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Rock Out With The Complete Guitar Lessons Course [Deals]

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the guitar? If so, then Cult of Mac Deals has got you covered.

If you’re an aspiring guitar player or just want to improve your skills, look no further because for only $39, you’re definitely going to get your money’s worth with The Complete Guitar Lessons Course.

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Poser Debut: An Easy And Fun Way To Bring Out Your Creativity [Deals]

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If you’ve ever thought about creating 3D animation, but thought you’d need formal education to learn how, Poser Debut is here to prove you wrong.

Poser Debut comes with everything you need to get started, including an easy to follow, step-by-step project guide, library of ready-to-pose 3D characters, props to build scenes, cameras, lights and pre-built poses that can be dropped right onto your characters. With Poser Debut you will be able to render 3D scenes into gorgeous art in no time – and Cult of Deals has it for just $12.99 for a limited time!

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Obama Praises Apple During State Of The Union Address

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President Barack Obama may not be able to use an iPhone for security reasons, but that doesn’t mean he can’t praise the work Apple is doing.

In his State of the Union address to the American people Tuesday, Obama credited a number of technology companies — Apple included — for helping with his ConnectED program, which aims to improve Internet access at schools across the U.S.

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Camp Discovery Uses The iPad to Teach Kids With Autism

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Autism is an epidemic that can’t be overstated. The disorder is really a spectrum of behaviors and needs, and it affects about one in every 50 children in the US alone.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) has developed an app that puts its research-based interventions into an educational iPad app with mini games for reinforcement. The app, titled Autism Learning Games: Camp Discovery, provides children ages two to eight with direct instruction on topics that kids with Autism have trouble sorting out.

“The idea here is that there are so many things a kid needs to learn, to ‘catch up’ with their peers,” CARD’s chief strategy officer, Dennis Dixon told Cult of Mac during a phone call. “Autism has a number of skill deficits. ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) targets those skills one at a time.”

Camp Discovery, then, is like having a behavior intervention teacher on the iPad, presenting lesson after lesson with 100 percent accuracy. But will kids play with it?

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L.A. School Board Blows Entire $115 Million Tech Budget On iPads

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The Los Angeles Board of Education has voted to continue its efforts to provide every student and teacher in the L.A. Unified school district with a computer by approving a new $115-million proposal to distribute iPads to 38 more campuses. The proposal also calls for the purchase of laptops for every student at seven high schools, and picks up a couple thousand extra iPads for new state tests in spring.

Overall the board thinks it will buy somewhere around 67,500 new tablets just for the spring testing, even though an oversight committee recommend only purchasing 38,500. The board decided getting everyone the same model at the same time is of the utmost importance for revolutionizing education, even though the $1-billion effort is expected to exhaust all their tech funds made available by voter-approved school-construction bonds.

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Give Your Brain A Boost With Two Weeks Of Free Learning At lynda.com [Deals]

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If you’re looking to take your skill set to the next level, then lynda.com is a surefire way to do it.

No matter your line of work, these professionally produced, expert-taught video tutorials will help you learn the business, creative, or technical skills that you need. With lynda.com, you can learn at your own level – and at your own pace. And Cult of Mac Deals has secured a 14 day free trial of lynda.com for a very limited time.

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Apple Confirms Volume Purchase Program Will Soon Cover Mac Apps

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Apple has contacted developers to inform them that Mac applications will soon be eligible for its Volume Purchase Program, which gives businesses and educational institutions the ability to purchase software in bulk at a discounted rates.

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Apple Launches Newly Redesigned Education Subsite

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Gearing up for the school year, Apple has just launched a newly redesigned “Apple and Education” page on its website, featuring a simplified design and fresh categories showing how iPhones, iPads and Macs can make a difference in the classroom.

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In The Netherlands, Schools Are Using iPads To Teach The Steve Jobs Way

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Seven schools in the Netherlands are teaching kids using only iPads. These “Steve Jobs Schools” are part of the O4NT program (Education for a new Era).

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640,000 LA School Kids To Receive Free iPads By The End Of 2014

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The Los Angeles School Board of Education has announced a new program that will see 640,000 school kids given free iPads. 31,000 of those will be given out this year, while the other 609,000 will be issued by the end of 2014. The program comes after a $31 million deal with Apple.

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