Date
17 September 2019

SC Yeung

EJ Insight writer
  • Instagram says it wants users focus on the photos and videos they share, rather than fret about the number of likes their posts are getting. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Instagram is seeking to hide the ‘likes’ count

    - Jul 24, 2019 2:26pm
    Instagram has stepped up efforts to hide the “likes” number on posts on its image-sharing platform as part of efforts to alleviate the social media pressure on its users. Expanding on a change introduced in Canada...
  • One or both of Apple’s upgraded versions of the iPhone XS and XS Max will feature a triple-lens camera system at the back, according to market talk. Photo: Reuters

    What to expect from Apple’s 2019 iPhones

    - Jul 23, 2019 2:12pm
    With about eight weeks to go for Apple’s 2019 fall event, going by the firm’s previous timing for annual flagship product announcements, speculation is mounting as to what the iPhone maker will offer consumers this year....
  • China has begun certification for 5G handsets as phone makers and telecom operators gear up for commercial launch of new-generation mobile services. Photo: Bloomberg

    China 5G battle set to begin in earnest

    - Jul 18, 2019 12:58pm
    China has been stepping up efforts on the 5G front as it seeks to be among the first in the world in rollout of the next-generation mobile services that could open up many new applications. A...
  • Huawei Pay, which was launched in Hong Kong on Monday, allows users to settle bills in more than 40,000 retail spots accepting the UnionPay contactless card payment. Photo: AFP

    Huawei rolling out new products to enhance user stickiness

    - Jul 17, 2019 12:54pm
    Despite the potentially debilitating impact of the US embargo on its operations, Huawei Technologies has continued to develop new products as part of efforts to maintain its growth momentum globally. The Chinese telecoms equipment maker has...
  • Having become an insignificant player in India, Apple is realizing that it needs to step up its game in the world’s second-biggest smartphone market. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why Apple is boosting iPhone production in India

    - Jul 16, 2019 1:41pm
    As the US-China trade war drags on, Apple is tweaking its iPhone manufacturing strategy, aiming to reduce the firm’s over-reliance on production at Chinese factories. To cut the potential risks, the firm has begun to focus...
  • Xiaomi has realized the crucial importance of enhancing its supply chain management. Photo: CNSA

    Xiaomi acts to overcome supply chain woes

    - Jul 11, 2019 12:43pm
    Xiaomi Corp. (01810.HK), which celebrated its first anniversary as a Hong Kong-listed company on Tuesday, has announced the inauguration of its Scientific and Technological Park in Beijing. The campus is part of the company’s efforts to...
  • Protesters are urging those opposed to the extradition bill  to boycott companies that advertise in "biased" pro-establishment outlets. Photo: Reuters

    Protesters turn anger against pro-establishment media

    - Jul 10, 2019 3:46pm
    The fissures in society brought about by the extradition bill saga have now extended to the local media industry. While Apple Daily and several other independent online media outlets have seen a surge in patronage, some...
  • Demand for independent news has increased amid the raging political crisis. Photo: Reuters

    Why half a million readers subscribed to Apple Daily Online

    - Jul 9, 2019 1:21pm
    The current political crisis has highlighted the need to keep the flames of press freedom and free speech burning in Hong Kong. An informed citizenry is the best protection against efforts to erode our rights and freedoms....
  • Samsung believes 5G can help the firm recover some of the ground it lost in the China smartphone market. Photo: Bloomberg

    How Samsung plans to win back China market in 5G era

    - Jul 4, 2019 1:36pm
    Samsung has been losing out in the China smartphone market in recent years, with the slide getting more pronounced after the 2016 Galaxy Note 7 debacle. As many Chinese shifted to domestic brands such as Huawei, Xiaomi,...
  • Chinese smartphone maker Xioami can benefit from a self-owned delivery service arm, but it will need to weigh the cost factor carefully before pursuing any such plan. Photo: Reuters

    Is Xiaomi preparing to set up a logistics unit?

    - Jul 3, 2019 2:26pm
    As it prepares to mark the first anniversary of its Hong Kong stock market listing, China’s Xiaomi Corp is exploring new business opportunities in a bid to shore up its growth prospects. Among the plans could...
  • Apple chief design officer Jony Ive (left), seen here with CEO Tim Cook, will leave the company later this year to start his own company. Photo: Reuters

    Jony Ive’s departure signals shift in Apple direction

    - Jul 2, 2019 1:10pm
    Apple announced last Thursday that its chief design officer Jony Ive will leave the company later this year to start his own firm. However, Ive’s association with the US tech firm doesn’t end there as Apple...
  • Hong Kong's Octopus card could find a place in Apple's mobile payments system when iOS13 is launched in the fall, reports suggest. Photo: Bloomberg

    Why HK can expect Apple Pay support for Octopus card

    - Jun 27, 2019 2:41pm
    Hong Kong people could soon be able to use link up their Octopus cards with Apple’s mobile wallet system, allowing them added convenience in paying for a host of daily needs ranging from public transport to...
  • Microsoft made a blunder in failing to jump in on the mobile opportunity, allowing Google’s Android to grab the non-Apple mobile operating system market. Photo: Bloomberg

    Can Microsoft build a new mobile OS in 5G era?

    - Jun 26, 2019 2:03pm
    Apple and Google have been dominating the mobile communications sector over the past decade, with their operating systems — iOS and Android — playing a key role in driving the sector growth. As the two firms...
  • Amid a battle over an extradition bill, Hong Kong saw vigorous campaigns, as well as misinformation and rumors, on social media. Photo: Reuters

    Curbing the spread of misinformation online

    - Jun 25, 2019 4:03pm
    Hong Kong’s extradition bill protests that made headlines around the world in the past two weeks were driven in large part by social media campaigns, with thousands taking to the internet to exhort fellow citizens to...
  • Xiaomi is investing 5 billion yuan to expand its offline retail network across China. Photo: Bloomberg

    Xiaomi plans retail expansion to narrow gap on Huawei

    - Jun 20, 2019 12:31pm
    Xiaomi Corp. (01810.HK) is trailing far behind Huawei Technologies in sales in both local and international markets. But now that Huawei is reeling from the US trade embargo, Xiaomi is given a chance to catch up...
  • Facebook will have to overcome hurdles from lawmakers and regulators around the world as it aims to become a major force in the financial world with a new digital currency. Photo: Reuters

    Will Facebook become a global financial player?

    - Jun 19, 2019 2:35pm
    Having come under fire over data-privacy scandals and other issues in the recent past, Facebook had been expected to lie low for a while and not do anything that would place the firm at the risk...
  • Huawei's founder Ren Zhengfei has said the impact of US sanctions on the telecoms equipment firm has been greater than anticipated. Photo: Reuters

    Why Huawei can hope for easing of the US sanctions

    - Jun 18, 2019 3:08pm
    Huawei Technologies has broken its silence on the impact of US government sanctions, with its founder and CEO warning that his firm could see its original projected revenue for this year get eroded by as much...
  • Huawei will launch a proprietary mobile operating system later this year or in early 2020, reports suggest. Photo: Reuters

    Why Google can’t dismiss Huawei OS threat

    - Jun 13, 2019 4:15pm
    Suffering a US trade blacklist, China’s Huawei is preparing to fight back with new smartphones that will run on the firm’s own proprietary operating system (OS), rather than Google’s Android. Washington’s sanctions, which prompted Google to...
  • The latest smartphone models, U19e and Desire 19+, seek to lure HTC users and convince them to upgrade. Photo: Bloomberg, HTC

    HTC turns to mid-range smartphone models for survival

    - Jun 12, 2019 12:10pm
    Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has been shifting most of its resources to the virtual reality business, where it has been doing quite well – it has been selling VR solutions to corporates and the medical industry...
  • Next Digital is taking the next step in its bid to reap more revenue from its online platforms and reduce the reliance on the print business. Photo: Bloomberg

    Next Digital prepares to put up paywall for Apple Daily

    - Jun 11, 2019 5:03pm
    Having successfully built up large pools of registered online users, thanks to a fresh wave of anti-government sentiment among Hongkongers and growing political activity in Taiwan ahead of the island’s 2020 presidential election, media firm Next...