Joel MathisMacworld

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

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Thunderstruck!

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes all sorts of ways to put your Mac's Thunderbolt connections to work, plus bags for your laptop and gear for connecting and recording.

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Why 2014 could be the year mobile payments explode on the iPhone

Mobile-payment apps for iOS are growing quickly, positioning Apple for a dominant position in the burgeoning field.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Weather, or not

This week's roundup of apps includes not one but two great weather apps getting major upgrades. Plus: offerings for science lovers, math lovers, and late-night TV watchers.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Get your green thumb

This week's roundup of iOS-focused accessories includes a sensor that lets your iPhone know exactly when it's time to water or feed your plants. Don't have a green thumb? Apple will furnish one for you.

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Realmac to unify Clear and Clear+

New Clear app will be offered free twice in coming weeks, to migrate users of the expiring Clear+ app over to the permanent version.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Augmented unreality

This week's roundup includes a trippy new iOS app from Radiohead, offering a musical window into a different world. Also on tap: apps to help you shop, read, and listen to music even better than you already do.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Everything old is new again

Much of what we used to do in real life now happens in the digital realm. Sometimes the digital realm returns the favor. This week's roundup of accessories includes speakers, chargers, and more, including an old-school projector for your modern-day media.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Built for guilt

This week's roundup includes Pedometer++, an app reportedly great at creating guilt when users discover how little they walk during the day. Also on the roster: George Harrison, wedding planning, and a detailed look inside the human body.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Pretty Poppy

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes items to help you make and see 3D photos, devices that let you make international calls, and gear that makes sure you have power when you need it.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Hail Caesar!

Among this week's new and updated apps, we feature an offering designed to help you make the best Caesar salad ever. Really. Plus, games, social media, and more!

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Hyper-active

This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices includes new battery packs, a wireless USB drive, stands, and even stereo receivers.

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The Week in iOS Apps: App-icurious

This week's roundup of iPhone and iPad apps includes a fresh update for a much-loved cooking app. Also featured: new apps for those who love photos, scheduling, studying, and their dogs.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: A fount of mounts

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes several ways to hold your iPhone and iPad in place, be it in the car, at home, or even on your wall. Plus, we've got a charger that even a Jedi would love.

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The Week in Mac Accessories: Bag it up!

Our latest roundup of Mac accessories includes several laptop bags that are almost more beautiful than the computer itself. Plus we've got storage solutions, shortcut keyboards, and more.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Striking a chore

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps features a novel way to put your kids to work. Plus, a game that really lets you use your head, and a tour of the National History Museum.