Category Archives: Geek Central

Lionel Messi Uses WeChat (Weixin)

I don’t think there are many people left in China that aren’t using Weixin (WeChat). It’s like Skype, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp all rolled in to one great app. And it’s spreading slowly to markets outside of China and … Continue reading

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Goodbye Old Friend

Today I’m saying farewell to an old friend who has been with me every day since September 2010. Let me be clear, there’s nothing wrong with the phone (apart from the battery lasting about 3 minutes between charges!), but it … Continue reading

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iPhone 5 Finally Goes On Sale In China

This was the scene outside the Apple Store this morning, the day of the iPhone 5 launch in China. I was expecting a huge crowd of mostly scalpers trying to grab a few iPhones to sell for a mark up … Continue reading

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iPhone 5 Is Here

Well not quite, it officially launches in China one week from today on 14th December, but today is the China launch date for the new iPad (4th generation) as well as the iPad Mini. China Unicom has already received 200,000 … Continue reading

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iPhone 5 Is Finally Here In China

Oh sorry, did you think I meant the phone? Well, I’m happy to say the arrival of the iPhone 5 in China is imminent, but in the mean time, you can enjoy the last days of summer with some iPhone … Continue reading

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7 Days To Go

The wait is almost over. Not that I’m waiting. In 3 weeks, it’ll be two years since I bought my very first iPhone and apart from the battery life being significantly shorter than when new, it’s still working perfectly. So … Continue reading

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China Officially Welcomes The New iPad

So after paying Proview 60 million US dollars to acquire the rights to use the “iPad” name in China, Apple today launched the latest (3rd generation) version of their popular tablet. To avoid the chaos that surrounded the iPhone 4S … Continue reading

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Apologies blog fans. I’ve been having security issues with the site. Apparently I’ve been the victim of automated hacking programs which led my provider to suspend my account. It isn’t necessarily fixed so if anyone with knowledge of WordPress coding … Continue reading

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China Welcomes The iPhone 4S

  So the iPhone 4S was launched in China at 8am this morning from Apple stores (and from midnight last night from China Unicom with contract). Much like every other launch in every other country, there were huge queues and … Continue reading

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Why iOS5 Rocks (Part 1)

iPhone users, if you haven’t already done so, I recommend you update your iDevices to the newly released update. Apple claims 200 new features which is quite a lot to cover in one post, although of course, some of these … Continue reading

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