Thanks to TapSnap, the photo booth has finally caught up to the 21st century. Exploding the traditional photo-booth concept, TapSnap's designers got rid of the walls, cramped space, and lack of viewing screen. Instead, they created a mobile photo kiosk that features a 42-inch touchscreen, printer, and sharing capabilities through Facebook or email. Once guests snap a picture, they can customize their shots with digital props, text, color effects, and thought bubbles, which can serve as a new-fangled way to ask your crush if they like your fake mustache. Rental units are run by attendants to ensure interacting with the system is easy. Photos can also be branded to commemorate a wedding or a corporate event.
Mobile Phone Geeks's technology whisperers repair phone screens crippled by accidents and environmental damage and turn them into like-new picture purveyors. After patrons drop off gadgets or mail them to the rehabilitation shop, phone patchers seal screen cracks, massage ink blots from their LCD surfaces, and fix water damage on phones left to boil too long. Each repair comes with a 30-day warranty. For Apple’s latest tablets, gizmo healers shun rehabilitation in favor of replacement and re-outfit book-sized supercomputers with brand-new screens. Patrons can also fix phones plagued by hardware problems freezing, keypad failure, and autotext set to Wingdings.
Led by an experienced faculty, Cordovan School of the Arts teaches students the fundamentals of drawing, painting, and photography. Classes are held weekly and offered by age group: elementary, youth, teen, and adult. For ladies looking to reignite their art-spark, Cordovan art school offers the series: ladies art night out, which is customized for women to cultivate their creative talents. In the spirit of the Grouponicus season, the registration fee of $25 is waived when students enroll for a class using their Groupon. Students may enroll online or over the phone and registration is recommended at least one week in advance of the first class.
The staffers at Genesis Flight Academy draw upon thousands of collective cockpit hours every time they take to the air. Backed by a fleet of meticulously maintained aircraft, the instructors help aspiring and experienced pilots alike conquer the clouds at the helm of Cessna and Piper airplanes. Genesis Flight Academy helps beginners get acquainted with the basics of aeronautics in their private pilot course. Instrument, commercial, and multi-engine training courses familiarize more experienced fliers with methods for making plane engines only rev in C-flat major.
Whereas some companies simply use hot water to clean carpet, Chem-X's equipment blows past water's boiling point and cleans with steam that's been heated up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. By cleaning with steam, the trained techs can penetrate deep into carpets to remove even the most tenacious dirt and stains without having to worry about over-wetting walkways or accidentally installing an indoor pool. And when these grime-fighters aren't freeing carpeting from the shackles of dirt and grime, they can be found cleaning upholstery, tile and grout, or area rugs.
The textile technicians at Village Cleaners purify wardrobes using a biodegradable solvent called DF-2000 Fluid. This hypoallergenic, eco-friendly solution is sensitive to the needs of fragile fabrics but still has the muscle to break down dirt, grime, and salad dressing around the collar. A fresh dose of solvent goes into each load, along with fresh soap and a brand new filter, to ensure that clothes emerge from the machine as clean as technologically possible and free of static, odor, and allergens.
But the process doesn’t stop there. Once clothes are clean, the staff will starch shirts if requested and replace any broken or missing buttons at no charge. A final inspection sees to it that no spot or stain escapes back into the world, and alteration, repair, and leather care tends to especially needy garments.