Digital or analog, there's a path of least resistance for any project. Finding that path is what the Agile methodology is all about, which is why proficiency in it is a must for any project management position - and the paycheck that comes with it. And the quickest path to learning Agile? The Agile Project Management Mastery Bundle.
In these eight online courses, you'll get a thorough introduction to Agile and its ground-level project framework, Scrum. With copious examples, you'll find out how to break any job down into manageable tasks, and how to tackle them with precision. By the end of the bundle, you'll have used the Agile-friendly Jira software to tackle a real-world project of your own and be ready to join - or head up - any Agile-using team.
The MSRP for all these resources is $1592, but you can get lifetime access to the Agile Project Management Mastery Bundle for $29 - a 98% discount off the cost of the individual courses. Read the rest
Everybody's flown a paper airplane. But what if you could fly on a paper airplane? Until we invent shrink-ray technology, the PowerUp X FPV Video Paper Airplane Kit will have to do - but it's as fun as that sounds and more.
The original version of this creative toy added drone tech to the old, reliable paper airplane, making a formerly throwaway toy into a gadget that will draw a crowd in any park. That's cool enough on its own, but the PowerUp X FPV kit lets you not only control your plane with a smartphone app but see what it sees in real time through a video feed. Assemble your own plane, attach the kit, then let it fly - even in windy conditions, thanks to the precise stabilization features. Add an auto-takeoff function, and you've got a paper airplane that rips all others to shreds.
The PowerUp X FPV Video Paper Airplane Kit was sale priced at $119.99 but just took a price drop to $79.99 - a 42% discount. Pick one up today. Read the rest
Adobe's design software catalog is essential to any graphics program, as much for their simplicity as their versatility. Anyone can be an effective graphic designer with tools like Illustrator and InDesign - and the right training in their potential. That's where the Adobe CC A-Z Lifetime Bundle comes in.
Whether you're getting your feet wet in graphic design or want to dive deeper into the functionality of the Adobe suite, this is the resource. The full 12 courses here cover both beginner and master classes in the essential tools like Illustrator and InDesign, but that's just for starters. You'll also learn all you need to know about web design in Adobe XD and video production with Premiere Pro and After Effects.
That's more than 100 hours of exhaustive training and resources, and it's available for (potentially) a 99% discount. The Adobe CC A-Z Lifetime Bundle is now on sale for a pay-what-you-want price. Read the rest
Businesses of any size continue to use PDFs despite - and perhaps because of - their stubborn resistance to simple editing. But for those who need a little flexibility on their documentation, the search is over for alternative software. PDF Expert for Mac is the catch-all solution for wrangling those PDFs, and it's available at a one-time low price.
PDF Expert for Mac is Apple's Editor's Choice for good reason. It makes editing PDFs as easy as it should be, with a smooth interface that allows you to open and read large files in a jiffy. Sign your documents, edit images or text, change links, add outlines or annotations - it's all at your fingertips. When you're done, the app makes it simple to share your PDFs across multiple devices, and you can even password-protect specific documents for added security.
The top paid app in the Mac App Store, PDF Expert for Mac is currently 75% off at $19.99 - the last time you'll see it at this price. Read the rest
When it comes to tech, smaller is better, and these items fit the bill both in terms of size and price. We've rounded up our favorite stocking-ready gadgets, most of which are already on sale - and you can take an additional 15% off any of them with the special code MERRY15.
iPM 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad
Thanks to the Qi wireless charging capability of this slim pad, you can charge two smartphones and an Apple Watch simultaneously. A great space saver that doesn't sacrifice charging speed for convenience, the iPM 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad is currently sitting at a 62% discount of $48.99.
2-in-1 Smart Plug with Alexa, Google & IFTTT Compatibility
With an easy set-up to any Wi-Fi connection, this unobtrusive gadget lets you enable any plugged in devices for remote activation. Manage groups of items with a single button or command, or create an energy-saving schedule to automatically turn your appliances on or off. All that functionality is 9% off with a 2-pack of 2-in-1 Smart Plugs at $37.99.
When you love your gadgets, it's easy to run out of space. The BentoStack is a cute, elegant way to cart around those ancillary iPhone items like chargers, earbuds, and styluses - even internationally-compatible wall plugs - in a Japanese-inspired carrying case. Right now, the BentoStack is 14% off at $42.95.
SolarJuice 26,800mAh External Battery
Team up with the sun and give your phone or tablet some extra life on long trips with this sturdy unit. Read the rest
So you've got a good eye for pictures? We've got a good eye for deals. And this holiday, there are some solid deals out there for photographers. Check out some of our favorite recent discounts on gear, software, and e-learning for photogs of any experience.
RevolCam: The Multi-Lens Photo Revolution for Smartphones
This Kickstarter-funded attachment adds wide-angle, fisheye or macro lenses to any smartphone, but that's not all. With the adjustable LED light, it's the closest thing yet to a full DSLR conversion kit for your phone. And right now, the RevolCam is $29.99 - a $5 drop off the previous sale price of $34.99.
Stable photos and video are just the beginning of the perks with this gimbal. Remote control over zoom and focus plus a range of video modes on the companion app make for a movie studio full of options. Originally $109.99, the MOZA Mini-MI Wireless Charging Smartphone Gimbal is now 13% off at $94.99. Plus, you can save an additional 20% today only with code CMSAVE20.
Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Camera
With the ability to turn your smartphone into a 360-degree video cam, this attachment makes for some truly next-level vacation posts. You can capture the world around you in multiple modes and even stream to social media in video chat, all in steady motion thanks to the built-in gyroscope. Grab the Insta360 Nano S iPhone VR Camera for 16% off at $199. Save an additional 20% today only with code CMSAVE20. Read the rest
Take a scroll through any app marketplace and you'll see that the doors are wide open for any game these days - and any game developer. Like any creation, virtual or analog, it all starts with an idea. And if you've got one of those, the Complete Unity Game Developer Bundle can walk you the rest of the way.
One of the most user-friendly, versatile tools for game developers out there, the Unity platform lets developers work equally well through any design, from simple platform to open-world. Each of the seven courses in this bundle spotlights a different functionality in Unity. You'll learn to utilize Cinemachine to set the stage with animated cutscenes, then fold them into massive open-world adventures. You'll find time-saving tips on even the newest mobile features like Augmented Reality, then learn how to package and publish your finished product in the Google Play store.
Get started on your game with the Complete Unity Game Developer Bundle, now $39. Read the rest
At the rate the world is shrinking, you don't need to be a globetrotter for a second language to be a useful skill. And if you're looking to learn that second language (or a third, or fourth), uTalk Language Education is the learning program that makes progression not only easy but fun.
If you can't be among native speakers, there's not much of an immediate reward to rote memorization of words and phrases. That's why uTalk "gamifies" the process by folding the learning process into fun challenges and exercises. You can "level up" your fluency as you go along, getting verification on your pronunciation from native voice artists. Before long, you'll be picking up full sentences you can use in real-world conversations.
What's more, uTalk offers this learning structure for more than 130 languages, loads more than most other language apps. You can choose up to six with a lifetime subscription to uTalk Language Education for $24.99 - a drop from the previous sale price of $29.99. Read the rest
Smokers on the go can breathe a little easier. With an innovative, easy-loading spiral design, the Twisty Glass Blunt offered a smoother, more consistent draw than conventional pipes. Now the Twisty Glass Mini delivers the benefits of its heavy-duty sister pipe in a more discreet package.
For those that haven't already made the Twisty Glass Blunt their new smoking buddy, the Mini loads just as effortlessly. Just pack up to .5 grams of the tobacco of your choice into the tube, twist the screw and light up. The smoke travels through five chambers into a cherry that's a particular highlight of this model. (It's 50% smaller and therefore a cleaner hit.) It all adds up to a smoking experience as smooth as it is compact, and it cleans just as easily - just twist the screw out. Want an even more comfortable hit? The mini is compatible with your favorite water pipe.
Right now, the Twisty Glass Mini is $39.99, more than 20% off the MSRP of $50.99. Read the rest
Sometimes, smaller is better - especially when it comes to technology. Doubly so when it comes to gear that will fit into that Christmas stocking. From high-powered flashlights to high-performance earbuds, we've got three deals on tech that anybody can use - and afford.
Universal Waterproof Solar Charger
This handy unit is perfect for the outdoorsy, but won't go unused by anyone who cares about the environment, their power bill, or both. Capable of charging up and storing a battery capacity of 5,000mAh, the Universal Waterproof Solar Charger can charge up an iPhone or Android from what it gathers just soaking up the sun - and it has dropped to its current price of $10.99 from the previous sale price of $13.99.
UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack
It's fitting that these durable flashlights come in a two-pack as they're equally dependable as a hiking flashlight or emergency roadside aid. With an adjustable zoom, three beam modes and an 800-meter range, these will be the gift your friends will thank you no matter how they use it. Originally priced at $100, the UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlight: 2-Pack is currently $14.99.
Cresuer Touchwave True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds
No wires and three hours of life on a single charge means no excuses for stopping that workout or jog. These buds pack CVC Noise Cancellation technology and one-touch, low-pressure controls into a minimalist, ergonomic design. Equipped with a wireless charging case that can juice up the earbuds up to four times on the go, the Cresuer Touchwave True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds are $34.99 - down from the already sale-priced $44.99. Read the rest
More than almost any career, graphic design is about the marriage of creativity and functionality. Assuming you've got the tools of the trade, all you need is a tutor that can show you how to join the two. Enter the Ultimate Graphic Design Bundle, a pack of online courses that serve as a boot camp for aspiring or journeyman designers.
The bundle comes with everything you need to know at every level of the trade, starting with a course on the fundamentals of color, layout, and photography. Then you'll learn to implement those concepts in Adobe's indispensable Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign platforms with lessons that focus on painting, designing and creating in each. Later courses will spotlight the flashier (and potentially lucrative) aspects of design like logo design and kinetic typography.
That's more than 30 hours of training in an 8-course package. Lifetime access to the Ultimate Graphic Design Bundle is currently $29. Read the rest
Remember zooming your model X-Wing through the living room as a child, making an imaginary run on the Death Star trench? Looks like technology has finally caught up with your dreams. Not only does the Star Wars Propel Drone: Collector's Edition fly, but it can engage in real-life laser dogfights with other drones in the series.
Modeled after your choice of the T-65 X-Wing, X1 Tie Fighter or 74-Z Speeder Bike, these licensed drones can fly at up to 35 mph, with three-speed settings for different levels of skill. Powered by Reverse Propulsion technology, any one of them can execute stunts that can be pulled off with a push of the button. Drone pilots of any experience can warm up with 30 missions on the companion app, and get this: Two or more drones can even take off and do battle in a game of aerial "laser tag."
Originally $149.95, these battery-powered Star Wars Propel Drones with light-up display case are now 66% off at $49.99. Read the rest
Are you actually running those errands or are they running you? Whether it's for that big work project or just your everyday life, you need an organization system that doesn't take up more time in entry than it's saving in implementation. Enter the 2DO Task Manager.
Using 2Do's Quick Entry option, you'll be able to see all your tasks in color-coded lists within minutes. You can sort them by date range, location and more with an exhaustive set of tags, and schedule each item with a simple drag-and-drop. You can even set reminders when you're within range of a location-specific task on your list. And with support for Dropbox, Reminders and more, you can check in and stay on target no matter which device you're on.
See why this is the one that racked up 4.8 stars on hundreds of Mac App Store reviews. Pick up a lifetime license to the 2Do Task Manager for $29.99 - a holiday drop off the already sale-priced $39.99. Read the rest
Ever wonder why, in this age of smartwatches and VR, we're still cluttering our desk with PC towers? If you need a home computer for the tasks, screen size and storage that a smartphone can't handle, the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 32GB Pocket PC is here to save space, time and money.
Simply put, it's a true PC for the portable age. Powered by an Intel processor, the Ockel Sirius B packs 4 GB of RAM, high-speed built-in WiFi and Bluetooth capability. Just plug in a monitor and input device and you're ready to go. And with a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, Micro SD card slot and AUX in/out, you've got plenty of options. And thanks to the fanless design, it's silent operation makes it perfect for holiday travel. Bring some movies and games and you've got entertainment wherever you can find a screen.
Originally $349, the Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 32GB Pocket PC is now more than 25% off at $249. Read the rest
In the business world, it's hard to find a job where you don't need Excel expertise. And it can be tough to prove that expertise to employers without an extensive background in data entry. Enter the Microsoft Excel Diploma Master Class, an online program that not only teaches you the ropes but lets you take the reins.
Tailored to any level of experience, this course builds a firm foundation by teaching one small, easily-processed concept at a time. Soon, you'll be moving from the simple task of entering data to complex calculations, automating time-saving macros and constructing your own workbooks and worksheets. Along the way, you'll log CPD (Continuing Professional Development) hours, resulting in a certification that will prove to employers you have the skills for any workplace.
Kickstart your career with the Microsoft Excel Diploma Master Class, now available for $19 - down from the original MSRP of $395. Read the rest
Grab that mug of hot cocoa and warm up those mouse-clicking fingers. We're ramping up to the best time of the year for holiday stocking-stuffing, and the only downside for online shoppers is narrowing down the deals. If you've got tech-minded friends on your list, you've clicked to the right place: Here are nine discounts on games, gear, and software we love.
Star Wars Propel Drone: Collector's Edition
Truly, it's a great time for geeks to be alive. The fact that this is an actual, flying T-65 replica X-Wing would be cool enough even if it didn't reach speeds of up to 35 mph. Or come with training missions and dogfight games courtesy of the companion app, which it does. The Star Wars Propel Drone is 66% off at $49.99.
'Tis the season of giving - and getting - but make sure you keep what's already yours. This top-rated VPN by PCMag boasts double-encryption on all data that runs through its 3,521 international servers, and it adheres to a strict no-logging policy that keeps your browsing safe and anonymous. You can get a 2-year subscription now to NordVPN for $95.75, down from the already sale-priced $134.40. Enter the code VPNSAVE20 and take an additional 20% off that.
The Ultimate Excel Bootcamp Bundle
Knowledge is the gift that keeps on giving with this deep dive into the business world's top spreadsheet platform. In four online courses suitable for any experience level, you can work your way to mastery in Excel and the underlying concepts that surround it. Read the rest
Christmas is coming early, Mac users. If you've been waiting to "deck the halls" of your computer with the software that will stretch its potential, pick up the Award-Winning Black Friday Mac Bundle Ft. Acorn 6.
Like the name says, it's a full arsenal of the most top-rated apps for Mac, packaged together for a fraction of the price for the individual software. For the security-minded, there's the password-management app mSecure Pro and the essential Netshade VPN. Spotless and Gemini 2 will organize your files and keep them that way, and Crossover 18 will even let you run Windows software cleanly and easily on your Mac. And there's a ton for designers: Clip Studio Paint Debut, Next Flipbook Maker Pro and of course, the intuitive and versatile photo editor Acorn 6.
We're talking ten apps in all in the Award-Winning Black Friday Mac Bundle Ft. Acorn 6, holiday priced at $25. And right now, you can knock an additional $5 off with the coupon code BFMAC5. Read the rest