Saturday, April 25, 2015

Bing Maps shows driving directions in Korea


Following up from my last post , I further explored Bing Maps coverage of Korea, and discovered that it provides driving directions in English for within Korea. This is a fairly big deal, as that makes Bing the only  free mapping service I know of that can currently do this in English. Google, of course, provides public transit directions in Englis…

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Comparing map sites in Korea: Naver, Daum, Google, Bing - a Map Battle Royale!


Today I want to take you on a journey. Let's explore the various mapping services that cover Korea, and by the end, I'll show you in conclusion which is, in my opinion, the best. I'll compare samples of map imagery from 4 companies: two of the top Korean domestic sites, Naver Maps ( 네이버 지도 ) and Daum Maps ( 다음지도 ), and two top foreign site…

Friday, April 17, 2015

Send/Receive Naver Mail in G-mail


When you've created your Naver account , you may decide that using Naver's webmail client (네이버 메일) is difficult or bothersome, because it is entirely in Korean, and a bit cluttered. I personally prefer sending/receiving my Naver Mail through my G-mail account.  G-Mail has a setting to automatically forward all mail to another account, but …

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Netffice 24 Android apps for opening/editing Hangul (.hwp) files


The Netffice 24 (넷피스 24) Android apps Note:  You can also check out my other posts on  opening Hangul (.hwp/.hml) files . In my last post I showed how you can easily open/edit Hangul (.hwp) files online. Now I thought I'd do a similar run-down showing you how the Netffice 24 suite works on Android. The app suite can be used entirely in English an…

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Open and edit Hangul (.hwp) files online with Hancom's Netffice 24


What is Netffice 24, and why use it? Also see my other posts on  opening Hangul (.hwp/.hml) files . In addition to the methods for opening Hangul (.hwp) files that I talked about before , you can also now use Hancom's new Netffice 24 (넷피스 24) service for opening, editing, and exporting Hangul files, all in a web browser with no special software n…

Enable Two-step verification for your Naver account


Today I'll walk you through a brief tour of enabling two-step protection on your Naver account. Two-step verification, or Two-factor authentication  (i.e. getting a code on your phone to sign-in), adds an important layer of security to your account. I have this set-up on my Google account. I didn't notice this until recently, but  Naver (네이버…