Brian BeamMacworld

Brian Beam is a software designer and owner of web development firm CommandB, located in Kansas City.

Acoustic Guitar for IPhone

I’ve been playing the guitar for most of my life. So, when guitar apps started appearing in the App Store, I was like the proverbial kid in a candy store. Sadly...

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Acoustic Guitar for IPhone

I've been playing the guitar for most of my life. So, when guitar apps started appearing in the App Store, I was like the proverbial kid in a candy store. Sadly...

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Pocket Piano Plus for IPhone

As you might guess from its name, Pocket Piano, by Better Day Wireless, is an app that turns an iPhone or iPod touch into a mini piano. The app comes in two...

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TuneWiki for IPhone

Ever sing along to a song, only to realize you're mumbling through half of it because you only know part of the lyrics? If so, give TuneWiki a try. Once...

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MailMe for IPhone

It seems like my life revolves around managing an ever-increasing number of tasks. To help keep everything in order, I've come up with a pretty simple system...

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SpeedText for IPhone

I admit that I'm one of those nerds who looks back at Apple's Newton project with misty eyes. I own two Newton MessagePads--a 130 and a 2100--which have been...

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Song Idea Generator for IPhone

I've been a musician for most of my life. While I can hold my own writing instrumental music, I struggle with writing lyrics. I usually need "divine inspiration"...

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PhotoMarkr for IPhone

If you like to share photos on the Internet, what's to stop anyone who comes across them to grab copies and claim them as his or her own? The easiest way around...

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CardStar for IPhone

If you're like me, you've got a load of "membership" or "rewards" cards stacked up in your wallet or dangling on your keychain. So, I was thrilled to find...

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Dial 9 for IPhone

There are quite a few dialing helper apps available for the iPhone. Up until now, none really interested me because the built-in iPhone Favorites list did an OK...

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IKoto for IPhone

I've always wanted to travel to Japan--not to the crowded, hi-tech cities, but to the peaceful countryside and gardens that I imagine from the Japan of...

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PocketGuitar for IPhone

When native apps finally became available for the iPhone, PocketGuitar was one of the first ones I bought. Having been a guitar player for most of my life, I...

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BeBot -- Robot Synth for IPhone

There are some iPhone apps that are just plain ridiculous, and there are others that look ridiculous, but under the surface, contain something extraordinary...

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Ego for IPhone

Web site managers or bloggers looking for a centralized way to keep tabs on basic Web stats should check out Ego from Garrett Murray. This $2 statistics...

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IShred for IPhone

Of all the guitar apps available on the App Store, Frontier Design's iShred: Guitar + Effects is my favorite. Besides providing a virtual fret board where you...

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