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.

Review: Cocktail recipe apps for the iPhone

The App Store offers plenty of cocktail recipe databases for bartenders on the go. But which one should you raise a glass to? We take four apps for a test drive down at our local watering hole to find out which is the best.

Review: Unit conversion apps for the iPhone

The App Store offers plenty of unit-conversion programs for your iPhone or iPod touch. Which one should you pick? The decision comes down to the app’s interface—whether it’s simple to use and navigate or too cumbersome.

Review: Google Mobile App for iPhone

Searching is Google’s bread and butter, which is readily apparent when you use this search tool for the iPhone.

Leopard release makes crowds roar across the country

Big crowds turned out at Apple Stores across the country as soon as Mac OS X 10.5 became available at 6 p.m. local time Friday.