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With watch OS 7 and iOS 14, you are now able to share watch faces with friends.
Open the Watch app on your iPhone. Select a watch face in the My Watch tab or the Face Gallery tab. Tap the Share button, then choose how you want to share. You can send a watch face using Messages, Mail, AirDrop, or third-party apps.from apple.com
Here are two watch faces that I created that helps show support for our first responders
Your can download them by clicking the link below and choosing the watch face that you want!
We have been using our home wifi a lot lately and there is always one or two people on that video call that freeze and sound like a robot. Please don’t be that person!
Need a better wifi router?
Here are some Mesh routers that I like.
Why Mesh? –
Strong Contender – Ubiqui Amplifi
Want to get into the streaming? Well, it is great because the barrier to start is so low. All you need is a computer and software. However, if you are wanting to step up your streaming game, here are a few upgrade options!
So to start off, you would need a computer and software to get your stream out. For Software, I recommend the OBS studio– free and open-source with plenty of support.
Lighting: Find a lamp and shine it front facing
Microphone: Fifine: about $45
Headphones: Audio-Technica M 20x : about $50
Or A combo of Headphones and Microphone: Vankyo Gaming Headset: $44
Mouse: Razor DeathAdder- White : $30 on Sale / Black: $50
Camera: Build in webcam
Lighting: Neewer Video Light: $22
Camera: Every decent webcam is sold out. However, this is not typically a webcam, but you can turn it into one. The Wyze Cam– around $25. This camera is a great security camera. However, Wyze has released an optional software update that turns the Wyze Cam into a webcam. It is a great option for a decent video on the cheap.
Headphones: Audio-Technica M50x: about $129
Mouse: stick with the classics: Razor DeathAddder: White : $30 on Sale / Black: $50
Microphone: Blue Yeti: (yes it is an old gamepackage) But its cheaper in the bundle
Keyboard: G. Skill KM360: about $45 or Razor Blackwidow: about $60
Camera(will need a capture card): Sony 6000: about $448
Microphone:(will need audio interface) Sure SM57b : about $510
Audio Interface (for clearer sound) BEHRINGER U-PHORIA : about $118
Capture Card: Elgato Capture: about $180
More Robust Capture Card: Blackmagic ATEM Mini Pro (great for multiple cameras and live events) about $800 . Blackmagic also sells ATEM Mini but it is sold out everwhere. That usually runs about $300
Feel free to Mix and match any of these to make the perfect setup for your needs. Also, if you think something is better or wondering why I picked these options, please feel free to drop a comment!
I have been getting a lot of people asking for tech help due to being stuck at home and more businesses moving to an online setup. I just thought that some of this info would be useful for people who wanted better sound during online meetings or better yet, music lessons online. Products that I recommend
💸Budget Pick: Fifine USB mic
💸💸Mid Price Pick: Blue yeti
💸💸💸Higher End Pick (will have to have Audio Interface: options below): Lewitt LCT 440
Sure SM57 B
💸Budget Pick: BEHRINGER U-PHORIA UMC202HD, 2-Channel
💸💸Mid Price Pick : Focusrite 2i2
💸Budget Pick: AKG Pro Audio K240 STUDIO
📂Software for lessons: Skype
🌐Internet: I would get as fast as you can get Plug ethernet cable directly from the modem into the computer Internet Speeds should be at least: 20MB down and 10MB up for all parties. (better if it was more 100MB down and 100MB UP) You can test your speed here: speedtest.net fast.com speed.measurementlab.net I hope this helps some people. If you have questions, disagreements on products, suggestions, feel free to let me know! If you do end up wanting to buy one of these, please use my links to help me out. If not, that’s ok too, I hope this post helps 🙂