AmberMac Blog

500 Million Users & More Big Stats from Instagram

Instagram just released some pretty impressive stats. The platform now has over 500 million users, 300 million who use Instagram daily. 80% of users are from outside the United States and a whopping 95 million images and videos are uploaded every day!… Read More

Reader Reviews of “Outsmarting Your Kids Online”

It’s been a whirlwind of activity since we launched our new “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” (check out the OYKO media coverage page as an example) but I wanted to create a place on my site where I could share what people have been saying about our “Safety Handbook for… Read More

Father’s Day Gadget Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is coming soon, so here’s a quick list of some cool gadgets for dads (and other people, too!) from me and the AmberMac team: Multifunctional Beyond INK Pen ($70 – bulk discounts) – A pen with built-in 16GB hard drive, lightning or micro USB connector, ballpoint and stylus interchangeable… Read More

Apple goes Snapchat & More From WWDC

Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) brought a slew of announcements for features available now to developers and to the broader public this Fall (you can get access to some in July through Apple’s beta program), including a few surprises. Here are five areas where I see the most interesting changes. Read More

3 Tips for Scheduling Posts Across Multiple Time Zones

While some social media accounts have almost all of their followers in a single time zone (e.g. local retailers, restaurants, etc.), a lot of us have communities from coast-to-coast and beyond, which can make it hard to know when to schedule posts. Between managing my own accounts and working with… Read More

15secTech Ep0321: “Outsmarting Your Kids Online” Contest

If you’re the parent of a web-savvy kid then you definitely want a copy of our new book, Outsmarting Your Kids Online – which I co-wrote with security expert Michael Bazzell. For a chance to win your very own softcover copy, all you have to do is: Be located (have a… Read More

The Feed: TF051 Online Privacy & Security Special

Is Amber keeping the information on her smartphone safe? Security expert Michael Bazzell shares three important smartphone privacy and security tips. Also on the show, security consultant and co-author of The Complete Privacy & Security Desk Reference, Justin Carroll talks about two-factor authentication and what it means for… Read More