What I Learned at Periscope Summit 2016

Terry White Scope Gear Master Class

I feel like a pioneer when it comes to Periscope. I did my first broadcast on March 27th, 2015 which was one day after the app became available. I’ve done 249 broadcasts to date. I’ve also learned a LOT about live streaming in general. When the folks over at Periscope Summit asked me to speak I was both excited and honored as I have a lot to say on the subject, platform and app. I live stream on a regular basis for work and personally. So what could I possibly learn at Periscope Summit?

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5 Things I Learned at CES 2016

CES 2016

I’ve been into gadgets and technology since I was a kid. Yet believe it or not CES 2016 was my 1st CES (Consumer Electronics Show). It was always something that I said, “I’m going to the next one!” and then it would always sneak up on me and be too late to plan a trip. Well this time I made plans early and took off work to go. I expected a gigantic tradeshow with lots of cool gear to look at, but what I actually got was a little different…

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Yes Even You Can Accept Apple Pay and Android Pay

Square Chip Reader Apple Pay

I predict that 2016 will be the year of contactless payments. Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay will continue to grow in adoption. This is largely due to the fact that here in the US most merchants must upgrade their point of sale terminals to accept “chip (EMV)” based credit cards. While they are in the process of doing that, those new terminals will also be able to accept NFC Contactless Payments. That’s GREAT! What about the little guy? The mom and pop shops that don’t have a brick and mortar location. The dog walker, baby sitter, fitness trainer, bake sale, users group, mechanic, lawn service, photographer,  housekeeper, consultant, tutor, makeup artist, hair stylist, yard sale, etc. can now join in on this revolution thanks to…

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Terry White Live: The Lightroom and Photoshop CC Show Ep12

The Lightroom and Photoshop Show

Here’s the replay from yesterday’s episode 12 of The Lightroom and Photoshop CC Show. In this episode I started out doing a little Creative Portrait Retouching in Adobe Photoshop CC and then I created a Social Media Business Card from scratch in Photoshop CC.

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5 Things Apple Got Right and The 5 Things They Got Wrong in 2015

apple_store

I’ve been a user and fan of Apple products since the first Macintosh in 1984. However, as fan I also recognize that one of my favorite companies in the tech world doesn’t get everything right every time. It’s a company of humans! Anytime you praise or criticize anything Apple, people come out of the woodwork to either chime in in agreement or tell you how much of an idiot you are. It’s also hard to criticize the richest company in the world. After all, they are a business that continues to make billions of a dollars every year, so who am I to judge? I’m a customer….

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Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year 2016

I wanted to take this moment to wish you and yours a very Happy and Prosperous New Year! May you stick to all your New Year’s Resolutions and may 2016 be better than 2015.

Looking forward to exciting things in the tech world this year. Thanks for your support!

Terry White

The Ultimate Facebook Secret Tool Everyone Has But No One Knows About

Facebook Secret

I’ve been a Facebook user for years. However, I can remember that when I first started using it I wanted to use it for “personal” networking. I wanted to post pics of my family so that only my family and friends would see them. However, I started getting lots of friend requests from people I didn’t know! Let’s call them “Fans”. These are people that follow me as a public figure on social media and at live events, but people that I’ve never met. For weeks I just kept those requests in the queue without approving or declining them. I didn’t want to be rude and decline them without explanation, nor did I want to approve “strangers” and have them seeing things that were personal to me. Finally after the requests pilled up in the hundreds, I gave up on using Facebook for personal use and started approving everyone. Then I discovered this hidden Facebook feature that made all the difference in the world!

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5 Things the Periscope App Could Learn from the Facebook App

Facebook Live Streaming Button

Twitter launched Periscope on March 26th, 2015 and so far it has been a hit with many. It’s estimated that Periscope has 12 Million Users. It even got Apple’s prestigious “App of the Year” for 2015. Yes, all things are pointing to Periscope only getting better from here on out. However, Periscope is in an ever increasing crowded field. While we don’t see Meerkat in the new much anymore, there are others like Blab and yes the 800 lb gorilla, Facebook. Facebook has dipped their two into the live streaming pond a little at a time. Well recently, they waded out a little farther by starting to turn on Live Streaming in their regular Facebook iOS App for “regular folks”. I say “regular folks” because before this advancement, Facebook only allowed Public Figures (and people with Verified Pages) to stream in their Facebook Mentions App. Now keep in mind that this is a slow rollout. You may not have it yet. This feature only started rolling out since December 14th, 2015. I only just got the feature (a button shows up when you have it) right around Christmas day. I have other friends that still don’t have it yet. Whether you have it yet or not, you will ultimately have this ability (at least in the iOS App). It’s just a matter of time as they turn on more users each day.

The Periscope App Could Learn a Few Things from the Facebook App

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Merry Christmas 2015 to All of My Fans & Followers

Merry Christmas 2015

I wanted to take this moment to wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season! I also want to thank you for all your support and encouragement throughout the year! I wish you the best for 2016!

May all your tech, design and photographic Christmas wishes come true!

Terry

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