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Ben Boychuk is associate editor of City Journal, a public-policy magazine, where he oversees the magazine's coverage of California. He's also a columnist for ScrippsHoward News Service and the Sacramento Bee. He lives in Southern California with his wife, two children, their cat, and an albino corn snake named Bart Karateman.

QuickVoice2Text Email for IPhone

Among other things, the iPhone and the iPod touch make for half-decent digital recorders. Most note applications don't take full advantage of that particular...

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Home Inventory Apps for IPhone

There is a reason retailers close for a day a couple of times a year to take inventory. Proper accounting demands that any responsible business owner count...

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IVideoCamera for IPhone

Before Apple released the iPhone 3GS in June 2009, countless users lamented the lack of video capability on their phones. For those who could afford to upgrade...

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Dragon Dictation for IPhone

Now hear this: Dragon Dictation is shaping up to be the essential voice app for the iPhone and iPod touch. You say the words and they appear as you said them...

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LivingSocial for IPhone

If you're one of those people who spends hours curating your music, books and movie lists (I certainly was), the LivingSocial app for the iPhone and iPod touch...

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Quickpedia for IPhone

Quickpedia is a simple, free app for browsing Wikipedia. What makes Quickpedia worth the download over simply navigating to Wikipedia from Safari is the...

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Job Search Apps for the IPhone

So you've joined the growing ranks of the unemployed. Obviously, you're not alone. You need to find a job soon, though, because you need to pay your monthly data...

Bing for IPhone

Microsoft launched Bing in 2009 in a bold but foolhardy effort to unsettle--if not actually unseat--Google's domination of the search engine market. Microsoft...

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News Rush Pro and News Rush for IPhone

Reporting that the App Store is brimming with news aggregators for the iPhone and iPod touch is, well, yesterday's news. Many are utilitarian and plain looking...

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IPhone Bill Trackers

Any reminder application for the iPhone or iPod touch has one simple hurdle to clear: Does it remind you to remind you? It doesn't matter whether the app is...

MarketWatch for IPhone

What does Dow Jones’s financial wire service, MarketWatch, have that competitor Bloomberg doesn’t have? After all, both offer up-to-the-minute market news...

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Decade Review for IPhone

Not to sound pedantic or anything, but the decade that was "the Aughties" doesn't really end on January 1, 2010. The way it's supposed to work is, decades begin...

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More IPhone Time-tracking Apps

Your time is precious. My time is expensive. Effective time management isn't just a virtue. For many professionals, it's a necessity. Several months ago, I...

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Aliens Invade for IPhone

Anyone who grew up in proximity to a video arcade in the 1970s or '80s remembers Space Invaders. And anyone who grew up afterward has probably seen the game...

Onion Microfiche Headline Reader for IPhone

Headline writing is as much an art as a science, and truly funny headline writing is a rare art indeed. The intrepid journalists at the Onion have been writing...

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