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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Drinks turns your iPhone into a pocket bartender

Drinks turns your iPhone into a pocket bartender

Being the holidays, you've probably been invited to your fair share of parties and events by your co-workers and family. Whether you're hosting a holiday party or just want to check up on the correct ingredients for your favorite cocktail, a great little holiday app or your iPhone is Drinks (iTunes, $3.

December 23, 2008 by in iPhone

The $99 iPhone

The $99 iPhone

Needham Research's Charlie Wolf thinks that Apple could drop the price of an 8GB iPhone to $99 and crush the competition. Except for "niche" smartphone manufacturers, like RIM, that is.

October 27, 2008 by in iPhone

Sneak Peek: BlackBerry Storm

Sneak Peek: BlackBerry Storm

Apple ignited a firestorm of competition when it announced the iPhone in January of 2007. Since then the touchscreen smartphone segment has been ablaze with competition from all the major OEMs and carriers, including Nokia (Tube), RIM (Thunder/Storm), LG (Voyager), Samsung (Instinct), Sony Ericsson (X1), HTC (G1) and yes, even Motorola (Krave ZN4).

November 18, 2008 by in iPhone

Apple recalls iPhone power adapter

Apple recalls iPhone power adapter

Today Apple announced the Apple Ultracompact USB Power Adapter Exchange program.Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter's metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric shock.

September 21, 2008 by in iPhone