Sunday, August 28, 2016

Embed Naver V videos in your blog or website


A reader asked me how she could embed Naver V videos in her personal blog. Basically, it's possible, but the result is a little clumsy or awkward. I'll show you some examples now, using the video BLACKPINK - '휘파람'(WHISTLE) . The nice thing about this method is that you only need the 5-digit number in the URL address of the video, whi…

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Subacca (수박가)


We're in  말복 now, and that means summer is coming to an end. But it's still hot as all get outside, so let's take a comedy break and help cool our spirits. First, here's the result of a conversation I was having with a friend. Honestly I was farting around on the computer this afternoon and not paying attention to him. He was saying…

Monday, August 15, 2016

Download Naver "V" videos on Android and iOS


Many readers have asked me how they can download the videos from Naver's V Live app on their phones. I've already gone over a few ways of downloading the videos on your computer. But here are two convenient ways to do it right from your phones. Android - use "Stellar Browser" On Android, use an app called " Stellar Browser. &…

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Use "Polaris Office" to edit Hangul (HWP) files


Here's another free and easy way to open Hangul (.hwp) documents. I've already highlighted several ways of working with HWP files , but this one has the added bonus of letting you fully edit, print, or convert them too. You may already know Polaris Office as an app that came pre-installed on your Samsung phone. It works pretty good for open…

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Naver Translator app "papago" (네이버 파파고) screenshots and review


Naver has released their own real-time Korean translation app "papago" , which is visually similar to Google Translate but has better Korean visual recognition. This will likely be very handy for visitors to the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, or just any tourists visiting Korea, or even newbie English teachers who can't fi…

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Operation Chromite showing with English subtitles in Korea this week


" Operation Chromite " will show this week in Korea with English subtitles: Tues 08/09 7:50pm CGV SincheonArtreon Wed 08/10 7:50pm CGV Yeouido Thurs 08/11 7:50pm CGV Yongsan Sadly I won't be able to attend any of these screenings, so I hope more are released. Check the KoBiz page here for updates to showtimes (and for all other English s…

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Naver shows Incheon Airport departures terminal congestion


Naver now shows a card that estimates the number of people (in real-time!) departing from gates at Incheon Airport by the hour. A basic search will bring up the current conditions at the airport, but you can also look ahead to tomorrow to get an idea of how crowded the gate will be. Here's the current status: I guess the point is that you can …

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Top Korean YouTube Ads, 1st half of 2016


Because you're just dying to know, Google has released the top advertisements by YouTube views for the 1st half of 2016. Of course I only pay attention to the Korean list. Apparently the #1 is this ad  [KB국민 만능 절세 ISA] 한방에 키워라_김연아 셔플댄스편 ] by KB Kookmin Bank, featuring Olympic medalist Kim Yuna doing some kind of boxing "shuffle" dance.…

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

"The Handmaiden" on Google Play, and my review


I mentioned on Twitter that the recent film "The Handmaiden" (아가씨) is up on Google Play right now . A Twitter follower mentioned that it's not available for him. I've got two Google accounts, one set for the USA and another for Korea, so out of curiosity I checked them both. Different country-based availability 1st image : the USA a…