I'm so exhausted today. I couldn't sleep last night and I'm hurting now because of it.
I went to the Apple store yesterday, the Fifth Avenue one with the cool glass entrance.
I was in the neighborhood so I popped in to buy an external hard drive (I take too many pictures and movies and my current one is filled up) and ended up leaving with a Time Capsule.
First, it's an external hard drive, which is what I had originally planned on buying. It's available in 500 GB and 1 TB capacities; I got the 500 GB one.
Next, it's a wireless modem. Since I already have a wireless modem, this is kind of a replacement for me, but it's better than the one I had and should make my Internet connection stronger and faster.
Third (and this is where things get cool), because it's a wireless modem and external hard drive in one, I can back up all of my files and move things over to it without using cords. (Duh, right?) In the past, every time I wanted to do this, I had to bring my laptop over to my external hard drive, find the cord, plug it in, turn it on, wait for it to register—bottom line, it was a pain in the arse. I mean, the last time I backed up anything my computer was three months ago, maybe longer. With the Time Capsule, I won't ever have to think about it. Once I do the initial back-up, the rest will happen quickly, automatically, daily, without me really even knowing.
Third, and how great is this, I can plug my printer into my new Time Capsule and print wirelessly from here on out. Again, just as with my previous external hard drive, I used to have to bring my laptop over to my printer, find the cord, plug it in, turn it on, and wait for it to boot up just to print something. Anyone with a laptop who prints a lot knows how irritating this is.
Gosh, I love Apple. They make life so much easier.
Anyway, back to the Fifth Avenue store... The place is open 24 hours a day and was a total madhouse when I was there. I asked the guy who was helping me what the crowd was like at 2 AM and he said, "Celebrities usually come in then because no one's here to bother them."