All time high, 3m more, last poly-Mac, Apple Pro discussion, unsubscribe! Take Control sold


The wonderful Take Control books has been sold to Joe Kissell

Apple approaches all-time market cap record as investors await Q2 FY17 earnings — Apple’s stock price on Monday hit a new record at the close of business of $146.57, with the stock sitting less than a dollar away from beating the old market capitalization record set in 2015. Analysts suggest that Apple’s share price can climb far higher in fiscal year 2017.

Apple added three million new users in the last quarter to its overall user base — New data from Verto Analytics finds that Apple continued to grow its user base last quarter. CEO Hannu Verkasalo says the tech giant quietly added three million new users in the last quarter to its overall user base for Apple related web sites, online services, apps, in the US.

Obsolete: the last polycarbonate MacBook — Yesterday, Apple placed a few MacBook and MacBook Pro models on the growing list of “obsolete” and “vintage” hardware. Among the sad, discarded few was the 2010 13-inch MacBook, which was the last MacBook to use a polycarbonate outer shell instead of Jony Ive’s beloved ‘aluminium’.

Watch AppleInsider’s Apple Pro discussion live — AppleInsider editors Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks are in New York City to discuss the current state of Apple’s pro-level hardware with the people that use it. If you’re not in NYC, don’t worry, you can watch a livestream of the event right here.

Unsubscribe, unsubscribe again, and then unsubscribe some more — It takes time to read the subject line of a message, and it takes more time to open a message and scan its contents. So when you get mail from a commercial entity, a list, store, or group, you should ask yourself, “do I ever read these?” If the answer is “no,” or even “maybe,” look for the unsubscribe link (usually at or near the end of the message) and click it.

TidBits Sells Take Control Books to author Joe Kissell — Adam and Tonya Engst announced Monday that author Joe Kissell had bought their Take Controlbook business. In a blog post, Adam Engst described the deal as, “an entirely positive move that lets all of us get out of our respective ruts and take on new challenges.” The TidBits site and its respective email lists will continue to operate as they have, and were not part of the transaction. [I have learnt so much from these books!]

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