John Paczkowski

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You Got Your iPhone 4 Today? Yeah, That’s a Mistake.

“Xmas has come early because my iPhone 4 just arrived.” So reads a post to Twitter written by attorney Gil Cabrera, who received his new iPhone this morning–two days before it was expected and a day ahead of the early delivery Apple (AAPL) promised in an email message to some customers this morning.

Sadly for Cabrera, receiving the device early didn’t mean he could start using it early. “Oh cruelty,” he wrote in some later posts to Twitter. “Apparently, the #iphone4 arrived in error early and I cannot activate it until tomorrow! That’s just wrong!…Called Apple and the rep was like you have the iPhone 4? Yea, that’s a mistake.

UPDATE: Looks like Gabe finally got his iPhone 4 up and running. “Apple Rep just got me activated. Had to restart my computer (felt like I had a windows machine for a minute) and presto,” he said in a post to Twitter this afternoon.

[Image credit: Gil Cabrera]

Read Walt Mossberg’s iPhone 4 Review »

Twitter’s Tanking

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik