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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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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Kindle 3 should be an iPhone app

Amazon today announced the new Kindle 2 ($259) ($359) the successor to its a purpose-built eBook reader. The update is thinner, lighter, has more storage, a better display, better button placement and will be available on 24 February 2009 according to Amazon.

February 9, 2009 by

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Another Mac clone: say hello to PearC

Not intimidated by Apple's legal action against Psystar, a German company called PearC is offering "Der PC mit Mac OS X" ("the PC with Mac OS X") in several configurations, including some with Blu-ray drives.In an interview with Der Spiegel, PearC's parent Hypermeganet noted that differences in how German law deals with EULAs may mean that PearC's products are legal in Germany.

February 9, 2009 by

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Apple denies blocking Facebook

On Thursday tinyComb reported that Apple had begun blocking access to Facebook at its Internet Cafes retail stores:In an effort to thwart off time-theft and loiterers, Apple has decided to add Facebook to the list of banned websites at retail locations nationwide. When I asked some of the genius’ today whether or not anyone noticed the change, they all said that Facebook stopped working sometime in the past week.

February 8, 2009 by

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Woz can code, but can he dance?

ABC announced the cast for Season 8 of its successful reality TV show Dancing with the Stars tonight and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is one of the contestants for this year's show. From the About the show page:A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak, a.

February 8, 2009 by

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Google to challenge Loopt with Latitude

Google has announced a new location-based service similar to Loopt called Latitude. With it you can:See where your friends are and what they are up toQuickly contact them with SMS, IM, or a phone callA FAQ notes that the service is launching on BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 and that Google hopes to release iPhone and  Android versions "soon.

February 4, 2009 by

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Apple confirms MacBook Pro 17 delay

Now that Apple's self-imposed deadline to ship the new unibody MacBook Pro 17 "this month" (back in January) has come and gone many people are beginning to wonder about the status of their orders. Apple spokesman Bill Evans broke the silence telling MacworldWrapping up the new 17-inch MacBook Pro is taking a few days longer than we expected, and we now expect to begin shipments in mid-February.

February 4, 2009 by

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