Laptops are dead. The trend now-and it's a fast growing one-is to access and share information via your smart phone using 3G mobile networking technology. Even President Obama is addicted to his Blackberry, and we can see why. But if he really wants to have some fun he should get an iPhone. And you should too. Sure, there are programs that can be used for boating on other smart phones, but the iPhone has generated a major industry of software applications (apps). In fact, there are so many that it's impossible to track them all. When I asked an Apple rep how many there were, he said, "More than 3,200... today." Here's the best of today's boating-friendly apps, all available online at the iTunes store. And who knows what tomorrow will bring?