Philip MichaelsEditor, TechHive

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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.

Bumped Off: Bump and Flock to shut down this month

The mobile file-sharing apps will disappear on January 31. The move comes after Google bought Bump four months ago.

There's no Here there: Nokia pulls map app off iOS

Nokia says iOS 7 has harmed the user experience of its mapping app, but the company has show little appetite for keeping Here Maps up to date since its iOS debut more than a year ago.

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9 great apps for brand new iPhone owners

If the holiday season meant a new iPhone 5c or 5s for you, we can help you get started with nine terrific downloads from the App Store.

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10 great apps for your new iPad Air or iPad mini

That new iPad you got for the holidays will seem a little barren until you start adding some apps. We can tell you what you should download.

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Create a digital Yule log on your HDTV

The weather outside may be frightful, but a fire is so delightful, especially when it's a Yule log. We'll show you how to get one streaming on your HD television set.

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Got game? This sensor-equipped basketball will be the judge of that

The 94Fifty Smart Sensor Basketball uses sensors and Bluetooth to help you improve your hoops skills.

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Giving the gift of digital downloads

Whether it's a last-minute gift or something you've been planning to give for a while, online stores are a great source for digital presents during the holidays -- if you know where to look.


Jeff Bezos: Super CEO or Supervillain?

Now that he wants to deploy a fleet of airborne drones to deliver packages, we're beginning to think the Amazon CEO has more in common with Lex Luthor than with Sam Walton.

Prijector promises to cut the cable in the conference room

The presentation device offers its own Wi-Fi connection, giving people a way to share their presentation with the rest of the room.

Apple promises 'the Friday you've waited all year for' in Black Friday teaser

Yes, Apple will join the rest of the retail world by holding a sale on the day after Thanksgiving. But if history is any indicator, the discounts are likely to be modest ones.

Apple stealthily begins taking orders for iPad mini with Retina display

In a surprise move, Apple began selling its new iPad mini model on Tuesday, previously promised as coming "later in November," with estimated ship times of five to 10 days.

Sharpen your Austen powers with Stride & Prejudice

You'll find this endless runner game based on Jane Austen's book to be a pretty clever mobile app if you have either sense or sensibility.

Livescribe's latest smartpen draws heavily on iOS

The Livescribe 3 smartpen captures your notes as you jot them down, syncing them with a companion app for the iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone.

Bang With Friends, Zynga kiss and make up

The social networking service that helps you find Facebook friends who might want to get to know you a little better says it resolved a trademark dispute with Zynga, which offers the Words With Friends game.

iPhone 5c Case review: Apple's offering has some holes in it

Apple's attempt to make an iPhone case of its own simply doesn't measure up to what others are producing.