John Paczkowski

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iPhone 2.1: The iPhone You've Been Waiting For?

If Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivers on his promise, the iPhone firmware update to be released tomorrow will address many of the issues that have been trying the patience of iPhone 3G owners, including the dropped call problem that has plagued many users since July. “iPhone 2.1 is a big update,” Jobs said at Apple’s media event earlier this week. “It fixes lots of bugs. You’ll get fewer call drops. You will get significantly improved battery life, for most customers. We have fixed a lot of bugs where if you have a lot of apps on the phone, you’re not going to get some of the crashes and other things that we’ve seen. Backing up to iTunes is dramatically faster. And so just a lot of bugs have been fixed.”

For Apple’s (AAPL) sake, let’s hope so. The device’s last firmware update, iPhone 2.0.2, didn’t seem to improve its 3G functionality much. And lawsuits over its performance and reliability are mounting.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

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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