wanichan's English blog

Just blogging in English from Osaka, Japan. Technology, Diary and Life Style.

Technology

A message from someone from the past

I recently received the following message via contact form. Date: 2022/05/26 18:14 Hi,My name is Max from GeeksMix, my SEO agency.Is it possible to place an article on your website wanichan.net with a link to one of my clients? How much wi…

I gave my mom an iPad for Mother's Day

I bought Surface 2 for my mom long time ago, but it doesn't work anymore, so I ordered the following iPad on Apple online store for Mother's Day on April 5. 10.2-inch iPad Wi-Fi 64GB - Silver After a while, I received a notification text m…

Microsoft Office apps on iPad disappearing text in the status bar at the top of the screen?

The iPhone is fine, but in the iPad versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote, the text in the status bar at the top of the iPad device screen turns white, making it virtually invisible. Word for iPad (Ver.2.60) Excel for iPad (Ver.…

New Look & Feel option is unable on PowerPoint for iPad

I know Microsoft Office for iPad has changed to New Look & Feel, but I cannot switch it off. If it's Word, Excel or OneNote other than PowerPoint, I can accept it because there are fewer menus. Is Microsoft thinking about usability? The us…

Hello, my new Surface Laptop 4!

I bought a new laptop for the first time in a long time. In fact, the computer I bought before that was a 12-inch MacBook. The AppleCare warranty has already expired. I also have Windows 10 installed on that MacBook, but it does not meet t…

Why the Word file was still in the Share with Me list even though they are deleted already?

In the Microsoft Office app for Microsoft 365, there is a "Share with me" section on the home screen. It seems that this is usually a list of things that are on OneDrive. But we didn't have OneDrive back in the day, maybe we had SkyDrive? …

I got a Smart Keyboard Folio for iPad

I took advantage of Amazon's points up campaign for over 10,000 yen and took the plunge and bought a Smart Keyboard Folio and an ELECOM small mouse for my iPad Air 4. Let's unpack the Smart Keyboard Folio. The Apple logo is engraved on the…

I got my new iPad Air 4 with Cellular

I needed to get a new iPad to go paperless and show my presentations to everyone. iPad mini 5 is good for personal use, but too small to show to everyone. I chose a rose gold iPad Air 4 with cellular so that I can use it anytime, anywhere,…

2 Apple Watches listed in"Use Apple Watch to unlock apps and your Mac"

I got a new Apple Watch Series 6 on Sunday morning, but there is something wrong on my Macbook. The macOS is now Big Sur (11.0.1) Apple menu > System Preferences, then click Security & Privacy. support.apple.com I've already done reset my …

I ordered Apple Watch Series 6 to trade in my Series 4

I got an Apple Watch Series 4 two years ago, so It's time to change the new one. I was wondering if I should select Series 6 or SE for a long time. I don't care about the constant display lights, but the charging speed is very important fo…

Compass app doesn't work because the battery has degraded?

I noticed that the compass app didn't work lately so I called Apple support. Then they said that I should change the battery first within AppleCare+ warranty period because it's degraded. support.apple.com Your battery’s health is signific…

Partly English on Microsoft Office for Mac

I am in Insider Fast for Microsoft Office for Mac, but after I updated to the Version 16.24 (190313), I am stucked reviewing new version on my website because of the localizing bug. Look at the following screenshot. Partly English on the m…

I love AirPods

I had been wondering if I should get AirPods, but after posting an article to Japanese non-technical blog, I checked Apple Store website. え、心斎橋行ったら今日手に入るん? マジでどうしよ pic.twitter.com/EUM7uYynGa— wanichan (@wanichan) Ja…

Should I get AirPods?

AirPods are a little expensive, expecially I am concerned that one earphone will be lost. www.apple.com You know, I have iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 4. I need AirPods if I listen to music from Apple Watch. My Twitter friends highly rec…

I love Apple Watch Series 4

I have been wearing Apple Watch since my birthday eve, and I went to the English school, the gym and dinner with my mom on my birthday. It's really easy to achive the goal when I go to the gym. Something like this Move663/250 Calories Exer…

I got Apple Watch Series 4 today!

I have been wondering which one was better for me, Apple Watch or Fitbit. Then I decided to get Apple Watch Series 4. I went to Apple Shinsaibashi, with my iPhone 7 and MacBook just in case this afternoon. APPLE WATCH S4 40 G AL PS SL GPS-…

Increase Traffic from the US on My Website

When I checked Google AdSense dashboard, revenue from the US has been increasing since August 15. I thought that's because someone clicks the ads deliberately so that my adsense account would be banned. I checked what's going on with Googl…

Bitcoin Blackmail

I often receive some blackmail or scam lately. Bitcoin Porn Blackmail Scam Reports Surge | Bitcoin Who's Who Blog I got the following message There is no specific website infomation. Can I ask you when and where I visited an adult web page…

Do you think I should watch out for GDPR?

You know, I am Japanese, and most of my websites users are Japanese. But, I have this English blog and English website at wanichan.jp. What is GDPR in the first place? General Data Protection Regulation - Wikipedia Google Cookie Choices I …

Do you think I have to look at EU User Consent Policy?

Every time I check out my AdSense dashboard, I see the notice like this. To support publishers in complying with Google's updated EU User Consent Policy, EU user consent settings are now available. Actually I am Japanese and 98.5% of my we…

List view Matched Content to Auto ads - Google AdSense

I posted an article about list view matched content long time ago But now it has changed to Auto ads. Transitioning from Page-level ads to Auto ads Auto ads replace and enhance Page-level ads. If you had Page-level ads on your site, then w…

Air Canada app doesn't work on my iPhone

I got a new phone in new years holidays. But, Air Canada app doesn't work on it. Every time I open the app, I can see the following display just for a few seconds, but it crashed and dissapeared. But it's still on the app like this. I saw …

I got a new rose gold iPhone 7

After I went to Sumiyoshitaisha shrine with my parents, I got a new iPhone. The same color with my MacBook - because people around me say I must have pink ones. www.apple.com I had been using Android smartphone for many years, but the devi…

I got a new pink MacBook

I am thinking that my next smartphone should be iPhone, so I decided to buy a new MacBook. 512GB PCIe-based onboard SSD / 8 GB 8GB of 1866MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory 1.3GHz dual-core Intel Core i5, Turbo Boost up to 3.2GHz, with 4MB L3 cache…

How did they know my name?

I don't know who Colin is, but I got the following email. But Gmail put it in Spam. Why is this message in Spam? We've found that lots of messages from tbrecruiting.com are spam. I don't think he knows who I am. I am Japanese, and live in …

I went to the Genius Bar for repairing my iPod touch

Last time I posted about my iPod touch battery swelling, then I visited the Apple Store Shinsaibashi in Osaka. AppleCare+ was available so they replaced it for free! Yay! So I can take the replacement to Vancouver next week! Code Descripti…

Battery swelling issue in my iPod touch

I have an iPod touch 6th generation - 64GB. I bought it at the end of 2015 with AppleCare+. I noticed there was something weid in my iPod touch Friday night. It seems like the battery is swelling a bit. When I visit Apple website, iPod tou…

Where is the custom margins in Word for iOS?

I am an Office 365 subscriber, and the "What's new" information is the following article. According to the article, Microsoft added custom margins in Word on August 14, 2017. I confirmed that it is added for Android, but not for iOS. I cal…

Should I have to write technical articles in English?

One time, when I was working with Google AdSense team, they suggested me to create the technical English sites so that the revenue would be getting better. But, you know, I am Japanese. I have iPad and iPod touch, and I can change the lang…

Network Failure in Japan was because of Google?

Network failure happened on Friday in Japan. The pageviews on my websites went down because they could not use the Internet. One of the major Japanese ISP (Internet Service Provider) OCN and some parts of KDDI got into the trouble. I just …