5 upgrades for the tech in your life at a fraction of the price [Deals]

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Stuk.io's courses will tech you to code your dream apps and build a development portfolio with new practice apps each month
Stuk.io's courses will tech you to code your dream apps and build a development portfolio with new practice apps each month
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Times are moving fast, and keeping up can be tough. That’s why we’ve gathered some great ways to step up your game without feeling the pain in your wallet. From comprehensive coding courses to gadget self-repair and sci fi-worthy lightbulbs, we’ve got something to take anybody to the next level. But act fast — like the present moment, these deals will be gone before you know it.

Stuk.io Ruby on Rails Courses: 2-Yr Subscription – 89% off

By building more than 24 real apps, Stuck.io’s content-packed learning model will get you coding with Ruby on Rails from the ground up. Each month a new step-by-step app building project covers topics like building a sided marketplace a’la Airbnb, directory sites like Yelp, web scrapers and even Tinder-style dating apps. By the end you’ll be certified in Ruby on Rails, and have the benefit of Stuk.io’s partnerships with tech recruitment agencies.

Get on track to learn Ruby on Rails for just $49 at Cult of Mac Deals

Wondershare's PDFElement is an all-in-one app for creating, editing, converting, signing, OCR and more
Wondershare’s PDFElement is an all-in-one app for creating, editing, converting, signing, OCR and more

Wondershare PDFelement for Mac & OCR Plug-In – 59% off

We all know PDFs are great to look at but tough to work with. Wondershare’s software is changes all that, opening the notoriously coy format to allow adjusting fonts, changing images, reorganizing pages, and lots more. Plus you can convert between more than 300 formats with the OCR plug-in, making this one app that can totally flip the PDF script.

Take the padlocks off your PDFs for just $39.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

With these custom tools you can take control of repairing your devices from the comfort of your home
With these custom tools you can take control of repairing your devices from the comfort of your home

iFixit Pro Tech Screwdriver Set & Jimmy Bundle – 39% off

Without the right tools, modern electronics are basically locked boxes that defy any attempt at repair. iFixit’s combination of specialized screwdrivers and separator tool changes that, giving you access to even the most esoteric components and tightly sealed joints. From iPhones to Macbooks and beyond, now you can get in there and get it working without shelling out extra cash or even leaving the house.

Take the wellbeing of your gizmos into your own hands for just $59.95.

This portable stabilizer dolly can add a cinematic flourish to shots taken with any camera-equipped phone
This portable stabilizer dolly can add a cinematic flourish to shots taken with any camera-equipped phone

iStabilizer Dolly – 34% off

People are shooting entire movies on their iPhones these days, and tools like this make it possible to get studio-quality shots on a DIY budget. This four-wheeled dolly grips your phone (or DSLR camera) with a flexible arm, then glides along to create super-smooth tracking and panning shots. No one will believe you got these dramatic camera moves out of a phone.

Add solid cinematic quality to your camera-phone game for just $38.99.

These aren't your grandma's lightbulbs, with millions of colors, dimming, and smartphone controlability
These aren’t your grandma’s lightbulbs, with millions of colors, dimming, and smartphone controlability


Revogi Smart Color Bluetooth LED Bulb – 30% off

The future is here, and we’ve got the lightbulbs to prove it. These LED lights plug into your standard slots, but that’s where the similarity ends. These bulbs offer 16 million color options, dimming, smartphone-control for as many as ten bulbs at a time, even smart-timer settings. They also use 90% less energy than old-fashioned bulbs, making the Revogi a light-switch that’s also a no-brainer.

Upgrade the light in your life for $34.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.