Create the next big app with this 82-hour iOS training bundle [Deals]

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CoM - iOS 10 & Swift 3 Starter Bundle
Over 82 hours of instruction will get you caught up to coding for Apple's mobile devices.
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One of the most marketable skills you can have these days is the ability to code and develop for mobile. If you’re interested in learning the ins and outs of coding for iOS, we’ve got a deal for you.

This bundle of lessons covering iOS 10 and Swift 3 clocks in at more than 80 hours of instruction and usually costs hundreds of dollars. But right now, you can get the iOS 10 and Swift 3 Starter Bundle for just $22.50 at Cult of Mac Deals. Better still, if you enter the code “LEARN50” at checkout, you’ll save an additional 50 percent.

Today in Apple history: Remember the ‘Flower Power’ and ‘Blue Dalmatian’ iMacs?

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These were two of the wackier Macs in history.
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Feb22February 22, 2001: Apple introduces the iMac Special Edition, making its savior iMac G3 computer available in custom “Flower Power” and “Blue Dalmatian” patterned designs.

A far cry from the super-serious, aluminum-heavy industrial design Apple loves today, these are some of the wackiest, most irreverent (c’mon, when was a real Dalmatian blue?) Macs Apple ever launched.

Under the consciously tacky exterior was a pretty darn great Mac, though.

World’s smallest flashlight, markers made from air pollution and more [Crowdfund Roundup]

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Help turn these awesome ideas into reality!
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Still worried that smartphone signals will fry your brain? What about your manhood? Spartan boxer shorts can prevent it from happening by blocking over 99 percent of wireless signals.

That’s just one of the awesome ideas we have in this week’s Crowdfund Roundup. We’ve also got the world’s smallest flashlight, ink made from air pollution, a cute little personal assistant robot, and more.

Apple Watch Series 3 to adopt new display technology

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Apple is making another display change for this year's Apple Watch.
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Apple Watch Series 3 will ship with a new display technology as Apple looks to move away from the “touch-on-lens” (TOL) panels it adopted for Series 2.

Not only are TOL displays more expensive than alternate solutions, but Apple’s manufacturing partners are struggling to produce enough to meet demand. Apple is instead expected to switch to “glass-film” displays for its next model.

An app for unlocking the potential of PDFs [Deals]

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CoM - PDFConverterOCR 4- Lifetime License
Easily convert native and scanned PDFs into a range of editable documents.
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If you’re someone who works at a computer, you probably encounter PDFs on the regular. This super common file format is powerful and presents documents beautifully, but if you want to do anything more than print or read a PDF, you’re going to need help. That’s what PDFConverterOCR can offer. It’s loaded with a range of features that make PDFs even more useful, and right now you can get PDFConverterOCR 4 for just $19.99 through Cult of Mac Deals.

iPhone 8’s wireless charging won’t be as good as we hoped

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iPhone 8 will have wireless charging, but it won't be special.
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If you were hoping Apple had developed a spectacular new wireless charging system for iPhone 8, you’re going to be disappointed come September.

The latest rumor claims that Apple won’t be using range charging technology developed by Energous as previously expected, but instead one of the existing solutions already found in rival smartphones like those made by Samsung.