Thursday, December 1, 2011

Use Naver Maps offline on your iPod Touch / etc.


Problem: You don't want to be lost around Seoul, or anywhere in Korea for that matter, but you don't have a smartphone. You do have an iPod Touch (or iPhone) or other wifi-only device, but what if no wifi signal is available? Solution: Use the offline cache feature of Naver Maps . Here's how: Download the Naver Maps app at the Apple App Sto…

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Use Naver's English Dictionary in English!


Problem: You want to translate a word/phrase between Korean/English, but Google Translate sucks (doesn't have a translation, or the wrong translation) and your phone dictionary doesn't have it. Solution: Koreans invariably use Naver's English Dictionary , which now boasts an English-language version to help you navigate. Check it out; it…

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Korean "pull my finger"


Problem: You want to apparently fart on-demand by asking your friend to "pull your finger," but because he's Korean, he doesn't understand your request. Solution: The Korean version of this classic and gassy classy move might be called the "push my thumb" trick. Make a "thumbs up" gesture, and ask your friend t…

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Use NateOn with Pidgin 2.10


Problem: You want to use NateOn (South Korea's most popular instant messaging program), but you already use AIM , MSN , Yahoo , Google Talk , etc. Solution: Use Pidgin (multi-platform, multi-protocol IM client) to consolidate your IM accounts, including your NateOn account by downloading and installing the pidgin-nateon plugin . Source: http://blog.k…

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Find where a photo was taken by EXIF data


Problem: You see a cool photo your friend took, and want to visit that spot, but you don't know where exactly the photo was taken. Solution: Since many people take photos via their smartphone nowadays, chances are the image has EXIF data that would show the location. Upload the photo (or if it's already on the web, paste in the URL) to Jeff…

Monday, August 29, 2011

Prepare your noraebang (노래방) session with Noraebook


Problem: You hate wasting time at the karaoke room ( noraebang 노래방) looking through that dirty old book for good English songs. Plus, the book is out of date. Solution: Download the Noraebook smartphone app, which lets you browse all the available songs at most noraebangs in Korea, in addition to providing you with the number you can input at the no…