About the Author

Cam MacMurchy

@zhongnanhai

A former radio and print journalist, podcast lover, digital communications guy, Vancouver Canucks fan, frequent flier, iPad productivity evangelist, news junkie and Canadian who has been immersed in China for 15 years. Now based in Hong Kong as VP of Corporate Communications (Digital) at a Hong Kong-listed company.

Email: cam@9to5mac.com / findme@cams.email

December 10

Singapore’s Dash virtual wallet now works with Apple Pay

Apple Pay might be growing slowly in the United States, but it has taken off like a rocket in many countries around the world …

December 8

These are dark days for Apple, at least in terms of its stock price. Multiple reports are indicating the iPhone XS and XR series phones aren’t selling as well as Apple had hoped, knocking the company’s share price down more than 25% from its high a couple of months ago.

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December 5

China’s dominant social app WeChat rolls out ‘Selfie Stickers’ for iPhone

WeChat, or 微信 (Weixin) as it’s known inside China, dominates people’s digital lives in China in a way that no app does in the United States. It’s WhatsApp, Facebook’s news feed, Venmo, Uber, Tinder, and a gaming platform all rolled up into one. And even that hardly scratches the surface. Now Tencent, the behemoth that owns WeChat, is adding one more function to the latest version of the app for iOS — stickers.

December 4

A dual-SIM iPhone was way down the list of features wanted by most buyers, so it was a surprise to hear Phil Schiller say during the September Apple keynote that the two newest iPhones would have both an eSIM and regular nano-SIM slot for phones sold globally — except in one particular region.

Dual-SIM phones have long been a big deal in China, which has a confusing labyrinth of phone plans depending on which village or town you’re in and what plan you sign up for. It’s been common for Chinese people to swap SIMs depending on who they’re calling or where they happen to be, and dual-SIM models by Huawei, Oppo and others have sold well for just this reason.

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