Philip Michaels


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.

Articles by Philip Michaels

Primed for pigskin: How to watch NFL football anywhere

The 2014 NFL season kicks off Thursday night. We run down all of your options -- from broadcast TV to mobile streaming -- for catching all the football action this fall.
8 years ago goes off the air

With all signs pointing to a Google purchase of Twitch, the company behind has shut down the live video service to focus its attention on its popular site for streaming game play.
8 years ago

Silicon Valley episode 8: Everybody pivots

In the final show of Season One, the Pied Piper gang gets dealt a bad hand in the first act that they have to overcome by the end of the episode. Can they do it? Have you been paying attention to how this show works all season?
8 years ago

Silicon Valley episode 7: Girl trouble

The road to TechCrunch Disrupt is paved with distractions, as nearly everyone on the Pied Piper payroll discovers in this episode.
9 years ago

Silicon Valley episode 5: Let go my logo

Pied Piper needs to get serious, and spending $10,000 to have a graffiti artist paint an obscene logo on your garage door, probably isn't the best way to show your newfound commitment.
9 years ago

Silicon Valley episode 4: The vision thing

The brains behind Pied Piper struggle with a vision for their company in this week's episode. The same could be said for the show itself.
9 years ago

Silicon Valley episode 3: What’s in a name

The latest episode of Silicon Valley shows us just how tech companies come up with those ridiculous names and how many items there are on the menu at Burger King.
9 years ago

Sony shines a spotlight on 4K at CES

The message from Sony's press event at CES Monday was clear: There's enough native 4K content coming to convince you to upgrade to an Ultra HD TV.
9 years ago