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TEKTOK Podcast - EP059 - When to Buy, When to Cry - Sweet TEK Pick - I Restored My iPhone

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This week my "Sweet TEK" (pick of the week) was an iPhone restore. 

I restored my phone and started all over.


I needed a change. There was just too much clutter. I had too many apps I didn’t use. I had too many apps performing the same task. I knew there was an issue, but I didn’t want to admit that it had become an issue. It took a mini-vacation away from technology to realize this. I came back to my device which did not fail to ping me with a never-ending stream of nofications with all the unimportant news and reminders of mundane tasks I had assigned myself. Why am I torturing myself? Why have I allowed this “smart” technology to become my master? I made some changes. I went back to my basics which had been buried beneath the barrage of bullshit I have allowed to clutter my life. Can I eliminate it? If not, can I delegate it? If not, can I automate it? If not, I need to do it. And it shouldn’t take some fancy ass system of web hooks and url schemes to get the job done if I will just zero-in and focus. So I restored my phone. I reinstalled two kinds of apps: the essential and the enjoyable. This has taken me some time to get used to, but it’s been worth the effort. 

So are you due for a restore?