Apple 2015 World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) Announced


Apple has dropped the 2015 WWDC dates for June 8 – 12 at the recurring location of Moscone West in San Francisc, CA. The World Wide Developers Conference focuses on the future of OS X and iOS, Apples desktop and mobile operating systems. The WWDC also is where new product launches, like the Mac Pro and MacBook Air have happened. [Read more…]

Jump Rope The “Smart” Way

Tangram Smart Rope Demo

As a fitness enthusiast the jump rope is one of this staple pieces of equipment that I punish myself with almost everytime I work out.  I was intriuged when I ran across the “Smart Rope” by Tangram, a company out of Seoul, Korea with a U.S. office in New Jersey, designing software and hardware for clients along with building a product line of their own.

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Easily Publish Stories With Pictures Using Adobe Slate App For iPad

Adobe Slate

Adobe just released a new iPad app for story tellers called Adobe Slate that takes the design element out of the writers hands with beautiful themed templates, great for writers that just want to spend time writing rather than designing. And maybe best of all, it’s free! No Creative Cloud subscription required. [Read more…]

Amazon Helping-Hand Marketplace Set To Launch Monday

 Amazon Home Services 

Amazon is reportedly rebranding their hired-help service “Amazon Local Services” and relaunching as “Amazon Home Services” on Monday.

The on-demand services sector has become increasingly valuable as consumers have realized the value of a dollar can’t be taken for granted these days. It’s important to get top-quality service for those hard earned dollars and reputable providers play the top role in spending wisely.

Amazon’s Home Services offering makes a great deal of sense for the company that offers most any product imaginable. Soon if you live in one of the covered markets, Amazon can offer up a professional to install that new ceiling fan or give lessons for that new guitar and there’s only one shopping cart involved. The updated marketplace places Amazon directly in competion with service providers like Angie’s List, Yelp, Google’s business and Groupon. 

Amazon will hand-pick the pros it offers by requiring licensing, insurance and a complete background check. The caveot though, Amazon reportedly could take up to a 20% cut of the price of the service with varying levels down to as little as 5%. Reportedly, pros listed in Amazon Home Services will offer their service for equal priceing to direct buying and if a lower price is discovered, Amazon will match it. The upside for service providers is that Amazon will only allow real customers — those that have checked out through Amazon — to leave reviews, weeding out bogus comments from competitors.

A search of “Amazon Home Services” reveals this link, but is dead at the time of this post, however the “About” page is live.

[via Tech Crunch]