Lex Friedman

Lex is a former writer for Macworld. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three kids.

What to do with your old iPad

If you're already hatching plans to get an iPad 2 this week, don't toss that original iPad just yet. Lex Friedman has some suggestions for putting Apple's last-generation tablet to good use.
11 years ago

Ten tips for mastering the iPad

Even though it's been out since last April -- and a new model arrives this week -- the iPad still has its share of mysteries. But learn these 10 power tips for Apple's tablet, and you'll soon impress everyone with your iPad savviness.
11 years ago

How to use your Mac without a mouse

Becoming a mouse-avoiding keyboard junkie is a learnable skill; it requires practice and memorization. Everyone knows a few keyboard shortcuts, and mastering more will help you get your work done faster.
11 years ago

How to switch to Google Calendar

Do you want to share your calendar with others and sync your calendars across all your Macs and iOS devices—without paying for Apple's MobileMe? You can with Google Calendar. Lex Friedman shows you how to make the switch from iCal.
11 years ago

How to create a Safari extension

If you know a little bit about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript you're already well equipped to create a Safari extension. Since Apple's documentation can seem intimidating, here's a tutorial to walk you through creating your first extension, using any custom CSS or JavaScript code you write.
11 years ago

Which online backup service is right for you?

A slew of Web services offer affordable online backup for your Mac including Backblaze, Mozy, Carbonite, JungleDisk, Dropbox, and CrashPlan. These services are often simple to use as well: you install software from the service on your computer, and it backs up your files over the Internet.
11 years ago

The iPad as e-reader

One of the iPad's big selling points was as an e-reader. Lex Friedman puts the device through its paces to see if it delivers.
12 years ago

Flight Control for iPhone

Flight Control takes seconds to learn, and mere minutes to play. And yet, you'll find yourself clamoring to play this addictive, entertaining game again and again.
13 years ago

Memory Stick for iPhone

Because of Apple-imposed limitations, the iPhone can't currently function as a true thumb drive. Memory Stick approximates something pretty similar, but not without some frustrating flaws.
13 years ago