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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.

Political News Apps for IPhone

News junkies come in many subspecies and tribes. I suppose the one I know best is the political junkie, of which I am one. Political junkies get their fix daily...

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Weekly World News for IPhone

I'm madder than Ed Anger writing on deadline stone cold sober. Call me crazy--go ahead, I dare you! I double-dog dare you!--but I always read Weekly World News...

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Wine Ph.D. for IPhone

A fine wine ages slowly and gracefully. A fine iPhone app should be graphically interesting, user friendly... and fast. With Wine Ph.D. for the iPhone and iPod...

Assorted IPhone Zombie Apps

Look, the likelihood of a bona fide Romeroesque zombie takeover is slightly smaller than your odds of being struck by lightning, winning the lottery, or even...

Occasions for IPhone

My wedding anniversary is coming up next month. It's an easy day to remember, especially this year--nine years ago, my wife and I got married on the ninth day of...

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Invoice2Go for IPhone

If you are a freelancer, a consultant, or a small business owner who does a lot of sales calls, the estimate and the invoice are simply facts of life. An app...

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Juicy Library for IPhone

We're living in a media age, in which our lives are shaped and driven by what we read, see, and hear. We surround and sometimes even encase ourselves in images...

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Remix David Bowie -- Space Oddity for IPhone

For some reason, my mother never said that to get things done, I'd better not mess with Major Tom. If she had said it--I never really understood why anyone's...

Documents to Go for IPhone

Earlier this summer, long-time mobile software specialist DataViz brought its Documents to Go file viewing and editing app to the iPhone. The software is...

CIA World Factbook Apps for the IPhone

The CIA World Factbook is arguably the best value for a research almanac, bar none. The Factbook provides detailed information on the geographies, economies...

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Simple News for IPhone

Simple News joins a bevy of news apps and RSS readers for the iPhone and iPod touch. Indeed, there are so many news apps and RSS readers now that it's easy to...

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CBS EyeMobile for IPhone

"I wonder," blogger Kevin Allman once mused, "when we're going to get real about the fact that 'citizen journalist' is just the pretty new construct for 'unpaid...

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B&N Bookstore for IPhone

Barnes and Noble is the top bookseller in the United States, operating about 770 superstores across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. But the venerable...

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Movies and Movies & Theaters for IPhone

It's time to head back to the multiplex. But what to see? Haven't this summer's offerings been... well, not exactly abysmally bad, but solidly mediocre? Let's...

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iPhone Gun Apps: Have a Blast

Pull out your iPhone and fire!

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