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Get this app-building bundle for an additional 15% off for Valentine’s Day

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This course bundle offers 9 courses, 576 lessons, and over 71 hours of app development content.
This is the toolkit you need to design, develop and deliver a beautiful, functioning application.
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Want to jump into the app-building world and don’t know where to start? With The Complete Mobile & App Development Bundle, you’ll learn everything there is to know about app design with top-notch courses.

And just in time for Valentine’s Day, we’ve got a deal you’ll love on a soup-to-nuts coding bundle that normally goes for $1,791. For a limited time, you can get it for just $38.24.

Learn from a pro and design apps for the iPhone and iPad

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Start making apps for iPhone and iPad with Swift.
Learn Swift from the best and start making iOS apps today.
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To start developing apps for the iPhone and iPad, all you need to know is how to code with Swift. Want to get off to a fast start? We’ve got a hot deal on a that will get you developing iOS apps in no time.

Swift 5 Fundamentals: The Language of iOS Development covers the basics as well as advanced aspects of this fundamental Apple coding language. Plus, it shows you how to put those skills to use. And right now it’s only $19.99 (regularly $200).

Apple rolls out Swift Playgrounds 4, allowing you to build apps on iPad

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Swift Playgrounds 4
Download the update and start building today.
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Swift Playgrounds 4, the newest version of Apple’s official development app for iPad, is now available from the App Store. The update lets you build iOS and iPadOS apps using nothing but your iPad for the first time.

When you’ve finished building, you can upload directly to the App Store. And if you also use a Mac, it’s now easy to transfer projects back and forth between Swift Playgrounds and Xcode using App Projects.

New Apple program will teach thousands of kids to code

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Using iPad and Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, kids and teens at Boys & Girls Clubs in more than a dozen US cities will have the chance to learn the basics of app design and development.
Using iPad and Apple’s Everyone Can Code curriculum, kids and teens at Boys & Girls Clubs in more than a dozen US cities will have the chance to learn the basics of app design and development.
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In celebration of Computer Science Education Week, Apple said Monday it launched a new program that will help tens of thousands of kids and teens at Boys & Girls Clubs in more than a dozen U.S. cities to learn how to code.

Learn to create apps for any Apple device

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For $20, you can learn to make beautiful functional apps.
With Swift and SwiftUI, you can make eye-catching apps that'll stand out on the App Store.
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If you want to learn how to write software for Apple devices, you need to know Swift and SwiftUI. Knowing the ins and outs of Apple’s programming language, and its cross-platform user interface framework, means you can build apps that work on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV.

And with this educational bundle, you can learn to design apps that are as beautiful as they are useful for just $19.99.

Today in Apple history: App Store developers earn $10 billion and counting

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In its first five years, the App Store becomes an unstoppable money machine, paying out $10 billion to app developers.
In its first five years, the App Store becomes an unstoppable money machine.
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June 10 Today in Apple history: App Store developers earn $10 billion and counting June 10, 2013: Apple passes a major milestone in iOS history, as payments to app developers top $10 billion on the App Store’s fifth birthday.

Speaking at WWDC 2013, Tim Cook reveals that Apple paid out half of this money in the previous year. He also notes that this outrageous total is three times more than all other app store platforms combined. With 575 million user accounts registered, Apple has more credit cards on file than any other company on the internet.

Apple joins White House effort to help workers find the jobs of the future

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Find Something New
If you thought switching from PC to Mac was strange, try jumping to an entirely new career.
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With nearly 18 million Americans out of work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Apple, IBM and other companies teamed up with the White House to help workers find new jobs.

The result is the Find Something New campaign. The program encourages to people explore a wide range of education and training options beyond the traditional four-year degree.

New Apple course shows educators how to teach coding with Swift and Xcode

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A new course taught by Apple will help educators learn to teach Swift and Xcode.
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Apple on Thursday unveiled a free course to train educators to teach others how to program in Swift and Xcode, tools used to write apps for iPhone and Mac.

In addition, Apple improved its Develop in Swift and Everyone Can Code curricula. And it’s adding new remote learning resources for parents and teachers educating children at home.

Take the weekend to boost your marketable skills [Deals]

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Skills Weekend
Learn Excel, a new language, online marketing and more with this roundup of weekend skills training.
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For a growing number of people, the COVID-19 lockdown makes it unclear where the next paycheck will come from. That makes it a good time to brush up on skills so that wherever opportunity arises, you’re ready. The courses in this Cult of Mac Deals roundup will teach you vital, resume-boosting covers skills like iOS development, Excel, digital marketing and foreign languages.

Grab one (or more) of these deeply discounted educational bundles today. And then start racking up certified skills so you’ll be ready to jump on future hot jobs.