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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Jobs releases statement about his health

Jobs releases statement about his health

Apple released the following statement from CEO Steve Jobs to address the persistent rumors that his health is failing due to his visible weight loss over the last year.Dear Apple Community,For the first time in a decade, I'm getting to spend the holiday season with my family, rather than intensely preparing for a Macworld keynote.

January 5, 2009 by in Tech & Work

Tony Fadell to get $300k consultant salary

Tony Fadell to get $300k consultant salary

My colleague David Morgenstern today noted that the number of employees at Apple rose about 50 percent during the past year, according to the company’s 10K reportsetteB.IT (English translation) also points out some other items of interest from the SEC-mandated Form 10-K:Tony Fadell, Apple's outgoing SVP of the iPod division, will receive a salary of US$300,000 dollars per year from Apple for consulting.

November 5, 2008 by in Tech & Work

All Things D: Gates and Jobs love-fest

All Things D: Gates and Jobs love-fest

Yesterday Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates took the stage at the All Things D conference in Carlsbad, CA. The conference, sponsored by The Wall Street Journal, had the makings of an exciting battle between two titans of technology but it was mostly a bore fest as Jobs and Gates each tried to out do each other with complements.

May 30, 2007 by in Tech & Work

The beginning of the end of DRM?

The beginning of the end of DRM?

In what will certainly be remembered as a watershed moment in the world of technology, Steve Jobs Tuesday posted his thoughts on DRM and claimed that abolishing DRM forever "the best alternative for consumers" and that Apple would "embrace it in a heartbeat." Big thinking from the CEO of the largest distributor of digital music in the world.

February 8, 2007 by in Tech & Work