Everything you can do with MacBook Pro’s new Touch Bar

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Want to try the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar without dropping a few grand?
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Apple’s new Touch Bar looks like the most exciting new feature we’ve seen on the MacBook Pro in years.

Instead of fumbling to remember shortcuts, Touch Bar puts a handful of commands at your fingertips and dynamically adjusts to whatever app you’re in.

That sounds pretty magical, but what will that actually be good for? Developers will need to add support for their apps, so it might take a few months before Touch Bar really takes off. But if you’re doubting the usefulness of having a touch screen bar at the top of your keyboard, here are the cool things you can do on the Touch Bar.

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Digital pros need to know Microsoft Office, so get familiar [Deals]

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Microsoft Office Specialist Certification Training

Word, Excel, Outlook, the many faces of Microsoft Office are familiar to anyone who works in a professional office. But being fluent is what counts when you want to get the gig, and this bundle of course will make sure you get there quickly. These lessons will also prep you for the certification exams that will prove your chops, and right now you can get them for just $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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Start the new year with new career skills [Deals]

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These 7 courses cover every corner of Microsoft Office, essential to any modern workplace.
These 7 courses cover every corner of Microsoft Office, essential to any modern workplace.
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The new year is here, but if you want your career to look any different you’re going to have to learn some new skills. We’ve collected some of the best deals on the lessons you need to keep that resolution to step up your professional game. Whether you’re looking to work with data, managing projects, master Microsoft Office or learn to develop games, we’ve got you covered.

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Start the new year with a whole new set of workplace skills [Deals]

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Many offices have become a den of ninjas, hiring those who are nimble and efficient in things like coding, spreadsheets, graphic design, analytics, you name it. Staying sharp along a broad range of skills is key to staying marketable, and with more than 100 lessons that’s what the eduCBA bundle is all about. It’s just in time for your new year’s resolution to up your game at the office — now you’ll be ready the time comes to choose your weapon, er, workstation. The eduCBA bundle normally goes for over $2,000, but right now you can get access for just $39.

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Keep the cyber in Cyber Monday with deals on iOS, Microsoft and Adobe training [Deals]

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Instead of buying a new TV or juicer this Cyber Monday, invest in your own tech savviness. From training in iOS and Xcode to Microsoft Office and Adobe’s array of creative products, you’ll emerge from the holidays ready to take on new challenges and better gigs. And most digital deals like these get another 25% taken off if you enter the coupon code ‘CYBERMONDAY25’ at checkout.

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Pay what you want for top-to-bottom mastery of the Microsoft Office suite [Deals]

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Office is having a tough time right now.
Office is having a tough time right now.
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Microsoft Office is still the champ of content creation in workplaces the world over, so it’s well worth getting acquainted with. These 12 courses cover the works: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access, for beginners and advanced users alike. It’s hours of content and invaluable insight that right now you can get it for whatever you’re willing to pay.

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The best apps already equipped for iOS 9

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Someday soon, you might see this on your Mac.
"Hey Siri, which iOS 9 apps should I download?"
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iOS 9 is out and, unsurprisingly, app developers are springing to take advantage of its new features.

There are already too many to provide a fully comprehensive list of every iOS 9-optimized app out there, but we’ve pulled together a selection of some of the best — to give you a test drive of some of the best features of Apple’s latest mobile OS.

Read on for our picks.

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Extensions are coming to Microsoft Office for iOS

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Photo: Microsoft

Microsoft has gone from shunning Apple products to making the world’s best iOS apps quicker than Jony Ive can say aluminum. This morning at the company’s Build conference for developers, Microsoft revealed its plan to make you fall back in love with Office: Extensions.

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