Lex FriedmanSenior Contributor, TechHive

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.

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An iPhone fan's month with Windows Phone: Week two

Macworld senior writer Lex Friedman ditched his iPhone 5 a couple weeks ago in order to give Windows Phone a fair shake with the Lumia 920. Last week, he heaped praise upon Windows Phone. This week, he shares some complaints.

TweetDeck shutdown gives a glimpse of Twitter's future

Twitter on Monday announced that TweetDeck for iPhone and Android will soon be no more, and that it's pulling some of TweetDeck's features from the web and desktop clients. Lex Friedman explains what it all means -- whether you use(d) TweetDeck or not.

An iPhone fan's month with Windows Phone: Week one

Macworld senior writer Lex Friedman gave up his iPhone 5 to spend a month using a Windows Phone. After just a week with the Lumia 920, he's already got plenty of opinions.

How to win the streaming set-top box wars

It's not clear yet who will dominate the set-top box market in the long term. What is clear is that it's an increasingly competitive space, with Intel joining Apple, Google, Roku, and others. What's the path to dominance in the field?

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Review: Mophie's Juice Pack Air is better than its Helium

Just a couple weeks after releasing the company's Juice Pack Helium, Mophie has released a better battery case for the iPhone 5, the Juice Pack Air. Lex Friedman says this is the battery case he was waiting for, even though he expected the wait to be longer.

Review: Logitech's Ultrathin mini keyboard cover makes the wrong tradeoffs

We liked Logitech's Ultrathin keyboard cover for the full-size iPad. But the scaled-down version for the iPad mini makes the wrong compromises.

Review: LifeSpan's Bluetooth-enabled treadmill desk is flawed but functional

Lex Friedman uses a treadmill desk, and jumped—or at least walked briskly—at the chance to review a Bluetooth-enabled model from LifeSpan. Though it works, it's not incredible, he says.

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Review: Mophie's Juice Pack Helium is a solid battery case for iPhone 5

Mophie's Juice Pack Helium is the latest in the company's line of iPhone battery cases. The Helium is compatible with the iPhone 5 and works well, though it suffers from a few flaws.

The case for smartwatches

Smartwatches are only in their infancy, and some people are wondering what the fuss is all about. Lex Friedman argues that they represent technology worth getting excited about.

Exploit allows contacts, photos access on a locked iPhone 5

An exploit first posted in late January allows someone to access the photos and contacts stored on a locked iPhone 5 running iOS 6.1.

Review: Cygnett WorkMate for iPhone 5 offers sleek, serious protection

The Cygnett WorkMate for iPhone 5 is a good looking, protective case. And Lex Friedman says it's a worthy successor to the excellent WorkMate for the iPhone 4.

Jawbone says hackers stole MyTalk user information

Jawbone, the company behind Bluetooth accessories like the Jambox and various earpieces, on Wednesday told customers that its MyTalk service had been compromised by attackers.

HBO Go 2.0 finally allows AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

HBO Go scored a significant update Tuesday: The app can now send video to an Apple TV.

Review: Cygnett Bulldozer silicone case offers iPhone 5 protection

The $20 Bulldozer case from Cygnett is available in orange or black. Lex Friedman says it fits the iPhone snugly and offers nice protection with no real drawbacks.

Review: Mailbox for iPhone belongs in your dock

Say goodbye to Apple's Mail app. Mailbox, a new, free app for iPhone, is better in numerous ways--provided you use Gmail.