4 ways to boost your tech skills for less than $25 [Deals]

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We've rounded up 4 ways to boost your personal or professional skills, from social media marketing to graphic design and way beyond, each for under 20 bucks.
We've rounded up 4 ways to boost your personal or professional skills, from social media marketing to graphic design and way beyond, each for under 20 bucks.
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It’s never a bad idea to make yourself more appealing to potential employers. But there are so many skills to learn, from coding, to graphic design, to Excel, and on and on, it can be hard to know where to start, and education is often expensive. So we’ve rounded up courses that cover all of the above and more, all for less than 20 bucks. Take a look, and pick the ways you want to boost your resume.

Start designing whether you know how or not [Deals]

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No graphic design skills? No problem. This web based app makes graphic design accessible to anyone.
No graphic design skills? No problem. This web based app makes graphic design accessible to anyone.
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Graphic design is one skill with a million uses. Whether you’re building your brand, designing a website, tightening up a resume, or anything else that involves images, knowing how to make a great looking image goes a long way. With the right software, you don’t really need to know what you’re doing anyway.

Add Adobe’s creative apps to your professional skillset [Deals]

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This trio of courses will adds Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to your resume.
This trio of courses will adds Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator to your resume.
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The digital jobs market is getting more competitive by the hour. So if you’re looking to add new skills to your resume, a great place to start is with graphic design. That means getting familiar with Adobe’s creative software tools.

Start the new year paying what you want for new workplace skills [Deals]

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Get a complete tour of development for iOS 9.
Get a complete tour of development for iOS 9.
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Enter the new year with a head full of new ideas and your wallet full of cash. These bundles on essential web and mobile development courses are brimming with invaluable knowledge that give your professional life an upgrade. They can be yours for whatever you’re willing to pay for them, and a portion of whatever you spend goes to support the good work of Save the Children.

Grotesque bandages make your boo-boos look like horrific wounds

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Boo-Boos bandages make ordinary cuts look much worse. Photo: Sherwood Forlee

Blood makes Sherwood Forlee squeamish, it really does. So imagine the surprise of friends who know his weakness when he created a type of bandage for the everyday boo-boo that creates the illusion of a stomach-churning wound that would make most people call 911.

Forlee’s sense of humor is sicker than the images on his Boo-Boos bandages, though. He says he was in a “jovial spirit” when he began drawing up plans for the morbid adhesive strips.

“They look disgusting, but they also look funny,” Forlee told Cult of Mac. “While I was doing the research, I was at the point of quitting. I would google search ‘terrible wounds’ and I could only handle like five minutes at a time.”

Why Steve Jobs replaced the Mac’s  key with ⌘

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Graphic designer Susan Kare is iconic — literally. The mastermind behind the friendly 32 x 32 and 16 x 16 icons used in the original Mac operating system, Kare’s work has reached more people than almost any other graphic designer on Earth.

Yet the way she stumbled into designing the icons for the Mac operating system was pretty much a lark, and in a recent presentation at the EG conference in California, Kare spoke a little bit about how she stumbled into the job.

It’s a fascinating talk, not just for the details she shares about early Mac operating system development, but also because Kare finally reveals why Apple switched from the Apple symbol to the Command key.

Get Over $3000 Worth Of Assets With The Valentine’s Day Designer Bundle [Deals]

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Cult of Mac Deals has put together another astounding offer – a package deal that features over $3000 worth of vector illustrations, Photoshop brushes, t-shirt designs, text styles and more. And you can get this bundle – dubbed The Valentine’s Day Designer Bundle in honor of the upcoming holiday – for just $39 for a limited time.