Sunday Post #288 Death of a Phone

October 22nd, 2017 Kimberly Sunday Post 138 Comments

22nd Oct

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It was a techie kind of week. My three-year-old Samsung Note 4 died. Well, it worked fine but the port to charge it went. Ugh. Mr. Caffeinated and I played switch the battery for two days while I waited for my new one to arrive. I am now the proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy 8s Plus. While I love new gadgets, I also hate change. Adjusting to the new phone was a tad stressful.  I had a big update on my laptop for Windows 10, one that I had been putting off. Finally, my laptop realized I was never going to do it and decided to take matters into its own hands. Which took hours, and resulted in the loss of sound. So I spent time researching and thankfully after a few trial and errors, I was able to fix it.  Somehow I managed to read three books and listen to two audios. Stay Caffeinated and be sure to join in my upcoming events.

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138 Responses to “Sunday Post #288 Death of a Phone”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Right. I love all the latest gadgets but was perfectly happy with the phone I had. Windows 10 drives me batty, but I prefer it over Apple.

  1. Geybie's Book Blog

    I heard that Samsung 8s is great, Kim. I don’t like smartphones. The screen is too small. I love the big ones like iPad. But yeah, we can’t live without smartphones nowadays. My iPad can only do so much but my smartphone can do anything.
    I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Have a wonderful week and happy reading. ❤️

  2. Wattle

    I hope your new phone is wonderful 🙂 I hate upgrades too, they always seem to change things just enough for it to be off-putting lol

    Have a wonderful week!

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  3. Rachel

    Oooooh I hate change with technology! It usually creates problems with things that worked well before. Oh well. it usually ends with improvements. I have Touch of Red, too. I hope we both love it! 🙂

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  4. Di @ Book Reviews by Di

    Oh no! I’m sorry about your phone. Even though the change was stressful I hope you enjoy your latest upgrade. I’ve heard wonderful things about it!

    The Windows updates are terrible aren’t they! Glad you are sorted now though.

    I hope your tech issues are minimal this week and that you have a great week in reading and otherwise.

  5. Sam@WLABB

    My condolences for your note. My daughter kept blowing her port, so we got induction chargers. Now she plugs in less, and so far, so good (knock on wood). I’m a Mac, but I have heard nightmare stories about the Windows 10 update, but I am glad to hear you got a lot of reading accomplished.

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  6. sjhigbee

    Oh I completely empathise! Struggling to get all the apps, etc I needed on my iphone last year took years off my life as I sat under a thundercloud of rank frustration, cursing up a storm… So sorry that Windows 10 decided to act up at the same time! I do like it – but do have an issue with the updates as they are very intrusive and certainly rearrange things in an arbitary way. Here’s hoping the coming week is far less technical, Kimberley!

  7. Karen Blue

    Sorry to hear about your phone. I recently switched from Apple back to Android so I feel your pain. Its kinda funny to hear that you are just now updating to Windows 10. You were the only one who even talked about https so I kinda thought you and technology would get along better. Lol!
    I hope you enjoy your new phone, once you get used to it. I like Windows 10 a little more so I hope you do too.
    Have a great week!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh, I switched to Windows 10 eons ago, but this was a big update one that people were groaning I kept pushing it back. I am not a fan of Apple’s closed platform.

  8. Lola

    It’s nice to get a new gadget, but adjusting to the change is always a bit challenging. That’s annoying the update ruined your sound, but good that you were able to fix it. I hope you’ll have a great week!

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  9. Jessica @ a GREAT read

    I’m the same when it comes to technological change as well! It’s so hard to readjust and figure out how the new things work. The slight change in appearance…and all the other little things. It’s annoying. So I feel you pain! Hopefully you’ll adjust quickly to it!

    Nice new reads too! I haven’t heard of these except for the Deborah Wilde book, That one sounds familiar though I’ve never read it! Lol. Hope you enjoy all the new reads!

    Here’s my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

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  10. Melissa (My words and pages)

    You did good lasting as long as you did with the phone. That’s a good record. I struggle getting new phones because of the price of them, then setting it up as I want with my apps and whatnot. lol.

    Have a great week!

  11. Darlene

    Oh no! Technology is wonderful when it works and soooooo frustrating when it doesn’t! For me, the worst is changing laptops because I have so much saved on my hard drive (which I should really back up) and am reluctant to upgrade because I don’t want the hassle of moving everything over.

    Hope you have a trouble-free week! Those books are all new to me.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Bwahaha. Phone updates are fine, at least with Samsung. But those you need to approve. Windows 10 just decided it was going ahead on my laptop.

  12. Corina Paris

    THat’s why I love the iPhone. Going from one generation to the next is always easy, the menu and how the phone works stays the same. I hate change too, but it keeps our brain young.
    Have a great day and happy reading!!!

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  13. Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    Sorry you’re having technical issues this week. I totally understand. My hard drive crashed in my laptop a couple of weeks ago. I’d been using Husband’s but it was so SLOW. Husband finally bought me a Chromebook this week. I love it. I personally love getting a new phone, but I know what you mean about having to learn it. Hope you have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  14. Jan

    Sorry your phone had problems. And so happy you got a new phone, Kimberly! My husband was having connection problems with his phone, but managed to fix it. I was researching phones just in case we needed to replace it! I know what you mean about the changes. I especially don’t like the time it takes to figure out the new stuff (though it’s also fun to have new stuff–what a sad dilemma…lol). How are you liking your new Kindle?

    Hope you have a really great week!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo my new Kindle doesn’t release until the 31st, but since I preordered it arrives then. I am using my Fire now since I sold my old one. I simply cannot wait. The port was bad, and I could have paid to fix it, but the phone was out of date.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hehehe. Right. And then they move stuff, like zip files. I figured it out, but damn after doing it one way for 20 years they could of at least said something.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, and it’s all your fault. I have a little time and might try to read books 1 and 2 first…lol
      All of my apps transferred and Google chrome but my actual phone #’s did I have it all sorted now and enjoying it.

  15. Maureen Bakker

    All this high tech stuff is great.. but it definitely can be stressful. I love having a new Phone and other gadgets. But getting to know how they work can definitely be stressful. Good to hear you were still able to read. 😉
    Have a great week and happy reading!

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  16. Samantha

    Tech issues are so stressful! And we had to update our work laptops to the new windows over the summer and I am still not happy about it.
    But yay for still getting reading done! Hope you have a great week!

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  17. kindlemom1

    We just recently upgraded my two daughters phones and of course they love it and I thought about doing mine as well but…gah! I hate change too and relearning everything. It’s a pain in the butt for me, plus, I don’t know, I can’t decide if I want a bigger phone or not and all the new Samsungs look huge and I know they won’t fit in my pocket like they do now. Dilemmas right? 😛
    Glad you got everything taken care of though and it all works. 🙂

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      They adapt quicker. Of course, they live to text and do apps. I have had a bigger phone for 3 years now, and I thought at first I wouldn’t like it, but the more I use my phone like a computer on the go the more I appreciate it. Plus I keep it in the front of my handbag now.

  18. A Voracious Reader

    I love new gadgets, but also hate change. I’d pay someone (if I had the money) to do the updating and then show me how shit works. LOL I still have no idea how to do stuff on my smartphone and I’ve had it for over a year! I’m hopeless. 😀 I hope you have a less stressful week, Kim!

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    • Kimberly

      Hehe. I remember your first week with the smartphone. I am surprised your son doesn’t have you up to speed on the new gadgets.

  19. Lily

    I don’t buy phones anymore, the turn over rate I get on them – I’d be broke XD I rather save the money on a camera lens.
    This year alone my son managed to drown 3 of my phones, losing stuff like pictures that I did not get a chance to transfer on to my pc is a total blow at times.
    I’m scared of the new Windows that they have. I heard 10 is actually not to bad. I always loved Windows XP but than they decided to get rid of it, but in my opinion it was the best.
    Enjoy your new reads 😀 and grats on new phone!!

    • Kimberly

      Oh wow, we usually get a minimum of three years from them. My kiddos (all adults) turn theirs in for new ones as soon as their contracts end. Psst, the Samsung Galaxy phones are waterproof.

  20. Danielle

    3 books and 2 audio sounds likes a win for me 🙂 I understand about change completely though. I have a Samsung Galaxy 7 (I have not upgraded yet but cannot put it off much longer) and I enjoy it so I hope the 8 works well for you. I have to admit I dislike the Windows 10 OS. Not a fan at all. Hoping you have an uneventful week ahead – xx

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  21. Jasprit

    I do enjoy Lauren Blakely’s books, its been a while since I’ve last listened to one on audio though, as long as Sebastian York is narrating it, then I’m sold every single time! I hope you have a great week! 🙂

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  22. Sophia Rose

    I get a bad feeling in my stomach when my brother- the keeper of the cell phone family plan- calls and says we all have to upgrade since I’m not good with change, either. Hopefully, you’ll get used to your new one soon.

    The new Laura Griffin looks great.

    Enjoy your week!

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    • Kimberly

      LOL. I kept the same plan since it is better than any they now offer. I am delighted with the new phone, and the stress has been quickly forgotten,

  23. Angela @ Angel's Guilty Pleasures

    I don’t like change either. I have the iPhone 7s and love it, but it has been having issues lately. I can live with the issues until it eventually dies. I don’t want to get a new phone unless I really have too. So I feel you on the phone.

    You picked up some nice books in your book haul. I hope you enjoy them. Have a great week and happy reading.

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  24. Lorna

    I have Windows 10 on my newest laptop but it just sits here gathering dust. I just hate it. When the one I use finally dies, I guess I’ll have to grin and bear it. As far as my phone, I always make them load everything for me with each new IPhone. And they are getting so freaking expensive. I have no idea what half the stuff the phone will do. Hope you figure it all out soon!

  25. RO

    I can relate for sure. Once I get used to something, it’s hard to wrap my mind around changing. Like you, I was stalked to do the Windows 10 upgrade, and finally did it. Like you said, it pretty much tied up the ‘puter all dang day. Thank goodness there were no glitches, and glad yours eventually came out well. Congrats on the new Samsung! I hear it does all kinds of neat things. Hugs…and Happy Monday! RO

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  26. Melanie Simmons

    My PC laptop forced a Windows 10 update a long time ago. We were running Windows 7 prior. My poor old laptop is having a hard time with it. I do have a Mac that I use most of the time. DH uses the PC. I think it is time to get him something new. I love my iPhone because it doesn’t really change when you get a new phone. I do get changes in operating systems that can be cumbersome sometimes. I hope you have a great week. Thanks for promoting the Sultry Listeners Award Winners.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh, I have been using Windows 10 for over a year or more, this was just an update that I was avoiding. Happy to share it was a great event.

  27. Tyler H. Jolley

    Tech weekends. In my 20’s, I couldn’t get enough. The newer the better. Now? I just want the same phone to work forever. Never die, never update, just stay the same. haha.

  28. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    I feel the same, Kimberly. I get excited about new tech gadgets but at the same time I get comfortable with what I have and the breaking in process with a new item can be annoying. I’m an iPhone girl so thankfully I don’t have a big learning curve with each upgrade. It’s basically the same every time with just a few extra bells and whistles. I have Windows 10 on my work pc but have put off updating at home. Thank goodness you were able to fix the sound issue. I’ve been seen Lauren Blakely’s latest all over the place… hope you enjoy it!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Hopefully, by the time you download it they will have it all sorted. I have been using Windows 10 for over a year but this update sucked.

    • Kimberly

      I am loving the phone. Struggling to find a cover, the one I ordered didn’t fit snuggly and now I am back to the drawing board. I want protection but not bulky..ahhhhh.

  29. Danielle Chapman

    Earlier this year I also upgraded my phone (I got the Galaxy S7). I was surprised by how easy it was to upgrade!

    PS – I am loving my new Oasis! It is wonderful and so easy for me to use. My 14-year-old son also thanks you. 🙂 He got my old Paperwhite and is enjoying it! Thank you so much!

    • Kimberly

      Hehe..yeah I pass my Fires down when I upgrade too. I am glad you are enjoying it. This was my hardest upgrade because of the port issue.

  30. Olivia

    Ha, I almost forgot to drop a comment, how rude. Have fun with the new gadget, I love new gadgets, they make me giddy. And I hope technology behaves this week! I wish there was a way I could justify the new Kindle Oasis sigh. But I love my Paperwhite.

  31. Charlie

    As tech savvy as I am, I also hate change. At work, they are taking away our laptops and replacing with Chromebooks. NO NETWORK DRIVES. WHERE ARE MY FILES. Everyone is freaking out. Me, especially, uploading all those thousands of photos for yearbook. I am seriously the person everyone in my entire hallway comes to for tech help. Connecting projector, doing something in Google Drive, creating something in Google Drive, mirroring screens…everything. Just give me a CIT position with more money and no kids. The Man and I are both looking at getting new phones. Mine is taking it upon itself to decide for me when I need to tap on anything. It must think it controls my life, or something. Think again, buster! My computer also does its own updates usually because I am the same way!

    • Kimberly

      Oh my. Really Chrome books for a work environment. eep! I am loving the new phone now that it is all set up 🙂