Brian BeamMacworld

Brian Beam is a software designer and database/system administrator at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and the owner of web development firm CommandB .

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Thumbly 1.0 review: A one-handed alternative iOS keyboard

Got an iPhone 6 Plus, or you like to type with one hand? Thumbly provides your iOS device with a on-screen keyboard made for you.

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Wrist-based password managers: How 1Password and LastPass for Apple Watch stack up

These popular password managers are now compatible with the Apple Watch, but with very limited features.

Alfred review: This Mac app launcher continues to shine, but Alfred Remote doesn't stack up

Alfred is a top-notch productivity app on the Mac that makes launching apps a cinch. But Alfred Remote, its iOS counterpart? Not so much... yet.

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Meet the first crop of third-party keyboards for iOS 8

Interested in taking a replacement keyboard for a spin? Here's a first look at some popular early options for iOS 8.

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The best timekeeping iOS apps

Time is money, and your iPhone and ipad can track the amount of hours you work. Here's a roundup of timekeeping apps that'll make sure you get paid.