Joel MathisMacworld

Joel Mathis is a regular contributor to Macworld and TechHive. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife and young son.

The Week in iOS Apps: A Netflix for books?

Oyster's 'Netflix for books' is now available for iPad. Plus, we have new apps for people who love games, words, maps, and more.

The Week in Mac Accessories: A hot-pink Snowball

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes a colorful line of USB microphones, the newest in carrying cases, and a nifty standing desk for Mac lovers.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Portable power

This week's roundup of new iOS-related gear offers new ways to power up your iPhone, and even new ways to power up multiple iOS devices at the same time. Power to the people, uh-huh!

The Week in iOS Apps: You've got the look!

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes new ways to make images look great; including both still photos and videos. Now, everything you produce will have a professional sheen.

Flickr adds automatic photo uploads to iOS app

Flickr has added a new auto upload feature to its iOS app, the photo service announced Wednesday.

The Week in iOS Accessories: The heartbeat of America

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes a device that will record your heartbeat, another that makes your iPhone movies look more professional, and, of course, a number of Bluetooth speaker systems.

Why businesses are embracing iOS 7

iOS 7 added a slew of new features geared to make businesses happy. And from what we hear from enterprise experts and businesspeople, it's working.

The Week in iOS Apps: Cat on a hot tin app

This week's roundup features new and old ways of gaming on your iOS device. Like sports, adventures, dieting cats? We've probably got something for your tastes.

Virgin selling iPhone 5s, 5c at $100 discount

Virgin Mobile, which offers no-contract plans on the iPhone, is selling the newest models at substantially cheaper than you'll find elsewhere.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Drink (or not) and be merry!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes devices that help you track your drinking: One tells you if you're drinking too much, the other if you need to drink more. We've also got speakers and cables and docks and batteries...the usual mix.

Virgin Mobile to offer iPhone 5c, 5s on October 1

The company is quicker to market latest-generation iPhones to pre-paid wireless customers than it ever has been before.

Law enforcement: iPhone theft isn't the only crime iOS 7 could help reduce

iOS 7's Activation Lock makes it easier to keep would-be thieves out of your iPhone and iPad. Can it reduce crime, too?

The Week in iOS Apps: May the force be with you

Angry Birds Star Wars II is out. Should we tell you about other apps, or do you already know how you're spending all your waking hours this week?

The Week in iOS Accessories: Wireless wonders

This week's roundup of iOS accessories brings an avalanche of Bluetooth-enabled audio gear, along with keyboards, docks, mounts, and more.

iPhone 5s gold rush begins, as crowds line up for new phone

Both the iPhone 5c and iPhone 5s went on sale in 10 countries Friday, but it was the 5s -- and the gold-colored model -- that brought out the crowds to Apple Stores.