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.

Hands on with iTunes 11

iTunes 11 marks a fairly major revamp of Apple's all-in-one media player/store/syncing software. Senior writer Lex Friedman and senior editor Dan Moren run down what's new and different.

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Review: Fantastical for iPhone shines despite iOS-caused limitations

Fantastical leaps from the Mac to the iPhone, and it sticks the landing.


Review: LifeProof Nuud case protects your iPad from almost everything

The Nuud case from LifeProof should protect your iPad from water, ice, dust, and shocks. And it does it without making your iPad a pain to use.

Reports: AT&T rolling out FaceTime over cellular to more customers

AT&T may be bringing FaceTime over cellular capabilities to a larger pool of customers than it originally said. On Wednesday, some users with unlimited data plans and non-LTE devices reported that the feature was enabled for them.

Review: The Room is an iOS game so good, it's scary

You'll want to go inside The Room. The puzzles and challenges presented by the safe therein offer several hours of entertaining gameplay.

Review: iPad mini Smart Cover disappoints compared to its predecessor

The iPad mini Smart Cover adequately protects the iPad mini's screen, and folds into fine shape for propping up the device at typing and watching angles. But it just doesn't work well enough in practical, day-to-day use.

Review: iBooks 3 is the best iBooks yet

iBooks faces tough competition from Amazon's Kindle app. But the latest version of iBooks offers substantial improvements over the previous edition.

Hands on with iBooks 3

Among its many Tuesday announcements, Apple introduced iBooks 3. Senior writer Lex Friedman went hands on with the updated app to check out the changes.

Review: Letterpress is an excellent iOS word game

Letterpress combines the fun of Boggle with Risk. It's a great two-player app for word game fans.

Apple unveils iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the long-awaited iPad mini, along with the fourth-generation iPad.

Big thoughts on a little iPad

It's pretty much a done deal that Apple will unveil a new, smaller iPad at Tuesday's event. Senior writer Lex Friedman and senior editor Dan Moren have a dialogue about what that device might look like, how Apple might position it, and who might want it.

Apple quietly extends 1TB iMac Seagate replacement program

If you have a 1TB iMac with a built-in Seagate drive, it may be eligible for replacement by Apple.

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Twitter updates TweetDeck with new theme, other improvements

Twitter on Wednesday released an update to its cross-platform TweetDeck client. The update offers a second, lighter theme, and other small improvements.

iPhone app showdown: App.net clients

App.net is a Twitter-esque microblogging platform. Here's how some of the early apps for the service stack up against one another.

Google Maps Street View now available in Safari on iOS

If iOS 6 Maps app has left you longing for Street View, we have some good news from Google.