Joel MathisMacworld

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

Fisher-Price's iPad seat is under fire from critics.

Christmas controversy: Are iPads bad for kids?

Fisher-Price is under fire for its toddler seat that helps young children use an iPad. The New York Times is advising parents to skip the tablet at Christmas. Is giving an iPad to your kid the latest taboo?

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Apple retail stores to host coding event on Wednesday

The company is participating in the nationwide Computer Science Education Week, offering customers free hands-on programming workshops at its retail stores.


iBeacons brings in-store 'hyperlocal' selling to Apple Stores

Apple launched the iBeacons location-aware sales system at all 254 of its U.S. stores on Friday morning. The system, though, isn't quite as frictionless as it sounds.

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Apple, China Mobile reportedly close to a deal

China's largest telecom could single-handedly boost iPhone sales by 20 percent.

iPads in schools: The right way to do it

The Los Angeles public school district's troubled iPad rollout has been billed as a security fail, but experienced educators say that locking down iPads isn't the answer.