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: Withings Pulse shows heart

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Lodsys dismisses lawsuit against app maker TMSoft

Patent-holding company Lodsys dismissed its lawsuit against app maker TMSoft. The developer agreed to drop his own motions, and to join Lodsys in making a charitable donation.

AgileBits offers cheaper 1Password as older version loses Dropbox sync

AgileBits on Thursday announced a temporary $10 savings on 1Password for iOS, because the older version of the app is losing its ability to sync via Dropbox.

iTunes Store unavailable for some users

On Wednesday, the iTunes Store stopped letting some users make purchases.

Amber Alerts on your iPhone: Invasive, frustrating, necessary

Folks on the west coast were surprised Monday night by a loud Amber Alert on their iPhones just before 11 p.m. Lex Friedman explains why Amber Alerts arrive, how to disable them, and why you shouldn't.

Legal ruling

Apple: DOJ's proposed ebook price fixing remedy 'draconian' and 'unprecedented'

Apple responded on Friday with vigorous opposition to the Depart of Justice's suggested remedies in the ebook price fixing case.

Legal ruling

DOJ proposes contract terminations, App Store rule changes, in Apple ebook case

The Department of Justice on Friday issued its suggestion for remedies in light of its guilty verdict against Apple in the ebook price-fixing case.

The next iPad mini: You want Retina with that?

Analysts predict that the next iPad mini will have a Retina display. And also that it won't. Lex Friedman thinks at least one of them is probably right.

How to report iMessage spam to Apple

Apple recently unveiled a means of reporting iMessage spam, a menace perhaps even more obnoxious than email spam. Here's how to help Apple stem the tide.

Review: Best battery cases for the iPhone 5

If you want to work your iPhone hard, particularly when you're traveling or otherwise away from places to recharge the device, you need a battery case. Here are 11 options to consider.

Apple will investigate new claims of labor violations at Pegatron

A report on Monday blasted labor conditions at a manufacturing company in China used by Apple and other hardware makers.

Mac Gems: Cloud Mate makes the most out of iCloud

Cloud Mate offers features that many of us think Apple should provide on its own.

Hands-on: BillGuard for iPhone watches your credit card so you don't have to

BillGuard for iPhone tracks your credit card purchases, and looks for rogue grey charges. Then it warns you about them.

Profits dip again for Apple, while iPhone sales beat record

Apple on Tuesday reported its earnings for the third fiscal quarter of 2013.

Apple: One billion iTunes podcast subscriptions and counting

Apple on Tuesday announced that iTunes has eclipsed one billion podcast subscriptions.