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.

Latest Posts

MacBook Pro fan control application

Last Monday I reported that it was possible to adjust the speed of the MacBook Pro's fans via the command line. The hack involves modifying the plist files in AppleBlower.ktext and AppleFan.ktext. Essentially editing the speed values for both fans so they kick on a little sooner and run a bit faster.

October 15, 2006 by

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For Apple, Google is a better dance partner than YouTube

By now you're aware that Google acquired YouTube for $1.65B in stock yesterday. Back in late August GigaOm's Robert Young speculated that Apple was "the company that would benefit most" from an acquisition of YouTube. At the time, I wrote that an Apple acquisition of YouTube wasn't as crazy as I originally thought but that Apple might have a problem with YouTube's valuation and exposure to copyright claims.Now that Google's picked up YouTube we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. In retrospect, Apple didn't need YouTube and all its baggage, Google is a much better fit.

October 10, 2006 by

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Jabra's JX10: the best Bluetooth headset yet

All this chatter about Apple's admission of stock options backdating and CFO Anderson's resulting resignation is kind of lame coverage for a weekend so I instead wanted to focus on something cooler: bluetooth gadgets.If your mobile phone has Bluetooth then you owe it to yourself to grab a really nice Bluetooth headset (you are using a headset with your handy, aren't you?

October 6, 2006 by

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Sony recalls notebook batteries

CNet News.com's Candace Lombardi reports that Sony is planning to announce a massive battery recall. Sony manufactures the rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries cells found in almost every major notebook computer sold today.

October 5, 2006 by

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