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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Apple pays 'Asteroid' legal fees; a timeline

A Santa Clara County Court ordered Apple, Inc. to pay the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) over US$700,000 in legal fees associated with the defense of three popular Mac-oriented Web sites (PowerPage and Apple Insider) in response to reports published about an unreleased Firewire breakout box for GarageBand, code-named "Asteroid."

January 30, 2007 by

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Safari needs Google Docs support

I have to agree with many of you that chimed in on my article on why iPhone should remain closed that Apple needs to support Google Docs in Safari - specifically the Safari mobile variant that will ship with iPhone. The logic is that Google Docs support on iPhone obviates the need for a copy of Office, iWork or Docs To Go. For the uninitiated, Google Docs reads and writes Microsoft Word and Excel files.

January 28, 2007 by

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Why iPhone should remain closed

Readers of this blog know that I'm a big fan of the Treo and still believe it to be the best smartphone for Mac users. However when people ask me what I think about my Treo, I usually respond: "The best thing about the Treo is that you can install any software you want on it. But the worst thing about the Treo is that you can install any software you want on it." My Treo is a veritable bouillabaisse of software from vendors around the planet and I'm starting to wonder about the wisdom of this approach.

January 26, 2007 by

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iTunes fertile new ground: PDFcasting

iTunes is the master of its domain when it comes to digital music distribution and Apple is even breaking into online iPhone book? of podcasts, music videos, TV show and movies. But there's a virtually untapped new market on the horizon for Apple's venerable music distribution platform: magazines and books.

January 25, 2007 by

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Europeans fight iTunes

Yesterday officials in Norway announced that German and French consumer groups have joined a Nordic-led drive to force Apple, Inc. to make songs purchased from the iTunes Store compatible with media players built by competitors.

January 23, 2007 by

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Steve Jobs parodied on MadTV

You know you've made it when you're parodied (multiple times) on Saturday Night Live then again on MadTV. Michael McDonald doesn't do quite as good a Steve Jobs impression as Fred Armisen, but the rabid fan reaction in the audience is spot on.

January 23, 2007 by

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10 reasons why pre-announcing the iPhone was brilliant

Yesterday I posted a story by Mike Elgan at Computerworld who listed six reasons why it was a mistake to make the iPhone keynote at Macworld. Although pre-announcing a new product is a radical departure for Apple, there is some logic to it in this case. Here are 10 reasons why announcing the iPhone six months early was a stroke of genius by Steve Jobs...

January 22, 2007 by

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