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.

Review: BearExtender Mini gets your Mac connected to faraway Wi-Fi hotspots

The BearExtender Mini is a small, powerful USB accessory for boosting your Mac's ability to connect to wireless networks.

Four ways to get things done with Siri

Siri can be a lot of fun. But the voice assistant in iOS can also help you be plenty productive.

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?

Silent email filtering makes iCloud an unreliable option

Apple's iCloud email service blocks messages containing certain phrases. Lex Friedman and Dan Moren argue that, because of this policy, folks who depend on email shouldn't rely on iCloud.

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.

Amazon warns users not to install current version of the Kindle app for iOS

A bug wipes out your books in the Kindle app for iOS.

Review: B&W's A7 AirPlay speaker offers outstanding sound

Bowers & Wilkins' A7 AirPlay speaker is, put simply, acoustically incredible.

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.

TextWrangler 4.5 adds Retina support, interface improvements, and more

Bare Bones on Thursday released an update to its free text editor.

How to set up speech and emoji on your iPhone

Your iPhone can read you any text you can select. And you can add fun graphics anywhere you can type. Lex Friedman shows you how.

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.