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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Spy shot: Is this the new Mac mini?

Spy shot: Is this the new Mac mini?

A MacRumors forum member posted the above picture of the purported new Mac mini with the following specs:Intel Core 2 Duo2GHz3MB L2 cache2GB RAM DDR III, 1066MHzSuper Drive is SATAThe picture agrees with previous rumors that the new Mini would ship with 5 USB ports, FireWire 800, and two Display ports (Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI).As with every pre-release Apple hardware photo come the claims that it's a fake.

February 20, 2009 by in Storage

Time Capsule ships; quickly unboxed and dissected (updated)

Time Capsule ships; quickly unboxed and dissected (updated)

PowerPager Chuck Freedman has posted a complete unboxing and first impressions of the long-awaited Time-Capsule 1TB model. Although it's a spitting image of the venerable (albeit crippled) Airport Extreme Base Station (AEBS) Freedman notes "the unit is about two inches larger square than its Airport Extreme base station cousin.

March 2, 2008 by in Storage

SuperDuper: Backup of the Gods

SuperDuper: Backup of the Gods

Maybe it's experience, maybe it's wisdom, maybe old age but I'm absolutely obsessed with backups. Part of it comes from a bad experience with data loss many years ago (sounds like Tequila, doesn't it?

February 5, 2008 by in Storage

Another SSD jumps on the scene

Another SSD jumps on the scene

U.S.-based DRAM manufacturer Super Talent Technology has announced a range of Solid State Disks (SSDs) that utilize the industry standard Serial ATA (SATA) interface. Clearly there's a movement afoot toward SSDs for notebook/tablet/portable applications and the parade of new flash-based media offerings is sure to keep the ultra-light, diskless MacBook rumors burning brightly for the foreseeable future.

March 13, 2007 by in Storage