My Live Streaming schedule will be a little shorter this week because I’m starting the week off with my classes at WPPI in Las Vegas. If you’re in town for the show be sure to check out my class on the conference track as well as my session(s) in the Expo Theater.
I’m headed out to Adobe in San Francisco to be a part of Adobe Live – Graphic Design this week. I’ll be hosting the 9am – 11am and 1pm – 3pm Pacific Time slots this week. You can watch at behance.net/live. One of the things I’ll be doing before the main streams that start on Tuesday, is a “Learning” stream that starts on Monday. My first one will be today at 9AM Pacific Time. I’ll be covering How to Get Started with Adobe InDesign CC. If you’ve ever wanted to learn InDesign, this hour long live crash course will be a great place for you to start!
Join me live as I host the following live streams:
I’ve really enjoyed flying my drones over the past few years and adding them as a tool to my photography/videography story telling. My trip to Iceland last year was the first time I shot more footage with my DJI Mavic Pro drone than any other camera that I brought with me on the trip (see my Iceland video here). The more I flew it the more confident I got that I wasn’t going to lost it. This allowed me to capture footage that I probably otherwise wouldn’t have gotten because I wouldn’t have stepped out of my comfort zone.
As promised this is the first of hopefully many Monday morning posts outlining my Live Streaming Schedule for the week. This way my followers to can easily see where I’ll be live streaming and what the topic will be. This week starts off with:
I’ve been doing a series called “Back to the Basics.” These videos have been done in the form of live streams on YouTube (for Photoshop) and Facebook (for InDesign). While I don’t have a schedule that is locked in stone, I figured it would be best to post here more regularly about the streams I’m planning to do that week. I’ll do my best to start posting my schedule here on Mondays. Let’s see how it goes. In the meantime, you can catch the replays of the ones I’ve done thus far here:
“Auto” just got a whole lot more, well “Auto.” The NEW Auto Settings are powered by Adobe’s artificial intelligence “Adobe Sensei” Now instead of Auto doing the same thing to every photo based on a few parameters, the NEW Auto Settings will give you better results by actually analyzing your photo and comparing it to thousands of professionally edited photos to create a better result. This new option is now available across the board in Lightroom Classic CC, Lightroom CC and Lightroom CC on your mobile devices. The New Auto may or may not be your final edit, but even in situations where you want to do more to the image, it provides a much better starting point.
Now that I have an iPhone that supports wireless charging I wanted that same convenience in my car. Putting my favorite wireless charger in my house is a piece of cake. I really like the Anker Wireless Charging Pad for my desk and nightstand. However, in the car i had been using a magnetic vent mount that I really like. Here’s one that I like and used with my iPhone 7 Plus from Arkon and here’s one that I like from Kenu. The only problem with either of these two mounts is that while they securely hold my iPhone in place, in order to power it I need to also plug in a cable. I want a solution that is just as convenient as the Anker Wireless Charging Pad, but for my car vent.
It’s that time a year again and I know I’m late to the iPhone X (pronounced 10 as in Roman Numeral X) review party. This is the first iPhone in 10 years that I didn’t receive on release day. I did place my iPhone X 256GB Black order just after midnight Pacific Time on Friday October 27th, but my ship date was immediately given as November 17th – November 24th (2 weeks after the first shipment). I did receive it a few days early last week on November 14th. With that out of the way let’s get on to the review.
Wow! Hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the first iPhone. I have done a review every year and it’s fun to go back through the years and see how much has changed. If you’re feeling nostalgic, you can see my first iPhone review here. A lot has changed since 2007 and while many iPhone versions (like the “s” models) have been evolutionary, the iPhone X does feel like a brand new iPhone. It’s the first iPhone in 10 years to ditch the home button and this may surprise you, but…
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I’m usually very good at keeping up with my gear. To date I’ve never lost a phone, iPod, camera or other portable electronic piece of gear. However, last week I had a couple of close calls and both were quickly solved with the free Find my iPhone app by Apple. Don’t let the name fool you. “Find my iPhone” isn’t just limited to finding lost/stolen iPhones. It can find just about any piece of Apple gear that’s equipped with WiFi, Bluetooth or Cellular.
I almost lost an AirPod
I remember when I got my AirPods at the beginning of the year, the number one question/concern people asked me was “aren’t you afraid of losing them?” I wasn’t afraid of losing them at all. They fit snuggly enough in my ears not to fall out on their own and whenever I’m not using them I return them to the charging case. However, I almost lost one last week in a weird way: