Thursday, March 30, 2017

Find Ryan on KakaoMap #카카오맵

Kakao is running a fun and simple contest right now to promote KakaoMap. KakaoMap 3D Skyview Find Ryan Event!  (3d스카이뷰 라이언을 찾아라! 이벤트) Here's how it works: Find Ryan in KakaoMap's 3D Skyview Screenshot it and upload it to Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #카카오맵 (Potentially) win free Starbucks Multiple cute Ryan stickers (50) are shown on …

Friday, March 24, 2017

Naver's revamped homepage for 2017

Naver is restyling their main homepage next week. According to a pop-up that's appearing on the site, the new style will come out for desktop users on March 27. But you can see it right now at Here they are side by side for comparison: And here they are up-close, as seen on 2017-3-24: Looks nice and sleek. I like the s…

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A chat with "Naver i": Naver's AI virtual assistant

Naver has a new beta feature you can access right now on your phone in the Naver app. They call it Naver i  (네이버 i) and it's basically their version of Siri or the Google Assistant. You can use natural language to get information like news, weather, or perform searches, but you can also converse and joke with it. I tried it out, so keep reading…

Friday, March 17, 2017

Kakao releases "Star Player" Android emulator

Kakao has launched a new free full-fledged Android emulator called " Star Player " (별플레이어). Currently there's a Windows PC version for download at ~300MB, and they say a Mac version is coming soon. It's all in Korean, but the set-up is simple so a very basic level is all you need. So if you want a free, powerful Android emulator on…

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Links: Naver Whale public beta, KakaoMap for iOS, SM goes YouTube Diamond

1. Naver Whale open for public download  Naver Whale is out of private beta and the public beta is available for anyone to download. Well the Windows version anyway. Mac and Linux are "coming soon" as is the mobile app version. You can see my main post about Whale browser here: →  10원 Tips: Naver's Whale browser - my thoughts and a s…

Monday, March 6, 2017

Aju Business Daily's RSS feed

Aju Business Daily is the English version of the Aju News  news content site. They offer RSS feeds for each of their Korean news categories , but I couldn't find an English feed publicized. Luckily I found one here: I couldn't find category specific feeds though. If you can find them, let me know.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Naver Whale browser IE plug-in compatibility mode active, but limited 1-2 years

Here's some news on that IE-compatibility feature that's being baked into Naver's upcoming Chrome-rival browser Whale. Over on their Whale browser development blog, Naver posted an interesting detail about the browser's handling of Internet Explorer type plug-ins. Naver's end goal is to eliminate the feature entirely, but incor…