Photographers, you use Adobe. You should learn it. [Deals]

These 14 courses cover essential Adobe photo software and the key skillsets in photography itself.
These 14 courses cover essential Adobe photo software and the key skillsets in photography itself.
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Adobe’s software products have become an key part of photography for pros and amateurs alike. Photoshop and Lightroom are industry standard platforms, but this bundle of 14 Adobe certified courses extend beyond software and into photography itself. It’s over 65 hours of top quality instruction in shooting and editing photos, and using Adobe’s essential software to bring your photos to their highest realization. Right now, you can get the whole thing for $69.

Pediatric exoskeleton proposal wins top robotics prize

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The Phoenix weighs just 27 pounds.
Photo: SuitX

SuitX, a company driven to lower the cost on bionic technology to help people walk, won a prestigious robotics competition that will help it fund a pediatric exoskeleton for children with neurological disorders.

Last week started with SuitX debuting an exoskeleton for $40,000 and ended Saturday with a $1 million prize in the United Arab Emirates AI and Robotics Award for Good.

Deleting Facebook app will give your iPhone 15% more battery

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Facebook is killing your iPhone battery.
Facebook is killing your iPhone battery.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

The most popular social network in the world is ruining your iPhone’s battery life.

Facebook’s iOS app is in the hot seat again this week thanks to a new report that reveals iPhone users can get up to 15% more battery life if they simply delete Facebook’s resource hogging app and just use the Safari app instead.

India will fast-track approval for Apple Stores

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India is Apple's next big market.
India is Apple's next big market.
Photo: Tim Cook/Twitter

India has indicated it will bypass the usual regulations for foreign companies and grant easy approval for Apple to establish retail outlets there.

This comes as CEO Tim Cook tries to tap new global markets, especially India, a country of 1.3 billion people where it has seen small gains in iPhone sales.

Last chance to reap the very real benefits of a VPN [Deals]

Secure and accelerate your Internet experience with one of the top VPNs in the business.
Secure and accelerate your Internet experience with one of the top VPNs in the business.
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It doesn’t take long for the information superhighway to start feeling more like a hazardous dirt road from Mad Max. All sorts of bad guys and obstacles await us in the Internet — identity thieves, unscrupulous advertisers, location restrictions. Virtual private networks (VPNs) are a great way to secure passage to your favorite sites online, and PureVPN, one of the fastest options for securing and anonymizing any online connection, is available for the last time at just $59.

Turning pro with Adobe software has never been easier [Deals]

Become an expert in any and all of Adobe's software products with more than 7,000 video lessons.
Become an expert in any and all of Adobe's software products with more than 7,000 video lessons.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Adobe is all over the digital workplace, creative workflows, and heck, the internet itself. The list of Adobe’s software platforms is long and familiar — from Photoshop to, InDesign to Flash and Dreamweaver and beyond — and getting fluent in one or several of them can improve your effectiveness and hireability dramatically. This bundle of training videos makes that possible, and right now you can get a lifetime subscription for just $74.