Score sweet software upgrades for Cyber Monday [Deals]

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It's Cyber Monday. Check out these deals on Mac software and development courses.
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Before you’ve shaken off the post-Thanksgiving tryptophan daze, Cyber Monday is already upon us. We’ve rounded up three deals on software that’ll give you a reason to get moving, from a massive bundle of top-shelf Mac apps to a comprehensive coding course and access to a powerful virtual private network.

Read on for details:

5 reasons your Apple experience is about to get even more amazing

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Devs at WWDC 2016 see plenty of under-the-hood tweaks that will ultimately mean big things for users.
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Most Apple fans don’t start drooling at the mention of speech-recognition APIs, Xcode thread sanitizers, Metal tessellation or Pixar USD model support. However, if you’re a developer, those can be huge game-changers that mean you can make your apps better than ever.

While Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 keynote revealed loads of fresh features coming in iOS 10 and macOS Sierra — including some amazing stuff that should delight iPhone, iPad and Mac owners when the final versions launch this fall — developers watching Monday’s event saw tons of seemingly minor updates that will let them make apps better than ever.

To find out what the little updates could mean for typical users, Cult of Mac asked some of this year’s Apple Design Award winners what WWDC additions they’re most excited about.

Here’s what they told us.

5 of Apple’s best-paying jobs–and how you score one

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With over $223 billion in revenue and 115,000 employees, Apple is unquestionably a tech giant. And given its financial success, competitive wages, and sheer brand power, it’s no wonder that it’s the dream workplace of many seeking to work in tech.

Interested in landing a job at this Cupertino-based company? Read on: we’ve crafted a list of some of Apple’s highest paid positions and their job requirements, as well as several resources designed to get your foot into the door.

App developers: Sharpen your skills with 90% off coding courses [Deals]

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Whether you're a seasoned app developer or still learning, this course in Swift and iOS 9 is for you.
Whether you're a seasoned app developer or still learning, this course in Swift and iOS 9 is for you.
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If you’re working toward app-making mastery, you need to stay on top of the key languages and frameworks for iOS. For first-time coders and seasoned developers alike, we’ve got three kick-ass courses offering hands-on experience with Xcode, Swift and Objective-C, plus other fundamentals that will hone your chops and up your marketability.

Oh, and another thing — each of these courses is discounted by at least 90 percent.

Conquering the iOS frontier takes skills, get ‘em here [Deals]

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Get hands-on practice with the inner workings of iOS 9 by building 10 working apps.
Get hands-on practice with the inner workings of iOS 9 by building 10 working apps.
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iOS 9 is a wide open landscape for building profitable apps and services, but you can’t set out to do so unless you know where you’re going and what you’re doing. This course from Makers Cabin teaches the skills you’ll need to build beautiful things on Apple devices, taking you through hands-on examples by building 10 apps. It’s invaluable, tangible experience that’ll give you the confidence to see your own development ideas come to life, and right now you can get access for just $39.

Pay what you want to learn programming for web, Apple Watch, iOS 9 and more [Deals]

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Learn to code for mobile or web with these 10 hands-on, comprehensive lessons.
Learn to code for mobile or web with these 10 hands-on, comprehensive lessons.
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The world of programming is wide and wild, bristling with enough different languages, platforms and workflows to leave anyone dizzy. These 10 courses, clocking in at over 178 hours of content, offer a travel guide for the prospective coder. The best part might be that you can get it for whatever you’re willing to pay, and a portion of every dollar you spend goes to support the important work of Save the Children.

How to play retro arcade games on your Apple TV

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Play classic arcade games right on your Apple TV.
Play classic arcade games right on your Apple TV.
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Want to play your Mega Man 2 ROM on your new fourth-generation Apple TV? How about Super Mario Bros. 3?

It’s a ton of fun to play classic console arcade games, especially if you have a few ROMs lying around on your hard drive and would like to play them on the big screen.

Here’s how to get your new Apple TV all set up to rock some retro games.

Learning to build apps is like anything else — it takes practice [Deals]

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Learn to build iOS 9 apps with 20 hands-on examples.
Learn to build iOS 9 apps with 20 hands-on examples.
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These days, coding for mobile is one of the most valuable professional skills you can acquire. If you want in on the action but didn’t spend your teen years coding a the console, you’ll need help getting your hands dirty with the nitty gritty of mobile development. That’s exactly what this course provides, offering the chance to build 20 hands-on iOS 9 apps, an invaluable learning experience that’s just $19.

Keep the cyber in Cyber Monday with deals on iOS, Microsoft and Adobe training [Deals]

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Instead of buying a new TV or juicer this Cyber Monday, invest in your own tech savviness. From training in iOS and Xcode to Microsoft Office and Adobe’s array of creative products, you’ll emerge from the holidays ready to take on new challenges and better gigs. And most digital deals like these get another 25% taken off if you enter the coupon code ‘CYBERMONDAY25’ at checkout.