Up until tonight, my iPod Touch, was running OS 3.0. I was unfortunately forced to upgrade to 3.1.3 to install the WordPress mobile blogging app (totally worth it, but that’s another story). I simple upgraded to the newest OS version using the handy iTunes (I loath that program more than anything) update manager. The update was itself was smooth and went without a hitch. Just when I thought everything was complete, and I rebooted my iPod and saw what a bloody mess I had caused. The four icon menu was missing its four icons, took up more than one third of the screen and was all pixelated and flashing. Excellent. I thought everything “just worked” with Apple products. Apparently not. I was forced to reformat the machine, and that appeared to solve my menu problem. However, after restoring from a backup, the menu went back to its non-existent, flashing state. So after restoring yet again, it was simply a matter of re-downloading and reinstalling my apps again. When I went to “sync” the iPod however, the apps did not install. Not even an ATTEMPT to install. After a few curses and a my blood pressure raising a few points, I finally solved my app installation (or lack of) problem. The “sync all apps” box was not checked under the apps section of “my iPod”. After ticking it off, the apps installed without any issues. Not sure what the problem with the menu was all about, but it seems to be fixed. I am still trying to figure out how this box became unchecked, but it still did never the less. I guess the moral of the story is when you have no other ideas, check all your settings stuff. You never know when a simple tick box somehow became unchecked!