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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Microsoft patches iPod data corruption flaw in Vista

Microsoft patches iPod data corruption flaw in Vista

According to a knowledge base article (#936824) posted yesterday on Microsoft's Help and Support Web site, Vista's Eject command doesn't work with properly with a connected iPod and can cause data corruption (see Techmeme discussion): The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer Consider the following scenario.

May 8, 2007 by in Windows

Gates "dares anybody" to exploit Vista

Gates "dares anybody" to exploit Vista

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates talked with Newsweek magazine's Steven Levy about the new version of Windows and shared his views on the "I'm a Mac" television commercials. In excerpts from the interview Gates goes on the offensive and claims that the security in Vista is better that the security in the Mac.

February 5, 2007 by in Windows

6 reasons not to switch to Safari on a PC

6 reasons not to switch to Safari on a PC

When I installed Vista Ultimate in Boot Camp recently, the first thing I did (after patching up Windows and installing Norton AntiVirus, that is) was install iTunes, QuickTime and Safari for Windows. What can I say, the tools that I'm familiar with on the Mac side make using Windows a little easier for me.

June 17, 2007 by in Windows

64-bit Photoshop to be Windows only, at first

64-bit Photoshop to be Windows only, at first

Photoshop Senior Project Manager John Nack posted a piece on his blog called Photoshop, Lightroom, and Adobe's 64-bit roadmap where he divulges that Photoshop (CS4) will be available in 64-bit versions for Windows, but only a 32-bit version for OS X.It doesn't mean that the Windows version of Photoshop will be twice as fast as the Mac OS X version though.

April 3, 2008 by in Windows