Transform your camera from a toy into a tool [Deals]

Learn the skills and concepts necessary to take professional level photos.
Learn the skills and concepts necessary to take professional level photos.
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Depending on who’s using it, a camera can either be a plaything or a means of expression, professional or otherwise. If you sprang for a proper digital or film camera but worry you won’t use it to its full potential, this course is for you. It’s 22 modules of professionally-taught, accredited instruction that’ll demystify the techniques and concepts of high-level photography for $19.99. This usually goes for more than $2,500.

Find this week’s top tools and tech at the Cult of Mac Store [Deals]

Whether it's your TV or your Amazon Echo, this remote can control it.
Whether it's your TV or your Amazon Echo, this remote can control it.
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Another week, another round of deals on tools and tech at the Cult of Mac Store. This time we’ve got universal remotes, training in Adobe suite, a first-class iPhone wallet and a whole bag of awesome apps. Take a gander and treat yourself to something you didn’t know you needed.

Work with photos? You’ve got to learn Adobe [Deals]

Learn the power of Adobe for photography with this bundle of comprehensive lessons.
Learn the power of Adobe for photography with this bundle of comprehensive lessons.
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Whether you’re a hobbyist or a pro, if you work with photos you’re going to have to work with Adobe. They wrote the book — or at least the code — for digital image manipulation in photography, design, typography, you name it. Now you can also learn it, with this comprehensive bundle of lessons covering the image-making potential of Adobe, specifically for photographers. And right now, the whole thing is just $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Take a look at what’s included:

QuickTake was Apple’s first doomed foray into digital photography

The Apple QuickTake 100 was awful lot of camera to produce awful images. But one of the first consumer digital cameras had to start somewhere.
The Apple QuickTake 100 was awful lot of camera to produce awful images. But one of the first consumer digital cameras had to start somewhere.
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Sometimes the future is a fuzzy picture. This was literally true when looking at a 0.3-megapixel image produced by one of the first consumer digital cameras, Apple’s doomed QuickTake.

 Launched in 1994, the QuickTake didn’t exactly take off. The bulky behemoth looked like a pair of binoculars. There was no preview screen, so when your camera was full — after just eight pictures at the highest resolution — you had to plug the gadget into your Mac to look at your photos.

Enlarged beyond the size of a postage stamp, the pictures weren’t very sharp. Photographers scoffed that digital files would never record the detail of film.

After three models and three years of modest sales, the QuickTake was scrapped in 1997 along with other non-computer products when Steve Jobs returned to the company.

Last Chance! Get 10 Great Mac Apps With The Summer 2013 Mac Bundle [Deals]

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The summer season isn’t traditionally associated with productivity. It’s a time where we relax, go on holidays, and spend more time in the great outdoors. But this is also a great time of year where you can make your Mac more efficient through the use of apps that can take your productivity to a new level.

That’s why Cult of Mac Deals has assembled The Summer 2013 Mac Bundle, featuring Parallels and 9 other killer Mac apps – and you can get it for only $49.99 for a limited time.