Apple celebrates young developers at Chicago store event

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Chicago's Mayor attended the event.
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Apple held a special “Today at Apple” session on Wednesday at its Michigan Avenue, Chicago store to celebrate young developers.

The event took place under the banner of Apple’s “Everyone Can Code” initiative, and featured students who had participated in the “One Summer Chicago” program, giving a public demonstration of their Swift-coded apps.

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.

Save 98 percent on a 5-course coding education [Deals]

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This bundle of coding courses will give you the basic skills you need to build great things on and for the web.
This bundle of coding courses will give you the basic skills you need to build great things on and for the web.
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Coding is key to so many careers these days. It’s also just a valuable skill, whether for creative projects, building a website, gathering data, the list goes on. But learning to code can be daunting, so this massively discounted bundle of coding lessons is a must-see.

Apple Camp now taking reservations for summer fun

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This summer camp will teach you to create music, video stories and control robots the Apple way.
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Sign-ups began today for Apple Camp, a free three-day summer program for kids at Apple Stores across the globe.

The camps, designed to expose kids to the many ways to get creative with Apple products, run July 9 through 27. Reservations tend to fill up fast.

Ring in Memorial Day with massively discounted gear and gadgets [Deals]

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We've rounded up some great deals on gear, gadgets, and lesson bundles.
We've rounded up some great deals on gear, gadgets, and lesson bundles.
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Memorial day weekend is upon us, so there’s plenty of time to peruse this massive roundup of deals we’ve pulled together. Below you’ll find massive discounts on a top shelf-VPN, a solar powered lamp, Raspberry Pi lessons and lots more. These are already discounted deals, but you can save even more by using the coupon code ‘MEMDAY15’ at checkout. Read on for more details:

Tim Cook pays tribute to MLK 50 years after his death

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Cook shared his thoughts with students from Birmingham, AL.
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Tim Cook visited his home state of Alabama this week, and paid homage to American Baptist minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr. on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.

Cook also met with a group of Birmingham, AL high school and college students, and talked about the importance of the civil rights struggle, the need to learn coding, and answered questions about his own career.

Live blog: Apple’s first big product unveiling of 2018

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Apple is focusing on students and teacher for its first keynote.
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Apple’s first big event of 2018 is practically here! Unlike most Apple keynotes, today’s “field trip” education-oriented event in Chicago won’t be streamed live.

Don’t worry. Cult of Mac will be in attendance and we’ll be live blogging everything with up-to-the-minute info on all the new goodies. Not only is Apple expected to preview some new educational software, but we could also see a new iPad, improved Apple Pencil and maybe even a new MacBook Air.

The keynote starts Tuesday, March 27, at 10 a.m. Central time. So save this page and get ready for Apple’s most mysterious event in years.

Get 10 comprehensive coding courses for pennies on the dollar [Deals]

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Learn new coding skills with the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle.
Learn new coding skills with the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle.
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Coding skills still count among the most marketable anyone can have. So whether you’re looking for new career opportunities, or just a deeper understanding, it pays to get expert guidance on the details and the bigger picture. And that’s just what the Complete 2018 Learn to Code Bundle offers.