I’m finally back in my live streaming studio this week! That means that I have some live streams to do this week on the various Adobe Facebook pages:
Monday, July 9, 1PM PT – How to Add Your Own Branding to Adobe Spark
It was great seeing so many of you last week at Photoshop World. I’m back and it’s time to stream! I’ll kick things off this week on YouTube.
Monday, June 4 1PM PT – Tips and Tricks for Adobe Creative Cloud Members – get the most out of your membership.
Tuesday, June 5 1PM PT – How to Bring Those MS Word & Excel Files into Adobe InDesign CC
It’s time for one of my favorite conferences and once I again I get to teach some of my favorite subjects. If you’re coming to Photoshop World 2018 in Orlando Florida I’ll be happy to see you in my classes:
On Thursday, May 31 you can join me in the Partner Pavilion – Adobe Theater for “Seven Ways to Improve Your Photos with Lightroom Classic CC“
This week I have the privilege of bringing in two members of the Illustrator product team to answer questions and talk about what they’ve been up to with Adobe Illustrator CC.
Wednesday, 5/16 at 9AM PT – Live with members of the Adobe Illustrator Product Team.
I’m a huge fan of automation in general especially when it comes to smart home stuff. My new home was built two years ago in May 2016. I got the chance to start with a clean slate and put in all the smart home tech that I wanted pretty much from day one. Sadly the builder wasn’t really into smart homes (aside from running ethernet drops) yet so I had to do it all after the house was completed. When people think smart homes one of the first things that comes to mind is lighting and that is pretty much where I started too, but it didn’t stop there. Since most of the things in a smart home are controlled via your mobile devices I also wanted to make sure that most if not all things I did worked with Apple’s HomeKit since I’m an iOS user.
In case you missed it, Apple has officially announced the end of life of AirPort Base Stations. They will continue to sell existing stock, but the product will not get any new features and Apple will no longer develop this product line. What does that mean for existing users? If you have an existing AirPort WiFi network and it’s up and running with no issues, you’re probably fine for a while. I have three of the latest AirPort Extreme Base Stations and haven’t had any issues. They just work! However, I just replaced them. Why? Although I wasn’t having ANY issues with my existing WiFi network, I’m asked for recommendations all the time. I don’t like to recommend products that I haven’t actually used. Also I looked at this time as a opportunity to try something new. Apple AirPort Base Stations haven’t had any real new features in years. Now that they’ll no longer be selling them (once stock clears), I wondered what Apple would be recommending to customers? One of the systems they sell in the Apple Stores and online is the Linksys Velop system.
Any product that has that many reviews on Amazon and manages to still have a 4.5 star rating means that people must really like it. I got mine setup and I could easily give it a 4+ star rating, but it’s not perfect…
I’m kicking this week off with a stream that gets the band back together. I’ll be hosting my esteemed colleagues Jason Levine and Paul Trani. We used to do world tours together and it has been years since we’ve presented on the same stage at the same time. On this special “test” stream I’ll host both Jason and Paul remotely. Jason will be in his home office in Arizona, Paul will be in San Francisco and I’ll be in my home office in Atlanta. If all goes well we’ll try to do these more often.
The Wizards of Workflow LIVE on Monday, April 30th…