Papago is an AI translator for iOS and Android

The parrot bird logo for Papago

Papago is an on-the-fly translation app for text, conversations, and signs. It’s available both on the web and for iOS/Android. Let’s take a look and see what makes it different than the other translation apps out there.

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Reading better Japanese with Tangorin

Introducing TangorinFor those looking for fresh, new content to read in Japanese, I have just the app recommendation for you. It’s called Tangorin and it will make things oh so much easier for those wanting to improve their reading and expand their vocabulary. I’m a bit late in discovering this, but I wanted to share it in case there were people that didn’t know about this incredibly useful app.

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My experience switching from iPhone to Android

Switching from iPhone to Android, how bad was it?I wanted to write about my experience switching from an iPhone to Android. It all started late last year in 2017 when my iPhone 6 was very slow and the battery wasn’t holding up for very long. I had been an iOS user since the original iPod Touch that came out the same year as the first iPhone in 2007.

Would I be able to successfully make the switch? Would I miss iOS? After having my current Android smartphone for over 4 months now, here are my two cents.

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Cruising around with Yahoo Car Navi

Yahoo Car Navi app icon

Yahoo Car Navi or Yahoo!カーナビ , is a wonderful navigation app for those that live in Japan.  I never hear anyone talking about it and I thought people should know more about it. Yes, yes, I know what you’re thinking, “We have Google Maps, why would we need anything else?” Sit down, stay a while. 🙂

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Miitomo review: Nintendo’s 1st original app

miitomo review 1A while back Nintendo announced it was going to release an app called “Miitomo” for smartphones. It’s now been released in Japan, so I thought I would try it out and do a Miitomo review. This is Nintendo’s first original mobile app, not including whatever Pokemon apps they previously released. Let’s not waste any time and get right to it. On to the Miitomo review!

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The best Japanese weather app and site

japanese weather cloud

You’re going to want the best Japanese weather app available for checking the weather and staying prepared. The default weather app in iOS for iPhone is not the most helpful. This is especially true when you need to know when it’s going to rain, snow, etc.
I’ve tried a lot of different weather apps, but I settled on what I think is the best Japanese weather app around for both iPhone and Android. Let’s dive in and I’ll share the best sources for Japanese weather information.

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Opera Mini review: A handy alternative to Safari

opera mini review phoneTime for something tech-related with this Opera Mini review. It is my new favorite browser for iOS. It has a really nice design with quite a lot of handy features. I recently switched from my previous Japanese cell phone provider to a cheaper MVNO. This is great for wallet, but I do have data caps when I am not using Wi-fi. One solution to this is using the Opera Mini browser. 

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