AmberMac Blog

In Conversation with Small Business Minister Mary Ng

Small businesses across the country are struggling right now. I’ve seen all your tweets, DMs, and comments. While there are extensive new federal government measures in place to support your organizations during COVID-19, there are also a lot of questions. After all, Canada is home to more than 1M… Read More

#TheFeed: Genetic Hacking; BarterPay; & Babbly

TF209: Jamie Metzl, author of Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and The Future of Humanity, answers the big questions about biology, technology, and our DNA. Plus, CEO John Porter reveals how BarterPay can help businesses through the pandemic. Also, Babbly CEO, Maryam Nabavi, discusses how their tool uses A.I. to help… Read More

4 Apps & Tips to De-Stress at Home

Presented by GROHE Canada. I can’t imagine going through this pandemic without technology. It can help us to stay connected, add structure to our days, and provide helpful de-stressing activities. If you’re struggling to find moments of calm during this chaotic and uncharted time, take a deep breath and… Read More

4 Tips for Cleaning Electronic Devices During COVID-19

At this point, hopefully everyone is doing a great job of washing their hands, not touching their faces, and maintaining a physical distance from others. However, there has been some confusion about how best to keep your electronic devices clean, and some companies (like Apple) have updated their guidance in… Read More

Trivia Night Over Video Conferencing in the Time of COVID-19

Over the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, I began to think about games that would be adaptable to a video conferencing setting (without any burdensome technical add-ons so that they’d be within reach of almost anyone). This is the first one I’ve fleshed out, so I’m sharing it here… Read More

Video Conferencing Tips for Better Audio & Video Quality

You’ve probably been doing more video calls since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We covered options for video conferencing software in a previous post, so now we wanted to talk about how to get the most out of each call in terms of video and audio quality. One thing that… Read More

Video Conferencing Software Options During COVID-19

While the social distancing required by the coronavirus pandemic can be hard on people, we’re lucky that we’ve got today’s technology to stay in touch with friends, co-workers, and loved ones alike. I’ll be writing more about video conferencing but to start with, here are a few… Read More

A Message for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs During a Crisis

This is a message for Canada’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. Based on a recent Business Development Bank of Canada report, there are more than one million of us in the country. More than half of these businesses have fewer than 4 employees. Despite our small average size,… Read More

#TheFeed: Remote Work; Ori Living; & BlueDot

TF208: With our workforce moving home to work remotely amidst this pandemic, Amber and Michael are here to help you work a little smarter. Plus, Hasier Larrea, founder of Ori Living, can make your small space multi-purpose with furniture robotics. Lindsay Bryson of BlueDot reveals how AI and Big… Read More

#TheFeed: March Break; the Upside; & ConversationHEALTH

TF207: Tech Social Entrepreneur, Winy Bernard, drops her suggestions for keeping kids entertained and engaged over the March Break. Plus, Lauryn Vaughn reveals how the Shop the Upside app is providing sustainable shopping for luxury brands at a fraction of the cost. Also, ConversationHEALTH is using AI to flip… Read More