Stories by Lex Friedman

  • Which iPad should I buy?

    Should you get an iPad? If so, which model? And after you decide on a model, which size? And should you buy one with cellular connectivity?

  • Apple unveils iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad

    Just six months after unveiling the third-generation iPad, Apple has unveiled the long-rumorued iPad mini along with a fourth-generation of the standard model. Despite the 100 million iPads Apple sold in just 2.5 years, Apple CEO Tim Cook said, “we’re not taking our foot off the gas.

  • A true love story: My day with Siri

    I admit it: I love Siri. It helps that I work from home, so I can talk to my phone without inhibitions. It doesn't hurt that I generally crave pseudohuman contact. But the real reason is simply that I find Siri so useful. And in iOS 6, Siri has become even more useful than it was before.

  • Opinion: Should you upgrade to the iPhone 5?

    When Apple introduced the iPhone 5 on Wednesday—with its taller screen, faster networking, and new Lightning port—iPhone owners everywhere faced a common question: Is it worth an upgrade?

  • Laptops, iPads figure to drive Apple's earnings announcement

    If you're interested not just in Apple's product announcements but also its balance sheet, you're likely counting down the hours until Apple's quarterly earnings briefing on Tuesday (US time). That's when Apple CEO, Tim Cook, is joined by chief financial officer, Peter Oppenheimer, to let analysts know how their company performed over the last three months.

  • Analysis: How Facebook could integrate with iOS, OS X

    Speaking at the All Things D conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook essentially sent Facebook a friend request. "I think the [Apple-Facebook] relationship is very solid," Cook said. "We have great respect for them. I think we can do more with them."

  • Hands on with Facebook Camera for iPhone

    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.

  • An iOS 6 wish list

    Given the growing impact phones and tablets are having on Apple's bottom line, it shouldn't be that surprising to see the annual Worldwide Developers Conference take on more of a mobile focus. In recent years, Apple has used the week-long get-together for developers to unveil brand new iPhones and significant upgrades to iOS.

  • Apple releases iOS 5.1.1

    Apple has released iOS 5.1.1, a small update for the mobile operating system that powers the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.

  • Draw Something adds undo, picture sharing, and chat

    Now you can more easily mock or applaud your friends' artwork in Draw Something. An update to the hugely popular doodling game released Wednesday introduced several much-requested features, including an in-game chat option, the ability to share your drawings, and an undo feature.

  • The Night Sky for iPhone and iPad

    The Night Sky from iCandiApps is a stargazing app for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. You point your iOS device skyward, and see a real-time, geolocated display of the heavenly bodies overhead - stars, constellations, planets, satellites, and galaxies.