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.

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.

Apple boosts performance, lowers prices on MacBook Pro with Retina display

Apple on Wednesday announced that it's dropping the starting prices on the MacBook Pro with Retina display and the MacBook Air, while also giving some of those Retina pros a speed boost.

Review: Cygnett WorkMate for iPhone 5 offers sleek, serious protection

The Cygnett WorkMate for iPhone 5 is a good looking, protective case. And Lex Friedman says it's a worthy successor to the excellent WorkMate for the iPhone 4.

Jawbone says hackers stole MyTalk user information

Jawbone, the company behind Bluetooth accessories like the Jambox and various earpieces, on Wednesday told customers that its MyTalk service had been compromised by attackers.

HBO Go 2.0 finally allows AirPlay streaming to Apple TV

HBO Go scored a significant update Tuesday: The app can now send video to an Apple TV.

Cook: The only thing Apple won't do is release a lousy product

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs technology conference.

Review: Jabra Solemate beats Jambox at its own game

The Jabra Solemate takes many design cues from the Jawbone Jambox. And it makes a couple small improvements, too.

Review: Cygnett Bulldozer silicone case offers iPhone 5 protection

The $20 Bulldozer case from Cygnett is available in orange or black. Lex Friedman says it fits the iPhone snugly and offers nice protection with no real drawbacks.

Mailbox CEO on building a better mail app

Gentry Underwood's company released its free Mailbox app for iPhone today. Underwood spoke with Lex Friedman about his plan for Mailbox's success, profitability, and more.

Review: Mailbox for iPhone belongs in your dock

Say goodbye to Apple's Mail app. Mailbox, a new, free app for iPhone, is better in numerous ways--provided you use Gmail.

33 expert tips and tricks for iOS 6

How well do you really know iOS? Dan Moren and Lex Friedman have assembled a veritable smorgasbord of tips and tricks for Apple's mobile operating system.

Dropbox unveils new Sync API

Dropbox on Wednesday introduced its new Sync API, which the company says will let developers focus on their apps' core functionality, while Dropbox handles the intricacies of file syncing.

Apple releases OS X Server 2.2.1

An update to Apple's server add-on for Mountain Lion brings a few new features and bug fixes.

Starfish smartwatch saga illustrates entrepreneurial stumbling blocks

Starfish's ad materials had Lex Friedman excited to try out the company's smartwatch at Macworld/iWorld. But it turned out the company had little to show.