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.


Happy World Backup Day: Start backing up your Mac today

World Backup Day may be a made-up holiday, but the lesson it brings is an important one: Back up your files, or risk losing everything. It's easier to get started than you might think.

Review: The Enduro Mini battery case for the iPad mini is a letdown

The Enduro Mini is a folio-style leather case for the iPad mini that includes a built-in battery for recharging the tablet. But Lex Friedman found that the case's flaws made the whole thing rather disappointing.

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

After a month on Windows Phone, Macworld senior writer Lex Friedman is finally allowed to power up his iPhone 5 again. But he's taken away some valuable lessons from the competition.

Apple takes password reset functionality offline after news of serious vulnerability

Apple on Friday disabled the password reset functionality for Apple IDs, following a report from The Verge about a serious vulnerability in the process.

Apple adds two-step authentication option for iCloud, Apple IDs

Apple has joined giants like Google and Facebook in offering two-factor authentication as an option for its accounts.

Yontoo Trojan horse injects ads as you surf with popular Mac browsers

A Russian security firm has identified a new Trojan horse that disguises itself as an Internet plug-in.

GarageBand for iOS adds Audiobus support

Apple on Wednesday updated GarageBand for iOS with support for AudioBus.

iOS 6.1.3 fixes lock screen bypass, improves maps in Japan

Apple on Tuesday released iOS 6.1.3, a minor update that fixes a few small bugs.

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

After three weeks with his Lumia 920 Windows Phone, Macworld senior writer Lex Friedman really misses his iPhone 5. But he still found a few bright spots, too.

After Reader, which Google services will be next to fall?

Even if you won't miss Google Reader, its untimely demise should leave you worried about the future of other Google products.

Dropbox acquires Mailbox

Dropbox has acquired the popular free email app Mailbox.

Apple releases OS X 10.8.3 with Boot Camp additions, bug fixes, and Safari 6.0.3

Apple on Thursday finally released OS X 10.8.3.

Review: The MetaWatch Frame is a very cool smartwatch

Lex Friedman's Pebble still hasn't arrived, but he doesn't mind: The MetaWatch Frame smartwatch suits him just fine.

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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.