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Creator Advocate Workshop is this Saturday

** REGISTER TODAY to Qualify for a One-Year Adobe Creative Cloud Membership! **

Creator Advocate Workshop is for new and/or experienced:

  • Video Producers / Vloggers
  • Bloggers / Writers
  • Internet-based Business Owners
  • Etsy & eBay Shop Vendors
  • Social Media Influencers
  • Podcasters

Going into our fifth year of VloggerFair events, we have seen our focus evolve from being a fan/creator experience to a creator networking and education experience. With these changes, we have re-named “Vlogger Day” to be a year-round learning experience at

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to host a Creator Advocate Workshop at Adobe in Seattle for a second year!

We are offering you a full day – Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 10:00am – 4:00pm

Creator Advocate Workshop will empower you, the creator, with intelligence based upon actual experience, and answers to questions that can’t readily be answered by a free search. The workshop will connect you with qualified professionals from various fields, and give you the opportunity to network with other creators — all of this will further accelerate your ability to create in any capacity.

For fans of VloggerFair — we intend to continue with community events similar to the VloggerFair experience in 2018 under the umbrella of Creator Advocate!

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iPad Pro vs Pixelbook


*** iPad Pro vs Pixelbook Notes ***
Multitasking (App Switching)
Style / Design Ethos
Jank (?)
Voice Control
App Store Availability
Browser Experience
Cohesive Design Patterns
Intelligible Layout
Animations / Transitions
Default Keyboard & Typing Speed
Productivity Promise
Battery Life

iPad Pro Review:
Pixelbook First Impressions:
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Pixelbook Review: First Impressions



Pixelbook Review: First Impressions
Thank you Device Fund supporters!

  • Screen flashes / changes when “too much” white appears suddenly? Unsure if it’s hardware or software, but insanely jarring
  • Some button styles during the setup wizard are styled differently than other ones (like, legacy buttons that haven’t been tweaked yet)
  • Both video and scrolling are relatively smooth, but there seems to be a blur at times – as though pixels aren’t able to keep up (one video seemed to exhibit frame drops at times with high speed object)
  • Generally, items are responsive when interacting with them on the screen. There’s still quite a bit of jank, but not nightmare-scenario.
  • Screen wobbles pretty badly when touching in “laptop” mode.
  • Android apps don’t like the touchpad as much as they like your finger for interactions (Instagram)
  • Keep tripping the Assistant key accidentally (while trying to use the
  • Alt key for shortcuts, remapped to work like MacOS Command)
  • App manager can be a bit confusing – mixed between Chrome apps and Android apps, sometimes unable to tell which is which (Google Play Music)
  • Awesome to see Chrome extensions working
  • Worried about silicone palm rests wearing down / getting dirty
  • Backlit keyboard ONLY useful in VERY dark rooms
  • Touch input lag with Android apps
  • Lap play is just fine, balanced
  • Tent mode will prove to be quite convenient
  • Trackpad is taking some getting used to compared to bring accustomed to MacBook trackpad
  • Bonus: 2 Years worth of 100GB on Google Drive
  • Bonus: 3 Months of Play Music (Saving me on YouTube Red, Family)?
  • Kinda starting to feel like a $500 experience, not a $1,000 one
  • Battery life seems to be okay – so long as brightness isn’t at full power
  • Seemingly wanting to use it more than iPad – but I have to consider when, how, why I would use it

LG V30 Review: First Impressions


LG V30 Initial Impressions:
Neat back, but smudge prone
– Long wait time with simple HDR shots (can’t move)
– Lots of mistaps in Camera app
– Not sure LG’s design modification layer is cohesive
– Not sure every app looks clean with the curved corners
– Inclined to replace Launcher
– Knock code unlock
– Hide software buttons in apps
– Camera has tons of options
– Generally Smoother than iOS
– Very responsive screen
– Lens covered warning in camera app
– Very wide angle lens
– App Trash feature
– Blazing fast internet on T-Mobile
– Not too many redundant apps
– Could customize hardware experience with own software
– Nice audio recorder experience
– Battery charging time left

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AMA also meant Star Wars questions mixed with lots of tech! Thanks for the Superchats!