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.