Posts Tagged ‘Macs’

Promotion: Parallels Power Bundle for Mac users

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Parallels has launched the Parallels Power Bundle, a new software pack that offers great savings to the users who buy or upgrade to Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac. Prices & software list below.

Parallels Power Bundle

Parallels Power Bundle

This online-only offer starts from US$49.99 for users who upgrade from a previous version of Parallels Desktop, and from US$79.99 for new users.

The Power Bundle will offer the following seven popular apps at no additional cost together with Parallels Desktop for Mac:

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Review: WD My Passport Studio 2TB portable HDD for Macs

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Two super-fast FireWire 800 ports, password protection, and a MacBook-inspired, metal enclosure make this drive the ideal companion for the photographer, videographer, graphic artist, or creative professional on the go. RRP: S$299.

You can see (from right) two FireWire 800 ports, a USB 2.0 port and a white/blue activity light at the back of the WD My Passport Studio 2TB portable hard drive.

You can see (from right) two FireWire 800 ports, a USB 2.0 port and a white/blue activity light at the back of the WD My Passport Studio 2TB portable hard drive.

The two super-fast FireWire 800 ports enables you to save and access data at up to 800 Mb/s.

The WD My Passport Studio 2TB comes pre-formatted in HFS+ Journaled for Mac OS X Leopard or Snow Leopard.

So you can simply connect the drive to the Mac with the included FireWire 800 cable to enjoy instant compatibility with Apple Time Machine, which provides quick and easy automatic backup for your Mac hard drives.

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IT Show 2013 promotions: Nubox and tech@vogue from Newstead

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Newstead Technologies will be at IT Show 2013 at Marina Bay Sands at B2, Booth B138 and Level 1 Booths 1229, 1413, 1521 and 1528.

At the same time, Nubox and tech@vogue Gallery will both be on Level 1 at Booths 1329 and 1429 respectively.

Get the Apple products including the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini at the Nubox booth. Offers include 70% off iPearl M Cover, 63% off Uniq iphone 5 covers, 30% off Griffin lightning cable and hourly workshops on OSX and Mountain Lion.

Get the Apple products including the fourth-generation iPad and iPad mini at the Nubox booth. Offers include 70% off iPearl M Cover, 63% off Uniq iphone 5 covers, 30% off Griffin lightning cable and hourly workshops on OSX and Mountain Lion.

Newstead Technologies is offering discounts of up to 70% on accessories and gadgets during IT Show 2013.

Nubox will also be extending the IT Show 2013 promotions for Apple products to its eleven APR stores island-wide.

Offers from tech@vogue Gallery during IT Show 2013 include tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, MeMO Pad ME 172V and Padfone 2. Customers can also get up to 50% off a wide range of premium accessories including earphones, power tube and phone cases.

Offers from tech@vogue Gallery during IT Show 2013 include tablets such as Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, MeMO Pad ME 172V and Padfone 2. Customers can also get up to 50% off a wide range of premium accessories including earphones, power tube and phone cases.

Apple misses analysts’ predictions amid wait for iPhone 5

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Apple has just announced its financial results for its fiscal 2012 third quarter ended 30 June, 2012. Profits missed analysts’ predictions.

“Shares of the world's most valuable technology company shed more than 5 percent of their value after Apple - which beats Wall Street expectations with near regularity - reported its second quarterly miss on results in less than a year,” Reuters reported.

Major news agencies reacted negatively towards Apple’s quarterly results.

Compared to analysts’ predictions for a profit of $10.37 a share on revenue of $37.2 billion, net income was reported as $9.32 a share on sales of $35 billion.

“Apple’s profit and sales fell short of analysts’ projections for only the second time since 2003 as customers held off on iPhone purchases while waiting for a new model to be introduced later in the year,” reported Bloomberg today.

The major news agencies don’t seem to have taken the results in positive light.

The consensus seems to be that customers are holding off on iPhone purchases in anticipation of a new model, which is expected to be introduced later this year.

Shares fell some 6 percent in late trading.

This is the first full quarter of sales for Apple’s latest iPad, which was released in March.

Note the 84% growth in iPad sales over the same quarter last year.

Some 17 million iPads were sold in the quarter alone!

Sales growth this quarter
Device Number of units sold Compared to year-ago quarter
iPhone 26 m 28%
iPad 17 m 84%
Mac 4 m 2%
iPod 6.8 m -10%

It’s interesting to note the 10% decline in iPod sales.

It is an indication that it may be made redundant by the proliferation of smartphones which can fulfil the functions of a mobile personal music player cum entertainment device.

On the other hand, Sony is still launching new models in its rejuvenated Walkman media players cum entertainment devices.

Apple’s Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $2.65 per share of the Company’s common stock.

“Apple disappointed analysts despite reporting profits up 21% year-on-year to $8.8bn (£5.6bn) and revenues up 23% to $35bn, after missing targets that Wall Street had forecast,” Guardian reported.

The dividend is payable on August 16, 2012, to stockholders of record as of the close of business on August 13, 2012.

This continues Tim Cook’s announcement in March to pay dividends – something that Apple had not done in 17 years until then.

The dividends are estimated to cost Apple about $10 billion a year.

Apple has around $100 billion in cash which many investors have called over the years to be returned to investors.