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.

Apple: One billion iTunes podcast subscriptions and counting

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

Apple acknowledges developer portal hack

Apple's developer portal has been offline since the middle of last week. On Sunday, Apple explained the outage.

Review: ZaggKeys keyboard cases for iPad mini offer easier typing, less insanity

Zagg's ZaggKeys Cover and ZaggKeys Folio are among the rare iPad mini keyboards that won't make you crazy.

What developers think of Dropbox as an iCloud alternative

Developers have never gushed over iCloud. Lex Friedman asked a few whether Dropbox's new Datastore API captured their interest.

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Mac Gems: Moment puts Facebook in your menubar

Moment is a tidy, elegant menu-bar app that gives you quick access to your Facebook notifications, and makes submitting status updates as simple as click and type, or drag and drop.

The App Store turns five: A look back and forward

Five years ago, the App Store was born. Lex Friedman recounts the history of this crowning achievement of the iOS platform.

Block unwanted iPhone callers in iOS 6

Sometimes, you get calls on your iPhone from people you don't want to speak to. iOS 7 will have a built-in tool for blocking such calls. In the meantime, here's a workaround.

Tools we use: The best Mac apps for working remotely

While some companies clamp down on telecommuting, the truth is that remote employees today can more seamlessly integrate with the office than ever before. Lex Friedman runs down the apps he uses to stay better connected with his coworkers around the country.

Bye-bye, Google Reader: Alternative RSS solutions for Mac and iOS users

After July 1, 2013, Google Reader is no more. Lex Friedman tried many alternatives to figure out the best way to satisfy his news reading desire with his Mac, iPhone, and iPad.

Review: Blue's new Nessie mic has limitations, but will appeal to beginners

The Blue Nessie looks awesome and has clever features. But Lex Friedman says the audio it captures sounds rather disappointing.

NetNewsWire 4 for Mac public beta debuts, with sync and iOS versions to come

Black Pixel on Monday released NetNewsWire 4 for Mac as a public beta. The company promises that more features, including sync, will be arriving in the coming months.

What developers thought of WWDC

We wrap up our video chats with developers by talking to them about the changes coming to OS X and iOS later this year.

iOS 7's new design is its least exciting feature

Sure, iOS 7 sports a whole new look. But Lex Friedman says that he's more excited about pretty much everything else the new operating system will bring.

HBO Go, WatchESPN come to Apple TV

You can now watch Tony Soprano whack his enemies from your Apple TV.

Catching up with developers: Brent Simmons on Vesper and iOS 7

We talk to Brent Simmons, one of the people behind the new Vesper note-taking app for iOS.