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5 Kid-Friendly Smart Summer Tech Toys & Apps

Summer is a great time to get your kids involved in some educational fun, so here are five tech toys/apps that I wanted to share (and you can also watch my video on Global News discussing some of these here). Learn about the Night Sky Celestron’s Cometron 7… Read More

Festivals & Fireworks: The Tech You Need

Summer has arrived, which means we’re all spending more time outside. Making memories in the glorious outdoors does not mean abandoning our devices – in fact, using technology to make the most of the long weekends at the cottage or while attending a local festival just makes sense. When attending… Read More

5 Effective Photo Taking Tips

Photos have become such an important element of social media posts and sharing that we frequently find ourselves giving our digital marketing clients guidance on how to make the most of photo opportunities. With smartphones have such amazing cameras these days, it’s easier than ever to get great pics no… Read More

commandN March 2018: HQTrivia, Vero, eSports & ALF

This month, we’ve got a look at the new Samsung S9; esports chat with Splyce’s Marty Strenczewilk; Jeff’s Geeky Show & Tell (including Alf); travel charger & waterproof speaker reviews; Vero warnings; HQTrivia updates & lots more – including an iPhone case giveaway! Watch the above video on… Read More

3 Ways Google’s Family Link App Keeps Kids Safe Online

As a parent, I know it’s challenging to stay up-to-date with today’s non-stop technology. Thankfully, there are now more ways than ever for moms, dads, and guardians to keep children safe. If your son or daughter is using an Android device, here’s how Google’s Family Link app can help… Read More

Vero Social Networking App Review

Although the social networking app Vero has been online for a few years, in the past week it’s skyrocketed to the top of the app charts. Many are calling it the new Instagram, while others are questioning its roots. Here is my take on what Vero does well (and, like… Read More

commandN Feb 2018: Deepfakes, Healthy Tech, Pixelbook Giveaway

First ep of commandN V3 is live (next episode is March 7, 2018)! We talk deepfakes, healthy tech, Snapchat’s future, what we’re streaming, and lots more – plus we’ve got our Google Pixelbook Giveaway (watch to find out how to enter). Watch the above video on Facebook for… Read More

Pixel 2: Three Hidden Features I Love

I’ve been testing out Google’s new smartphone, the Pixel 2, since late last fall. If you are new to this device, here are three of my fav features that you should try out right now (all these features work on both the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL). 1. AR… Read More

2018 Tech Trends: Voice Assistants, Live Video & AI

In my first AmberMac newsletter of 2018, I shared some insights into this year’s tech trends. I know not everyone is a subscriber and I wanted to make sure everyone could have a look, so I’m putting the key parts in this post on my blog (but if you… Read More

Computer Security: Webcam Protection & Antivirus

’Tis the season to click on links, and after a couple of clicks too far, my friend Michael’s Mac recently came to a standstill thanks to malware. Malware (ill-intentioned software like rootkits, ransomware, and trojans) can strike when you least expect it. Whether you’re shopping online or getting a holiday message… Read More