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.

Google Maps arrives in App Store

Google late Wednesday arrived in the App Store, as a fully viable alternative to Apple's Maps app.

A few fundamental iOS 6 complaints

iOS 6 is good. But Senior Writer Lex Friedman finds that Apple's chief competitors are offering up some seriously appealing alternatives to certain features, and other iOS failings have hung around for years. Here are his primary complaints.

The six apps of Hannukah

Hannukah may last for eight nights, but only these six apps are really worth your time if you want to celebrate the Festival of Lights.

When good Macs go bad: Steps to take when your Mac won't start up

Senior writer Lex Friedman's friend Julian had a MacBook Pro that refused to start up. Here are the steps they took in their attempts to get the Mac working again.

New 27-inch iMac orders won't ship until January

If you didn't already order your new 27-inch iMac, don't expect to meet it until 2013.

Make text more readable on your iPad mini

The iPad mini's screen sometimes plays host to tiny fonts. Here's how to tweak your settings for bigger text in common apps.

BBEdit 10.5 adds Retina display support, navigation improvements, and more

The latest update to BBEdit is free, and includes features like support for Retina Macs, improved navigation, support for OS X's versions, and numerous other aesthetic and functional updates.

Apple begins offering unlocked iPhone 5 in U.S.

If you love new iPhones but hate contracts, Apple has some good news.

Hands on with iTunes 11

iTunes 11 marks a fairly major revamp of Apple's all-in-one media player/store/syncing software. Senior writer Lex Friedman and senior editor Dan Moren run down what's new and different.

iTunes 11 now available in Mac App Store

With one day before Apple's November deadline expires, iTunes 11 landed in the Mac App Store as an update.

Review: Fantastical for iPhone shines despite iOS-caused limitations

Fantastical leaps from the Mac to the iPhone, and it sticks the landing.


Review: LifeProof Nuud case protects your iPad from almost everything

The Nuud case from LifeProof should protect your iPad from water, ice, dust, and shocks. And it does it without making your iPad a pain to use.

Apple: New iMacs start shipping November 30

Apple promised that the new, thinner iMacs would start shipping in November. And it will meet that deadline--barely.

Reports: AT&T rolling out FaceTime over cellular to more customers

AT&T may be bringing FaceTime over cellular capabilities to a larger pool of customers than it originally said. On Wednesday, some users with unlimited data plans and non-LTE devices reported that the feature was enabled for them.

Apple releases Supplemental Update 2.0 for Mountain Lion 10.8.2

Apple on Tuesday released a Mountain Lion update for 2012 Mac systems.