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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.

A Masterpiece Collection for IPhone

Classics by Andrew Kaz and Phill Ryu received critical acclaim and tremendous buzz when it first appeared in the App Store last autumn. The book application was...

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Bookmarks for IPhone

Question: When are 2.6 million bookmarked Web sites not enough? Answer: When you can't find the site you're looking for, of course. It's a great big Web out...

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Holiday Shopping Apps for IPhone

'Tis the season to shop, go further into hock, and take advantage of holiday sales. Not necessarily in that order. This time last year, I tried seven Christmas...

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FluxTunes for IPhone

The casual consumer may be forgiven for browsing Apple's App Store in a near constant state of bewilderment. With more than 100,000 applications for sale, many...

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More Financial News Apps for IPhone

A number of apps, such as Steve Parker's excellent (and renamed) Business Junkie, aggregate RSS feeds or Web headlines from various sources, including CNN and...

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World Wiki Plus for IPhone

Apple's App Store lately bears a curious resemblance to the American book trade of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. At...

VTie and VTie Premium for IPhone

Let's face it: The necktie is an endangered species. As clothes maven Nicholas Antongiavanni lamented in The Wall Street Journal not long ago, the tie's "status...

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One Word: Plastics

Agent 18's popular Slider case for the original iPhone returns for the iPhone 3G and 3GS as the EcoShield Slider. As before, the slider fits the phone snugly and...

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Take a Deep Breath

When it comes to battery life, heat is the enemy. BBP Bags offers a no-sweat way to carry a MacBook while keeping the heat at bay. The Breathe Sleeve provides...

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Bookmark for IPhone

Audiobook fans, it may be safe to assume, are not unlike ordinary readers. Bibliophiles and audiophiles are not mutually exclusive or hostile camps. Many book...

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WritePad Pro for IPhone

Stan Miasnikov's WritePad Pro is a powerful word processing and note-taking app for the iPhone and iPod touch that incorporates three separate apps: WritePad...

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FlickTunes for IPhone

I can't think of too many iPhone apps I can operate blind. And I'm not certain SoGeeky Software would approve of its app being used quite that way. After all...

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CardPro for IPhone

iPhones and Blackberries have made the Rolodex about as obsolete as Betamax, or at least as endangered as the Delhi Sands Flower Loving Fly. The Wall Street...

The Deep Pinball for IPhone

OOO Gameprom, the makers of the popular Wild West Pinball, returns with another pinball adventure.

BuzzVoice Talks and Tick Talk for IPhone

MediaQuake developed a fine news "reading" application for the iPhone and iPod touch--a time saver and a productivity enhancer that let you create playlists of...

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