AmberMac Archive: coronavirus

In Conversation with Small Business Minister Mary Ng

Small businesses across the country are struggling right now. I’ve seen all your tweets, DMs, and comments. While there are extensive new federal government measures in place to support your organizations during COVID-19, there are also a lot of questions. After all, Canada is home to more than 1M… Read More

4 Apps & Tips to De-Stress at Home

Presented by GROHE Canada. I can’t imagine going through this pandemic without technology. It can help us to stay connected, add structure to our days, and provide helpful de-stressing activities. If you’re struggling to find moments of calm during this chaotic and uncharted time, take a deep breath and… Read More

4 Tips for Cleaning Electronic Devices During COVID-19

At this point, hopefully everyone is doing a great job of washing their hands, not touching their faces, and maintaining a physical distance from others. However, there has been some confusion about how best to keep your electronic devices clean, and some companies (like Apple) have updated their guidance in… Read More

Trivia Night Over Video Conferencing in the Time of COVID-19

Over the first weeks of the coronavirus pandemic, I began to think about games that would be adaptable to a video conferencing setting (without any burdensome technical add-ons so that they’d be within reach of almost anyone). This is the first one I’ve fleshed out, so I’m sharing it here… Read More

Video Conferencing Tips for Better Audio & Video Quality

You’ve probably been doing more video calls since the COVID-19 pandemic started. We covered options for video conferencing software in a previous post, so now we wanted to talk about how to get the most out of each call in terms of video and audio quality. One thing that… Read More

Video Conferencing Software Options During COVID-19

While the social distancing required by the coronavirus pandemic can be hard on people, we’re lucky that we’ve got today’s technology to stay in touch with friends, co-workers, and loved ones alike. I’ll be writing more about video conferencing but to start with, here are a few… Read More

A Message for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs During a Crisis

This is a message for Canada’s small business owners and entrepreneurs. Based on a recent Business Development Bank of Canada report, there are more than one million of us in the country. More than half of these businesses have fewer than 4 employees. Despite our small average size,… Read More

#TheFeed: EcoWake; Huawei Mate X; & Accessible Tech

TF206: Your alarm is set to save the planet (and wake up on time). CEO and co-founder Jesse Teron of the EcoWake app is providing the eco-conscious incentive we need to get up in the morning. Plus, we hear what Amber’s mom has to say about her new high-tech hearing… Read More