Um, can I ask you guys a question?

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Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Artemis » Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:57 pm

My low-techness is about to come out...


Is an app only for a cell phone or smart phone?

Can it be used on a laptop?

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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Hype » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:02 pm

There are now "Apps" for Windows 8, so yeah, there's a sort of way to use them on a computer. But usually there's a "Desktop App" or "Desktop version" to complement a mobile app.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Six7Six7 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:23 pm

App is short for Application

Which is the same thing as a Program

Mac called them Applications

Windows called them Programs

But then after the term "App" got all popular on phones, now Programs are called Apps too.

Does that make sense? haha
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Bandit72 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:03 pm

I thought 'cell' was the north american term for what we call 'mobile'? I don't really hear the term smart phone, or even 'mobile' phone anymore. People tend to be brand specific.

Some 'Apps' are also only available for tablets.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Larry B. » Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:02 am

I think Bandit's answer is what you're looking for. When people say "I got this app" or "you should try this app," 95% of the time they will be talking about an app for their mobile phone or tablet. Not fucking Wndows 8 :no:

If you have, say, a Tetris app in your iPhone, you cannot also use it in your PC or laptop. Some apps can, however, have alternate versions for PC and/or Mac, but you may have to buy them separately.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby wally » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:55 pm

just to muddy the waters a bit more (maybe I'm in the wrong thread, hah!) there are apps for the Chrome browser as well.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Artemis » Thu Jul 24, 2014 3:24 pm

Thanks for all the information. :bigrin:


I wanted to listen to a live radio stream of the Jack White concert in Chicago last night but couldn't access from my location. Someone on the fan page suggested to go the APP Store to get radio. Com. I didn't try because I don't know how they work. I assume there's a fee too.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Six7Six7 » Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:16 pm

No it's probably free.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Romeo » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:29 am

Artemis wrote:My low-techness is about to come out...


Is an app only for a cell phone or smart phone?

Can it be used on a laptop?

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:oldtimer:
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby tvrec » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:55 pm

http://www.bluestacks.com
This program will let you run apps on your PC.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Artemis » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:59 pm

Thank you. :tiphat:
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby SR » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:09 pm

Does anyone with k of the iphone know how to highlight ALL emails simultaneously in order to trash them, rather than what I have been doing.......individually highlighting each email. :sui:
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby SR » Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:14 pm

disregard......for those who might need it...

http://www.conferencesthatwork.com/inde ... -one-step/
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby SR » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:02 am

Ok, I inherited a Lenovo. It's performance is a joke. I'm shopping a new computer today and I'm thinking of switching to a MacBook air 11.6 display, Intel core I5 with a 4 gb memory and 128 gb flash.

Any thoughts or other recs?

I've got 400 on a best buy card and will contribute another 4 give or take a Benjamin
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Larry B. » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:09 am

SR wrote:Ok, I inherited a Lenovo. It's performance is a joke. I'm shopping a new computer today and I'm thinking of switching to a MacBook air 11.6 display, Intel core I5 with a 4 gb memory and 128 gb flash.

Any thoughts or other recs?

I've got 400 on a best buy card and will contribute another 4 give or take a Benjamin


128 gb flash sounds awfully low for today's standards
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby creep » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:11 am

11.6 is pretty small. my main laptop is 13.3 and i find that to be the perfect size for portability and not being too small.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby SR » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:18 am

Ok. I'm not someone who does much more than archive music, use spreadsheets and word documents, and use the Internet of course. Still low? Or is it more about speed?
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby Hype » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:21 am

My primary laptop is 13.3" (but QHD+, so close to 4K), 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM... Don't underestimate screen size for usefulness, especially since most screens are now at least 1080p (and many have already gone with the near-4k...).

There's no reason not to have 8GB of RAM (or any reason to have more than this). RAM is cheap, and a computer that lacks 8GB is probably a rip-off.

The Macbooks are well-built, but that sounds like BestBuy is trying to get rid of their old stock of outdated computers.

Also helpful to note: i5/i7 don't mean anything. An i5 desktop processor can be exceptionally powerful (I have an i5 4670k that's still holding up nicely years after release), but i5 in the mobile context just means "mid-range", not equivalent to i5 in the desktop context. That said, Apple doesn't put terrible processors in their machines. It's just important to know that you can't compare i5s across platforms.
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby SR » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:25 am

Ok, so far pretty unanimous. I do have to install final draft as well. I think that takes a lot of memory as well
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Re: Um, can I ask you guys a question?

Postby SR » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:28 am

I not opposed to an outdated computer as long as it satisfies my meager needs. :noclue: but this one sounds insufficient. I'm also not married to Apple, which are much more expensive.
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