Tuesday, June 27, 2017

SOLVED! Running WhatsApp on My iPad Safari or Chrome

WhatsApp works great on iPhone or an Android smartphone. However, if you have an iPad, you may be frustrated of not able to run WhatsApp on iPad. But, here's a workaround using web version of WhatsApp.

Using Safari: If you go to web.whatsapp.com, you will notice that you are being re-directed to the homepage of WhatsApp and the WhatsApp Web simply will not load.

At the top right corner of Safari, find and tab on the "Share" icon (square with up arrow).

From the "Share" menu, find and tab on the "Request Desktop Site" option.

Now, Safari loads again the web.whatsapp.com webpage but this time will load the WhatsApp Web instead. Follow instructions to add the device linked to your phone with WhatsApp. Remember, you should have WhatsApp installed on your phone first. Well, that's how WhatsApp is working.

Note that the web version of WhatsApp has some limitations compared to the app version. Also, at the left panel, you will have to tab 2 times to select, instead of one time in the normal WhatsApp app.

For Chrome: If you choose to use Chrome on iPad as your web browser, the way to load WhatsApp web is the same. Just the "Request Desktop Site" is under the 3 vertical dots (...).

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SOLVED! "Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments" message in Outlook

Just handled a troubleshooting... when sending an email with an email as attachment, the one received the email cannot find the attachment. Instead, Outlooks showed a message...

"Outlook blocked access to the following potentially unsafe attachments"

Google....most people recommend to create a registry key to Outlook to avoid blocking of certain file extensions, which will work in most cases:

Sadly, in my case, it didn't work. 

Finally, the fix that works for me... the attached email has a NAME TOO LONG, I need to change the name to a SHORTER name before sending. That's the fix in my case!

By default Outlook uses the "Subject" of the message as the filename of the attached email. So, change the "Subject" to a shorter one.

This simple fix does not even need a registry edit or install a software!