With the arrival of decent weather, I've resumed my duties as the household grillmaster. I like to think I know how to run a barbeque, but I'm not against getting whatever help I can. And that includes a little help from software.
Take, for example, the Stoker from Rock's Barbeque. This gadget can connect meat thermometers and temperature sensors in a smoker or barbecue to Twitter. If you're slow-cooking and need to get away from the grill, it will "tweet" you when your brisket is done—or if the fire temp drops too low.
If you're grilling lots of things at the same time and trying to track the time on all of them, there's a $1 app for the iPhone called Grill Timer. It lets you run up to four timers at once, so you can keep track of different items on the grill.
Also on the iPhone, there's Dadoo's Grill Guide—an app that serves as a pocket guide to how long and how hot to cook different meat cuts, fish, vegetables and even fruit. It even includes a "meat ruler" in the app, for you to measure your meat cut using your iPhone. Just don't put the iPhone on the grill.