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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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You say 'potato,' I say 'crowdfunding' -- man turns to Kickstarter to fund his salad

For $9550 -- and counting -- that better be some mighty fine tasting potato salad.


Get a drone's eye view of a fireworks show

Some flew a GoPro-equipped drone into a fireworks show and posted the footage on YouTube. The winner? Humanity.

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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.


Bowling for (virtual) dollars: Bitcoin to sponsor college football game

The virtual currency is about to go big-time thanks to the Bitcoin Bowl, which will be held in St. Petersburg, Florida, this December.

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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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R.B.I. Baseball expands rosters with new players, old timers

The latest update to the iOS version of the mobile baseball games adds some current players left out of the initial release, plus an in-app purchase option that lets you add players from the game's late-'80s heyday.

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See it Monday: This Doodle 4 Google won $20,000 for clean water in Bangladesh

An animated version of Audrey Zhang's drawing will grace Google's home page on Monday, June 9.


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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Apple pledges to restore order to its oversized App Store

Until now, Apple's attitude toward app stores has been "bigger is better." But the company's efforts to improve app discovery suggest a new attitude is coming to Cupertino.

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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.


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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Would you like VR with your pizza? Chuck E. Cheese to test Oculus Rift at its restaurants

Kids will don the virtual reality headset to play games at select Chuck E. Cheese's locations.

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Clippers fans look for a hand from the crowd to buy NBA team

It's certainly no slam dunk, but a group of Clipper fans are using a crowdfunding campaign to try and take control of the team, turning it into a publicly owned, non-profit operation.