Jason D. O'Grady

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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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Google Calendar now supports iCal

Google Calendar now supports iCal

In a blog post by Engineering Director David Besbris Google announced its support for the CalDAV protocol.This means that you can now use iCal with Google Calendar, allowing you to work offline, sync almost instantly, respond to invitations from others and see the free/busy data of your friends and coworkers.

December 1, 2008 by in Google

For Apple, Google is a better dance partner than YouTube

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 in Google

Fun Gapple mashups

Fun Gapple mashups

AppleInsider reported on Monday that Apple and Google working on "many more" projects together. I've been a vocal critic of the lack of productivity since the Eric Schmidt appointment to the Apple board both here and on the PowerPage podcast in the past and it's about time that two of the biggest tech brands in the world develop some synergy.

March 6, 2007 by in Google