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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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Why Simpsons World will destroy the U.S. but not Canada

The U.S could fall into ruin as millions tune in to cable channel FXX’s marathon showing of every “Simpsons” episode ever, to be followed by a “Simpsons World” website and app. A perfect opportunity for Canada, which is geo-blocked, to take over the continent, as it’s always really wanted to.

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TrewGrip wants to change how you type on your mobile device

We first spotted this flipped-around mobile keyboard at CES. Now we've gotten a chance to try out a prototype before the finished version arrives this fall.

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Simpsons World to provide every Simpsons episode without costing you any d'oh!

If you have yearned for a place where you could watch any and all of the 552 episodes to The Simpsons any time you wanted, your dream comes true in October.

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Customer's call shows that Comcast must change; will company listen or hang up?

It's understandable that Comcast wants to keep its subscribers from cutting the cord. But as this week indicated, it's got a funny approach toward retaining customers.

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You Should Play: Doug Dug

Turns out there are countless ways to die when you tunnel beneath the Earth's surface. But that will only keep you coming back for more with Doug Dug.

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Mobile gallery app MyRoll hopes to put your best photos forward

The iOS and Android app looks to improve on your mobile device's photo library by using an algorithm to group related photos and videos together and putting your best shots front and center.

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Court ignores Fox's Aereo argument, rejects request to stop Dish Anywhere

Fox had cited the Supreme Court's ruling against online TV provider Aereo in its effort to get an injection against Dish Network's place shifting service. But an appeals court upheld a U.S. District Court judge's rejection of that request.

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Take dragons on your next road trip with Microsoft's new Dragons Adventure game

Based on DreamWorks's How to Train Your Dragon movies, the game also incorporates real-world data like weather and points of interest to create adventures that last exactly as long as your kids are in the car.

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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.

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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.

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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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LivingPlug's Inlet promises to keep power vampires at bay

LivingPlug has come up with a low-cost solution to fight the high cost of appliances that suck down power even when they're not in use.

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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.