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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.

Words With Friends for IPhone

Newtoy has a pretty sweet thing going with its burgeoning and addictive "Games With Friends" platform for the iPhone and iPod touch. The Dallas-based developer...

MyBatteryLife for IPhone

Users of MyBatteryLife might assume the app somehow extends the battery life of their iPhone or iPod touch. Watching an iPhone's battery level is a bit like...

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IBookshelf for IPhone

Josh Pressnell's iBookshelf is a relatively modest database application for the iPhone and iPod touch designed to help keep track of your books. The idea here is...

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MyPhone+ for Facebook

Ultimake'sMyPhone+ for Facebook is a souped-up dialer app for the iPhone. The gimmick here is a social networking facet. The app synchronizes with your Facebook...

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More IPhone Cocktail Apps

In all the years I've mixed up drinks, either professionally or for pleasure, I've never had occasion to serve A Kick in the Crotch, an Alien Urine Sample...

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ConsumerReports.org News and Video for IPhone

Consumer Reports has earned a reputation over the years as a fair and honest broker of information for consumers in a world saturated with advertising and PR...

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Wattpad Adopts Open E-book Standard

Wattpad--the online site for publishing, sharing, and reading e-books--says its e-book distribution network will support EPUB, the International Digital...

IPhone Audiobook Apps

Reading is one of the great advances of humankind, but listening to books has certain advantages, too. Few people can safely appreciate the written wisdom of Sun...

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Say It & Mail It for IPhone

Voice memos were among the more highly touted features of the iPhone 3.0 software update, so it might not be immediately obvious what purpose an app such as...

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Wattpad Adopts Open E-book Standard

Wattpad--the online site for publishing, sharing, and reading e-books--says its e-book distribution network will support EPUB, the International Digital...

Documents 2 for IPhone

Yes, of course, you can use your iPhone like a Palm or a BlackBerry, upon which people have written whole political treatises and entire novels. You can create...

IMEvil for IPhone

Are you evil? Probably not. Maybe you're a little naughty from time to time. It's likely you've done some bad things. Perhaps you can display a touch of...

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Time.com Mobile for IPhone

It's great to see app developers step up their efforts to build visually appealing news applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Unsatisfied with merely...

Contact Spy for IPhone

Here's a concept that business people, journalists, busy bodies and paranoids are certain to find appealing: An application for the iPhone and iPod touch that...

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Economic News Apps for IPhone

I recently spent an afternoon at Del Mar watching the horses run and chatting with a friend of mine who has made a respectable income peddling financial advice...

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