Philip MichaelsEditor, Macworld

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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.

Riot Rings for iPhone and iPad

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of this match-three game offer a winning mix of colorful critters, goofy sound effects, and ever-shifting game play.

A Charlie Brown Christmas for iPhone and iPad

This iOS ebook is a worthwhile adaptation of the beloved 1965 TV special, though the story really comes to life on the iPad.

Monkey Bongo for iPhone and iPad

A distinctive look helps Monkey Bongo set itself apart from other physics puzzle games on the iPhone and iPad. The game has enough features to appeal to both novices and more advanced players alike.

League of Evil for iPhone and iPad

Don't be fooled by the old-school graphics and chiptune soundtrack of this app: League of Evil is a challenging iPhone and iPad platform game -- perhaps too challenging for some players.

Mighty Fin for iPhone and iPad

The graphics, sound, and gameplay in this game add up to a great side-scrolling offering for your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Review: SportCaster, PlayUp share the agony of defeat

Two apps -- SportCaster and PlayUp -- combine a basic sports scoreboard with the ability to interact with your fellow sports fans. While the two apps go about this in different ways, the results disappoint.

Don't Let the Pigeon Run This App for iPhone and iPad

This mobile adaptation of the Mo Willems book will delight fans of the Don't Let the Pigeon series of children's books.