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Google Home: Product Deep Dive

When you start using voice assistant technology, it’s a liberating experience. In fact, according to a recent report called ‘Speak-Easy,’ nine out of 10 people said that “when voice technology works properly, it really simplifies my life.” While I’ve used voice commands on my phone, I’ve never had… Read More

Net Neutrality Day: July 12th

In the United States, the FCC wants to destroy net neutrality and give big cable companies control over what we see and do online. If they get their way, they’ll allow widespread throttling, blocking, censorship, and extra fees. On July 12th, more than 180 companies, including Twitter, Amazon, Reddit, KickStarter,… Read More

YMC Live: How to Quit Jobs, People, Habits

I wanted to share this fun video I did for the Yummy Mummy Club’s “Moms in the Morning” series in late June. I talk about what it takes to say goodbye to a full-time job and start your own small business, and I share five tools that can help. We’ve embedded… Read More

Best Bets: Summer Travel Gadgets

In the coming months, thousands of families will hit the road for their summer adventures. Whether they’re travelling by plane, train, or automobile, my son Connor (age 8) and I have hand-picked these top tech products to make the trip easier – and a lot more fun. BB-8 Car Charger… Read More

TheOtherMac: Augmented reality, the iMac Pro, and more at Apple’s WWDC17

I recently wrote about Apple’s new “Siri speaker”, iPads, and iOS 11 announcements from their Worldwide Developers Conference, so I’ll cover off the rest of the keynote below. Again, the underlying thrust for a lot of things was about machine learning, especially how this relates to Siri’s abilities, and setting… Read More

TheOtherMac: Siri Speaker, New iPads, and iOS 11 at Apple’s WWDC17

Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference keynote usually brings more under-the-hood info than a lot of people are interested in, so we’ve boiled Tim Cook’s keynote down to a few key areas so you don’t have to wade through a two-and-a-half hour video to find the best bits (heads up, the… Read More

Mother’s Day: Top 5 Tech Gifts Ideas

I recently did a quick search for Mother’s Day tech gifts, and I got the feeling that many of the articles were written by men. Let’s just say there are quite a few laptops, gaming systems, and portable chargers on the lists I found. While these items are all important, there are… Read More

Product Review: Google Wifi

By the year 2022, the average household with two teenage kids will have 50 Internet connected devices in the home (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). It sounds like a lot of tech on one network, but if you start counting your smartphones, tablets, computers, gaming systems, and smart home… Read More

TheOtherMac: Best Way to Watch the Star Wars Movies

I’ve been a fan of Star Wars since I was first exposed to it as a child in the 70s, and it’s a love that continues to this day. While I realize there are lots of other posts on which order to watch the Star Wars movies in, let me… Read More

TheOtherMac: The Usability of Date Formatting

#TheOtherMac is a series of new and existing posts on geek culture, user experience, and other topics by Amber Mac’s business partner, Jeff MacArthur. Each year as tax time creeps up, I can’t help but continue to be frustrated with the lack of a standard format for dates. Receipts gathered… Read More