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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MacBook Pro graphics chips failing prematurely

MacBook Pro graphics chips failing prematurely

It appears that the current crop of MacBook Pros seem to be suffering from a premature failure of their Nvidia graphics processors. According to a piece on The Inquirer "All Nvidia G84 and G86s are bad" and MacBooks Pro's with either the Nvidia 8600GT GPUs are prone to failure:The short story is that all the G84 and G86 parts are bad.

August 8, 2008 by in Processors

Can Macworld Expo survive without Apple?

Can Macworld Expo survive without Apple?

Yesterday's earth-shattering announcement that Apple will abruptly stop exhibiting at Macworld Expo after January's event sent shockwaves through the Mac community. After 25 years of anchoring the exhibit-hall with its massive booth and kicking off the event with a keynote address that people would literally wait in line for 24 hours to see, Apple is dumping the Expo like a MacBook with a bad RAM slot.

December 17, 2008 by in Processors

WWDC 2007 highlights

WWDC 2007 highlights

Some brief highlights of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) underway in San Francisco.Electronic Arts games coming to the Mac in July:Command & Conquor 3 Battlefield 2142 Need For Speed Carbon Harry Potter & the Order of the Phoenix Madden '08 (coming soon) Tiger Woods '08 (coming soon)New game coming from John Carmack's id Software (creator of Doom, Quake and Castle Wolfenstein).

June 11, 2007 by in Processors

Thermal grease theory

Thermal grease theory

There's a theory making the rounds that the MacBook Pro's high temperatures are attributed to a misapplication of "thermal grease" that's applied to the CPU and GPU chips during the manufacturing process.

April 30, 2006 by in Processors