Ben BoychukMacworld

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.

Vicinity for IPhone

Hungry? On a road trip, looking for a place to stay? ActiveGuru’s Vicinity is the latest app to exploit the iPhone’s GPS...

BBCReader for IPhone

BBCReader from newwaytoseenews bears a passing resemblance to the NYTimes news app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Both apps...

Take A Note for the IPhone

Not too long ago, I had lunch with a graphic designer acquaintance and fellow Mac cultist who bemoaned the mediocrity of so...

A Trio of IPhone GTD Apps

All of us need to get things done. Few of us have the genius or the vision to come up with a system for, you know, getting...

Television for IPhone

Network limitations somewhat stymie what the iPhone and iPod touch can do with video, but that hasn’t prevented developers...

Freedom Run for IPhone

America's presidential election is over, and we can all be grateful for that. But in politics, the race never really ends.

Chess With Friends for IPhone

The first thing you should know about Chess With Friends is that it does not require you to have any friends with whom to play...

Civics Apps for IPhone

Everyone understands what an owner's manual is for, right? It's nothing more than a guide for making the most of a product...

Strategic Assault for IPhone

My favorite game on my Apple IIc was a proto-real time strategy game called Rescue Raiders. The premise was as ridiculous as...

IPhone Holiday Apps

It's the most wonderful time of the year, they say. Sure, the country is in a recession and holiday sales are looking more...

More IPhone Dictionary Apps

Every modern English dictionary stands in the shadow of the Holy Trinity of Lexicons: The Oxford English Dictionary...

Low-cost IPhone Dictionary Applications

A really good dictionary is an indispensable part of any library, home or office. I have three unabridged dictionaries in my...

Classics for IPhone

Look, there is simply no way e-books will ever replace traditional books, printed on paper and bound in cloth. There is...

Review: Google Mobile App, Revisited

Speak, and you shall find. Ask, and you shall receive. Let your voice ring out, and at least two times out of three, you will...

Timekeeping Applications for the IPhone

Professionals who bill by the hour understand the need for scrupulous timekeeping. As someone who only recently and cautiously...