While living in a concrete jungle can seriously hamper your bird-watching endeavors, Thayer’s Guide to Birds of North America brings the wetlands to your office. Whatever your habitat, this software has everything that casual or serious birders need: comprehensive profiles of over 900 birds, pictures, video clips, maps, and (our favorite) song samples provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
July 11, 2008, is the release day of the iPhone 3G, a device anticipated for its promised speedy connectivity and its one-stop application shopping. But a small and growing segment have their eyes fixed specifically on the integrated GPS chip: they’re geocachers.
A love of bicycling is possibly my father's most valuable gift to me. But it's easy to get into a riding rut, slavishly following the same roads over and over. (My own weakness: the San Francisco-to-San Jose route along the Caltrain tracks.) So lately I've turned to my Mac - and the Internet, of course - for new routes.