Jason D. O'Grady

Contributing Editor

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.

Jason D. O'Grady is the creator and editor of O'Grady's PowerPage, which has been publishing mobile technology news since 1995. He maintains an advertising relationship with the following legacy advertisers on the PowerPage: Amazon Associates and Google Adsense. Advertising on the PowerPage is brokered by a third-party agency (BackBeat Media) and he recuses himself from these negotiations.

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Beatmaker for iPhone

Beatmaker for iPhone

Intua's BeatMaker (US$20, iTunes) bills itself as a "mobile music creation studio" for the iPhone and iPod touch. It's a revolutionary application that allows you to easily create and edit beats and loops in the palm of your hand.

November 13, 2008 by in CXO

Tapulous developer fired

Tapulous developer fired

Mike Lee, founder of Tapulous and developer of Twinkle was fired recently after a disagreement with management. According to Daring Fireball he was forced out.

August 27, 2008 by in CXO

Stuffit Deluxe turns 20

Stuffit Deluxe turns 20

No self-respecting Mac user can forget Stuffit and Stuffit Deluxe, the venerable compression/decompression utility that turns 20 this year. I still hear a friend sarcastiscly saying "with Expander Enhancer!

September 17, 2008 by in CXO

WordPress client for iPhone released

WordPress client for iPhone released

Excellent news for bloggers came a few weeks ago when WordPress announced that they're developing a client application for the iPhone.WordPress posted a note on their blog yesterday stating that they’ve successfully uploaded the application to the iTunes Store, and that it's in a status of "In Review" which means that Apple is conducting their testing procedures.

July 21, 2008 by in CXO

Apple drops iPhone developer NDA

Apple drops iPhone developer NDA

Apple posted the following note today on their iPhone developer Web site:We have decided to drop the non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for released iPhone software.We put the NDA in place because the iPhone OS includes many Apple inventions and innovations that we would like to protect, so that others don’t steal our work.

October 1, 2008 by in CXO

Apple's Mighty Mouse sued over name

Apple's Mighty Mouse sued over name

Apple and CBS are the targets of a trademark infringement suit being brought by Man & Machines over the use of the name “Mighty Mouse."The company claims that it began selling waterproof and chemical-resistant computer mice (pictured at right) under the Mighty Mouse brand name in 2004.

May 21, 2008 by in CXO