Articles By Lex Friedman

Apple reveals iOS 6, new 3D Maps app

Apple on Monday took the wraps off iOS 6, the next version of the operating system that powers the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Senior vice president for iOS software Scott Forstall told

Published on: June 11th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Hidden features in iOS’s built-in apps

You’ve probably mastered your favourite built-in iOS apps, like Camera, Mail, and Safari. But other apps come preloaded on your iOS device, and they include some features you just might not have discovered

Published on: June 1st, 2012 Lex Friedman

First look at Facebook Camera for iOS

Facebook on Thursday launched Camera, a new standalone iPhone app for browsing your friends' photos and sharing new ones of your own. Were Instagram owned by anyone else, it might be sweating bullets right now. 

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Apple updates iOS to version 5.1.1

Apple on Monday released iOS 5.1.1, a small update for the mobile operating system that powers the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.The update includes a small handful of fixes. Among them: Taking HDR

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Lex Friedman

iBooks 2 limitations mar great experience

Whenever I’m asked to review an e-reading app, my first reaction hovers around snarky amusement. “Come on,” I say to myself. “If it shows text and you can read books, it’s a fine

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Lex Friedman

Steve Jobs’ bio dissects six game-changing Apple products

At Apple's companywide memorial event for Steve Jobs, new Apple CEO Tim Cook emphasized Jobs's direct involvement in six revolutionary products: the Mac, the iPod and iTunes, the iPhone, the iPad, Apple the

Published on: October 31st, 2011 Lex Friedman

Apple finally unveils iPhone 4S

Apple's latest iPhone doesn't look all that different on the surface from the iPhone 4 it replace. But the iPhone 4S unveiled by Apple at a press event Tuesday promises an improved processor,

Published on: October 4th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Apple’s magic revealed: why its products lead the market

Apple uses the word "magical" a lot these days. It's enough to make you wonder if Steve Jobs dropped out of Hogwarts. (Tim Cook: Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff? Discuss.)The most magical item in Apple's

Published on: August 16th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Convert Flash to HTML5 with new Google tool

Google on Tuesday unveiled Swiffy, a free tool for developers to convert some Flash files (.SWFs) into HTML5 code. The upshot? It's now easier than ever to get Flash content visible on platforms

Published on: June 30th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Apple’s iPhone patent finally approved in U.S.

When Steve Jobs unveiled the original iPhone at Macworld Expo 2007, he lauded its multitouch interface. "And boy, have we patented it," he added. It seems that now, four and a half years

Published on: June 24th, 2011 Lex Friedman

How to use your iPad as the ultimate news reader

I’m a news junkie. I love remaining informed about U.S. and world news, technology news, entertainment news, you name it. I don’t subscribe to a single newspaper, though, and I don’t watch the

Published on: June 15th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Six ways to master iPad file management

It's true that you can use your iPad instead of your Mac to take care of many common computing tasks. But unless you're ready to ditch Mac OS X entirely, you'll still need

Published on: May 13th, 2011 Lex Friedman

Onsite and Off-site Mac back up

Macworld cares about your data, and you should too. If you don't backup, assume that you will someday lose data that is important to you. We've covered the basics of how to keep

Published on: February 17th, 2011 Lex Friedman

iPhone 4 launches in Canada July 30, burdened by ‘Antennagate’

In Friday's hotly-anticipated Apple press conference, CEO Steve Jobs talked plenty about the iPhone 4 and its attenuating circumstances. Jobs revealed Canada will get the iPhone 4 July 30, and free Bumper cases

Published on: July 20th, 2010 Lex Friedman

How to whip your new Mac into shape

I've owned precisely one dozen Macs in my life. That means I've had plenty of opportunities to refine my process for taking a new, pristine Mac and making it feel like it's truly

Published on: June 1st, 2010 Lex Friedman