Broken laptop can't mylot? Mobile phone to the rescue!
October 19, 2012 7:20am CST
When I got back to Manila my laptop won't boot and it's making a noise similar to my macbook which also had the same problem. Before I left for the province, there were ants crawling out of every holes from the computer and they must have damaged something... But thanks to my iPhone and my unlimitted data plan, I can still mylot and am even more active than when I'm mylotting on the computer since I can bring my phone everywhere. As long as there's sufficient signal, I can be connected. Minor inconvenience is when there's poor signal, and I have to be more careful in typing since it's much harder to correct mistakes on a touchscrren phone than with a keyboard and mouse. And of course the smaller screen can strain the eyes more. But I'm just glad that nowadays even without a computer we can still go online. Anybody else use their smartphones to login to mylot?
• Davao, Philippines
23 Oct 12
I tried once in my LG while I was staying in the city with my cousin. They have wifi in the house so instead of using my Lappy, I prepared to used my phone because even I am lying in bed I can still do myLotting which was the more comfortable and advantage.
22 Oct 12
When you say multitasking were you referring to other stuff you do on the computer as well? Because for me I can multitask even when mylotting on my phone. I can check other websites watch videos and do my task on online earning apps. I can also do other chores not related to the internet and it's much easier to do because I'm carrying a heavy device. I'll just put it in my pocket and get back to it whenever I feel like to.
29 Oct 12
I once tried to log in mylot on my Ipod touch, but I find it difficult to type. So I do not use it to mylot, but on my laptop only. It is so fast and convenient to type on the computer keyboard. Now I am using a smart phone, but I use it to read news in addition to making and answering calls and sending text messages. Take care, silentwill.
21 Oct 12
Oh good thing that your phone was there to the rescue and continue mylotting.I often used my phone in mylotting to since it is more portable than laptop so I can do mylot anytime I want as long as I have my phone with me and with strong signal as well.
• Manchester, England
20 Oct 12
As I am sure you will appreciate, a laptop is notorious for generating heat so you may have bits of ant corroded onto the motherboard. sadly that could cause havoc with the integrated parts and the laptop may be beyond help. As for using your mobile phone, I would be unable to cope with that. I never use my mobile for email or internet because it is far too small a screen to be truly practical, although I know many people that do regularly. Posting via a mobile would be a nightmare for me and I would probably simply give up, so I am impressed that you are coping so well.
20 Oct 12
I hope I can still save my files on my laptop. As for mobile, I still have good vision, at least on my right eye but it does strain the eyes more compared to using devices with larger screen. But in over half a year that I've using my phone I've gotten use to the size of the screen and it no longer bother me that much.
19 Oct 12
Maybe I am wrong but myLotting with mobile doesn't remain fun for a long time. I have been trying this since my laptop's display crashed. And all the minor inconveniences you mentioned there got to me also. I am using Samsung Wave-I and it doesn't have the features of next version even, like easy switch between text-areas. So, I have to avoid using emoticons, or at least keep it to minimal. At the same time, it's quite true I can post from anywhere the signal is good enough. Would have increased my participation too.... well, I don't like headaches! And I'm typing this one with half-laptop half-mobile combination. Works better!
19 Oct 12
I am not familiar with your phone but the interface on mine is easy to use enough and the inconveniences I mentioned are minor and is not enough to take the fun out of mylotting on the go. The positive greatly outweighs the negatives and I believe I'll continue mylotting on mobile even when my laptop gets fixed. Also as I responded on one discussion, I wish someone either from mylot team or just a member will be able to come up with a mylot app. It can be a lot more fun if someone is able to design something that is optimized for mobile use and minimize the inconveniences further.
19 Oct 12
My galaxy came to my rescue when i am devoid of the use of a proper computer. Though I make hell lot of typo mistakes but I am glad that i can be online without much problem. I agree that correcting mistakes using smartphones is a real test of patience. I only hope that mylotters bear with us of the unintentional errors.
19 Oct 12
Yes I too hope other mylotters will be more forgivingfor spelling mistakes and other typos from us who use mobile phones to post here. I usually make mistakes in not being able to press the space bar properly or pressing the backspace button instead of the letter L. But I'm trying to be more careful now so it won't be a pain to read for the benefit of my friends here.