Despite my confidence in my techy abilities I found myself in a heated battle with my cell phone and my computer last weekend.
I took some pics with my phone while we were at the Penny Arcade in Manitou Springs that I wanted to retrieve.
I plugged the USB cord into my phone and computer but my computer wouldn't recognize my phone. Hmmmmmm. That's interesting.
Come to find out, my phone (Samsung) isn't compatible with my MacBook's operating system.
Are you KIDDING me?
That is so unbelievable to me.
Obviously, I didn't do my homework when I upgraded my phone. I really only use my phone for calling, texting, and taking pics so I don't need to sync my contacts/email stuff, but because my computer wouldn't recognize my phone and because we don't own non-Apple computers, it was looking more and more like I couldn't retrieve those pics.
I'm not one to give in easily.
I kept googling and googling and googling and an hour (or three) later I found a solution. I transferred the pics on my phone to my micro SD card and was able to move them--one at a time--to my computer. It was a painfully slow process but it worked.
And because I went to all that trouble I feel compelled to share these pics from the penny arcade and an evening ice cream run this week!
We had a FUN time at this arcade and we spent a grand total of $10. John and I battled each other at Centipede, and my kids discovered the wonderful world of Pacman/Ms Pacman. In fact, Will's new ringtone is Pacman and it cracks me up every time I hear it!
I don't love my Samsung phone (probably because I'm enamored with Apple and that incompatibility issue is just beyond ridiculous) but I've decided it takes decent pictures and now that I know how to retrieve them, I can live with my stupid (but free) Samsung phone until it's time to upgrade. In two years. Sigh.