Only on phones, not computers.

@FayeHazel (18027)
United States
March 15, 2018 12:51pm CST
Hi MyLot. I haven't posted as much as I usually would because something has been taking up my time. Namely - a new phone! It's been a long time since I've gotten a nicer phone. The one I had been using was technically speaking a smartphone, but it was so underpowered that it couldn't run a lot of apps. Including some of the factory installed ones that I had to remove to make more room. Enter my new Nokia 2. It seems to be middle of the road phone. To me, it's a huge leap forward. I can actually use navigation now (one of the things I had to remove on the old phone) and I can have apps. I admit I'm confused though. Are there any techy types on here that know why so many aps don't have a version to run on an actual computer? To a large degree I still enjoy doing computer stuff on an actual computer. I would rather use my computer than my phone but for certain things, but I can't, because the app won't run on a computer. Anyway, it makes no sense to me, since (generally speaking) computers have far more memory and space than a lot of phones. Also, as a side note, the only thing that I'm unsatisfied with in this phone - is the call quality. Ha. Figures. A phone that is a better computer, than a phone. Photo: Pixabay
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11 responses
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
15 Mar
What apps are you looking for?
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
The main ones I wanted were navigation, bitmoji and something called mindbody
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@anikoonline (3174)
• Hungary
15 Mar
Many apps have a website. You don't have the app on your computer, but you can use their website.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
Actually thank you that helped a lot. There were 2 apps in particular I wanted to use on my computer - and I found one of them I could after a few steps.
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• Hungary
16 Mar
@FayeHazel I'm happy cause you could solve your problem.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
18 Mar
@anikoonline You put up your avatar, Aniko! That's fantastic! Thank you!
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Mar
My phone isn't smart, and in order to not run out of data, of which I have very limited, I needed to install an app @DaddyEvil told me to download so it would save my data. So, I can't help you. You might ask DE about it. He's the only tech wizard I know on myLot.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
That App sounds good, I don't get much data either.
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
17 Mar
@FayeHazel It's called Lostnet Firewall Free. I have my settings all set to wifi only. And only for the North American continent. It cut the data way down.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
18 Mar
@just4him @FayeHazel I know why Valerie doesn't have much data, Faye, but may I ask why you don't? I only use 1/2 of a GB through the towers, but I do use between 7 and 8 GBs through my home Wi-Fi. (I read a LOT of books on my phone.) Maybe it is the provider you use that restricts your data? Since I use so little through the towers, I use a company called Total Wireless. (It is a cheaper sister company to Straight Talk.) BTW, I found out there is another phone geek on myLot. (Actually, there are several of us.) You might see what @nitirrbb7 has to say when you are looking for phone help. He is the one I turn to when I have a problem or just want to talk to another phone geek. (grinning)
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
15 Mar
For some reason, thats just how computers and phones are. Some apps can only be done on one and not the other. I thought it was weird too.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
Ah that is what I feared. It's so weird. Happy to know I'm not the only one who wondered about it
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@Courtlynn (66133)
• United States
17 Mar
@FayeHazel very weird. Lol
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
18 Mar
@Courtlynn Uhm... no, most apps can be run on either a smartphone or your computer, Courtney. (I left a link in my response to Faye.)
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@andriaperry (50927)
• United States
16 Mar
I have stupid phone.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
lol! Nothing wrong with that. Honestly this phone is a better computer than it is a phone. Irony.
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@DaddyEvil (24768)
• Aurora, Missouri
18 Mar
(grinning and giggling) You know, even so-called stupid phones are getting smarter and smarter, Andria.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
19 Mar
@DaddyEvil So true!
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
15 Mar
I am not a techy type, but I bet a few here will help you out.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
Already got one handy hint :-)
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@Corbin5 (106508)
• United States
16 Mar
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@JudyEv (123440)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar
And now some of the phones are better cameras than a camera.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
I know, that is so ironic! lol
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@amadeo (66000)
• United States
15 Mar
I still have not made up my mind to upgrade mine
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
I can't say I blame you. Seems like each new phone I get there is a learning curve
@amadeo (66000)
• United States
16 Mar
@FayeHazel I have no problem with my I phone.This is the first one and old.But works fine for me.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
19 Mar
@amadeo As long as it works and you're happy with it , no issue there I think
@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
16 Apr
I have a cheap ZTE, but I actually like it so far.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Apr
My old ZTE actually still works - it's actually really good as running apps and so forth . My only issue with that particular phone was the microphone - people couldn't hear me
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@TRBRocks420 (77690)
• Banks, Oregon
15 Mar
Enjoy your new phone. I am probably getting one at the end of March.
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@FayeHazel (18027)
• United States
16 Mar
Thanks! I hope you enjoy yours when you get it.
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@kepweng (14956)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
28 Mar
i thought nokia is phased out