A few days ago, I decided to buy/install a few new gadgets. One of them was iPhone, as the one I had was getting old and I thought Gold week holidays would be a good time to replace it with a new one. It was because I suspected that it would take some time for me to to transfer data etc. before the new one is up and running. I did not want to take a chance of not being able to use the phone for everyday use, during the busy time of teaching classes, going overseas etc.
I finally decided to buy a new iPhone. I also had some questions regarding my iPad, so I brought both to the Softbank shop near where I live. (It is always a good idea to buy new gadgets near your residence or your office, I find out!) My problem with iPad was simple and resolved quickly. My new iPhone was not much of a problem as I had bought my old iPhone at the same shop. The sales person explained to me how I can transfer contacts, songs, etc. and I thought I am ready!
When I went back home and tried to transfer contacts etc. from my PC to new iPhone, I was not able to do it; despite how easy they try to make getting up and running, it’s never as easy as it seems. So I turned around and went back to the shop now with my new iPhone, iPad and my PC! It turned out that it was not as simple as I had been told and I ended up spending an hour or so there, talking to the people over the phone. After an hour or so, it finally got resolved!
Then I decided to install Polycom microphone/speaker to my PC, as I had not been able to use Skype etc with my PC. My colleague at KMD tried his Polycom device with my PC at the office and it worked. So I was ready to install mine. It did NOT work! I kept receiving the error message when I inserted application CD. After trying twice or so, I finally gave up. One(iPhone) down and two(iPad and Polycom ) to go. This is how I spent my Kids day May 5, 2011! I felt like a kid!