5 affordable ways to give back-to-school an upgrade for 2015 [Deals]

The Jorg Messenger Bag adds a 11,000mAh charger to a sleek and stylish carryall.
The Jorg Messenger Bag adds a 11,000mAh charger to a sleek and stylish carryall.
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School’s changed a lot in recent years, as technology keeps creeping into every aspect of learning along with our lives. Time to get with the times — whether it’s keeping your cash and cell phone in one place, getting a bag that can charge your devices while you walk, or a cyber-secured lock for your locker, we’ve got some of the best deals for making 2015’s back-to-school actually feel like 2015.

Save up to 97% on 5 certification bundles to give your skillset and resume a boost [Deals]

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As the job market gets tougher, your resumé had better be doing the same. To help give you the edge in getting an interview, we’ve collected five certification courses that’ll maximize your marketability, all going for a fraction of the usual price. From learning the ins and outs of servers, to the secrets of wall street trading and project management, upgrade your skills and knowledge to make the next career step that much more of a sure thing.

We’ve found 6 products that’ll turn your photography from faux to pro [Deals]

The Lytro is the first consumer lightfield camera, turning photos into living moments to be explored
The Lytro is the first consumer lightfield camera, turning photos into living moments to be explored
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Everyone’s a photographer these days, or at least that’s what people would have you believe. Making images that have impact takes more than a camera-phone — it takes special gear, knowledge, and skill with photographic hardware and software. We’ve got all those bases cover with these six deals, from lenses to lessons, cutting-edge cameras and powerful photo apps. Check them out now — these deals might disappear before you can say ‘cheese’.

5 upgrades for the tech in your life at a fraction of the price [Deals]

Stuk.io's courses will tech you to code your dream apps and build a development portfolio with new practice apps each month
Stuk.io's courses will tech you to code your dream apps and build a development portfolio with new practice apps each month
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Times are moving fast, and keeping up can be tough. That’s why we’ve gathered some great ways to step up your game without feeling the pain in your wallet. From comprehensive coding courses to gadget self-repair and sci fi-worthy lightbulbs, we’ve got something to take anybody to the next level. But act fast — like the present moment, these deals will be gone before you know it.

iOS 9 is coming: It’s time to level up your game-coding chops [Deals]

A comprehensive lesson bundle for game developers, covering the new features of iOS 9.
A comprehensive lesson bundle for game developers, covering the new features of iOS 9.
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Another year, another massive operating system update to learn and master. If you design games for mobile, you’ll soon have to reckon with the sweeping changes in the upcoming iOS9 update. Here’s your chance to get ahead of the curve with a comprehensive bundle of 8 game-building lessons for just $49 at Cult of Mac Deals.