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.

Where to Eat? for IPhone

It's nearing lunchtime as I write this review, and boy, am I ever hungry. Ordinarily, I would simply stand up, walk 10 steps to the fridge and make a sandwich or...


Air Sail for IPhone

Readdle'sAir Sail is a charming but diabolically challenging racing game with cute graphics and a clever interface. To propel your makeshift styrofoam boat, you...

Where To? for IPhone

Sophiestication Software'sWhere To? is another entry in the growing collection of apps designed to exploit the location features in the iPhone or iPod touch. In...


Today Show for IPhone

If the thought of touching Kathy Lee Gifford and Al Roker elicits thoughts of pleasure rather than waves of revulsion, then The Zumobi Network'sToday Show app...


3000 Awesome Facts Pro for the IPhone

Fact is, Nikolay Nachev's 3000 Awesome Facts Pro is a nifty trivia app for the iPhone and iPod touch. I'm not entirely certain why the app bears the "pro"...


Wattpad for IPhone

Nobody can seriously dispute the utility of the iPhone and iPod touch as an e-book platform. In March, posted a readers' guide to e-book apps. I had...


PimpMyNews for IPhone

Without a doubt, the evolution of the word "pimp" from a slatternly to socially acceptable verb is arguably the worst development in the English language of the...


L.A. Times News Reader for IPhone

Bad News: L.A. Times News Reader suffers from a poor interface, especially when compared to more polished news apps.


IPhone RSS Readers

What makes the difference between a run-of-the-mill RSS reader and an extraordinary one? Having spent a fair amount of time using several RSS apps for the iPhone...


MeeHive for IPhone

Personalized newspapers have been the dream of media mavens for a couple of decades now. Obviously, the Internet makes it...


Fandango for iPhone

Review: Have a bit of free time? Let's go to the movies, with the help of your iPhone.


The Good Blogs Explorer for IPhone

Good Blogs is a weblog network that creates "distributed communities of bloggers who actively promote each other every time...


CanIAffordIt for IPhone

It's a question most people ask every day: "Can I afford it?" A year or two ago, the answer might have been, "Of course I can...


Vector Tanks for IPhone

Remember Battlezone? It was one of the first real 3-D video games that Atari released to arcades in 1980. You drove around on...

ABC News for IPhone

Truth is, there is precious little of value in most network newscasts these days. TV news is mostly a string of easily...