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.

InMyBar for iPhone

If you're stumped as to what kind of cocktail to make, this clever -- if slightly fussy -- iPhone app can suggest drink recipes using ingredients you already have on hand.

NBA Hotshot HD for iPad

This sports-themed arcade game suffers from poor physics and crashes. It's puzzling why it remains available for download after going without an update for more than a year.

Air Penguin for iPhone

How you feel about this platform game will depend on what you think of its accelerometer-based controls. They're challenging to master, but that's part of the fun with Air Penguin.

Foosball HD for iPad

Clever controls, detailed graphics, and a fun two-player mode make this game an appealing iPad offering.

Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty for iPhone and iPad

This side-scrolling platformer's controls could use a little fine-tuning, but it's still an enjoyable way for Captain America fans to celebrate the upcoming movie's release.

X-Men for iPhone and iPad

Konami has faithfully recreated its arcade classic from the early '90s, and the end result will please gamers from that era. But don't play X-Men expecting anything other than a pleasant serving of nostalgia.

Backbreaker Football 2: Vengeance HD and Icebreaker Hockey

Whether it's the iPad optimized sequel of NaturalMotion's football game or the brand new hockey game for iPhone and iPod touch, both Backbreaker Football and Icebreaker hockey deliver bone-crushing fun.

Tiny Wings for iPhone

There's a reason Tiny Wings is a mainstay among the charts for top-selling iPhone games. It embodies all the best qualities of gaming on the iOS platform.

Risk for iPad

The iPad version of the classic board game of world domination isn't a bad effort -- just an uninspired one.

Par Out Golf for iPhone and iPad

If you're looking for a unique spin on golf, this universal iOS game certainly delivers some fun challenges.

City of Secrets for iPhone and iPad

There's plenty to like about this mobile adventure game, from its inventive graphics to its witty dialogue. Unfortunately, the gameplay itself isn't among those stellar qualities.

Luxor HD and Luxor: Amun Rising HD for iOS

The same Egyptian-themed marble-bashing game that thrilled iPhone users is available in two versions on the iPad. Luxor HD and Luxor: Amun Rising HD offer the same engrossing gameplay on a much bigger canvas (and with Retina Display-enabled graphics for iPhone 4 and fourth-generation iPod touch users).

Neon Play's iOS games

When Paper Glider became the App Store's 10 billionth download earlier this year, it thrust developer Neon Play into the spotlight. Philip Michaels looks at some of the developer's casual games to see if they're worthy of space on your iOS device.

Angry Birds Rio for iPhone and iPad

Fans of the physics puzzle game should like this latest installment, which ties in with an upcoming animated movie. But for the best of the Angry Birds franchise, stick with the iPad version of Angry Birds Seasons.

NCAA March Madness on Demand for iPhone and iPad

This app for streaming live NCAA men's basketball tournament action to your iOS device adds iPad compatibility for this year's tournament. But the most welcome change is something missing from last year's offering -- a price tag.