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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Apple shoots TV commercial for mystery product in 40s diner

Apple shoots TV commercial for mystery product in 40s diner

According to a post on 9-to-5 Mac Apple shot a television commercial for an "unannounced product" yesterday at a 1940's style diner called Jax on the Tracks in Truckee, California. Restaurant owner Bud Haley told the Sierra Sun “Apple found us, they’re trying to show us as a hip and cool spot for the 20-something crowd.

August 12, 2009 by in Tablets

Episode 119: PowerPage Podcast

Episode 119: PowerPage Podcast

In Episode 119 of the PowerPage Podcast Rob Parker and I discuss the recent spate of Apple tablet rumors, the end of AT&T's iPhone exclusivity, the possibility of an iPhone on Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile, the latest drama from Psystar and a mammoth, holiday edition of "What's on your Mac?"

December 3, 2009 by in Tablets

Episode 120: PowerPage Podcast

Episode 120: PowerPage Podcast

Episode 120 of the PowerPage Podcast has been posted. This week we discuss fraudulent App Store reviews, Chrome for Mac bring officially released, more Apple tablet conjecture, first of their kind broadcasting and dictation apps come to the App Store.

December 10, 2009 by in Tablets

The biggest market for the iTablet: healthcare

The biggest market for the iTablet: healthcare

Software Advice's Houston Neal thinks that a Mac-based tablet computer could be the ultimate device for the healthcare industry specifically for EMR's or Electronic Medical Records.There have been a lot of rumors about an upcoming Apple "iTablet;" we think this new device would be a huge bestseller in healthcare.

April 22, 2009 by in Tablets

Three things the Apple tablet needs to be successful

Three things the Apple tablet needs to be successful

The Financial Times reports that an Apple tablet is all but confirmed in a report out over the weekend. FT reports that Apple is working closely with record labels on adding value to complete album downloads via booklets and liner notes -- and, by the way, a tablet is in the offing for September just in time for the holiday shopping season.

July 27, 2009 by in Tablets