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 better connection

This week's roundup of new and updated apps for the iPhone includes better ways to communicate with your co-workers, make your own animated short films, or take in Wimbledon.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Like Lightning!

When Apple's Lightning connector debuted, there was a dearth of available accessories. That's clearly no longer the case.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Feeling Blu

This week's roundup of Mac accessories includes a Blu-ray player for your Mac and several items to protect your laptop from dirt, grime, and drops.

Review: Fetchnotes is a so-so note-taking app for iOS

If all you want to do is list the occasional “remember this” item, Fetchnotes will do. But if you want to organize or share your notes, the app’s features fall short.

Virgin Mobile to start offering iPhone 5

The Sprint subsidiary won't sell the handsets with subsidies, but the company's monthly plans are pretty reasonable.

The Week in iOS Apps: Picture perfect

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes a couple of great new options for sharing your favorite photos; we've also got music, productivity, and education apps in store.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Hot Toddy

This week's roundup of accessories includes a new, fashionable way to keep your iOS screen clean, as well as ways to listen to (and make!) music and to power up your iPhone or iPad.

Why I'll miss skeuomorphism in iOS

Sure, the green felt background of the Game Center could be cheesy. But skeuomorphism didn't stop Apple from making the iPhone and iPad into powerhouses.

The Week in iOS Apps: Kneel before Zod!

Or don't. There are other comic heroes to choose instead, or you can use your iOS device to get in shape or listen to music.

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.