What I’m Live Streaming About This Week – 5/14 thru 5/18

 

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 PTLive with members of the Adobe Illustrator Product Team.

Next up, time for some Lightroom Classic CC magic…

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My 5 Favorite Smart Home / HomeKit Gadgets

iPad Pro running Home App Smart Home

Apple Home App running on my iPad Pro.

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.

1. My Lighting

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Apple AirPort is Officially Dead! Now what? – Linksys Velop Review

three AirPort Extreme Base Stations

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.

Linksys Velop has over 4,100 reviews on Amazon.com and has a 4.5 star rating

Linksys Velop in the family room

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…

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What I’m Live Streaming About This Week – 4/30 thru 5/4

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…

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What I’m Live Streaming About This Week – 4/9 thru 4/13

IMac running Wirecast for live streaming

I’m back from the D3 Art & Design Conference and Expo and ready to get back to my live streaming schedule. This week I’ll be kicking off a special stream for the Adobe Education Team on Monday, 4/9 at 4PM PT on the Adobe Education Facebook Page.

Tips and Tricks for Bringing Adobe Spark into Your Classroom

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My Live Streaming Studio Setup – 2018

Terry White's Live Streaming Studio Setup

Live streaming has become a big part of my life. So much so that it’s actually a major part of my day job. I stream live Adobe tutorials regularly to YouTube and Facebook. Since this is what I do for a living I wanted to have high production values.

Therefore I setup a dedicated live streaming studio in my home. Being a photographer I’ve setup a few photography studios and no matter how you equip your studio you can always find more gear that you want and ways to improve it. I’ve been building out this live streaming studio since May 2016. I have everything I “need” to do my streams, but I’m always looking out for ways to improve upon what I have.

Like a photography studio, your streaming setup can be very basic or very elaborate

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My 1st Tesla Model S Road Trip – No more range anxiety!

In September 2017 I took delivery of my new Tesla Model S. Although I had put in an order for a Tesla Model 3 on day one of pre-orders, I later decided to cancel that order and go for the Model S instead. This would be my first EV (electric vehicle) and I spent an entire year researching it and talking with other Tesla owners before pulling the trigger on my order.

Driving the car has been nothing but fun! It’s awesome saying goodbye to gasoline and more importantly gas stations. I work from home so I don’t really have much of a daily commute. I charge the Tesla each night right in my garage, therefore I wake up every day with a “full tank.”

This also means that I never really have to charge away from home, unless I decide to take road trip

I had a business trip coming up to the Tampa Florida area (about 480 miles away) and decided to drive instead of flying. It would also give me the chance to take some video equipment along that would be easier to bring in the car rather than flying with it.

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