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.

How to create shared Reminders with iCloud in Mac OS X 10.8.2

You can use shared Reminders lists to maintain, say, an always-in-sync grocery shopping list with your spouse or roommates. But the option to create such shared lists disappeared from iCloud.com. Here's how to create them now.

Hands on with iBooks 3

Among its many Tuesday announcements, Apple introduced iBooks 3. Senior writer Lex Friedman went hands on with the updated app to check out the changes.

Review: Letterpress is an excellent iOS word game

Letterpress combines the fun of Boggle with Risk. It's a great two-player app for word game fans.

Apple unveils iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the long-awaited iPad mini, along with the fourth-generation iPad.

Apple unveils Fusion Drive for new iMac and Mac mini

Apple introduced its new Fusion Drive technology on Tuesday, a hybrid drive that merges a 128GB flash drive with a 1TB or 3TB hard drive all into a single logical volume for the iMac and Mac mini.

Apple will stream Tuesday event live to Apple TV, Web

Apple early Tuesday revealed that it will stream the day's "little more to show" event live to Apple TV customers and on its website.

Big thoughts on a little iPad

It's pretty much a done deal that Apple will unveil a new, smaller iPad at Tuesday's event. Senior writer Lex Friedman and senior editor Dan Moren have a dialogue about what that device might look like, how Apple might position it, and who might want it.

Weekly Wrap

Weekly Wrap: Apple's upcoming iPad event, weird Macs, and plenty more

This week, in some ways, felt a bit like the calm before the storm. Apple announced a special event coming next week, we shared the stories of various unusual Macs, and of course we offered our usual slew of reviews, how-tos, and news.

Mac Gems: Tweetbot for Mac is exactly what you'd expect

Tweetbot, the Twitter client from Tapbots, makes the leap from iOS to the Mac, and it nails the landing.

Tweetbot arrives in Mac App Store, with higher price than its developers prefer

The hugely popular Twitter client for iOS now arrives in the Mac App Store. But its $20 price tag is necessitated by Twitter's recent API changes, developer Tapbots says.

Apple quietly extends 1TB iMac Seagate replacement program

If you have a 1TB iMac with a built-in Seagate drive, it may be eligible for replacement by Apple.

MyFitnessPal hits 30 million users, announces new integrated partners

Diet-tracking app MyFitnessPal on Tuesday announced that it had crossed the 30 million user mark. It also announced a new (private) API, with a dozen or so launch partners whose third-party utilities can now integrate with the service.

Twitter updates TweetDeck with new theme, other improvements

Twitter on Wednesday released an update to its cross-platform TweetDeck client. The update offers a second, lighter theme, and other small improvements.

Developers stymied by Mac App Store approval delays

Developers say that Mac App Store approval times are slow and getting worse.

Review: Fitbit Zip is an affordable digital pedometer

The Fitbit Zip is a nice, entry-level fitness tracker. It's good as is, but needs a bug fix to earn a higher endorsement for iPhone users.