Lex FriedmanSenior Contributor, Macworld

Lex uses a MacBook Pro, an iPhone 5, an iPad mini, a Kindle 3, a TiVo HD, and a treadmill desk, and loves them all. His latest book, a children's book parody for adults, is called "The Kid in the Crib." Lex lives in New Jersey with his wife and three young kids.

Macally Unveils Oodles of New IPhone and IPod Goodies

Accessory maker Macally this week announced more new iPhone and iPod accessories than you can shake a mythical Apple Tablet at. Pricing isn’t available for any...

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New IPhone App Adds Graphic Emoticons to Facebook Posts

How many times has this happened to you? You're working on a Facebook wall post from your iPhone, and you realize that it's sorely lacking in emoji-inspired...

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QBaseball for IPhone

QBaseball from Kdan Mobile Software performs the cardinal sin of iPhone gaming: You're forced to dismiss a video each time you launch it. Note to developers: We...

Pocket Devil for IPhone

Pocket Devil is a hilariously evil game from the makers of Pocket God.

Minim for IPhone

Minim is an original, clever puzzler for the iPhone. The $2 game from Fishing Cactus excels because of its simplicity and its elegant ties to the iPhone's unique...

CNBC to Air 'Welcome to Macintosh' Documentary

Set your DVRs, people. On January 4th, 2010 at 9:30PM Eastern, CNBC will broadcast Welcome to Macintosh, an independent documentary chronicling Apple's history.

SugarSync for IPhone

SugarSync is an online backup service somewhat reminiscent of Dropbox. The SugarSync iPhone app from Sharpcast lets you access your backed-up files on the go...

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FarmLand for IPhone

FarmLand is a charming, $2 casual strategy game for the iPhone from iMouse. It looks good, and it's fun to play. The game starts slowly, but in spite of its...

Will We See the Famed Apple Tablet Next Month?

We doesn't normally report on Apple gossip from rumor Websites, but when heavyweights like The Financial Times report on Apple news--even if it sounds a bit...

Texts From Last Night for IPhone

Texts From Last Night is a $1 app from the creators of the Website of the same name. Both feature a seemingly endless stream of tawdry, embarrassing, and...

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Apple Approves, Then Pulls Nintendo Emulator for IPhone

Last night, I e-mailed my editors at Macworld excitedly: "NES emulator for iPhone! Approved by Apple! Let me write this up!"

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New App Turns Your IPhone Into a Snow Globe for the Holidays

Just in time for Christmas, the fine folks at RogueSheep--the company behind App Gem award winner Postage--have released SnoGlobe.

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SpeedNote for IPhone

SpeedNote, a $2 app from DevLux, attempts to solve a problem that I just don't have, and does so in a way that's absolutely antithetical not only to how I use...

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JVC Speaker Turns Your IPod on Its Ear

JVC has announced its new XS-SR3 iPod speaker dock, whose look is infinitely sleeker than its name.

Is VLC for OS X in Danger?

VLC for OS X could go MIA PDQ unless some Mac developers step up ASAP. That's because VLC media player, the (for-now) cross-platform software from the VideoLAN...