David Morgenstern

David Morgenstern has covered the Mac market and other technology segments for 20 years. In the recent past, he founded Ziff-Davis' Storage Supersite, served as news editor for Ziff Davis Internet and held several executive editorial positions at eWEEK. In the 1990s, David was editor of Ziff Davis' award-winning MacWEEK news publication as well as its successor title, eMediaWEEKly, which focused on multiplatform professional content creation. His byline can be found online and in print publications including CreativePro.com, Peachpit Press' Mac Bible and Popular Photography.

Jason D. O'Grady

Jason D. O'Grady developed an affinity for Apple computers after using the original Lisa, and this affinity turned into a bona-fide obsession when he got the original 128 KB Macintosh in 1984. He started writing one of the first Web sites about Apple (O'Grady's PowerPage) in 1995 and is considered to be one of the fathers of blogging. He has been a frequent speaker at the Macworld Expo conference and a member of the conference faculty. He also co-founded the first dedicated PowerBook User Group (PPUG) in the United States. After winning a major legal battle with Apple in 2006, he set the precedent that independent journalists are entitled to the same protections under the First Amendment as members of the mainstream media. O'Grady is the author of The Nexus One Pocket Guide, The Droid Pocket Guide, The Google Phone Pocket Guide, and The Garmin nuvi Pocket Guide (Peachpit Press), the author of Corporations That Changed the World: Apple Inc. (Greenwood Press), and a contributor to The Mac Bible (Peachpit Press). In addition, he has contributed to numerous Mac publications over the years, including MacWEEK, Macworld, and MacPower (Japan).When he's not writing about Apple for ZDNet at The Apple Core, he enjoys spending time with his family in New Jersey.

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Treo 755p not much of an upgrade

Treo 755p not much of an upgrade

Palm has released a successor to the Treo 700p (my current phone) called the 755p (US$279 w/Sprint contract). While it's promising that Palm still appears to be committed to the Palm OS platform, its not much of an upgrade.

published May 9, 2007 by

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Microsoft patches iPod data corruption flaw in Vista

Microsoft patches iPod data corruption flaw in Vista

According to a knowledge base article (#936824) posted yesterday on Microsoft's Help and Support Web site, Vista's Eject command doesn't work with properly with a connected iPod and can cause data corruption (see Techmeme discussion): The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer Consider the following scenario.

published May 8, 2007 by

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Apple bows to 'green' pressure; divulges LED plans

Apple bows to 'green' pressure; divulges LED plans

Apple posted a statement to their hot news Web site yesterday responding to vocal environmental critics Greenpeace, Inc. In A Greener Apple, Steve Jobs provides an update on the state of Apple's environmental record, identifying "how far along Apple actually is in removing toxic chemicals from its products and recycling its older products.

published May 2, 2007 by

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iWeb update sorely needed

iWeb update sorely needed

One of the biggest omission from Macworld Expo in January was lack of iLife and iWork updates. Apple has been updating their software suites annually in January, but decided to skip iLife and iWork '07 at Expo in lieu of a large iPhone splash.

published April 30, 2007 by

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Battery Update 1.2 released

Battery Update 1.2 released

Apple yesterday released Battery Update 1.2 (244kb) which "updates battery firmware and improves battery functionality" for the following Apple notebooks:MacBookMacBook (Late 2006)MacBook Pro (15-inch)MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy)MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo)MacBook Pro (17-inch)MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo)The update requires Mac OS X 10.

published April 29, 2007 by

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Jobs dismisses iTune subscription model

Jobs dismisses iTune subscription model

Despite all their talk in the Q2 2007 conference call about moving to "subscription-based accounting" for iTunes and Apple TV, head honcho Steve Jobs has once again dismissed the idea of Apple offering an iTunes subscription service.The latest denial comes in the form of a statement Jobs gave to Reuters in an interview after Apple reported quarterly results on Wednesday.

published April 27, 2007 by

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Apple announces 88% increase in profits in Q2 2007

Apple announces 88% increase in profits in Q2 2007

In their quarterly conference call with analysts (replay link), Apple announced a record March quarter reporting an 88 percent increase in profits and a 21 percent increase in revenue. Much of the jump was attributed to lower component costs, specifically flash memory used in the iPod.

published April 25, 2007 by

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'Mac hack' also affects Windows

'Mac hack' also affects Windows

On Monday I reported on a Safari vulnerability that was exposed at a security conference - as it turns out, the vulnerability also affects PCs running Windows as well. Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.

published April 24, 2007 by

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Options update: Former Apple CFO throws Steve Jobs under the bus

Options update: Former Apple CFO throws Steve Jobs under the bus

According to the Wall Street Journal (subscription req'd) former CFO and Apple board member Fred Anderson said that he "warned Chief Executive Steve Jobs about accounting implications associated with the backdating of stock-options grants."Anderson made the remarks about Jobs in a statement filed by his attorney today after agreeing to settle SEC charges for his alleged role in the scandal.

published April 24, 2007 by

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