genius bar….part 2

I was reminded yesterday, that the very first post on this blog was about my visit to THE GENIUS BAR at the Mac store in Northridge. So it’s only fitting that I report on my latest adventure there.

This time, the problem was with my gadgets, not The Man’s. Two days ago, I upgraded my iPhone. My info was backed up on my dinosaur of a desktop….it’s 6 years old….so I just plugged my new device in and “restored from a backup”. Umm, big mistake. Little did I know, that my 280 contacts were turned into a cyber omelet. Literally, scrambled!! The wrong email addresses with the wrong names, phone numbers all mixed up and some contacts quadrupled. All because of MOBILE ME. I swear, it’s Satan’s spawn. Anyway, after an entire day of head scratching and baffled stares at my shiny new iPhone….The Man calmly says “take it to the Genius Bar.” Of course… as if I hadn’t already planned on it. So off I went, with desktop and phone in hand…..all three girls in tow. Again.

At first, the couple of geniuses I commandeered the attention of looked at me like I had 6 heads when I showed them what was happening. One flew the coop. But the other guy hung in there. First, he had me make sure the info on the computer was correct, then he went to my Mobile Me account and replaced all the info there with info from my desktop, and turned off the “syncing” feature. That was the problem… I was double syncing through iTunes & Mobile Me. NEVER DO THAT, as it really confuses the devices that are clearly designed to be smarter than you and me. End result, all is right in my Mac world again, it didn’t cost me a penny and The Girls had a blast :-)))

Give it to me straight. I can take it :-)

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