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Old 03-20-2013, 05:00 PM   #1
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inadvertent streamlining...

I lost my old smartphone. My contract was almost up, so I did without it for a week. I wish I could say I got a whole lot more done during that week as a result but I got sick and then #2 got sick. I got a new no-contract one today with a different carrier, so I had to start over from scratch with contacts, reminders, etc.

It was actually a blessing in disguise. Now I just have the important people/places in my contacts. I have to re-evaluate when I put stuff in reminders, in the calendar, when I re-install apps etc about what I really need. I don't have a bunch of random pictures and files I needed at one time but not any more. I set it up to back everything in the cloud instead of with the carrier, so I if I lose my phone again, all is not lost. I got a phone with a 8mp camera, so I don't need to replace the dead camera and I can always take pictures when I want, not when I remember to bring the good camera. Got the app to upload pictures to the printing site I use as I take them instead of letting them build up on the phone or SD card.

And after a week of not having a phone...I don't feel like I am missing a limb if I don't have my smartphone on me. And because it's no contract, if I ever decide I don't need one anymore, I can get rid of it whenever I want.

Now if I could only do that with all my technology, I'd be set.


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Old 03-21-2013, 12:19 PM   #2
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Re: inadvertent streamlining...

technology.... love hate thing here too
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