For many of us, the trip to Haymarket is part of our Friday or Saturday routines. As we browse the stands for ingredients, we are likely to see familiar faces–of vendors and of other customers. Even though Haymarket is a staple for many in Boston, some may not know the history.
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Mobile technology changed the way we communicate, share information, shop, and entertain ourselves. So it comes as no surprise that someone would invent a tool to simplify legal transactions using your smartphone.
The folks over at Shake designed an app to record agreements for everyday transactions–from a personal loan to a friend, to a contract for freelance work and more. The app, which is available for iPhone, walks users through a series of questions to create legal documents that can be signed and/or sent to another person, even to your lawyer. Documents can be signed on any mobile device and are stored securely in the cloud for reference later on.
For budding entrepreneurs who can’t afford to hire a lawyer, this a great way to create simple and plain-language legal agreements. You can save the big bucks for complex legal agreements.
Shake is in no way a replacement for a lawyer, but a tool to help you create enforceable legal documents. If you feel you need counsel, by all means seek it out. Shake’s founders emphasize that point in this article from Forbes and on their FAQ page.
You can download the app for iPhone from the App Store.
If you have tried Shake’s app let us know in the comments below.
TechCrunch reports that Oyster, a new ebook subscription service, is rolling out invitations for the iPhone on a first come, first-served basis.
The startup plans to offer its members unlimited access to over 100,000 ebook titles for $9.95 a month. And Oyster plans to add more titles going forward.
Taking its name from the Shakespearean line, “the world’s mine oyster,” the service focuses heavily on reader experience– literally putting a library in your pocket. The nine man team developed a mobile app optimized for reading and sharing with your friends with one-tap access to each ebook.
You can sign up for an invitation on their homepage.
If you subscribe to the service, let us know what you think in the comments below.
But if you don’t feel like doling out the cash each month, we have ebooks as well as downloadable audio books for free via overdrive. We also have a new magazine subscription service called Zinio, which allows you to check out current issues of popular magazines in English or Spanish to read on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Both are accessible with a BPL eCard or a regular library card and your PIN.