Chris BarylickMacworld

Chris Barylick is an Apple-Certified Macintosh Technician living in the San Francisco Bay Area. In his 25 years of tinkering with Macs, he has accidentally lit two (and counting) hard drives on fire. He also wouldn't mind being Gonzo the Muppet when he finally grows up.

HeavyMach for iPhone

HeavyMach is a side scrolling action game that features great graphics and sound, but stays true to its roots.

Kern for iPhone

Kern is a text-based puzzle game that uses letters and ligatures instead of falling blocks.

GeoDefense for iPhone

Retro-style vector graphics embellish this tower defense game for the iPhone.

Metal Gear Solid Touch for iPhone

Metal Gear Solid Touch misses the mark -- it's Whack-a-Mole, rather than a stealth-based action game.

WordsWorth 1.4 for iPhone

An addictive and challenging word-finding puzzle game for the iPhone, marred by a few problems.

Tic-A-Tac Poker for iPhone

Tic-A-Tac Poker combines tic-tac-toe with poker hand combinations to create a unique casual gaming experience.

The road to the Final Four runs through FileMaker

Peter Tiernan has developed a FileMaker 10 database that includes the results of every NCAA men’s basketball tournament since 1985. The database can be used to predict this year’s results.

LightBike for iPhone

LightBike for iPhone replicates the light bike sequence from the movie Tron, and even features head-to-head competition.

iDracula — Undead Awakening 1.0 for iPhone

This shooter is on par with anything you can get on the PSP or DS, and tons of fun to play.

Review: Aim for the Brain for iPhone

Aim for the Brain is Whack-A-Mole with zombies, but it's a lot of fun.

Review: I Love Katamari for the iPhone

While the iPhone version of I Love Katamari is a fun way to kill some time and the learning curve isn’t particularly steep, the final product feels more like a technical demo than a finished game.

Up close with the 17-inch MacBook Pro's battery

The new 17-inch MacBook Pro has a powerful, yet non-removable, battery. How important is this new piece of technology?

Review: Dr. Awesome for iPhone

Dr. Awesome places you in the shoes of the world’s greatest microsurgeon. You’ve got to save patients from a virus outbreak in this melodramatic puzzle game—and all the patients are people from your Contacts list.

Review: Dropship for iPhone

This retro-style space shooter requires you to navigate through increasingly intricate levels to retrieve cargo. Ngmoco’s game offers a surprising amount of fun.

Review: South Park: Imaginationland for iPhone

This game, based on the Emmy-winning episode of the long-running TV series, is enjoyable fun, but there’s a hit or miss factor. South Park fans may love the game while others will probably look elsewhere for their fill of fun.