John Paczkowski

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Apple End-of-Lifes .Crap Jokes

Wednesday, July 9, 6 p.m. – 12 a.m. PT. That’s when Apple (AAPL) will take .Mac offline to begin rolling out it’s new MobileMe service. Touted by the company as “Exchange for the rest of us,” MobileMe delivers push e-mail, push contacts and push calendars from the so called “cloud” to native applications on iPhone, iPod touch, Macs and PCs. An update to one device is an update to all. Just like Exchange, but without those wonderful “Error 0×800700003 occurred while rendering message” notifications. …

With Wednesday’s transition, Apple finally closes the book on .Mac, the archaic online services suite for which it’s taken so much flak for over the years and opens another on its MobileMe offering, which will hopefully put an end to all those “.crap” jokes, or at least make it a lot harder for us to make them in the first place.


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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work