From iOS storage to coding classes: Cult of Mac’s best deals this week [Deals]

DUO adds 64 gigs of space to your iOS device, and lets you transfer data effortlessly.
DUO adds 64 gigs of space to your iOS device, and lets you transfer data effortlessly.
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Here we go again, sharing our favorites from the week’s deals on gadgets and lessons. This round we’ve got a massive expansion for iOS storage, a powerful PDF flipbook maker, and comprehensive lessons in coding and Microsoft Office.

Take a look:

You aren’t too cool to learn to code [Deals]

Learn to Code 2016

Coding isn’t just something nerdy developers and network specialists do — it’s becoming an expected skill for anyone who works with a computer. Learning to code has never been more valuable, and it’s also never been as easy, which this bundle of lessons proves. With 8 courses in Python, PHP, Ruby, and other essential elements to understanding and using code, it’s a great way to get the skillset you need to get the salary you want. And right now you can get the Complete 2016 Learn to Code Bundle for $59 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Setting your sights on web development? Get started here [Deals]

Get a lifetime of access to thousands of lessons in web development.
Get a lifetime of access to thousands of lessons in web development.
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So you want to be a web developer. It’s a dense and diverse field, so you better get studying. A lifetime of access to this bundle of OSTraining Developer Courses is a great place to get started.

With more than 3,000 video tutorials from subject experts and unlimited access to a sprawling training library, you’ll become skilled at building on open source platforms like WordPress and with languages like JavaScript, HTML and more. You can get a lifetime subscription now for just $65.

Apple pushes U.S. government to teach kids how to code

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Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Tim Cook added his name to this important petition.
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With its recent purchase of educational startup LearnSprout and its “Hour of Code” programming classes at Apple Stores, Apple has demonstrated that it’s pretty darn serious about education.

Proving this once again, CEO Tim Cook this week put his name to a petition asking the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to provide $250 million in federal funding to school districts so as to allow every K-12 student in the United States to learn how to code.

Coding is the next level of literacy, says Apple software boss

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Hair Force One wants everyone to become a coder.
Hair Force One wants everyone to become a coder.
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Teaching your kids how to code is pretty much as important as teaching them to write, according to Apple’s senior VP of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, in an interview promoting the company’s Hour of Code project.

Apple is turning all of its retail locations into coding centers for kids this week. The classes will offer hands-on instructions into the basics of coding that Federighi says will hopefully set of a spark with the young learners.