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.

Review: Tweetbot for iPad

Tweetbot was already great on the iPhone. On the iPad, it gets even more room to shine--and shine it does.

Dr. Seuss Band for iPhone and iPad

Dr. Seuss Band is clearly inspired by the famed author, but the connection is tenuous at best. The Rock Band-style gameplay isn't that fun, but just goofing off with the multi-faceted instrument kind of is.

Logitech's Bluetooth Mini Boombox offers small size, low price, and underwhelming sound quality

Logitech's Mini Boombox is impressively small. But in this case, such portability comes at the expense of audio quality.

Phraseology for iPad

Why choose Phraseology over the countless text editors in the App Store? Its refined interface, powerful text arranging and analysis tools, and simplicity combine to make it an easy choice.

Facebook for iPhone and iPad

Facebook finally arrived on the iPad, and the iPhone version of the app merited a few updates of its own, too. Despite a few quirks, the app offers a superb way to browse the social network from any iOS device.

Review: Cards for iPhone

Cards is clunky to use, and its options are limited. It doesn't even feel like Apple made the app.

Up Close with iOS 5: Reminders

You won't confuse Reminders, the new built-in to-do manager added with iOS 5, with some of the more full-featured task managers in the App Store. But Apple simply aims to add basic to-do list capabilities to its mobile OS. Here's what to expect from Reminders.

Apple's iOS 5 to Ship October 12

At its iPhone press event Tuesday, Apple announced a firm ship date for the next major version of its mobile operating system. Apart from the October 12 release date, though, Apple didn't reveal new details about iOS 5.

Review: Three comic-book style image editors

When it comes to converting your photos into images worthy of a comic book, the iPad-only Comic Life stands out as the best of a trio of iOS image editors that we tested.

Review: Madden NFL 12 for iPhone and iPad

It's awesome that you can run as deep a game as Madden on your iOS device. It's less awesome that the game still isn't that fun with multitouch.

Packing Pro for iPhone and iPad

Packing Pro is a universal app for making sure you're ready for your trip. Unfortunately, the app is hampered by poor design choices and unnecessary complexity. A simple todo list app would suffice.

Google+ for iPhone

The Google+ for iPhone app, like the social network it connects to, shows plenty of promise. But it feels a bit like an iOS app impostor.

Review: Two iPad bedtime apps

Both The Going to Bed Book and Nighty Night HD aim to help you use your iPad to put your kids to sleep. Are the apps entertaining? Too lively for bedtime? Lex Friedman and his kids take a close look.

The Daily and CNN App for iPad

Both The Daily and CNN offer custom iPad news experiences. Lex Friedman pits the two against each other to see which -- old-school CNN or upstart The Daily -- does the job better.

WWDC: Apple Unveils IOS 5


Apple on Monday gave users their first glimpse at iOS 5, the next iteration of the company's mobile operating system for iPhones and iPads.