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🧧 Lunar New Year App – Celebrate Chinese New Year 2023

A healthy wish for everyone. Currently, we sitting in the Year of the Tiger. And soon it is Chinese New Year. To help you know when it is the lunar new year, this useful My Lunar New Year app shows you the countdown to the day when it is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year, Spring Festival, or the Lunar New Year, is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar.

However, it is not always on the same day as in the Gregorian calendar on 1 January. Therefore the algorithm in the My Lunar New Year app helps to calculate the date difference between the Chinese New Year to the Gregorian calendar, and that for each new year. And this year, Lunar New Year is happening on 22 January 2023. Furthermore, the app is available for iOS 16, macOS 13, watchOS 9, and tvOS 16.

How long is the Chinese New Year?

The year Chinese New Year (新年好), or Lunar New Year, is a 15-day festival that is celebrated annually depending on the sighting of the new moon. 

After the Chinese New Year, it is the Lantern Festival (traditional Chinese: 元宵節; simplified Chinese: 元宵节; pinyin: Yuánxiāo jié), also called Shangyuan Festival (traditional Chinese: 上元節; simplified Chinese: 上元节; pinyinShàngyuán jié), is a Chinese traditional festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar, and during the full moon.

Chinese New Year Movie Marathon

Chinese New Year is to come together with your family and watch great movies. Such as A Guilty Conscience (毒舌大壮).

A Guilty Conscience (毒舌大壮)

Five Hundred Miles (交换人生)

Five Hundred Miles (交换人生)

Or you can watch a Jacky Chan action comedy movie with the Atmosphere lighting effects from the Turn Off the Lights browser extension. Turn Off the Lights, to dim the screen and focus on only the video player.

Ride On (龙马精神) movie with Jackie Chan

This new action-comedy stars Jackie Chan as a washed-up stuntman trying to make ends meet while tending to his beloved stunt horse, Red Hare. When he learns that his horse will be auctioned to pay his debts, he seeks help from his estranged daughter (Liu Haocun) and her boyfriend, a lawyer. However, during a real brawl with debt collection agencies, they become an overnight media sensation when their fight goes viral.

My Lunar New Year App

Countdown days

My Lunar New Year app - Decorate for a Good Luck Year
My Lunar New Year app – Decorate for a Good Luck Year

It is one universal app that can be installed on all your personal devices such as on the Mac computer, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and even on the Apple TV.

Customize the Lunar New Year app

My Lunar New Year app - Red Lantern to Drive Away bad Luck
My Lunar New Year app – Red Lantern to Drive Away bad Luck

In the high-quality desktop Mac app and iOS app, you can choose the kind of attribute you want to see. That can be one of the following items:

  • Lantern — By placing a red lantern is believed to drive off bad luck.
  • Kumquat tree better known as Citrus japonica — is a wish for wealth and good luck.
  • Lion — Symbolizes strength, stability, and superiority. Where a red lion is for good luck, and the yellow lion is for good fortune.

Lunar New Year Widgets

My Lunar New Year app - Chinese Zodiac Sign Widget
My Lunar New Year app – Chinese Zodiac Sign Widget

You can customize it outside the app and use widgets on your desktop notification center or on your iPhone and iPad home screen. Such as the countdown widget, the animated lantern, the Kumquat tree, or the dancing lion.

The Chinese zodiac, or Sheng Xiao (生肖), is a repeating 12-year cycle of animal signs and their ascribed attributes, based on the lunar calendar. In order, the zodiac animals are Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig. On 22 January 2023, it is from the year of the Tiger to the year of the Rabbit. Happy Year of the Rabbit.

Count together until the start of the Lunar New Year with the handy countdown application and widget. And after celebrating the Chinese New Year, the fifteenth day of the first month is the lantern festival. So discover yourself today the amazing experience on your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. The My Lunar New Year app is now available in the Apple App Store.

🪐 Introducing the FREE Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet extension for Android

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… not really, it is here. Reduce eye strain on your phone or tablet with the new Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet extension for Android. Great for Galaxy S22, Galaxy Flip 4, and for all Android devices.

Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet

It is the first Samsung Internet Extension that can customize your web experience, that by the focus the video player. And to bring Dark Mode on all websites that is harmony the same on all web pages. There are no other browser extensions available that can do that in the Samsung Internet web browser. Furthermore, the Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet is free and Open-Source.

It has all the features from the most popular Turn Off the Lights Chrome extension. Such as the Night Mode, Eye Protection, Atmosphere Lighting, etc. And it supports more than 54 languages that are supported by the local translation community.

Add-on panel to activate the extension on Samsung Internet web browser
Add-on panel to activate the
extension on Samsung Internet web
browser
Focus video on the Samsung Internet web browser
Focus the HTML5 video on the
Samsung Internet web
browser
Night Mode on the Samsung Internet web browser
Dark Mode all websites
on the Samsung Internet web
browser

Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet

Turn Off the Lights is a free and Open-Source browser extension. There is no in-app purchase, and no year subscriptions. It is one Samsung Internet Extension app that is available in the Samsung Galaxy Store. Turn Off the Lights does not collect any personal data at all. As the lead developer said:

I believe this accessibility tool should be available for everyone. So you get the best and most comfortable web experience. That is for day and night use. No other developers do this for web browser users.

Stefan Van Damme

How to get it?

  1. Install the Samsung Internet web browser app on your Android device (Samsung Internet version 11 and higher)
  2. Go to the Turn Off the Lights extension on Galaxy Store and tap on Install
    Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet
  3. Open your Samsung Internet web browser app, navigate to add-ons, and enable the Turn Off the Lights extension

We want to thank the Samsung Internet team for the communication and teamwork to move this on the fast track for the video lover and Dark Mode users on Android.

We hope you like the new major Turn Off the Lights for Samsung Internet update as I do. If you like our work please do not forget to support our work by making a small contribution (1$, 5$, 10$, 25$) to continue this development. Each small contribution will be very much appreciated.

🎅🏻 3 brand new joyful Christmas Movies you need to watch

Christmas is coming. Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ and is mainly celebrated on December 25 as a religious and cultural celebration among billions of people around the world. We have made our list of great holiday movies and it is not Home Alone. Here is an overview of the best new Christmas movies of this year 2022’s best new Christmas movies you can watch that are family-friendly.

Christmas Movies that include the new The Santa Clauses with Turn Off the Lights browser extension Atmosphere Lighting feature enabled
Christmas Movies that include the new The Santa Clauses with Turn Off the Lights browser extension Atmosphere Lighting feature enabled

With the ultimate cinematic experience at this wonderful time of the year. You can use the Turn Off the Lights browser extension and the Atmosphere Lighting Vivid mode. That will pop the movie out of your screen.

Christmas Movies

  • The Santa Clauses
    Scott Calvin is on the brink of his 65th birthday and realizes that he can not be Santa forever; And go to retire from his job as Santa. Thereby Scott sets out to find a suitable replacement Santa while preparing his family for a new adventure in life south of the pole.
The Santa Clauses (2022)

Grinch

  • Spirited
    A musical version of Charles Dickens’ story of a miserly misanthrope who’s taken on a magical journey.
Spirited (2022)
  • The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
    If you are a fan of the Guardians, then you love this one of the last Christmas Movies. Here the Guardians are on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect present.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)

So what is the first Christmas movie you saw? Or do you have new Christmas movies that you love to watch? Let us know on Twitter, and scare us with your movie choice. And happy Christmas season from the Turn Off the Lights team.

Also, the latest movie on our great holiday list is a hint for the next Turn Off the Lights thing that is coming. Do you know what is coming? It will be amazing. The story will continue soon…