Articles & Reviews

Smart Home Gift Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner, and we’re spending more time in our houses this winter, so we’ve gathered together some great smart home gift ideas for you and your loved ones. Whether it’s your mom, dad, siblings, or kids, we’re sure you’ll find something to love below. Genius… Read More

Apple October 2020 iPhone 12 (+ HomePod Mini) Event

Apple’s October 13, 2020, event took a slightly different form than usual, with the opening focusing on the smarthome-capable HomePod Mini before continuing on to cover the four new iPhone 12 models. I’ll note here that the new iPhones are all 5G capable, but since few of us currently have… Read More

Back-to-School Tech 2020

The school year is going to look different for many families. Whether you’re learning at home or heading back to the classroom, starting elementary school or kicking off university, here is a round-up of 6 new and practical tech picks to make a tough year a little bit easier. 1. Read More

3 Tips to Make Virtual Presentations Better

I presented two virtual keynotes yesterday (60 minutes and 30 minutes) in our AmberMac Media studio. I wanted to share three things that I’m learning can make remote talks even better. 1. Distributed Q&A In one of my sessions, after each of my 4 emerging technology trends accelerating in the… Read More

6 Father’s Day Tech Ideas for Life at Home

Father’s Day 2020 may be a little different because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it great for that special dad in your life. Here are six tech gifts I think dads will love. For the active dad: Samsung Galaxy Watch and … Read More

Tech Test: The LG gram for Entrepreneurs

For more than a decade, I’ve embraced the freedom to grow my business from coffee shops, airport terminals, hotel rooms, and, yes (especially now), my house. While we do have a dedicated studio space for video production, as a creative professional I enjoy a change in scenery to work on… Read More

Skype Meet Now How-to for Video Calls

Meet Now is a Zoom competitor that is part of Skype and lets you freely host unlimited video meetings (“in one click”) with no signups, downloads (unless you’re on a phone, in which case you need the Skype app), or purchase required. Video calls can have up to 50 people… Read More

5 Mother’s Day Tech Ideas for Life at Home

Mother’s Day 2020 might look a little different than some years, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some great tech gifts for the mom in your life. Check out five products I love below (and scroll to the bottom to see our AmberMac Mother’s Day Tech 2020 video). Click… Read More

5-Step Framework for SMBs During COVID-19

Here is a 5-Step “Relentless Adaptation During COVID-19” framework I created for our business, AmberMac Media, which I recently presented at a virtual webinar. Please use/print to help your small business stay on track. Read More