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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4 signs that it's time to restore your iPhone

4 signs that it's time to restore your iPhone

Does your iPhone exhibit any of the following symptoms?:Laggy access to the Text/SMS applicationLonger that five second delay to get a live image in the Camera applicationLong pause before being able to scroll in ContactsDelay when clicking on the letter shortcuts in ContactsIt if does, you may be suffering from Molasses iPhone Syndrome and the only cure it is to nuke and pave.

November 11, 2008 by in Hardware

More iPhone 3G observations

More iPhone 3G observations

After almost a week with the new iPhone 3G I have some additional thoughts that I wanted to share on my experiences:As I previously mentioned, AT&T's 3G coverage is completely non-existent in my area, despite AT&T's coverage viewer claiming that I'm blanketed in 100 percent 3G. Something is very wrong.

July 17, 2008 by in Hardware

Worldwide iPhone 3G rate plans compared

Worldwide iPhone 3G rate plans compared

A post at iPhoneAtlas compares the prices of iPhone 3G rate plans (including device subsidies), data transfer caps and included minutes for iPhone 3G carriers in France, India, Norway, Canada, Germany, England/United Kingdom, Australia, South Africa, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy and Portugal.Norway is pissed.

July 10, 2008 by in Hardware

588 Kleiner Perkins iFund developers accidentally leaked to Web

588 Kleiner Perkins iFund developers accidentally leaked to Web

A MySQL file containing contact information, founder bios, business plans, demos and financial information for 588 applicants to Kleiner Perkins’s iFund – a $100 million fund to invest in startups building applications for the iPhone – was accidentally posted to the Web and indexed by Google.Kleiner Perkins’ former hosting provider, Meteora Technologies Group, is blaming an employee for the accidental disclosure according its President Lowell Fletcher.

December 3, 2008 by in Hardware

Micro projector connects to iPhone

Micro projector connects to iPhone

The new DLP Pico projector from Texas Instruments is being billed as the world's smallest/lightest projector. Its dimensions are a svelte (51 × 105 × 17-mm / 120g) but what's even cooler is that it can be connected to an iPhone possibly cementing it as a true notebook killer.

November 12, 2008 by in Hardware