Apple offers free coding classes and learning materials

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In December, Apple will offer free coding classes to teach kids and teens.
In December, Apple will offer free coding classes to teach kids and teens.
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Next month, there will be thousands of free Hour of Code sessions at all Apple Stores around the world. These will help people at a variety of skill levels learn coding

In addition, the company also just introduced new materials to help teach coding inside and outside the classroom.

Learn to code like a wizard with this Harry Potter wand kit

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Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit teaches muggles to code
Progammus Swiftus: Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit teaches muggles to code
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You can’t go to Hogwarts to learn magic, but the Harry Potter Kano Coding Kit teaches programming as if you’re in the Wizarding World.

It comes with a wireless wand, and you flick and swish through the basic concepts of real-world programming. Professor Flitwick would be so proud.

Name your price to master mobile app development [Deals]

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CoM - Pay What You Want- Mobile Cross Platform Development Bundle
More than 100 hours of training will prepare you for a fruitful career in mobile development.
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Mobile is the platform of the future, and learning to build apps for mobile devices is where the work is for developers. In a vast and fast-changing field, you’ll want a leg up to get started. That’s exactly what this massive bundle of nine iOS coding courses offers.

Clocking in at more than 100 hours of lesson content, it will teach you a wide range of tools, techniques and languages to build scalable mobile apps. The best part? Right now you can name your price for the entire Mobile Cross Platform Development Bundle at Cult of Mac Deals.

Learn to code for Alexa and the smart home revolution [Deals]

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Learn to code for the device that's leading the smart home revolution.
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Like it or not, our houses are getting smarter. If you’re sharp and interested in coding, you’ll want to learn to develop for Alexa, the digital assistant popping up in homes around the world due to the amazing success of the Amazon Echo.

Echo and Alexa are the opening shots of the smart home revolution, and with this bundle of comprehensive coding lessons you can get positioned to make your mark. Right now, you can get access to the whole thing for just $19 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Pick your price for this premium bundle of coding classes [Deals]

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CoM - Pay What You Want- Learn to Code 2017 Bundle
Name your price to get a comprehensive education in coding.
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As time goes on, coding becomes an ever more essential part of our world. Whether it’s apps, online platforms, video games or any of countless other growing digital industries, coding is one of the most lucrative and secure skills you can learn.

But where to start? And how much will it cost to learn coding? The answer is here, and whatever you want to pay.

With the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle, you’ll get comprehensive coding lessons that clock in at over 150 hours of content, from Python to Google Go, GitHub and beyond. And right now at the Cult of Mac Store, you can name your price for the Learn to Code 2017 Bundle.

Get a comprehensive crash course in iOS coding [Deals]

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CoM - The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle
This bundle of nine courses covers the gamut for anybody interested in learning or brushing up on iOS coding skills.
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If you’re want to learn the uber-lucrative skills involved in iOS development, it can be hard to know where to start. That makes something like The 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle a great opportunity. Not only is it a comprehensive and diverse place for beginners and seasoned coders alike to sharpen their skills, it’s a great value.

This bundle totals nine courses clocking in at more than 250 hours of instruction, and right now you can get the 2017 iOS 10 Complete App Builder Bundle for just $39.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

One super-slim battery can charge almost any device [Week’s Best Deals]

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From a massively powerful and super slim battery to time-saving typing app and lots more, check out this week's best deals.
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While everyone’s freaking out about the state of the world, we here at the Cult of Mac Store are busy finding the best deals we can find. This week, we’ve got a single super-slim battery that can juice up anything from an iPhone to a MacBook, a full year of the uber-popular TextExpander app, a lifetime of powerful VPN protection, and a set of comprehensive courses in programming for iOS.

Get these deals while they last!

Sharpen your iOS coding chops for next to nothing [Deals]

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Learn to code for iOS 10 and iOS 9 in this comprehensive, massively discounted lesson bundle.
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For developers, iOS is as vibrant a platform as ever. There’s plenty of room for new and seasoned developers alike to make their mark, which makes this duo of lessons in iOS 10 and iOS 9 from Mammoth Interactive a valuable resource for coders of any skill level.

It offers nearly 200 hours of top-shelf instruction, and right now you can get the entire iOS coding bundle for just $29 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Learn to code for iOS 10 before it drops [Deals]

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Get ahead of the iOS 10 coding curve with this pair of hands-on eBooks.
Get ahead of the iOS 10 coding curve with this pair of hands-on e-books.
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iOS 10 is coming fast, bring with it a bunch of new opportunities for app developers large and small, but also a lot of new challenges with what is expected to be a major update. If you want to get in on the gold rush of iOS 10 you’ll need to be prepared, and preparation is what this pair of Apprentice eBooks offers, covering iOS generally and Swift specifically. Right now you can pick up both for $59.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Everything you need to build and fix awesome gadgets [Deals]

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iFixit's kit of 64 specialized screwdriver bits will let you fix that device with the proprietary parts.
iFixit's kit of 64 specialized screwdriver bits will let you fix that device with the proprietary parts.
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For all the amazing devices you’ll find in an electronics store these days, it’s nothing compared to the wild DIY imaginations of people who aren’t the CEOs of major tech companies. Is there a machine to feed me breakfast? What about a device that guarantees I make a proper entrance?

No matter what you hare-brained idea, below you’ll find some of the best DIY tools to make it a reality.