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 pulls app that claimed to 'cure' homosexuality

Apple has quietly pulled a controversial app that promised to rid users of their homosexuality, amongst other purported sins.

Face-off: Does Spotlight need better Web search?

Microsoft is integrating Bing results into Windows 8.1 searches. Should Apple expand Spotlight in OS X and iOS to better integrate Web search, too?

Justin Timberlake, Jack Johnson to headline 2013 iTunes Festival in London

Apple on Thursday unveiled the starting lineup for its annual iTunes Festival concert series.

Replace Calendar with Fantastical on your iPhone

The Calendar app on iPhone is fine. But Lex Friedman thinks that the third-party Fantastical app is better. Here's a quick video overview of the app.

Why Apple will enter (and dominate) the wearable technology market

Current smartwatches and activity trackers show promise, but none are perfect—leaving a gaping opportunity for Apple to swoop in and dominate.

Second Gear teases new app via Passbook

We don't yet know what Second Gear's new iPhone app will be. But folks who install a Pit Pass into Passbook should be the first to find out.

Review: SoundFly BT and SoundFly Air speakers are wall warts for audio

JBL's SoundFly line includes both AirPlay and Bluetooth models, each designed to let you stream your music, wirelessly, to the nearest AC wall outlet. We tested both to see how they stack up...or plug in.

Mac Gems: Timebar turns your menu bar into your timer

Timebar's visual approach to timers repurposes your menu bar inoffensively.

How Google's I/O moves measure up to what Apple offers

At Google I/O, the search giant showed off a slew of updates for developers and customers alike. How do Apple's products and tools stack up?

Google shows off Chrome improvements for better, faster mobile browsing

Google used a portion of its I/O keynote to highlight achievements for its Chrome browser, including updates to both the desktop and mobile versions as well as new developer tools.

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T-Mobile raises price on iPhone 5 by $50

A month after finally starting to offer the iPhone, T-Mobile has increased its upfront price.

Review: The Fitbit Flex wristband bests its closest competition

Fitbit's Flex is its first wrist-worn tracker. Can it compare the to other Fitbit trackers and the Jawbone Up?

Hands on: Pixelmator launches smart, significant new upgrade

Pixelmator 2.2 adds a variety of clever new features, including shapes tools, selection options, filters, text tweaks, and more. Lex Friedman goes hands on.

Review: Kindle for iOS remains a compelling iBooks alternative

Though Apple's taken strides with iBooks's interface and store, the Kindle app remains a very fine alternative.

Send a Mother's Day greeting with iOS's Cards app

You can use Apple's Cards app on your iOS device to send a greeting to Mom for Mother's Day.