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.

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Why Apple changed my mind about smartwatches

Lex Friedman owns two smartwatches already. He doesn't wear either one. Here's why he thinks he'll wear the Apple Watch when it's released.

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iHome DL100 review: Speaker dock charges three devices, but falls short as an alarm clock

The DL100 can charge three iPhones and iPads at once, and it sounds decent, but its controls are confusing and its alarms are a hassle to set.

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How Mac experts manage their calendars

Managing your schedule so events and appointments are synced between multiple devices (and, for some people, visible to multiple users) is anything but simple. Here's how three power-users get it done.

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How Mac experts deal with their contacts

We asked five experts to talk about how they handle their contacts. Here’s a look at the many ways they get the job done.

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How Mac experts organize their files

We asked four experts to share their strategies for organizing files. Here’s a look at the different (and sometimes really geeky) ways they get the job done.

The Best iPad mini Cases: Our personal favorites

Our editors spend a lot of time testing and using iPad cases, but there are a few we keep coming back to once our testing is done. Here are some of our personal favorites for the iPad mini..

Can't trust this: Inconsistencies shake faith in Apple

As much as senior contributor Lex Friedman would like to trust Apple, there are times when the company doesn't exactly inspire trust. And that's a problem for both Apple and its customers.

How Mac experts set up their desktops

We asked five experts to share their strategies for organizing their Desktops. Here's a look at the amazingly different and often quirky ways they use their Macs.

Get to know iOS 7: Safari

iOS 7 looks dramatically different from prior iterations of the operating system. But the updates are more than skin-deep. The stock Safari browser on your iOS device scores some serious changes in iOS 7, too. Here's what you have in store.

Get to know iOS 7: Notes and Reminders

Notes and Reminders both had skeumorphic-heavy looks in iOS 6, both of which have mostly disappeared in iOS 7. The new Notes and Reminders are sleek, simpler versions of their predecessors; here's what you have to look forward to.

Get to know iOS 7: Activation lock

Senior contributor Lex Friedman details iOS 7's new activation lock feature.

Collective review: Make the most of cut-and-paste in OS X

Cut-and-paste is better than ever when you use Collective.

Get to know iOS 7: Notification Center

What's new in Notification Center? Senior contributor Lex Friedman is more than happy to tell you.

Jawbone Mini Jambox review: Great sound, even smaller size

First Jawbone made the original Jambox. Then the company made the device bigger. So it was only logical for Jawbone to then make it smaller. But is the Mini Jambox half the speaker or twice the performer?

iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, or neither: Which new iPhone should you buy?

Apple unveiled two new iPhones, so now you have a couple of decisions: Should you upgrade your iPhone, and if so, to which model?