Articles & Reviews

Back-To-School Basics with Amber Mac: 6 Great Product Picks

We all want our kids to have a good back-to-school experience this fall. Whether your son or daughter is off to kindergarten, college, or anywhere in between, here are 6 tech picks for a smooth September. Choose a durable child-friendly laptop: Asus Chromebook C204 from Staples.ca First up, let’s start… Read More

5 Tech Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day 2021

Mother’s Day is just a few days away. To learn more about the latest technology for the special mom in your life, Amber Mac is here with all the newest tech to make memories, enjoy music, get help around the house, and lots more. Share Family Moments & Memories… Read More

Top 4 Apps for a Healthy 2021

So far, 2021 is looking a lot different than other years, so to make your days a little bit easier and to start some healthy habits, here are some new-and-improved apps to eat better, shop local, stay calm, and stop doomscrolling. 1. Get Healthy: WW App… Read More

Tween & Teen Gift Ideas for the Holidays

If you have a tween or teen at home, chances are that they want some kind of tech for the holidays. Whether you’re looking for an all-in-one desktop, affordable video editing software, a VR headset for your gamer, better WiFi in the home for everyone, or the hottest new Nintendo… 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

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

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