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.

Wolfram Alpha Launches $50 IPhone App

Wolfram Alpha, the "computational knowledge engine" with a name that rolls right off the tongue, has until now lived solely as a Web site that can provide cool...

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IPhone Halloween Apps

Perhaps one of the scarier things you can imagine as October 31 nears is an iPhone (or iPod touch) devoid of spooky, Halloween-themed apps. Fortunately, we've...

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TapLynx Framework Helps Build IPhone Apps Without Code

Now it's possible to create apps for the iPhone without knowing a lick of code. With the launch of TapLynx from NewsGator Technologies, anyone with Web-based...

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Inkvaders for IPhone

Inkvaders is a $1 side-scrolling alien shoot-'em-up from Chillingo. The game play strikes me as very reminiscent of Zombieville USA, and that's a good thing.

IPhone Owners, Start Your Engines With Viper SmartStart

Tired of all those wasted seconds you spend unlocking your car, then turning the key in the ignition? Perhaps your iPhone can help you reclaim that precious time.

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Minor MobileMe Upgrades Improve IDisk

Apple seems to be getting used to rolling out small but useful upgrades. Hot on the virtual heels of the iPhone OS 3.1.2 release, Apple on Friday announced some...

Game of Life for IPhone

The Game of Life: Classic Edition is a $5 board-game recreation from Electronic Arts. It's a faithful homage, and it's about as fun as the family board game...

Google Docs Launches Shared Folders

If recent events haven't left you skittish about cloud computing's future and your distaste for Microsoft Word exceeds even your hostility for Dane Cook, then...

Minor MobileMe Upgrades Improve IDisk

Apple seems to be getting used to rolling out small but useful upgrades. Hot on the virtual heels of the iPhone OS 3.1.2 release, Apple on Friday announced some...

Penn & Teller Chat Magic Trick for IPhone

The last time magic duo Penn & Teller made software for a popular console, it didn't go very well. The magic duo's new app for iPhone should fare slightly...

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AT&T on IPhone Tethering: Not Yet

iPhone owners everywhere, rejoice! AT&T on Thursday gave an official update on just when you can expect to gain access to tethering. Oh wait, don't rejoice...

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'Mighty Mouse' Trademark Awarded, but Not to CBS or Apple

Remember how when Apple first introduced the Mighty Mouse, they had to license use of the name from CBS, thanks to everyone's second-favorite cartoon rodent? And...

NotifyMe for IPhone

NotifyMe, a $4 app from PoweryBase, is a to-do list manager that takes advantage of push notifications to remind you when it's time to get stuff done. The app...

Minigore for IPhone

Chillingo's Minigore is a vicious 3-D shoot-em-up game. You control John Gore, who's certainly named appropriately for this gruesome game. Your terrain is a...

The Price Is Right for IPhone

Many TV game shows--Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, Who Wants to be a Millionaire--have made the leap from the small screen to the smaller-still iPhone screen. The...