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

Real Racing 3 sparks debate over micropayment gameplay

The recent launch of Real Racing 3 has spawned a discussion on the use of micropayments in games. Is it a fad or the future we're destined for?

The Week in iOS Apps: Back to the Future!

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps features old movies repurposed as new games, as well as a few offerings to make you more productive.

The Week in iOS Accessories: You have the power

It's a double-sized, doubly good edition of our iOS-accessories roundup! This week, we've got new ways to hear music, new ways to mount your iPad, and plenty of new ways to power up.

The Week in iOS Apps: It's a small world

This week's selection of new-and-improved apps includes offerings that give you a closer look at nature--as well as an ability to document your own travels around the world.

iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's education service, which allows downloads of material from almost 2500 schools, has finally topped 1 billion downloads.

The Week in iOS Apps: Crazy for Coco

This week's roundup of iOS apps includes American comedy, Swedish mystery, and a behind-the-scenes look at the Oscars.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Power and light

This week's roundup of the latest iOS accessories features ways to power your phone, ways to use it as a spotlight, and, of course, new ways to make sweet, sweet music.

Audible.com revamps iOS app to include iPad display

Version 2.0 of the audiobook-playing app adds a native iPad interface and other upgrades, including revamped navigation that the company says makes it easier to control navigation of a book while the user is on the go.

Three features we'd want in an Amazon used ebooks marketplace

Amazon has been awarded a patent to create a used marketplace for ebooks, music, videos, and other digital media. Is it an attempt to further corner the ebook market? Or could it lead to a flowering of information?

The Week in iPad Cases: Playing for keeps

In this week's edition of our weekly roundup of new iPad cases, we have something for all tastes, from the finest leather to the most-rugged road equipment.

The Week in iOS Apps: Yippee-ki-yay!

One of our favorite action heroes is back, but we're not just about blood, guts, and violence. We've got apps for music, keeping a diary, and making meetings more efficient.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Private time

This week's list of new iOS accessories includes one item that's extremely useful, but extremely private. We've also got chargers, batteries, sound enhancers, and...potty pals.

iOS 6.1.1 update targeted at iPhone 4S improvement

Apple released an update to iOS 6 Monday, one so narrowly targeted most users might miss it.

Tim Cook to speak Tuesday at Goldman Sachs conference

Last year, Apple CEO Tim Cook used the Goldman Sachs conference to affirm the company's commitment to good worker conditions. What will this year's news be?

The Week in Mac Accessories: Portable power

This week's roundup of new accessories for the Mac include ways to make sure you have all the power and protection you need.