AmberMac Archive: family

Holiday Apps 2021: 5 Picks for a Stress-Free December

Whether it’s holiday decorating, gift giving, or healthy living, many of us could use a little help to make our lives easier during these busy December days. Check out these 5 innovative apps for a stress-free holiday season. Control Holiday Lighting Philips Hue When paired with a… Read More

Holiday Kids Tech 2021: 5 Gift Ideas for Families

Whether you’re buying a gift for a new parent, searching for tech for a teenager, or keeping kids safe online, here is some of the smartest technology of 2021 for the whole family this holiday season and beyond. Track Baby’s Sleep: Owlet Smart Sock Plus The Owlet Smart… Read More

6 Holiday Gift Ideas from Kids for Kids

Back for their second AmberMac Holiday Guide are Maggie and my son, gamerzookeeper, with great gifts for kids from a kid’s perspective. Find the links for all of them below the video. Cozmo Anki Popsockets Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader… Read More

Amber’s Holiday Solutions on The Marilyn Denis Show

On Tuesday, November 27th, I share my tips for the holiday season on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. Whether you want apps to make shopping a cinch or tips to manage screen time, you’ll find my holiday solutions. Apps to manage gift lists and budgets Check out one of… Read More

3 Fun & Educational Family-Friendly Podcasts

For families whose summers involve a lot of travel time, having interesting and entertaining audio podcasts to listen to together can make a long car ride go by faster — and give you lots to  talk about as you learn together! To make it easy to find appropriate content… Read More

#TheFeed: IGTV, Secure iPhones, Email Replies & Kids Tech

TF146: We talk to Ryan Duquette, our cybercrime specialist from Hexigent, about Apple’s decision to block law enforcement’s access to the iPhone. Also, our favorite Internet video star @Brittlestar joins us to talk about Instagram’s new venture, IGTV, which gives video creators the ability to produce and share up to… Read More

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

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