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Japan Has a New Emperor. Now It Needs a Software Update.

TOKYO — Lost data. Emails that disappear into the ether. Servers that never connect.All thanks to the ascension of a new emperor to the Chrysanthemum Throne.Japan is scrambling to update software, revise forms and print new calendars before May 1, when the world’s third-largest economy begins a new imperial era. For most of the rest of the world, it will remain the year 2019 when the clock strikes midnight. Across Japan, which relies internally on an ancient calendar that honors a reigning emperor, it will be the first day of the first year of the age of Reiwa.The new era, christened just weeks ago, will force the…

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Tech Tip: How to Get a Weekly View in Apple’s Calendar

AdvertisementTECH TIPA few iOS apps show different screens when you rotate a phone to a horizontal position.Turn the iPhone sideways to get a weekly view in the Calendar app, or for a scientific calculator in the Calculator app.CreditThe New York TimesJuly 30, 2018Q. I can see the year, month and day views on the default iPhone calendar, but no weekly view. Did Apple really omit the week-at-a-glance option?A. Apple’s iOS Calendars app for the iPhone does have a weekly view, but you have to take an extra step to get to it. Rotate your phone sideways to the horizontal orientation and tap the Week tab at the…

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Tech Tip: A Wrinkle in Time Keeping

AdvertisementTech TipIf you don’t want your phone’s calendar to change time zones when you travel, you can lock down your appointments.May 23, 2018Q. When I travel, how do I make my iPhone’s calendar stop moving the business appointments I originally made at home to the time zone of the city I’m in? I want my phone to act like a paper calendar where an appointment written down for 11 a.m. stays at 11 a.m., no matter where I happen to be.A. Unless you have gone to the Date & Time settings and turned off the “Set Automatically” option, the iPhone picks up the time in your current…

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