A corporate communications guy, former journalist, podcast host and tech nerd with 17 years (and counting) in Asia.
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I’m Cam MacMurchy
I am a former radio and television journalist now in communications with a Hong Kong-listed technology company. I also ran a podcast for a while, occasionally contribute to Apple news website 9to5Mac, and am a member of the Forbes Communication Council.
This is a personal site partly for fun, partly as a place to store things I’ve done, and partly as a place to blog about things I care about whenever I have time, which are usually related to technology, media, and travel.
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Here's What I Do
“The best writing is the writing that is done for an audience of one. Yourself.”
Must-have apps, practical productivity hacks, social media dos and don’ts, getting around the Great Firewall, and the business of technology.
The first iPad apps have made their way to the Mac — but they’ll cost you
Reading Time: 3 minutes Project Catalyst is already successful at breathing new life into the Mac app ecosystem.
Siri watch face settings still exist, just not where you’d think
Reading Time: 3 minutes watchOS 6 has some mighty fine improvements and one weird change.
A look at everything from massive public relations fiascoes to the winners and losers in this new era of journalism — and what tomorrow might bring.
McDonald’s public pursuit of its former CEO a fascinating case study
Reading Time: 2 minutes The burger joint has decided to toss out its dependable PR recipe and try something totally new.
PR guru Edward Segal joins the PR & Law Podcast to talk COVID-19, Facebook, and how to prepare for speeches under intense media scrutiny
Reading Time: 40 minutes A chance to get some communications advice from one of the most experienced pros in the business.
Turn off your phone and get your mind off work! Exploring the world of airlines, lounges, and exotic locales with a camera, laptop, and a few extra airline points.
Experiencing the pinnacle of Cathay Pacific service: a look at first class from Hong Kong to New York
Reading Time: 13 minutes Cathay Pacific may have lost some of its prestige to luxury carriers from the Middle East, but it hasn’t lost its touch.
Cathay Pacific finally opens proper airline lounge in Mainland China
Reading Time: 2 minutes After years of sub-par lounges in Mainland China, Cathay Pacific has finally opened a space that rivals its premium lounges in other world cities.
The PR & Law Podcast
The news is jam packed each week with scandals, gaffes, blunders and embarrassments, so why not learn something from it?
Cam and Ewan look at the top stories making news each week through a PR and legal lens, sharing insights and practical advice for businesses, entrepreneurs, in-house council and communications pros.
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(Back in my journalism days)
Popular note-taking app GoodNotes launches universal version for iPhone, iPad, and Mac
on April 14, 2020
The infrastructure to support universal apps has only been available for a couple of weeks, but some app developers are wasting no time linking their iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps as a single purchase. […]
C’mon Apple, stop making me choose between avoiding Coronavirus and easily unlocking my iPhone in China
on January 29, 2020
It’s tough out there, people. Thousands have been infected with the novel Coronavirus in China, millions are under lockdown, airplanes are grounded, and borders tightened. It’s like we’ve gone […]
Apple blasted by Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz in Davos for failing to pay taxes
on January 23, 2020
CEOs and political leaders in Davos are talking a lot about companies focusing on more than just profits by being responsible for their employees, their suppliers, and their communities. One company […]
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- Quiet Quitting Crony Capitalism - Where’s Your Ed At
- Inside the Bitcoin Bust That Took Down the Web’s Biggest Child Abuse Site - WIRED
- The Chips That Rebooted the Mac - WSJ
- Confessions of a Digital Hoarder - The Atlantic
- A Vibe Shift Is Coming. Will Any of Us Survive It? - The Cut
- At the Olympics, the Lovable Panda Mascot Can Smile and Wave. But Speak? - Wall Street Journal
- The Cult of Casey's: How Gas Stations Became Essential to American Culture - Men Yell at Me
- ‘Say Souls Aboard’: How Professionals Sound Under Pressure - Breaking the News
- Dan Bongino and the Big Business of Returning Trump to Power - New Yorker
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