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.

Latest Posts

It's all about the connectors

It's all about the connectors

If you're considering the purchase of one of the new generation of iPods (i.e. nano or 5G video iPod) it's important to think about accessories. If you're upgrading from a previous model, you should take a careful inventory of your iPod doodads and accessories and make sure that they'll work with your new iron.

October 17, 2005 by in Apple

Mac mini needs a Front Row

Mac mini needs a Front Row

After watching Tuesday's festivities one of the coolest things I took away from the Steve's presentation was Apple's innovative Front Row remote control which turns any Mac into a media center—as long as it's a new iMac, that is.

October 17, 2005 by in Apple

Apple drops FireWire from video iPod

Apple drops FireWire from video iPod

I am simply shocked and amazed that Apple has abandoned FireWire on the just-announced fifth generation iPods with video. I understand why there's no FireWire on the iPod shuffle (no port) and even why it's off the nano (tiny form-factor, lower cost) but why in blazes did Apple leave FireWire off the new video iPod?

October 13, 2005 by in Apple

The new iMac: thin is in

The new iMac: thin is in

The theme of the day in San Jose today was thin. In addition to the new iPod with video playback, Apple used today's "One More Thing" media event in San Jose to announce revisions to it's all-in-one iMac line.

October 12, 2005 by in Hardware

iFill 'er up

iFill 'er up

Good organizational skills are required in order to get the most out of your iPod otherwise music can get as boring and monotonous as the pre-programmed music you can hear on any radio station in the U.S.

October 11, 2005 by in Apple

PowerPage: The migration blues

PowerPage: The migration blues

I've been getting a ton of email to ask about the deal with my Web site: O'Grady's PowerPage. First, let me dispel some rumors. The PowerPage wasn't shut down by Apple legal, a Denial-Of-Service (DOS) attack or unpaid domain or hosting bills. And we certainly weren't acquired by a large media company (my favorite). The PowerPage is simply suffering from a case of the migration blues.

October 10, 2005 by in Enterprise Software

The early adopter tax

The early adopter tax

We're all aware that it exists but that doesn't make it any easier to swallow when it happens. Odds are that everyone has purchased a shiny little gadget only to find it replaced with a new model a scant few months later.

October 9, 2005 by in Apple

Video iPod imminent?

Video iPod imminent?

Apple has sent out invitations to media and analysts about a special event they're throwing on October 12 at 10am PST at the California Theater in San Jose. AppleInsider has posted a copy of the teaser invitation and is speculating that Apple may release an iPod with video capabilities.

October 4, 2005 by in Apple

The Mac mini's silent upgrade

The Mac mini's silent upgrade

It appears that Apple has quietly released an upgrade to the Mac mini - and they're not fessing up to it. Rather than do it with their usual press release and updated product page Apple's quietly rolling out the zippier 1.5GHz minis in the 1.42GHz packaging.

October 4, 2005 by in Apple

PowerBook nano to the rescue

PowerBook nano to the rescue

I'm a little afraid that Apple may be putting all their eggs in the iPod basket. It seems that new iPods come out every six to nine months while the venerable PowerBook lineup hasn't been refreshed since January and its form factor hasn't changed since 2003. It almost seems like Apple re-org'd all their engineers into the iPod group.

October 3, 2005 by in Apple

How Apple could have avoided the nano fiasco

How Apple could have avoided the nano fiasco

There's coverage all over the Web of iPod nano owners complaining about how easily the diminutive new iPod scratches - and I don't mean scratches like a DJ using a turntable - they haven't added that feature yet. There's two simple things that Apple could have done that would have potentially avoided the scratching controversy altogether.

October 3, 2005 by in Apple

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