Apple TV 4th Generation Review



I’ve been an Apple TV user since the first model and have owned each one. The 3rd generation (1080p) model definitely became one of my favorite gadgets of all time. I not only used it for iTunes movie rentals and TV shows, but also largely to stream my own content from my own movie library. Apple TV is also great to be able to stream just about anything from your iPhone or iPad. I mirror my iPhone often to watch things like Periscope broadcasts on the big screen. It has been rumored for a long time that Apple was coming out with a “TV” and I never put a lot of faith in those rumors because I simply didn’t see what Apple could bring to the table that would make consumers want to take their existing TV’s off the wall and put up an Apple TV. It’s much smarter to make a box that connects to the TV of your choice and get all that Apple has to offer that way. The 3rd generation Apple TV was getting long in the tooth, but via all the software updates along the way it has really become a nice little full-featured box. So what could Apple do with the 4th Generation Apple TV?

My initial setup didn’t go as smoothly as I thought it would

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Join me Monday 11/2 for a Mega Giveaway


To kick off my visit next week to Kelby Media Group for meetings, on Monday I’m participating in a HUGE Periscope LIVE Broadcast and GIVEAWAY! That’s right myself, Aaron Roth from Arkon Mounts, Scott Kelby Kim Garst, Larry Becker, R.C. Concepcion, Victoria Pavlov and Ajna Adams will all be broadcasting to our respective audiences on Periscope and Facebook simultaneously. We will each be giving away at least one TW Broadcaster RM179 and other cool prizes.

How to Win!

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Take Your Periscope Broadcasts to the Next Level with This Gear


I’ve been getting into LIVE Broadcasting more and more over the past few months as things like Periscope, Live via Facbook Mentions and Twitch.TV continue to gain popularity. I put this page together to help my fellow live mobile broadcasters with gear recommendations to make your broadcasts better. As new gear comes out I’ll continue to update the page. To visit this page in the future point your browser to Be sure to follow me on Periscope for tips and tricks and more.

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I’m Giving Away a TW Broadcaster This Saturday (10/10/15)!


That’s right one lucky person will win the TW Broadcaster of their choice this Saturday – 10/10/15 at 3PM EDT. Here’s what you need to do between now and then:

  1. Follow me on Twitter here.
  2. Follow me on Periscope here.
  3. Follow Arkon Mounts on Twitter here.
  4. Follow Arkon Mounts on Periscope here.
  5. Post a TWEET that says “I want to win an Arkon #TWBroadcaster model# (go here and find the model number you want) (reason you want it) @arkon_mounts @terrylwhite #terryscope “

So for example your tweet would say “I want to win an Arkon #TWBroadcaster model# RM1798 to do awesome broadcasts @arkon_mounts @terrylwhite #terryscope “

If you don’t include the model YOU want. You won’t be picked. If you don’t include the hashtags you won’t be picked. If you don’t follow us on twitter AND periscope you won’t be picked. If you don’t include a reason why you want it, you won’t be picked.

I will do a LIVE Periscope broadcast on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at 3PM EDT and announce the winner.

What if I don’t win?


If you don’t win you can use my discount code at to get 20% ANYTHING they sell (up to $100) until Sunday, October 11, 2015 Midnight PDT. Although my discount code can be used ongoing, they are doing an extra 10% now til 10/11. The normal discount is only 10%.

See my original blog post announcing the TW Broadcaster here.

What if I don’t do broadcasting?

If you don’t broadcast, no problem. It’s still an awesome line of smartphone and tablet mounts for ANY purpose including smartphone photography or video.



Professional Level Retouching on Your iPad or iPhone is Here with Photoshop Fix


You’ve seen the sneaks and you’ve heard the rumors about a NEW professional level retouching App for your iPad or iPhone, well the wait is over. Adobe Photoshop Fix is here! Rather than tell you about it I’d rather show it to you in action:

Photoshop Fix is exactly the kind of App that I’ve been hoping for and it was a pleasure working with the team and providing feedback during the development.

You can get Adobe Photoshop Fix here from the:


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22 Features We Want to See in the Next Update to Periscope


Periscope is Twitter’s live streaming social media network. With Periscope on your iPhone or Android phone you can live stream to your followers and guests anytime you want, 24 hours a day. Periscope and apps like it empower regular people to broadcast to a worldwide audience for the cost of your data plan/internet connection. I find myself using it more and more and watching “scopes” from others when I have few spare minutes here and there throughout the day. As much as I like what Periscope has done in the short amount of time they’ve been up and running (March 2015), there is definitely room for improvement.  I had started a wish list of features that I want to see, but I figured I would invite my Periscope followers to weigh in on what they wanted to see. Hey Periscope! Together we came up with this list:

  1. The ability to bring someone into your scope. For example, if I’m scoping from an event it would be cool to say “now let’s see what’s going on on the other side of the convention center with Larry.” I would hand it over to Larry and he would be live from his phone on my broadcast. I could take control back at any time.
  2. We would REALLY like the ability to scrub, fast forward/rewind replays. As it stands now if you have to leave a replay at some point, when you return to watch it later you have to start over from the beginning. 
  3. We want the ability to see the complete list of viewers at the end of a broadcast. This was a feature in the early days, but now we can only see the names of the last few people that joined. I would love to see the COMPLETE list of all viewers.
  4. Time to word wrap the comments so they don’t go all the way across the screen. Comments are great, but often the content suffers because the comments in landscape go all the way across the screen. Yes I know we can hide them, but I still want to see them on one side.
  5. Ability to schedule a broadcast. I like the instant nature of Periscope, but it would be cool if people could have a little advanced notice. Not everyone can drop what they’re doing to tune in. So I’d like to be able to say “Watch me on Periscope today at 5PM to see……”
  6. Put a “stop broadcast” button on the main display. As it stands now you have to swipe down to reveal the stop button. It would be cool to have the option to display it on screen at all times. Yes I know if that were the case some might press it by accident, but really so what. They would learn and not do it again or turn it off in the prefs.
  7. Ability to keep broadcasts longer than 24 hours. Right now Periscopes expire after 24 hours and disappear forever. It would be nice to have the option to keep them longer. For now I’m using and it seems to offer all the things that Periscope should be doing on their site.
  8. Ability to save videos WITH the comments/hearts. Periscope can save the raw video from your broadcast to your phone’s camera roll. However, it will be just the video/audio without the comments and hearts. It would be great to have the whole broadcast with all the feedback intact. This would make it easy to repurpose it on other sites.
  9. Fix the Saved Videos issues. OK, this is not really a new feature request. This is a cry to fix the existing feature above. You can save the raw video to your camera roll, but since they implemented the landscape broadcasting feature it’s really messed up. Landscape videos show up vertical on your camera roll (at a 90° angle), worse when you flip to the selfie camera the video is recorded the opposite way and totally unacceptable the saved videos are very very low res. At this point you might as well turn this feature off as the vides are pretty much unusable.
  10. Ability to show other content on your smartphone (pictures/videos). It would really be cool to bring up a photo or video from your device and show it in your broadcast.
  11. Share links at the end of a broadcast that people can tap/click on. A lot of times we’re talking about products, websites and services and it would really be cool if the broadcaster could share links at the end that people could actually tap on and go to.
  12. Ability to follow someone on Twitter. It’s odd that a Twitter owned product doesn’t allow you to follow people on twitter from Periscope. I can view people’s profiles and usually their Periscope user name is the same as their Twitter handle, but there is no direct way to follow them on Twitter.
  13. Manual control of the camera and focus. One of the most frustrating aspects of using Periscope in less than ideal conditions is that it offers zero control over the camera. If you were to shoot a video or still with your iPhone you could tap to focus and even hold down your finger to lock the focus and exposure. None of these controls exist while you’re in Periscope. 
  14. Recently Watched Tab – This was suggested by one of my followers and I like it. It would be cool to see which broadcasts you recently watched so that you can get back to the replays and follow those broadcasters that you’re not already following.
  15. Groups – Periscope allows you to do private broadcasts to “some” of your followers (this also needs to be fixed), but it would really be cool to be able to private broadcast to a group or share a broadcast to a group.
  16. Profile Views – How cool would it be to see who’s viewed your profile?
  17. Ability for the broadcaster to type comments – I didn’t get the usefulness of this suggestion at first. Then I realized that there have been times that I’ve been broadcasting in places where I couldn’t really talk. It would have been great to be able to answer questions via text comments instead.
  18. Filtering for banned words. I’m quick to block someone from my broadcasts if they are being rude, disruptive and attacking me or others. It would be great to have the ability to create list of banned words to prevent the comments from being made in the first place.
  19. Private messages. As it stands now if you type a comment everyone sees it. Sometimes you may want to send a private comment to a broadcaster such as contact info.
  20. Show the duration of a replay. When you start watching a replay there is a tiny progress bar at the bottom of the screen, but you have no idea how much time is left.
  21. Ability to manually scroll back comments. Sometimes comments go by that we miss. It would be great to have the ability to scroll back the comments and/or slow them down
  22. Allow web viewers to login and do Commenting and give Hearts on the Web


Follow me on Periscope here.

Here’s the replay of the brainstorming scope via Katch


In case you missed it or are new to Periscope here’s my Periscope getting started video:

Also check out the TW Broadcast line of mounts for LIVE streaming here. Get 10% off ANY Arkon product with discount code “twhite”