Lex FriedmanSenior Contributor, TechHive

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: Relaunched Jawbone Up is a fashionable fitness tracker

The original Jawbone Up was a disaster. But the re-released model fixes the problems with its predecessor, and combines with the companion iOS app for a very nice and stylish fitness tracker.

Apple teases its Black Friday event

Black Friday is coming at the end of the week, and Apple suggests that it will once again offer some discounts to its customers.

AC/DC finally rocks the iTunes Store

Longtime digital holdout AC/DC finally released its entire catalog in the iTunes Music Store.

Snapz Pro X updated with Mountain Lion compatibility, Retina support, and more

Screenshot and screencast software Snapz Pro X has been bumped to version 2.5. The software, which developer Ambrosia Software says it rebuilt from the ground up, adds Mountain Lion compatibility and a variety of refinements.

Review: The Room is an iOS game so good, it's scary

You'll want to go inside The Room. The puzzles and challenges presented by the safe therein offer several hours of entertaining gameplay.

Review: Pioneer's A3 XW-SMA3-K is a solid AirPlay speaker system

The Pioneer A3 XW-SMA3-K is a rechargeable, portable AirPlay speaker with several powerful features, hampered somewhat by a clunky interface.

Jawbone re-releases Up wristband sleep and fitness tracker

A year after its initial release, the Jawbone Up rises again. The company says the device, which was hampered by defections the first time around, has been rebuilt from the ground up.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Reviewing the newest iPads, mastering software, easy backups

Our Macworld Doppler radar shows a lot of huge stories from the week gone by. It’s cloudy with a chance of MacBooks. Or more accurately, iPads and Mac minis. But MacBooks sounded better.

Review: iPad mini Smart Cover disappoints compared to its predecessor

The iPad mini Smart Cover adequately protects the iPad mini's screen, and folds into fine shape for propping up the device at typing and watching angles. But it just doesn't work well enough in practical, day-to-day use.

Review: Brookstone Big Blue Live and Studio speakers combine performance and value

Brookstone's Big Blue Live Bluetooth speaker system rivals the popular Jawbone Jambox at half the price, and for just $50 more, the Big Blue Studio offers truly impressive audio quality.

Any phone in a storm: Staying connected after Sandy

Senior writer Lex Friedman lives right in Hurricane Sandy's path, and his home was without power for a week. Here's how he managed to keep his iPhones and iPad up and running.

Review: iBooks 3 is the best iBooks yet

iBooks faces tough competition from Amazon's Kindle app. But the latest version of iBooks offers substantial improvements over the previous edition.

Review: Libratone Zipp is the portable AirPlay speaker to beat

The Libratone Zipp is stylish, offers excellent sound, and allows you to configure ad-hoc AirPlay networks when no other Wi-Fi is available. The only real catch is that such great features come at a price.

Apple posts legally-mandated Samsung 'apology' letter on its UK website

Apple has responded to a UK judge's order that it post a public apology for having falsely accused Samsung of copying the iPad. The apology is handled just as you'd expect Apple to handle it.

Apple and its competitors: the circle game

Apple releases the genre-defining iPhone; competitors respond with smartphones with bigger screens. Apple releases the genre-defining iPad; competitors respond with tablets with smaller screens. Apple faces some fascinating competitors these days. Its response to those competitors is even more interesting.