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Monday, October 22, 2012

Technology and Me


 
When I was young…er, I was the go to person for electronics.  Get a new stereo?  Get Courtney to set it up.  New VCR?  Having trouble getting the clock to stop flashing 12:00…, Courtney can fix it, set it up, hook it up, whatever. 

Through the years, I have tried and tried to stay abreast of the latest and greatest technology.  I have a facebook and twitter.  I have my blog (as you can see).  I have been “up” with the cell phones as much as I could.  Now however, I find that I am falling further and further behind and frankly just don’t get it anymore.

For Christmas this past year we purchased our first flat screen tv.  Woo hoo, right?  Wrong.  I hate that TV.  It’s a nice one and it’s big, but setting it up was not my idea of fun.  I got the Blueray set up fine.  I got our Wii set up and working.  The cable was next.  I got the cable box hooked up fine, but the tv guide for all the channels said “to be announced”.  I thought maybe it just needed a minute to hook up.  Nope.  I had to physically set up the channels.  Had no idea how to do that.  I read the stupid book for the tv, still no clue.  I called the cable provided to see if they had any insight on what I needed to do.  They were worthless.  I finally gave up and had to ask for help from my teenager.  I hate that!  Now, every time the power goes out I have to do this process all over again.  Seriously, I loathe the tv anymore. 

This past weekend, I was upgraded to a new iphone 5 (not exactly by choice either).  Lord, help me.  I read the little book that came with it.  I have added in my contacts and updated my apps and connected to my itunes for my music.  I am stumbling my way through making a call and getting my voicemail and figuring out where to go to read my texts and email.  Sadly, I find myself feeling old.  I just want my phone to be…a phone.  Oh it’s fancy and it’s new and exciting but iphones are a bit out of my league.  I assume this will change as I get used to it and play with it more, but for now, today, if you text me or email me and I don’t get right back to you, it’s because I have no idea how. I will either need to get to my computer or find one of my kids to tell me how. 

Sad.  Yes, I do believe technology is passing me by.  Sigh…

Anyone know how to get a photo you took on your iphone onto your computer?  Anyone?  


8 comments:

  1. Oh man. I think I have given up before even starting. You're doing pretty good in my eyes! Luckily B does all the computer, TV and players, Netflix, etc... if it was just me, I'd still have my little RCA tv and no cable even. All I have is my plain ol' kindle reader; that I could handle. The tv sounds painful. You'd think they would have made it easier by now.

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    1. Trust me, I am happy with my older technology electronics. This new stuff is really hard on my brain to figure out. I am trying though. I read an article about stay ahead or falling behind. Doesn't mean I like it though.

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  2. I don't have an iPhone, I have a Galaxy Nexus, and yes, I do know how to get pictures from my phone to my computer. LOL You poor thing!

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  3. Wow, at least you were technology savvy at some point in your life! I suck at it. The computer is fine as far as figuring out software, but anything hardware wise, forget it. There is no way I could hook up half the stuff you can. That's why I let my husband live with me. He can do all that! LOL

    If the iphone 5 is like the 4, click on the photo you want sent to your email. Below you will see an icon with an arrow. When you click on that you should get a screen come up that says "email photo". Wa la. I'll send you a bill for my help! LOL

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    1. Actually I got tech support from a Dance Mom friend. She told me how to simply hook up my phone directly to my computer and copy the files from there.

      However, the email thing is good to for when I dont have time to hook up! Thanks!

      ctny

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  4. Sounds like you're still more savvy than I am. My husband handles all of the electronics. Really, it's all over my head. Each time he gets a new phone I tell him I'm fine with my old one, but he upgrades mine anyway. Thankfully, no iphone yet!

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    1. That is how I ended up with my iphone! I was simply upgraded for my own good. Hahahaha.

      ctny

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