile app to manage their shopping lists. But developer...


Police Scanner 2 Offers In-app User Alerts

App maker Juicy Development already had busy week at Macworld Expo showcasing FastTrac, its iPhone offering for avoiding long waits at Disneyland. But Juicy...


TripIt Keeps All Your Travel Data in One Place

One way or another, TripIt is going to find its way onto travelers' iPhones.


Interactive Cocktail Entertainment for IPhone

The App Store offers many outstanding games for the discriminating mobile user, all with their own unique charms. But as great a collection of games as, say...


RLM Software Puts Its Stamp on Classic Calculators

My colleague Rob Griffiths has a special place in his heart for financial calculators--or at least one financial calculator in particular. (Witness him waxing...