Joel MathisMacworld

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

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.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Cha-ching!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories features not one, but two ways to elegantly convert your iPad into a cash register. But the iPad and iPhone aren't all business, as there's fun to be had, too!

The Week in iOS Apps: Ode to joy!

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes cool new offerings for music and movies, as well as a new storytelling form designed just for your phone or tablet.

The Week in iPhone Cases: Caped Crusader

In this week’s edition of our iPhone-case roundup, you’ll find protection inspired by one of history’s darkest and most-loved superhero vigilantes. But if battling crime is not your thing, we also have our usual mix of the fashionable, the practical, and the adventurous.

Mac Gems: Delicious Library 3 lets you track your movies, music, and more

Delicious Library 3 makes a real attempt to keep up with the digital nature of today’s bookshelves, but it’s not quite all the way there. The app’s still worth buying, though, if the vast majority of your media collection remains in physical items like books, albums, and DVDs.

The Week in iOS Accessories: See, touch, hear

This week's roundup of iOS accessories offers you new ways to see, touch, and hear your iPhone and iPad, while giving you some new power options, as well.

The Week in iOS Apps: Time for Fraggle Rock!

We've got some of your favorite Muppets in this week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps; there's also games, note-taking, and productivity enhancements. Check inside!