BEIJING (AP) — China is tightening control over foreign companies’ internet use in a move some worry might disrupt their operations or jeopardize trade secrets as part of a crackdown
Source: China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall
We will all have to wait to see how this may or may not affect us, but without a functioning method of bypassing the GFW then many expats, businesses will struggle to enjoy China.
It cannot be denied that a large portion of videos stored on the internet can be found on YouTube. Isn’t it frustrating then that when you navigate to the web interface on YouTube and look for the Picture in Picture button, there isn’t one there? Well with macOS Sierra, it IS possible 。。。。
Source: Picture In Picture with YouTube in macOS — MyProductiveMac
I have been wondering how to do this for almost a year now!
This is an interesting read, I have often said that China is the beta test site for technologies that will be applied in the west.
Source: Chinese Government and Hollywood Launch Snoop-and-Censor Copyright Filter | Electronic Frontier Foundation
A fitness craze from Germany combining yoga poses while drinking beer is gaining popularity in Asia.
Source: Have you got the bottle for ‘beer yoga’? – BBC News
What can I say other than ‘Sign me up!’?
I’ll never understand what is going through people’s minds when they choose to take advantage of the five finger discount on toilet paper.
China is currently in the middle of a nationwide “toilet revolution” aimed at improving the quality and quantity of the country’s infamously abysmal public toilets, but so far that revolution isn’t going quite as smoothly as officials had hoped.
Source: Toilet paper thieves strike again, 1500 rolls gone in just one week at Chengdu park: Shanghaiist
The maker of Budweiser just bought a stake in a craft brewery in China
Source: Beer: AB InBev Buys Into Chinese Craft Brewer Boxing Cat | Fortune.com
Boxing Cat Brewery makes the best beer in Shanghai, however I must drink as much as I can now before it is too late!
Apple Pay has finally caught on in the US, but one year on in China and it is still struggling.
Source: One year on, Apple Pay finding little traction in the Middle Kingdom
I think one aspect that is not mentioned in the article is that UnionPay insist that a PIN is entered when using Apple Pay (and in some circumstances a signature is required). This means that using Apple Pay is not really any different to using your debit or credit card.
The competition such as Alipay and Tenpay simply require the QR code to be scanned and the payment is immediate, a much better experience in my opinion.
It would not surprise me if this situation was intentional to ensure the business and profits stay in China.
The other day I wanted to search and replace in OneNote 2010 (the version my employer uses), after trying all of the shortcuts and searching the menus I turned to DuckDuckGo for help. This is the Office support document that I found:
I thought it was 2017 already?
If you’re living in China, you’ve got to know these ten simple hand signs.
Source: A Complete Guide to Chinese Number Hand Gestures – That’s Shanghai
Quite a good guide, check it out and practice!
I have been a fan of Alison Krauss for many years and have her entire catalogue, a unique voice and also a unique talent. I simply love everything she does, from song writing, to producing.
Today she released Windy City which is her first solo album since 1999’s Forget About It. I think it has been worth the wait and has been the perfect end to a not so perfect week.