Joel MathisMacworld

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

Apple to increase Bluetooth integration in iOS 7, OS X Mavericks

The next major version of iOS will allow Bluetooth accessories to use Notification Center and make it easier to run Bluetooth-enabled apps in the background.

Apple turns to developers to show off App Store strength

CEO Tim Cook said developers show why the iOS platform has generated more downloads—and more money for app developers—than competing mobile platforms.

The Week in iOS Apps: Come fly with me

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps offers better ways to board your airplane, get a laugh, share short videos, and watch TV. Read on!

Any.DO launches calendar app beta

Any.DO has been a popular to-do app for users of iOS and Chrome. Now the company says it plans an array of "life-management" apps.

Review: Evomail for iPad is a ho-hum option for Gmail users

Evomail is competent, but there’s nothing here to make the app stand out from the crowd.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Telescopic vision

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes a telephoto lens that's bigger than your actual iPhone, as well as several new items for the iOS audiophile.

Feedly announces Reeder, Newsify, more as first RSS app partners

Feedly on Monday said it would provide its own API to established apps that previously used the retiring Google API as the foundation for their own offerings.

Review: Haiku Deck for iPad takes the work out of building a slideshow presentation

Haiku Deck has to restrain your options a little bit, but it’ll help you make a presentation that is solidly professional and elegant. It’s easy enough to use that even a PowerPoint newbie should be able to master it in minutes.

The Week in iOS Apps: Scary!

This week's roundup features some of the scariest creatures known to human kind: Zombies. Orcs. Bullies. And accountants. Check out what we found this week.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Carry on!

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes new ways to carry your precious Apple equipment around safely, as weel as new external storage and docking solutions.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Charge!

This week's roundup of accessories for your iPhone and iPad offers several ways ensure that your device never loses power—along with the usual array of other gear.

Grading Apple's digital textbook technology

Last year, Apple announced a new focus on education and digital textbooks. Now that school's almost out, we take a look at what's happened so far with iBooks and iBooks Author.

Review: Your kids will love learning with Endless Alphabet for iOS

Endless Alphabet is fun, educational, and easy to use. It is probably the best children’s app I’ve ever had the chance to use; my four-year-old son, at least, certainly thinks so.

The Week in iOS Apps: Music all around you!

Like music? Like making it? Discovering new artists? Figuring out who the heck is singing that song on the TV commercial? We've got you covered in this week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps.

Evernote can now remind you to update your notes

Now users can have the Evernote service prompt them to stop and record whatever information is needed to complete a task.