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.

Firemail for IPhone

I've never really cared for the touch screen keyboard on the iPhone. Sure, I've grown accustomed to it. Beats a stylus any...

World Factbook 2008 for IPhone

The CIA World Factbook is one of those indispensable reference books that journalists, students, and researchers love. I know...

Movies for IPhone

If anyone doubts any longer that the newspaper's days are numbered, download Movies for the iPhone or iPod Touch.

WordPal for IPhone

I have this idea for an iPhone or iPod Touch application that I'm willing to give away to anybody willing to take up the...

IPhone Flashcard Apps

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YouNote for IPhone

Both the iPhone and iPod touch come with a built-in notepad app, which works very simply and efficiently. You type in your...

Newsstand and News Now for IPhone

Old rituals wither and die; new rituals crop up and replace the old. When I used to work on the west side of Los Angeles, one...

App Store Successful, but Shows Flaws

By all accounts Apple's App Store, which offers add-on software for the iPhone and iPod touch through iTunes, has been a...

Where Classical Music and IPhone Apps Converge

Apple has a well-earned reputation for fulfilling customer desires on its own timetable. The disharmony around the App Store...

Save Benjis for IPhone

In any economy, comparison-shopping is merely prudent. In a tough economy, it's a must. In an era of US$4-a-gallon gas...

Instapaper for IPhone

Instapaper is a fabulous application for the iPhone or iPod touch--truly first rate. As one who reads a lot online and off...

Maildash for IPhone

Busy people fall easily into the e-mail trap. Answering routine correspondence is a time leech. Seconds become minutes...

Campaign for IPhone

Do John McCain voters want one source of news, and Barack Obama voters another? Do undecided voters need different sources of...

Places for IPhone

Suppose you are, as the Rolling Stones put it in one of their lesser-known works, a lonesome schoolboy who just came into...

What's On? for IPhone

Here's the simple, if improbable premise behind What's On?: You're meeting with an important client, say, or you are attending...