I just did a quick test on my dev site; I know it's a temporary solution, but if you remove the title of the column splitters, they shouldn't be visible anymore.
The update should be fairly soon, I have a growing list of things I want to do.
The update would be a patch to the framework, so everything that's on the framework would be able to updated by just installing the Vertex Upgrade Patch
once it's updated. Paradigm Shift was the first release on the framework, and Corporate Response was the first release to use the responsive version of the framework. While the pre-responsive releases can be patched, they won't be able to use some of the newer features introduced in the responsive version of the framework.