Jason D. O'Grady

Jason O'Grady is a journalist and author specializing in mobile technology. He has published six books on Apple and mobile gadgets and his PowerPage blog has been publishing for over 18 years.

David Morgenstern

David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years.

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29 screws

Last night I had the pleasure of installing a hard drive in the new "unibody" MacBook Pro, and it seems strange to even type those words after years of fighting with the 29 screws required to replace the HDD on the previous generation of MacBook Pro.Yesterday I took delivery of a new MacBook Pro (anti-glare) from TechRestore – which I have dubbed the MatteBook Pro – and I love it.

February 12, 2009 by

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App Store surpasses 20,000 apps

According to a post on Apptism, an iPhone app activity aggregator, the 20,000th iPhone app was added to the store some time yesterday. Apptism's Rob Libbey monitors the App Store hourly and constantly updates the total number of apps available.

February 11, 2009 by

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The elusive $99 iPhone may lose 3G, GPS

MSNBC is jumping on the $99 iPhone bandwagon based on a report based on RBC Capital Markets analyst Mike Abramsky, who believes that the entry-level iPhone will arrive in June or July, presumably at WWDC 2009. Dates for the conference have not yet been announced.

February 11, 2009 by

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Kindle 2 vs. Kindle 1 deathmatch

Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt compares the specs of Amazon's Kindle 2 to the Kindle 1 noting that it's 25% thinner, 20% faster, stores up to 1,500 books, and has 25% better battery life, among other improvements. He also elaborates on Whispersync:The new Whispersync technology allows users to pause in their reading on, say, a Kindle 1, and pick up where they left off on a Kindle 2 and, eventually, on future wireless devices — a phrase Bezos left tantalizingly vague.

February 10, 2009 by

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Hints of a removable iPhone battery buried in patent

A recent spate of patent applications filed by Apple and unearthed by AppleInsider detail an intelligent universal battery technology that could lead to a removable battery in a future iPhone model.The Apple patent application details plans for a universal rechargeable battery that can be swapped interchangeably between, presumably, Apple devices.

February 9, 2009 by

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