Anyone still there.
I have been off-line. Some due to being off-grid but mostly due to bloody Apple.
Why the perennial upgrade with technology? I’m sure it is just because it’s the novelty of newness, and not necessary at all.
I resisted the upgrade of my iPad’s operating system for a long time but weakened recently as new apps “needed” the new system.
My iPad has not been the same. And I am not the same without it. Lost. Metaphorically and literally. Frustrated. Angry. Fucking angry.
So since the upgrade my iPad has repeatedly stopped working. In different ways.
Wouldn’t recognise my 3G. “No cellular data.” Rubbish.
And when I scroll pages on the InterWeb-thingie, they lag. So I have half a blank screen.
But wait. There’s more.
Sometimes the screen won’t respond to touch. So without touch, you can do nothing. Tap, tap, bloody TAP. Nothing.
And the old, “Have you tried turning it off and then back on” technique of Computer Repairs 101 doesn’t work as you can’t turn the bloody thing off.
So I waited until the battery ran down which when you do nothing lasts for days.
And of course, each of these things didn’t happen at the same time. My iPad would tease me. “Yay! It’s back,” I cheer. Only to curse a few minutes , or an hour, when the next thing goes. And the no typey thing has happened several times.
At first I was just a little annoyed with the upgrade. I just want to do what I have always done. I don’t want to learn new things. Leave me alone, Apple.
If only it had stayed at that level. I would have learnt. I’m not a dinosaur. Yet.
As you can see the lack of upgrades on my walking and reading and general journey to health and gorgeousness, has not been due to any gross slackness on my behalf nor is my delayed commenting on other blogs a sign of moral turpitude.
What to do? I actually need my iPad for work. Diary and emails and stuff.
I don’t want a new one. Oh sob. This is all too much.
PS. While there are many photos in my iPad, WordPress app says I need to sign in and sync with iTunes to access my old photos, and only recent ones are available. But they’re there. I can see them on my iPad photo app. Bugger. Bugger. Bugger.