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Manage your kid’s apps purchases the right way – Apple Family Sharing | IT Guides and Review

Finally in the latest iOS 8, Apple finally got it right vs the competitors out there – Family Share. Essentially, Family Share attempts to group a series of Apple IDs to achieve: a. Share each other’s free books and purchases from iTunes & App Storeb. Pay for family purchases with the same credit card accountc. Approve kids’ spending right from…

Apple stock (AAPL) at a new high – perhaps it is just the beginning | Technical Analysis | US Stocks

On 22nd July 2014, Apple (AAPL) announced their latest Q3 2014 results. Comparatively, the results are impressive considering the margins are largely maintained yet on a growing quarterly revenue Y-on-Y. Undeniably, iPhone is still the main revenue generator for Apple (AAPL) followed by iPad. Though for the sales volume for iPad has dipped Y-on-Y. With the upcoming refresh for iPhone…

Prepaid data roaming in Australia Melbourne | Travel IT Guides

As usual, having access to cellular data roaming in the country of visit is important to traveller like myself. In the recent trip, I have managed to subscribe and try out Optus 4G prepaid data sim card plans. Getting the prepaid cards is very straightforward as the retail store is located opposite the exit of the international arrival hall. Contact…

Apple Q2 2014 Results Snapshot & Technical Analysis | US Stocks

On 23rd April 2014, Apple (AAPL) revealed their Q2 2014 earnings, which saw 43.7 million iPhones sold, exceeding the expectations of Wall Street. The company also increased their stock buyback program to over $130 billion, on top of announcing a 7 for 1 stock split; all this drove the stock up around 8% in after hours trading. The margins are still…

Quick analysis on STI & Investment Opportunities ahead | Technical Analysis | Singapore Stock Market

STI has been consolidating since Aug 2013 within a tight band. Current support is at 3080 & its resistance at 3180. Momentum is also slowing with bearish divergence forming at both volume & MACD indicators. More convincing breakout should happen beyond 3200. Quick look at some key FTSE ST Indices: A) FTSE ST Financials Index (FSTAS8000.SI)– Short term movement :…

China MinZhong – From a short target to a takeover target, all in a week span | Fundamental Analysis | Singapore Stock Market

China MinZhong (K2N.SI) is one China based company listed in SGX which underwent such tremendous change of events in just one week. It all started on 26th Aug 2013 when Glaucus issued a report on suspicious operations within the company. It is also noticeable that the coverage by analyst steadily declined over the years even though the reported revenue is…

Retracement for Singapore Stocks – Time to value pick SG Financial Stocks? | DBS, UOB, OCBC Banks | Singapore Stocks Market

For the past week, global markets including Singapore have suffered continued weakness arising from general expectations for Fed to reduce QE and a stronger Yen. These triggered investors to unwind their positions in equities and even the commodities market was not spared.  That said, it does present a good opportunity to consider value entry. Particularly, the ST Financial Index has…

Apple stocks plunged 9% after announcing their Q1 2013 results – a bargain buy? | Fundamental Analysis | US Stocks

Apple (AAPL) just announced their fiscal 2013 Q1 results which came in ‘unspectacular’ against what traders were anticipating. Nevertheless, it is still a very decent report card if we do look into the details. Key performance summary: Revenue: $54.5 billion versus $54.58 billion expected EPS: $13.81 versus $13.34 expected Gross Margin: 38.6% versus 39.5% expected iPhone: 47.8 million versus 50…

Apple missed the financial forecasts again – how’s the market responding? | Technical Analysis | US Stock Market

Last Thurs (25th Nov), Apple (AAPL) announced its earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter of 2012. Apple’s revenue amounted to $36 billion in Q4. With earnings of $8.67 per share. Apple posted $8.2 billion in profit. The revenue numbers beat industry estimates, but profit did not. The company is still making boatloads of cash and its revenues were higher than…

SoftBank makes aggressive investment in Sprint – short term dilution but long term strategic move | M&A | Stock Market

One of Japan’s largest wireless carriers, SoftBank Corp is spending $20.1 billion to gain a foothold in one of the world’s biggest and most lucrative mobile markets. SoftBank Corp., Japan’s third-largest carrier, is taking a 70% stake in struggling U.S. carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. It would mark the largest-ever overseas acquisition by a Japanese company. Softbank Corp.’s $20 billion takeover…