So you’re planning a trip to Japan. You have a smartphone or PC and you’re worried about only having wifi in your hotel room. Flets will give you access to their hotspots around Tokyo (and some other cities). It might not be perfect, but it’s better than nothing. And it’s FREE! Continue reading Free Wifi for Travelers in Japan
UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant. (3/25/2013) A few months ago, I described how to enable the Japanese keyboard on an iPhone to access the Emoji characters. It’s not difficult to do, but if you don’t need a Japanese keyboard, it seemed kind of silly to install it just to get those Emoji. But with iOS 4.3.5, you can enable Emoji in any country, on any iPhone without installing the Japanese keyboard. It’s super easy to do, so get out your iPhone and let’s do this. Just as stated … Continue reading Using Japanese Emoji on Facebook Update
UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant. (3/25/2013) EDIT: Because of changes in iOS 4.3.5, you can now install the Emoji keyboard without installing a Japanese keyboard. For the new directions, please go here: http://japanthis.com/2011/08/30/using-japanese-emoji-on-facebook-update/ People keep asking me how to do this, so I figured I should just make a blog post and make the details available to everyone. After all, it takes seconds to set up and will make your Facebook posts standout all the more. Because Japanese uses Kanji, an ideographic writing system, it’s only logical … Continue reading Using Japanese Emoji on Facebook
UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant. (3/25/2013) I previously wrote about an iPhone app called 辞書登録Lite (Jisho Tōroku) which allowed you to add words to the iPhone’s Japanese dictionary and determine what yomigana input would trigger the kanji conversion. The app I was writing about was free and worked for all the entries I tested it with. However, the next day when I tried to use the kaomoji and words I had entered, I found that nothing came up. Obviously, this free version was just a demo to promote … Continue reading Customize iPhone’s Japanese Dictionary
UPDATE: Due to constant updates in iOS, the information in this blog post is no longer relevant. (3/25/2013) (As usual, all Japanese words and phrases will be defined in the vocab list at the end of the article) 2/3/10 update: please see my new article here! After using Japanese keitai (cellphones) for a few years and thoroughly enjoying how sophisticated they were to compared American cellphones – and how integral they were to modern Japanese culture – I got an iPhone 3G the first day they were introduced into the Japanese market. The first couple of days were a honeymoon, … Continue reading Adding Words & Phrases to Your iPhone 3G’s Dictionary (Japanese Only… I Think…)
I’m not into video games. But if the video game has cute girls you tease, I’m willing to reconsider my position. After my girlfriend and I discovered the Puff! application for iPhone, I can’t tell you how many hours we’ve spent blowing up the skirts of cute girls. Now there’s a brand new one called Puff! Premium that adds more models and more panchira fun. Anyways, it’s loads of fun and never gets boring at parties… If the 3 VIDEO LINKS above weren’t enough, here’s the PUFF! Official CM: But I’m hear to talk about something much more nerdy than … Continue reading Best Video Games Ever?