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How long is the Chinese New Year 2019?

February 5. The Chinese New Year of 2019 falls on February 5th (Tuesday), and the festival will last to February 19th, about 15 days in total. 2019 is a Year of the Pig according to Chinese zodiac.Year of the Pig 2019 : a year of fortune and luck! The Pig occupies the last (12th) position in the Chinese Zodiac. You are a “Pig Chinese Zodiac native” if you are born in one of these years: 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019 . 2019 is a great year to make money, and a good year to invest! If you have enough money,you could consider to make investment in China because China is one of the vastest markets in the world and the economy is very good as well as stable.

Christmas or Xmas?

Christmas is also sometimes known as Xmas. Some people don't think it's correct to call Christmas 'Xmas' as that takes the 'Christ' (Jesus) out of Christmas. (As Christmas comes from Christ-Mass, the Church service that celebrated the birth of Jesus.)But that is not quite right! In the Greek language and alphabet, the letter that looks like an X is the Greek letter chi / Χ (pronounced 'kye' - it rhymes with 'eye') which is the first letter of the Greek word for Christ, Christos.The early church used the first two letters of Christos in the Greek alphabet 'chi' and 'rho' to create a monogram (symbol) to represent the name of Jesus. This looks like an X with a small p on the top: ☧The symbol of a fish is sometimes used by Christians (you might see a fish sticker on a car or someone wearing a little fish badge). This comes from the time when the first Christians had to meet in secret, as the Romans wanted to kill them (before Emperor Constantine became a Christian). Jesus had said that he wanted to make his followers 'Fishers of Men', so people started to use that symbol.When two Christians met, one person drew half a basic fish shape (often using their foot in the dust on the ground) and the other person drew the other half of the fish. The Greek word for fish is 'Ikthus' or 'Ichthys'. There are five Greek letters in the word. It can also make up a sentence of Christian beliefs 'Ie-sous Christos Theou Huios So-te-r' which in English means "Jesus Christ, Son of God, Saviour". The second letter of these five letter is X or Christos!So Xmas can also mean Christmas; but it should also be pronounced 'Christmas' rather than 'ex-mas'!

How Is IPTV Different To Cable Or Satellite?

            How Is IPTV Different To Cable Or Satellite? Cable and Satellite: Both allowing the user to watch the certain channels. The difference between cable and satellite are simple. Cable TV will use fibre or another type of connection to deliver their signal to a box that is then transmitted to the TV.Whereas Satellite TV will use a dish that will capture a signal transmitted via a satellite in space, the signal is then transmitted into a box then onto the television. IPTV: Uses a different way of getting content to the TV. By using television broadcast over Internet Protocols or IPTV, companies can now offer uses Internet Protocol (IP). Internet Protocol or IP is the term used for transferring data packets between computers connected to the internet.This allows providers to send UHD quality TV channels and movies to a set-top box over the internet that has a connection speed of only 10MBPS. IPTV uses servers to get the content onto the TV, by using an app it connects to a provider’s services thus streaming the content directly onto the TV. Internet Protocol (IP) is now the preferred chosen method to watch TV as its so convenient. The IPTV providers can now offer a broader range of services as the data can be stored on servers and accessed by uses at any time. You are now no longer limited to what you watch and when you watch it. Providers can save a vast amount of data on servers, and can now do a lot of things you could only dream about a few years ago.

What is Miracast?

Miracast is the certification standard run by Wi-Fi-Alliance, if a device passes the certification test it can be referred to as a “Miracast device” or “Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Miracast®”. Miracast is based on Wi-Fi-Alliance's Wi-Fi Display specifications. The Wi-Fi  Display technological specification is copyrighted and therefore owned by Wi-Fi Alliance.Miracast is a standard that allows a device such as a laptop,cell phone or tablet to discover and connect to another device such as a TV to enable wireless delivery of multimedia. Miracast was created as a solution to have wireless sharing of multimedia between devices, it can be thought of as a wireless HDMI solution that is cross platform. Miracast was not only to do away with the need for HDMI cables but also be be cross platform so as not to be limited to a manufacturer or be a proprietary system such as Apple’s Airplay or Googles Chromecast.

How Can I add an app to my Vizio smart TV?

Smart TVs with Internet access now allow you to download and install apps you can view and use directly from your television, such as Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Twitter, eBay, Facebook, and more. Most Smart TVs come with pre-installed apps by default, but if you’re using a Smart TV from brands such as Samsung, LG, and Vizio, you can download and install additional apps that can improve your experience as a user.Vizio Smart TVs1 Verify that your Vizio Smart TV is connected to the Internet using a wireless or wired connection. An Internet connection is required to add and install new apps.2 Power on your television and press the “V” button on your remote. This will access the App Bar.3 Use the arrow keys on your remote to highlight either the Yahoo TV Store or CTV Store. Your options will vary depending on the model of your Vizio Smart TV.4 Press “OK” to launch the app store. A list of all available apps will display on-screen.5 Browse through the app store to find the app you want installed on your television. Examples of app categories you can choose from are Videos, Games, Sports, Lifestyle, Education, and more.6 Highlight the app you want added to your Vizio Smart TV, then press “OK.”7 Use the arrow keys to highlight “Install App,” then press “OK.” The app will begin downloading, and display on the App Bar when complete.

What is dual band WiFi?

Dual band is the capability of wireless routers to transmit on the 5 GHz band and also the 2.4 GHz band. Unlike other wifi routers that only support one signal band,dual-band routers contain two different types of wireless that can support both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz connections.Dual-band router support both bands (2.4GHz and 5GHz) and provide faster speed and flexibility. Therefore, the dual-band router avoids connection issues or interferences and offers more stability. The dual-band can also reach a signal up to 100x the wireless bandwidth.

Why Heineken beer so popular worldwide?

Gerard Adriaan Heineken wanted to create a clean lager beer, and started brewing the Heineken beer in 1873 at an old brewery in Amsterdam. After years of hard work, it became Holland's first premium lager beer.  And 142 years later, it became the world’s number one international premium beer.So what is it that makes Heineken so popular? It's because they do things differently:1. The Heineken you order in Malaysia tastes exactly like the one in the NetherlandsThey taste exactly the same. For real. Not just in Malaysia, but across all 192 countries where Heineken is available. That's because they will send a sample of the beer produced in each brewery back to the Netherlands for inspection.  And that's how they make sure you get the same quality of Heineken no matter where you are.2. They brew their beer longer than othersThe average beer brewing process stops after two weeks. However, at Heineken, they brew their beer for a solid 28 days!  Why? This is so that the beer gets that beautiful golden-yellow colour and a refreshing taste.3. They only need three natural ingredientsYup, just three! All they need are malted barley, hops, and water. But they have to be really pure and natural. 4. There's also a bit of magic that goes into the brewing processThat magic is called the Heineken A-yeast, which was discovered in 1886.  The A-yeast is added to the mixture of the three natural ingredients to initiate the fermentation process, and removed when the process ends after 28 days. This is is how Heineken beer gets its signature balanced, crisp, and rich flavour.5. Every batch of beer brewed must get the seal of approval from Heineken's Master Brewer, or else... According to Heineken's global Master Brewer Willem van Waesberghe, every batch of Heineken beer brewed must be inspected, tested, and approved by their Master Brewers before it goes to the stores and bars.  If a batch of beer is rejected, then they'll have no choice but to go through the 28-day brewing process again.6. And it takes 15 years to be a Master BrewerThink you have what it takes to be a Master Brewer? You gotta train for 15 years to be one. The Heineken beer recipe has been the same since it was first brewed in 1873, and the Master Brewers are the ones who guard it. 7. To get the correct foam level, just refer to the red star on the Heineken glassSee the horizontal line of the red star? That's where the foam level starts. Nothing more, nothing less.  Not many people know this, but having the right amount of foam is important as it protects your beer from oxidation. That's how you keep your beer tasting fresh and crisp for a longer time.8. Heineken was one of the first brewers to sell their beer in green bottlesThe first few brewers to sell their beer in bottles all sold them in brown ones. Wanting to distinguish his beer from the rest, the founder decided to sell Heineken beer in green bottles - the same shade as the ones we see in the stores and bars now!9. Some of these bottles can be used to build houses tooThese are called WOBO bottles, which were commissioned by the Heineken founder's grandson to help the poor people of Curaçao build houses using upcycled materials.  Unlike the usual beer bottles, these have flat surfaces on all sides and a concave bottom. The features allow the bottles to be used like LEGO bricks, interlocking with each other for stability. He even tested the bottles by building a prototype house! And this was done in the 60s, before sustainable housing became a hot topic!

What is an APK file?

APK (Android Package Format) is the package file format used by the Android operating system for distribution and installation of mobile apps and middleware.If you want to install an app/game on Android, you need the APK files, which can usually be downloaded at Playstore. Basically APK files is like EXE files in Windows.There are many Android Apps out there so there are many APK files. I will give you one for example.Sunshine Top brand IPTV APK HDFlix download address:http://vod.hdflixtv.com:10081/APK/com.hdflixtv.android-HDFlix_US_011-release-v1.1-2.apkDownload this apk to  your android system to enjoy 1500+ worldwide channels and 1000hours VOD movies.

What's the difference between IPTV providers and OTT providers via streaming?

IPTV and OTT both use internet as content deliver mechanism. However outside that they are widely different i.e. business model, quality of service, quality of content, ownership, cost etc.OTT streaming is the delivery of audio/video content using regular & unmanaged internet.IPTV uses dedicated network/infrastructure provided by operator. IPTV is a closed, proprietary network and therefore provides high quality, reliable network with control over quality of services.Sunshine Top Co.,Ltd have our own IPTV server, UI design as below.Contact sales2@sunshinetopbox.com for 2 month trial.

Chinese visa

Do I need a visa to visit China's mainland?Foreign citizens generally need a visa to visit China's mainland with the exception of visa-free entry according to relevant agreements and regulations. (See Exemption of visa for more information.)I am a U.S. citizen, can I apply for a Chinese visa at the port of entry?U.S. citizens must obtain a visa before arrival in China. You are not eligible for a landing visa.I have received my visa, but there will be a change in my trip plan. Do I need to apply for a change of the visa type or validity?Once your visa application is processed and approved, you will not be able to change a visa type or validity unless you request the visa be voided by the Visa Office and apply and pay for a new one. If you have entered China, you should apply to the local Public Security authority for a change in visa type or an extension of stay or validity. Your application will be considered by the Public Security authority in accordance with relevant Chinese Laws and Regulations.I get a new passport, but I have a valid Chinese visa in my old passport. Can I travel with both passports to China without applying for a new visa?Yes, you may travel with both passports provided that your visa is still valid and the personal details including your name, sex, date of birth and nationality on both passports are exactly the same.I have received my visa. Is there a guarantee that I will be allowed to enter China?A visa is not a guarantee to enter China. The decision on whether or not you will be allowed to enter China is made at a port of entry by Chinese Border Control authority in accordance with Chinese Laws and Regulations.I am planning to travel as a tourist to Hong Kong, Macao and other cities in China. Do I need different visas?If you are a U.S. citizen, you need to apply for mainland China visa only. For non-U.S. citizens, if you are not eligible for a short-term visa-free visit to HKSAR/Macao SAR , you will need to apply both mainland China visa AND HKSAR/Macao SAR visa.I am now in China on a Z visa and have received my residence permit. Can I leave China and come back as often as I wish?You may use your residence permit (placed on your passport and similar to a visa) issued by the local public security authority to enter and exit China during the validity of the residence permit. No other visa is needed.If you are a Chinese Permanent Resident Card holder, you don't need a visa to enter China during the validity of your Permanent Resident Card.

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What is the difference between VoD and iPTV?

What is the difference between VoD and iPTV? What is Video on Demand (VoD)?Video on Demand (VoD) allows users to select and watch/listen to video or audio content on demand. It goes hand in hand with IPTV in that you can watch digital television over the internet, but VoD has that 'demand' factor to it, letting you watch a program whenever it suits you. Some examples of video on demand services include Apple TV and Telstra T-Box. What is IPTV?Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) describes a system where a digital television service is delivered either to your television or a computer, using the internet protocol over a broadband connection. The service works by converting a television signal into computer data, so channels are encoded in IP format and streamed to the television through a set top box or some other type of device that acts as a decoder. difference between VoD and iPTVIPTV, being based on a two-way protocol, gives the user greater interactivity with the medium and the content. The provider can better meet the wishes of the user, who has influence over the programs and timing. IPTV is the engine that will drive the new era of interactive content. The success or failure of operators – free and pay – will depend on them being ahead of the game with the new technologies, content formats and business models IPTV ushers in.The ‘trick play’ functions of pause, rewind and fast forward that we find on DVRs are available using IPTV. This does not allow us to change the content, only how we control the viewing and when we view it. At the next level, IPTV features also allow you to ‘touch’ the program content, perhaps by ordering a product being advertised or voting on a reality TV show via your remote control. In its most sophisticated form, IPTV will immerse you in the program – the content itself being changed by viewer input.Another simpler advantage of IPTV is reliability. Because IPTV streams are delivered over the internet, they aren't dependent on the weather like terrestrial TV (i.e. digital or analogue TV). Of course, if you have an unreliable internet connection you may have problems.IPTV also provides additional features, and can easily allow interactive viewing or scheduled recording to take place. Because the delivery doesn't depend on a license to broadcast using radio frequencies, IPTV also provides access to a far greater diversity of channels and programming. User Experience - IPTV is real-time content, means to say that it is live, u can't forward it (I'm using only forward as there are features available to pause or rewind or catchup) but in-case of VoD, you have all the access to use PVR functions. Type of content - IPTV is live content (say live football match) but VoD is stored content (any movie say Titanic).Mode of delivery - IPTV is multicasting (one to many) while VoD is unicasting (one to one)

How to Get to Shenzhen from Hong Kong

The best way to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is by MTR subway. This connects the two cities directly and is the fastest and cheapest way to travel. Below we’ll tell you how to travel from Hong Kong to Shenzhen by subway, as well as options for ferry connections.How to Get to Shenzhen from Hong Kong by TrainWhere: From Hung Hom MTR station on Kowloon side you need to take the East Rail Line to Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau stations, which are both on the Hong Kong/Chinese border. Whether you get off in Lo Wu or Lok Ma Chau depends on where you want to go in Shenzhen. Lo Wu is the most popular crossing point. It has the huge Luo Ho shopping centre right on the border and offers quick connections to downtown Shenzhen. The Lok Ma Chau crossing is better for some Shenzhen hotels. Both crossing points are connected to the Shenzhen metro.When: The first train leaves Hung Hom at 5:30 am and the last train at 23:43 - connections to Lok Ma Chau are less frequent. These times are subject to occasional changes; however, the general hours are correct.How Long: The journey to Lo Wu takes just under an hour, after which you can expect 30-40 minutes of border formalities before entering Shenzhen. You will need to exit the subway on the Hong Kong side of the border, cross the full international border and then join the Shenzhen metro for onward journey. At both crossings, the subway stations and international border are contained within the same complex. Prices: A single ticket using an Octopus Card costs HK$38.10 How to Get to Shenzhen by FerryThe ferry route from Hong Kong to Shenzhen is a more leisurely way into the city. The ferry terminal in Shenzhen is at Shekou, which is a popular resort area filled with bars and restaurants. You can catch the Hong Kong to Shenzhen ferry from the Hong Kong-Macau ferry terminal building in Sheung Wan. There are six ferries each day and they take around an hour. It costs 120 rembini for a one-way ticket.  Visa RequirementsDo I Need a Chinese Visa?: Yes and no. Confused? You will be. Shenzhen is a special economic zone and there are five-day visas available on the spot at the Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau border crossing (this is not available on ferry crossings). These are only valid for the Shenzhen area.These visas are only available to certain nationalities and this list seems to be in an almost constant flux. US nationals absolutely cannot obtain a Shenzhen special economic zone visa. Most EU nationalities can obtain a visa, including the UK at this time, as can citizens of Australia and New Zealand, although suspensions occur often and it’s wise to check ahead.On top of all this, you can no longer get a​ Chinese visa in Hong Kong and you’ll need to apply at the Chinese Embassy in your home country or at a specialist travel agent in Hong Kong. 

How is shenzhen weather?

Shenzhen WeatherDue to its subtropical climate, Shenzhen weather is mild with plenty of sunshine and rainfall all year round. Summer in this city usually lasts for as long as 6 months, but without being overly hot. In comparison, winter is very short and not cold at all.SpringSpring in the city falls between February and April when the weather is usually variable – hot days turn into cooler nights. A cold wave may come even in late February. When the temperature drops, it is always accompanied by rain. After the low temperature and rains, heavy fog often appears along the seacoasts. Travelers should take long-sleeved T-shirts, thick jackets and an umbrella.SummerSummer, the flood season for the city, is rather long from late April until the end of October. During this time, disastrous weather like rainstorms, thunderstorms and typhoons are common there. The high temperature is about 35 C (95 F), but you may feel extremely hot because of the high humidity. Skirts, dresses, and shorts are proper for this time. Remember to take a raincoat as well. The best summer resort are Dameisha Beach and Xiaomeisha Beach.AutumnShenzhen weather in autumn from November to early January is dry and cool. The temperature won't drop until December and it still remains around 20 C (68 F). Autumn droughts of varying degrees happens almost every year because of less rain and large evaporation. A long-sleeved T-shirt and a light overcoat are enough for this season.WinterThe city has an average winter time of 24 days per year, between middle January to early February. The climate is always as warm as the spring in northern China, with an average temperature of 10 C (50 F). The temperature may fall to around 3 C (37 F) when there is cold spell, but the cold won’t last for long. Once there are three continuous sunny days, you will feel as hot as in summer. If you travel there at this time, you may just take a long-sleeved T-shirt and a thick jacket.