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.

Profits dip again for Apple, while iPhone sales beat record

Apple on Tuesday reported its earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2013.

Review: ZaggKeys keyboard cases for iPad mini offer easier typing, less insanity

Zagg's ZaggKeys Cover and ZaggKeys Folio are among the rare iPad mini keyboards that won't make you crazy.

Bye-bye, Google Reader: Alternative RSS solutions for Mac and iOS users

After July 1, 2013, Google Reader is no more. Lex Friedman tried many alternatives to figure out the best way to satisfy his news reading desire with his Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Catching up with developers: Brent Simmons on Vesper and iOS 7

We talk to Brent Simmons, one of the people behind the new Vesper note-taking app for iOS.


WWDC: What we didn't see

Apple made a slew of exciting announcements at the WWDC keynote on Monday, and we've written about them at length. But what about the rumored and/or hoped-for features that didn't appear? Lex Friedman investigates.

Catching up with developers: Paul Haddad of Tapbots

How might changes to iOS 7 affect the popular Twitter client Tweetbot? We asked Paul Haddad, lead developer for Tapbots.

Apple pulls app that claimed to 'cure' homosexuality

Apple has quietly pulled a controversial app that promised to rid users of their homosexuality, amongst other purported sins.

Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

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Why Apple will enter (and dominate) the wearable technology market

Current smartwatches and activity trackers show promise, but none are perfect—leaving a gaping opportunity for Apple to swoop in and dominate.

Google shows off Chrome improvements for better, faster mobile browsing

Google used a portion of its I/O keynote to highlight achievements for its Chrome browser, including updates to both the desktop and mobile versions as well as new developer tools.

Review: The Fitbit Flex wristband bests its closest competition

Fitbit's Flex is its first wrist-worn tracker. Can it compare the to other Fitbit trackers and the Jawbone Up?

Review: Kindle for iOS remains a compelling iBooks alternative

Though Apple's taken strides with iBooks's interface and store, the Kindle app remains a very fine alternative.

Send a Mother's Day greeting with iOS's Cards app

You can use Apple's Cards app on your iOS device to send a greeting to Mom for Mother's Day.

iOS app contains potential malware

Macworld has confirmed the presence of potentially malicious code embedded in an approved App Store app. But it's probably harmless.

Vine update adds front camera, Twitter-style mentions

Vine, the Twitter app focused on creating tiny videos, scored an update on Tuesday.