Joel MathisMacworld

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

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.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Fresh Air

The newest member of the iOS family won't be available for a few more days, but it already has accessories to make it easier and more comfortable to use.

The Week in iOS Apps: Zombies and zom-bees

This week's roundup of iOS apps is full of the undead. But don't worry, we've also got apps available for real live human beings, too.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Wet, warm, and wild

This week's roundup of accessories for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod includes gear designed to endure weather extremes: If it's wet or cold, you'll still be able to use your iOS device.

Cook: App Store, iTunes Radio sport prominent growth

More than 1 million apps are now available in the App Store, and more than 20 million listeners are using the new iTunes Radio.

The Week in iOS Apps: A Netflix for books?

Oyster's 'Netflix for books' is now available for iPad. Plus, we have new apps for people who love games, words, maps, and more.