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 a ringtone on your iPhone with GarageBand

The latest version of GarageBand for iOS adds the ability to create custom ringtones for your iPhone or iPad--on the phone or tablet itself.

Lark unveils new $150 Larklife for monitoring sleep, steps, and more

Lark on Monday took the wraps off its new Larklife. Like the Nike+ FuelBand and the Fitbit, the Larklife tracks a lot more than just sleep.

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Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 tips, iPad mini theories, and remembering Steve

It's already October. That means that it's just a few weeks to Halloween, and then a few more to Thanksgiving, and then it's time to start feeling holly and jolly, whoa nelly, let's pause and take a break with another edition of the The Weekly Wrap.

Apple releases Supplemental Update 1.0 for Mountain Lion 10.8.2

Apple on Thursday rolled out a minor update for users of 10.8.2 addressing a few rare bugs.

iPhone app showdown: App.net clients

App.net is a Twitter-esque microblogging platform. Here's how some of the early apps for the service stack up against one another.

Review: HiddenRadio speaker is clever but disappointing

The Hidden Radio is clever, cute, and very portable. But its sound quality and usability are disappointing.

Google Maps Street View now available in Safari on iOS

If iOS 6 Maps app has left you longing for Street View, we have some good news from Google.


How to free up iCloud storage space

Apple gives you 5GB of iCloud storage space for free, but that can feel cramped rather quickly if you have more than one iOS device to back up. Here’s how to make the most of the space you have.

Apple to unveil fourth-quarter earnings on Oct 25

Apple late Monday announced that will hold its next quarterly earnings call on October 25.

My day with Siri

Staff writer Lex Friedman spends more time than ever with Siri, thanks to the improvements in iOS 6. But despite its many strengths, it still isn't perfect.

Update fixes Verizon iPhone 5 data glitch; customers won't be charged for overages

Apple late Sunday released a carrier update for the Verizon iPhone 5 that corrects an issue where the phone could erroneously use cellular data while connected to a Wi-Fi network. Customers won't be responsible for unintended cellular data overages incurred because of the now-fixed flaw.

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Weekly Wrap: iPhone 5 review, iOS 6 annoyances, and a Tim Cook Maps apology

This week, we reviewed the new iPhone 5, solved all sorts of annoyances in iOS 6 and elsewhere, and covered a humble Maps apology from Apple CEO Tim Cook.

Review: Altec Lansing's InAir 5000 is an impressive AirPlay speaker system

The inAir 5000 from Altec Lansing is an excellent AirPlay speaker system that's easy to recommend.

Apple CEO Tim Cook: We're 'extremely sorry' for iOS 6 Maps frustration

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday posted a public letter addressing the ongoing iOS 6 Maps brouhaha.

iPhone 5 comes to regional carriers in the U.S. on Friday

Several regional wireless providers will start selling the iPhone 5 on Friday, with nTelos among the few to announce pricing for Apple's new phone.