Karen Chiu

Karen Chiu

Senior reporter, Technology

Karen Chiu is a technology journalist who regularly covers social media, internet culture, games and the everyday experiences of netizens in China. Before joining the Post in 2018, Karen was a writer

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A last-minute Christmas gift guide for tech lovers
If technology is baffling and you need help in choosing the perfect Christmas gift. We’ve got you covered. Tech reporters from the South China Morning Post have spent all year “playing” with some of the latest, greatest gadgets and gizmos.  Here are their favorites (all prices are for reference only): This Macbook Air has hit a winning nerve with our staunchest PC-loving editor. I have only ever owned two Apple products – a MacBook Pro and iPad Pro – until the new M1 Macbooks were announced. After reading a deluge of incredible reviews, I picked up the baseline M1 MacBook Air the weekend after it came out.  Having used it for about three weeks now, I can confidently say the hype is real. It
Huawei becomes top dog in China’s smartphone market
The days of the iPhone being the king of smartphones in China are over, according to newly-released figures from research firm QuestMobile. More than 26% of all smartphone owners in China are now Huawei users, compared with just above 21% for Apple. In June, the share of active iOS systems dropped about two percentage points from a year ago, the report said.  That being said, Apple is still doing well in China. The company saw a 225% jump in iPhone sales in the three months ending in June 2020. The growth suggests a strong recovery from the first three months of 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced the company to shut stores across China. Huawei has also become one of the most visibl