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: The Final-est Fantasy!

This week's roundup of apps includes the latest generation of a beloved game series and the beginning of a new Disney franchise. Plus, ways to organize your email and your gifts this holiday season.

Apple store in Shanghai

Apple, China Mobile reportedly close to a deal

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

The Week in iOS Accessories: Stand and deliver

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes several new ways to let you display and use your iOS device, hands-free.

The Week in iOS Apps: App.net spreads its wings

This week's roundup of new and updated iOS apps features some of those "other" social media services.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Wood makes everything better

This week's roundup of accessories includes several speakers made more beautiful by using natural materials, as well as docks, keyboards, stands, and more.

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.

The Week in iOS Apps: A thousand ways to organize your life

The advent of iOS has brought a number of ways to help users get organized. This week's roundup includes a few new and updated ways to do so.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Bluetooth, Bluetooth everywhere!

This week's roundup of iOS accessories includes Bluetooth speakers, more Bluetooth speakers, and then, to top it off, some more Bluetooth speakers.

The Week in iOS Apps: Sci-fi and fantasy

This week's roundup of new and updated apps features new entries from the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings franchises. Need we say more?

The Week in iOS Accessories: Survival gear

This week's roundup of accessories for your iOS devices includes items that will help you use your iPhone in the wilderness, or even when Mad Max is ruling the world.

The Week in iOS Apps: A new look for some old friends

This week's roundup of apps brings plenty of old favorites, renovated with new looks and new features to ensure your iOS device stays central to your life.

The Week in Mac Accessories: Open, Sesame!

This week's roundup of new Mac gear includes a device that ensures that your MacBook works only when you're nearby. Plus, we've got new keyboards, new speakers, and more.

Legal ruling

Apple discloses government requests for user information

In an attempt to introduce more transparency to government requests, Apple's published a report on how many times it's been asked to divulge user or device information in the first half of 2013.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Airing it out

This week's roundup of accessories includes items for Apple's newest tablet, as you might expect. But we've also got gear for charging, using, and displaying all your iPhones and iPads, new and old.

The Week in iOS Apps: Image is everything

This week's roundup of iOS apps features plenty of new ways to make your iPhone images, moving or still, way cooler than they already are. Read on.