John BrandonMacworld

John Brandon is a technology writer and car enthusiast. After leaving the corporate world in 2001, he embarked on a solo writing career and never looked back (except for that one time). He's tested thousands of products and reported on everything from 50 Cent starting a headphone company to BMW building a data center in Iceland. He lives outside of Minneapolis.

JR Hexatone Pro for IPhone

Dance music, techno, ambient--these dominant musical styles of the '80s are coming back in full force with bands like M80 and Shiny Toy Guns. With JR Hexatone...

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CodeWeavers CrossOver Mac Pro 8

Sometimes, what is possible it not always practical. Some users, such as those who absolutely must run a legacy Windows application, have found it's possible to...

Inside the Phone: What Makes It Tick?

We've dug around and compiled information from various sources, to take a closer look at how some of the technology inside the iPhone works its magic.

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ISurf for IPhone

Some truly inventive developers have figured out how to take advantage of the iPhone's built-in accelerometer to let you control gaming action by tilting your...

Hitchcock for IPhone

Aspiring filmmakers--or Hollywood directors and cinematographers who want to go mobile--have precious few offerings to choose from at the App Store. There's no...

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Make Your IPhone Video Pop

Anyone can record ho-hum video on an iPhone 3GS and shoot it to YouTube. Yet, it's possible to record excellent video that looks crisp and colorful without the...

DocScanner for IPhone

The best iPhone apps perform a unique, powerful function that's hard to mimic. DocScanner, which portends to scan a document in the same way a flatbed scanner...

IFax for IPhone

Attorneys, real estate agents, and accountants all have one thing in common: they're still using fax machines. When nothing else will do except a hard copy of...

Recording Your Song on an IPhone

As an amateur musician, I'm always looking for ways to get a song from my head into my computer. With Sonoma Wire Works FourTrack, it's easy to compose an entire...

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FourTrack for IPhone

Sonoma Wire Works'" FourTrack is an amazing iPhone app for musicians, songwriters, or anyone who likes to record audio. At just $10, it's also a great value...

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Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite for IPhone

It's taken a while, but the mainstay apps in mobile computing--those intended for mobile business users who need to stay productive--are making their way to the...

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...

Zensify for IPhone

Over the past two years, social networks have pretty much taken over the world. For some--especially among the younger generation--services such as Facebook and...

Is the Amazon Kindle Good For Business?

Big business has learned its lesson about paper consumption: We read Word docs on laptops, use the copier sparingly and print only what we need.

To-Do List for IPhone

For just $3, To-Do List serves as a handy tool that can keep you organized in a pinch. The interface is easy to use, so it won't add to the confusion of your...