Philip MichaelsEditor, PCWorld 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.

Look out below: G-Form drop test highlights device protection (video)

At CES 2013, G-Form wanted to show off how its cases can protect your mobile gear, and it was willing to drop a bowling ball to make its point.


Tech21 hammers home a point about device protection (video)

The UK case maker had an eye-catching demo about how its cases protect your mobile devices.


Stern brings its pinball wizardry to CES (video)

You don't need to own an arcade to have your very own pinball machine. Manufacturer Stern Pinball makes home-sized models with a smaller footprint and price tag than their commercial counterparts, but with the same-sized playing area.

CES Day One wrap-up: High-tech fitness and indestructible smartphones (video)

CES 2013 opened its doors Tuesday, and we highlight some of the more interesting things we saw on the show floor.


At CES, a little skepticism goes a long way

Plenty of products will be touted at International CES this week. But the gulf between the promise of new technology and the reality of that same technology can be a wide one.


Sony suffers snag during OLED rollout (video)

Not every product unveiling goes smoothly, as Sony learned at CES on Monday when it came time to show off an OLED TV prototype.


Focus@Will builds music playlists to help you concentrate

Currently in beta, Focus@Will's music service looks to improve your concentration and focus as you read, study, and work.

Mobile takes center stage at CES startup showcase (video)

We look at seven standouts from Sunday night's Startup Debut event at International CES, all of whom offer a mobile focus.


2012 in review: PCWorld's top stories

From Windows 8 to how-tos, these 20 articles were our most-read during the past year.

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.


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.


SlideShark for iPad

If you're a business traveler whose road show hinges heavily on PowerPoint presentations, this app -- which translates PowerPoint files into an iPad-friendly format -- is a must-have.

Apple Expected to Hold Press Event Late January, Report Says

Two days into 2012, we already have a potential Apple event to talk about.


Up Close with iOS 5: Game Center

Apple introduced Game Center to the iOS platform about a year ago, and while 67 million people have signed up for the service, it hasn't always been as useful as it could be. iOS 5 looks to change that by making it easier to find both friends and games via Game Center.


News Corp. Launches The Daily News Magazine for IPad

News Corp. on Wednesday took the wraps off The Daily, its national news publication built specifically for the iPad. The media giant is touting its new offering...