Bear with me, as this post is a little long, and as I cry over some technology woes.
I learned two things this week.
Number One: We are, where we are, when it comes to technology.
Number Two: Never give up, and sometimes the best remedy is to turn the computer off and back on.
This week I had to deal with “too much new technology,” that I didn’t understand, but I have to admit, I learned a few things.
My challenge involved my laptop, my Kindle Fire, and my cell phone.
Situation One: I wanted to download a free app to my phone for the conference I am attending at our church (Global Leadership Summit). The app was available on iTunes. I knew what iTunes was, but I haven’t used it, as I don’t download music.
First, I had difficulty opening an account because the form wouldn’t allow me to enter my data. So after contacting customer service, I was able to establish an account, only after waiting overnight (turn computer off and back on). I then downloaded the app to my laptop.
My next problem was I didn’t know how to get the app from my laptop to my phone. After Googling (not sure if this a word), I downloaded two, no three more apps to get my laptop and phone to sync or transfer files. This involved three apps, because I inadvertently downloaded an inexpensive updated version of the first free syncing app and then had to uninstall the free version (I need to read more closely). But, I still couldn’t download the sought after “free app”, until the next morning. Go figure. Turn computer off and back on.
I later realized that I could gone directly to my Android phone and used the Google Play Store. Ugh. But, I wouldn't have learned as much or that is what I tell myself.
Situation Two: My Kindle Fire. I use my Kindle Fire to look at my personal emails, on my breaks, while at my day job. I couldn’t get the emails to show up. So, I Googled and went to YouTube, something else I don’t explore much. There I found a tutorial (lots of them) for the Kindle Fire and was able to figure out how to get the emails to display!
So, I have touched more technology this week, than I usually do in months, but I have learned some things. I was frustrated, but I’m not giving up. I will continue to ask questions and someday I will laugh at this blog post.
Thanks for the indulgence.
How about you? What frustrates you about technology?