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

Sticky space bar

As you can probably guess I use my MacBook all the time. It's my primary machine and blogging for ZDNet, editing the PowerPage, email and IM keep me pretty busy. A couple of weeks back my MBP keyboard started acting a little wonky.

June 4, 2006 by

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MBP 33 percent battery bug

Something weird has been happening with the battery in my MacBook Pro 2.0 GHz for the past two or three weeks. Several times after carrying my MBP in a bag to or from work it would arrive completely shut down - which is weird because I never shut my machine down, I just put it to sleep. Then that problem morphed into something a little moe serious.

June 1, 2006 by

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Apple's European culture clash

There's a shift in Europe to a more homogenous, centrally-managed Apple - much like it is in the U.S., but I'm not sure that it will work. Europe is a loosely associated collection of neighboring countries with starkly different cultures. The United States, on the other hand, are closely knit units with similar cultures.

May 30, 2006 by

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Apple Premium Reseller Program

Last week I reported that there was a movement afoot in Amsterdam forcing Apple authorized resellers to change their names from "Apple Centre" to "Apple Premium Reseller" and how it may be a sign that Apple is planning to open their own line of Apple Stores in the area and essentially compete with their own channel. It appears that Apple's global assault on retail is larger than just the Netherlands.

May 29, 2006 by

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Apples and Oranges

With machines like the MacBook Apple has come a long way in closing the price gap between it and its PC competitors. But there's still a large divide with some of their peripherals that is simply too hard to justify, specifically: monitors.

May 25, 2006 by

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Thermal grease and the MacBook

Readers of this blog remember the recent issue about the amount of thermal grease (or paste) that Apple applies to the chips in the MacBook Pro. There's pretty decent evidence that over-application of the paste is causing the machine to run hotter than it should. It appears that the same may be true for the MacBook...

May 21, 2006 by

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