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: Holiday! Celebrate!

This week’s roundup of iOS apps includes new and improved ways to make the holidays more enjoyable, and maybe a bit less lonely.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Lightning!

At long last, third-party Lightning-connector accessories, for the latest generations of iPhone, iPad, and iPod, are starting to hit the market, and those add-ons form the bulk of this week’s accessory roundup.

Hands on with Nokia's Here Maps for iOS

Nokia’s new Here Maps for iPhone and iPad launched in the App Store Monday, the latest offering in the flood of navigation apps trying to take advantage of widespread dissatisfaction with Apple’s new native Maps app that, in iOS 6, replaced Google as the map provider.

iPad mini LTE goes on sale; shipping times remain delayed

Just weeks after the iPad mini made its debute, LTE-enabled versions of the tablet are now on sale at retailers.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Stylin'

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories features several styluses. Here’s what caught our eye this week.

These aren't the birds you're looking for -- Angry Birds gets the Star Wars treatment

Angry Birds Star Wars and Angry Birds Star Wars HD launched Tuesday across a variety of mobile and desktop computing platforms, bringing two beloved franchises together like chocolate and peanut butter.

FreshBooks accounting app jumps to the iPad

Just two months after its bookkeeping software arrived on the iPhone, FreshBooks has unveiled the iPad version of its accounting app.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Put a bird on it!

This week’s roundup of iOS accessories offers new-school music creation, old-school telephone handsets, and listening solutions galore.

Modest crowds greet iPad mini's release

Customers didn't show up in as great a number as they have for more recent Apple product launches, but the people waiting to get their hands on a new iPad mini are enthusiastic about the latest tablet out of Cupertino.

With iPad mini launch, what to do with your 'old' iPad?

Owners of third-generation iPads are trading in those tablets to prepare for (and pay for) Friday’s launch of both the iPad mini and the fourth-generation iPad.

The Week in iOS Accessories: Feel the power

This week's roundup of iOS accessories offers better ways to write on, power up, or type when using your iPhone or iPad.

The Week in iOS Accessories: The iPad mini arrives!

That didn’t take long. Within hours of Apple’s announcement Tuesday of the iPad mini, accessory makers began announcing products that would go perfectly with the new device.

The Week in iOS Accessories: See farther

As you’d expect, accessories for the iPhone 5 are trickling out, and this week there are couple of new products that will help your new iPhone’s camera see farther and better. But there’s also plenty of other gear for making art or listening to music on your iOS device.

Review: Use WriteUp to create Markdown text on your iPad or iPhone

WriteUp is useful and easy to use, and writers who want to compose short notes or long essays will find it nearly ideal.

The Week in iOS Accessories: New ideas for music lovers

This week’s roundup of accessories for the iPhone and iPad contains more than a few new ideas for music lovers. Who says accessories have to be boring?