Apple plans to build its own cloud with ridiculously named project


Apple can only benefit by building its own data centers.
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Apple is looking to decrease its reliance on data infrastructure that it currently outsources to Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Dubbed “Project McQueen,” the new project is meant to speed up Apple’s cloud services, like moving photos and videos onto your iOS devices.

Pump up your resume with these top-flight certifications [Deals]

Arm yourself for the CompTIA-IT certification test with this bundle of 6 courses, clocking in at over 42 hours.
Arm yourself for the CompTIA-IT certification test with this bundle of 6 courses, clocking in at over 42 hours.
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In an age of increasing specialization, stepping up a career means showing certification. That’s especially true in the realm of information technology, and the CompTIA certification is one of the most widely recognized in the business. This CompTIA A+ test prep bundle and will make sure you’re ready to knock it out of the park. Normally going for thousands of dollars, right now you can get access to it for just $59.

Amazon’s Web Services rule the net, here’s a chance to learn all about them for just $19 [Deals]



Netflix, Instagram, Airbnb, Vine, the list on major web outfits that build at least part of their operations on Amazon Web Services (AWS) is as long as it is impressive. Knowledge of how Amazon’s cloud hosting platform works is invaluable to any web developer or IT professional, and this course bundle — going for 93% off — is a great opportunity to get caught up and certified for just $19 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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.

Master Amazon’s web services from the ground up with this bundle for 89% off [Deals]

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Finally, a boot camp where you’re encouraged to get your head in the clouds…er, the cloud. If you’re trying to establish any kind of cloud-based service, for yourself or a client, Amazon’s Web Services takes away the massive problem of actually having to build a server farm. That simplifies the work of setting up any service or application, and can help save (or make) you a lot more money, but only if you know how to use it. To help get your rear in gear, Udemy is offering the Amazon Web Services Engineer Bootcamp Bundle, a set of four critical courses. Clocking in at 24 hours’ worth of instruction on how to tap the potential of Amazon’s cloud, right now it’s 89% off the usual price — but like a vapor, this deal will disappear before long.