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.

E-books Are Largest Category in App Store

Steve Jobs once dismissed the Kindle by declaring that "people don't read anymore." That may or may not be true, but either way, people definitely still sell...

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Noby Noby Boy for IPhone

There are two kinds of people in this world: Those who understand and enjoy the appeal of Noby Noby Boy for iPhone, and those who are entirely sane. I'm in the...

iPad Ad Debuts During Oscar Broadcast

After its cameo at the Emmy Awards in January, the iPad made its formal television debut during ABC's broadcast of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards—in the form of...

Final Cut Used on 9 out of 10 Oscar Documentaries

When you talk about the Oscars and a Steve Jobs-led company, it's usually the other one that gets the mention. But this year, Apple scored some Oscar cred of its...

ReMail IPhone E-mail Search App Returns as Open Source Code

In February, Google acquired the iPhone mail search app reMail--and promptly removed it from the App Store. On Friday, reMail developer Gabor Csell announced...

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IBless Torah Helps Bar Mitzvah Students Learn Blessings

The iPhone can do many things, but now there's an impressive new feature to add to the list: It can help you become a man.

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Seven Reasons Chrome Isn't My Default Browser

Google's Chrome browser keeps improving; Beta 2's release in February certainly advanced the case for Chrome as a worthy competitor to Safari, Firefox, and the...

RedEye Mini Makes Your IPhone a Remote Control

Your iPhone can already control your television--sort of. If you use a TiVo or a Mac mini or an Apple TV to power your media center, numerous iPhone apps can...

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Google Acquires Photo-editing Site Picnik

On Monday, Google announced its latest acquisition, online image service Picnik. In Google's own words, Picnik was "one of the first sites to bring photo editing...

Another Case of MacBook-based Spying on Students? Maybe Not

Earlier this week, an investigation involving a Pennsylvania school where staffers may have remotely used Apple laptops to spy on their students made headlines...

IPhone Business Card Scanners

I'm happy with the iPhone's touchscreen keyboard, but I don't love typing in new proper names or email addresses--the stuff that the iPhone OS can't auto-correct...

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Reports: CBS to Offer Some TV Shows on ITunes for $1

CBS will soon begin selling episodes of some television shows for $1 per episode on the iTunes Store, according to both The Financial Times and The New York...

Apple Store Glass Stair up for Auction on EBay

Get your favorite auction-sniping tool ready: One of the massive glass stairs from the spiral staircase at the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue in New York City is...

Grocery Pal for IPhone

I was excited to try out Grocery Pal, a free app from Twicular. I haven't found a supermarket shopping list app that really works for me yet, and Grocery Pal...

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Steve Jobs Honored With Jim Henson Company Award

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, author J.K. Rowling, former Vice President Al Gore, entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nintendo Entertainment general manager Shigeru...