2018년 12월 14일 금요일

South Korea's longest-used app November 2018


YouTube turned out to be the longest used app in all generations, from teenagers to over 50s.

On November 11, according to Wiseapp which analyzed Korean Android smartphone users app usage by age groups, the total usage time of Youtube apps of all generation was 31.7 billion minutes in November.
The teenager used longest amount of time with Youtube with 8.6 billion minutes, followed by the 50's with 7.9 billion min.

Following YouTube, KakaoTalk, Naver, Facebook, T phone, etc. have been ranked in long-used apps.

Teenagers spent about 3.7 times more time on Youtube than KakaoTalk (2.3 billion minutes) which ranked second with 86.6 billion minutes during the month of November.

50's or oldr age groups used YouTube app for longer than 20s, 30s, and 40s.
20's watched 6.4 billion min, 30's 4.6 billion, and 40's 4.2 billion.

KakaoTalk which ranked second most usage app, 50's used it for the longest time(5.5 billion minutes) and teenagers only spent 2.3 billion minutes. Total usage time was 19.7 billion minutes, 34% less than YouTube.

The survey was conducted through a sample survey of 23,000 Android smartphone users across the country during the past month, by the app analysis company Wise App.

2018년 11월 26일 월요일

The west gate (yeongchumun) of Gyeongbokgung palace is finally open for visitors on December 6



Yeongchumun,the west gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace will be opened to public for the first time in 43 years.

The Gyeongbok Palace Officer of the Cultural Heritage Administration (Woo Kyung-joon) announced that the west gate of Gyeongbok Palace will be fully open from December 6th.
It is to enhance the convenience of visitors to Gyeongbokgung Palace and Seochon area.

Yeongchumun was rebuilt in 1592 when the Gyeongbok Palace was destroyed by fire during the 1592 Imperial Japan War, and was rebuilt by Dae Won-kun.
In 1926, during the Japanese colonial period, the railway line was laid, and the surrounding masonry collapsed and was demolished. It was restored to its current shape in 1975.

Currently, there are three gates in Gyeongbok Palace including Gwanghwamun in the south, Shinmunmun in the north, and the entrance to the National Folk Museum in the east.
It will now be able to enter and exit from all direction, the East, West, South, North gate of Gyeongbokgung
The entrance time and admission fee (3,000 won) are the same as other entrance gates of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

On the opening day, December 6, at 11 am, 'Yeongchumun opening ceremony' will be held and the entrance to Gyeongbok Palace is free on this day.


The west gate of  Gyeongbokgung palace in early 1900


2018년 11월 6일 화요일

Robot Taekwon V in the Cheonggyecheon stream of Seoul 2018


A day before the opening of the '2018 Seoul Light Lantern Festival' in the Cheonggyecheon Mo jeon gyo Bridge, Seoul, a Robot Taekwon V (South Korea's favorite robot from classic animated film) shaped sculpture is illuminating.
The festival which with a light of 1.2km from Cheonggye Square to Sujeong Bridge with the theme of 'Dream of Seoul, flowing with light' will be held from the Nov 2nd to the 18th.


"The best product ever, Samsung QLED 8K TV" received the highest ratings from the review media


The QLED 8K TV released by Samsung Electronics in the second half of this year is well received by global professional media and evaluation agencies. It is a good news to be heard right before the full-scale consumer electronics season, and it is expected to make a considerable contribution to raising the credibility of Samsung's household appliances.

Samsung Electronics announced on November 5 that its new QLED 8K TV (Q900R) which was launched recently received the highest evaluation from the video magazine, Germany's AV review media.

In the latest issue of 'Video' magazine, Samsung's Q900R model received 949 points, the highest in the TV category. In the video category, the TV screen scored 1030 points, the 2017 QLED TV received 920 points, and the 2018 model received 937 points. The Q900R received 949 points, the highest score in the TV section of the video.

Video magazines highlight the strengths of the Samsung QLED 8K TV: △ 8K resolution detail, △ best HDR color based on brightness of up to 4,000 knots, △ high contrast ratio, and "Samsung's technology at 8K resolution adds a new era to picture quality.

In particular, the media said, "Samsung QLED 8K TV has the technology to implement the existing SD low-quality video in 8K class video." The biggest strength of Samsung 8K TV is to express hidden details. "

Samsung QLED 8K TV 'magic screen' was also well received.

Magic Screen is a function that utilizes a TV monitor as an interior props or a picture work by floating various patterns and pictures on the screen even when not using the TV. Samsung added ease of use by adding functions that provide time, weather, and news that users want. The video gave a good score on this feature reminiscent of the smart phone's Alaways On Display (AOD).

The magic style, which combines the deadly wires into one, and the "magic style" that makes it possible to put the TV on the back of the TV when hanging it on the wall, is also a new technology that focuses on video.

Based on these evaluations, the video awarded Samsung QLED 8K TV in three categories: Reference, Innovation, and Highlight. 'Reference' is the highest quality product, 'Innovation' is the product with excellent innovation, and 'Highlight' is the award for the notable products.

"QLED 8K is a product that enhances the image quality of existing TVs," said Choo jong Seok, managing director of Samsung's display division. "We will lead the super premium TV market through QLED 8K."

The Samsung QLED 8K TV launched last month was named "Best TV of the Year" and "Future TV of Amazing Quality" by Forbes, the best economic magazine in North America and Europe, AVS Forum for IT evaluation, Trusted Reviews and HD guru . In recent years, the UK-based nonprofit 'World Branding Forum' has selected Samsung Electronics as the top brand in the consumer electronics (TV) category


2018년 10월 28일 일요일

Korea holds the 3rd most powerful passport as citizens of South Korea can visit 188 countries without visa.



Japanese officially hold the world’s most powerful passport along with a tiny city-state Singapore followed by South Korea and a powerful EU nation, Germany and france.
As the passport index shows, Korea holds the 3rd most powerful passport as citizens of South Korea can visit 188 countries with or without visa.

USA Today unveiled the passport power index of more than 200 countries around the world, citing the '2018 Henley Passport Index' published by the UK consulting group Henry & Partners.
It is based on the number of countries that can travel without a visa, national recognition, and freedom level.

Japanese can visit 190 countries without a visa or arrival visa (visa issued upon arrival at the airport). Until last year, Singapore was in the top position but this month Japan took the top place by signing a non-visa agreement with Myanmar. Singapore ranks second with 189 countries.

"The passport index does not represent a diplomatic relationship, but it is clear that Asian countries are pursuing effective foreign policy," said Henry & Partners.