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I normally don’t get it when young people say “fuck my life” but right now I am so feeling like that. I do apologize to the nuns and priests who read my blog. I really don’t want to say that as I believe in positivity. But right now I’m having a really bad time.
It started last week when I got this email telling me to get an iCloud. My husband had also asked me to update all our iPods. Since our music is in two Macs, I initially thought, wouldn’t it be wonderful if I could sync all our music into the iCloud, so I don’t have to go back and fourth turning on the other Mac? (Take note: iCloud doesn’t actually consolidate your music, so it’s completely useless.)
It’s such a pain that Apple doesn’t allow you to share stuff when this household has three Macs, two iPads, about 10 iPods, and one iPhone.

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To get the iCloud, I found out I needed to upgrade to Lion OS, which I paid for.
Then I got iCloud. This took many, many hours to install. When I was done I found out my iPhoto wasn’t working, so I purchased an iPhoto upgrade. I don’t even know how much I spent. So my iTunes money is gone.
When that didn’t work, I decided to delete my iPhoto and all its contents, as well as many applications I no longer needed. All in all I deleted 65,000 files and more than 8,000 photos which were backed up in a Picture Keeper.
The whole process took about five days. I can’t tell you how many times I had to restart because the Internet has been erratic in the entire Philippines.
This explains the lack of updates on my blog. So today I finally allowed myself to break down and cry. I called the Mac expert from the A.Shop who is coming here now from Makati. God bless Erwin.
I have calmed down while writing this quick post.
I would’ve wanted to blame and kill Steve Jobs, but he’s already dead.
So yes, I am having a bad day. Fuck my life. I need a Coke and something else. I’m going to the kitchen.

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Anonymous

you can try home sharing on itunes if you want to share music and other stuff from all your computers at home..  🙂

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Margakwok

iCloud sucks PERIOD

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Uchosera

You have it good… I am having a bad year! And yes, Coke is the answer. 

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Awwww I feel for you Ms. C. Sorry to hear that.
Hope Erwin was able fix it for you.
I don’t really understand Mac / Apple since I am mostly on Android platforms. (T_T)
Cheer up! In Chinese we’d say, “jia you!” Keep it up and keep living ok? TC!

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Yep, they released it awhile back. I upgraded unto it pero its still so slow and ang bilis ma lowbatt pa rin.

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Tricia

I feel for you! But you know, everything will go well. 🙂 Quoted from a tv show: “everything’s going to be alright in the end, so if it’s not all right, then it’s not the end.” 🙂 

I totally agree, internet speeds here suck. My recent stay in Japan gave me 30MBPS!!! I was able to download a 600MB file in 10 min i think. 4 seasons of 4 different tv series in an hour or so and web surfing all at the same time. I wish we had that here!

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Vo21

take it easy Ms C….i feel for u…we all have bad days…

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As a new mac user, I am a little horrified about what would happen if I need to do this later on. I hope they don’t force it just to use some apps. ICLOUD is supposed to make things easier, not complicate it. So that said, it didn’t really achieve what it should have done in the first place… they must have been thinking everyone is an apple expert… when in fact I’m note #fail

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CVS Reply:

well right now I just discovered all my Adobe programs are not compatible

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Virg777

Two words – Mercury Retrograde

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So sorry to hear about your predicament — I actually just started having problems with my Macbook Pro monitor too (a thin white band of “noise” on the left side of the screen), so I may be tracking down Mister Erwin myself.  Hahaha!   Anyway, hope it all works out, and keep us posted. 🙂 [Reply]Umay Calmered Reply:December 10th, 2011 at 12:30 PMAha! I had the same drama on my 4 month old MBP.  It is stated somewhere in the Apple forums that there are batches with defective hardware. They replaced my monitor.  Lessons learned:-   “Genius Bar” is smoke screen… Read more »

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Umay Calmered

Aha! I had the same drama on my 4 month old MBP.  It is stated somewhere in the Apple forums that there are batches with defective hardware. They replaced my monitor.  Lessons learned:-   “Genius Bar” is smoke screen for “Repair Services”. People who have an appointment are fuming mad, but to people walking in the store, it looks like they are chilling out at a bar.  Easy breezy ang mga staff. They’re trained to control a crisis, even if their suggestion is as dumb-effing- they will reboot everything din pala. yun na nga lang parang may katuwang ka on… Read more »

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Bee3

I just got a similar problem but the band is right dab in the middle of my screen!
Try PowerMac in Trinoma, that’s where the service centers are. (They have also in Greenbelt). The other stores just send it there for fixing. 🙂

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Hi Bee3! So sorry, but I just saw your reply now. My apologies. Thanks for your input — May I ask if your monitor problem has been solved? I may try going to Trinoma over the holidays.

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Belle

Mercury retrograde teh…

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Anonymous

the embarrassingly slow internet speed in this country is to blame.

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I’m so sorry to hear about this. It’s my first time to witness a Windows-like scenario happening on an Apple platform. I hope every important file is restored.

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Anonymous

My husband likes saying “FML” too when he’s having a bad day.  Hehe.  I feel for you. 

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Kittygo

like the technophobe writer fran leibowitz said, ‘after all those technological devices get better and better and you get better connected you will arrive at…..a pen and paper.”

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Hello Balloon Reply:

Good one, Kitty!  Hope you’re doin’ well!  (It’s Arlu.)

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Good one, Kitty!  Hope you’re doin’ well!  (It’s Arlu.)

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Beebee

Hi Miss C, 

If you haven’t yet, try Dropbox. I think it’s the best Web-based hosting service right now. It works well with all my Apple gadgets. I don’t think it syncs with iTunes though, but you can view your files from whatever laptop you’re using. And I swear, it’s so easy to use. 😉 

I am not in anyway associated with Dropbox, just a very satisfied user. Hehe.

Anyway, I do hope this problem will be over soon.  

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Hay naku, IOS 5 has been a pain since its released. Ang daming tao actually who has issues with it. I was excited at first until I realized it was so slow and it kept sucking up my battery. Wala pang 30 mins sa paglalaro ko pa lowbatt n agad; take note full batt. siya ah. It took me overnight to upgrade unto it and I kinda regretted it. [Reply]Beebee Reply:December 10th, 2011 at 12:29 AMThey released IOS 5.0.1, right? It claimed to have fixed some of the battery issues they had with IOS5. 🙂 Nagkakataon na lang siguro sa… Read more »

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They released IOS 5.0.1, right? It claimed to have fixed some of the battery issues they had with IOS5. 🙂

Nagkakataon na lang siguro sa mga gadget, kasi ako I never had battery issues with IOS5. I actually love it! 😀

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Umay Calmered

True that! i hate my MBP, but I’m stuck with it because I’ve already spent a ton on my multi-media software. So I just have learn to live with this overpriced product. Ginagamit ko na lang siyang pamporma sa Starbucks.

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Hehe. Natawa ako sa last sentence mo. But, yeah everything you said is true. Hindi lahat ng mamahaling bagay divine forever, there are times talaga na may issues. Just live with it and maaayos din naman.

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Yep, same here. Well I only spent one whole day cleaning up the mess it made. Had to upgrade to Snow Leopard first then Lion. I think it works easier if you’re starting from a clean slate.. meaning completely new apple users. I’m still not sure what to do with it now. [Reply]Jenni Dungan Reply:December 9th, 2011 at 11:30 PMI agree w/ Gladdys it eats up your battery life so fast, it doesn’t matter if you have a new iPhone4s or the older ones. I have a new one and my hubby have have the old iPhone 4 [Reply]Ann Casimiro… Read more »

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I agree w/ Gladdys it eats up your battery life so fast, it doesn’t matter if you have a new iPhone4s or the older ones. I have a new one and my hubby have have the old iPhone 4

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the battery issue for the iphone 4s had been resolved 2 weeks after it was out. Apple sent out an update on that. In fact, i received the update while i was out doing errands & i did it right there & then without syncing on my laptop. 

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Gtc

Jeezzz
That’s ur only reason… Maybe u r PMS’ing girl.
Dami dyan who are really having a hard time. Walang mac o ipad. Walang makain araw-araw.
I know, tough life for u.
Erwin is good. He’ll fiz ur problems!

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Hello. I had the same problem and was able to have the whole thing fixed in the apple store genius bar. It took one operation for the guy to get the whole iPhoto (the new one) working and I felt like such an idiot after making such drama out of the whole thing. Look at your applications. Do you have a 3ivx or something like that? It’s a plug-in to enable DivX files if you stream movies or shows or whatever. Apparently that screws with the new iPhoto. For what reason EWAN. Hope this helps. I hate mac-generated depression. I… Read more »