AmberMac Archive: featured

Photo Diary: Google shop Sleep Over

Try before you buy. That’s my tech shopping motto (not just this holiday season, but for a decade+). While we’re seeing a rise in online shopping (holiday spending in the US is expected to rise 18 percent this season), a lot of people still want to touch and feel… Read More

Spin Master Hatchimals Toy

Hatchimals is one of the hottest toys this season. There are five different species of Hatchimals, and each of these little toy animals start off their “lives” incubating inside an egg. The more your child plays with the egg, the faster it hatches, and the fun grows from there (check… Read More

3 Made-in-Canada Gifts

Who doesn’t love online shopping? You can be on-the- go or on the sofa, and then, like magic, a package arrives on your doorstep in days. All you did was click or swipe. Even more exciting is the vast selection of new indie shops online selling unique items.  Technology has made it… Read More

Veho Kasa Bluetooth Smart Bulb

There are getting to be a lot of smart lighting options on the market and Veho has added their Kasa Bluetooth LED smart bulbs to the mix. These light bulbs can be controlled remotely through the Kasa app for iOS and Android, changing the bulb’s white balance and brightness, as well as setting it… Read More

FB Live: Holiday Sales Strategies with Shopify & Amber Gets Inked

Check out this week’s Shopify Live episode below where I get inked and talk Black Friday & Cyber Monday biz ideas. Here are a few highlights: Tweet of the Week From @Patagonia: This Black Friday we’re donating 100% of sales to grassroots environmental groups. #LoveOurPlanet This post showcases, once… Read More

Parrot Pot Smart Planter

If you’ve got someone in your life like me, who loves houseplants but tends to stick to no-fuss varieties to make tending them easier, then you should definitely check out the Parrot Pot. This smart self-watering planter opens up a whole new variety of indoor gardening options and won’t forget to keep a close… Read More

Easy Recipes with Tastemade

You’ve probably seen a Tastemade video or two shared in your Facebook feed. Yes, these are the recipes that make you drool at first glance. Even better, for a cooking novice like me, the instructions are always easy to follow. Take this Cranberry Bread Pudding, for example. There are just… Read More

MonoShot Mobile Tripod

The MonoShot is an incredibly handy piece of equipment to really transform your mobile photograph and videography work. MonoShot is super portable at 1.9 lbs and a folded-up length of only 19.5″, and it’s essentially three key components: a sturdy tripod bottom with telescoping legs and four different positions to get the stability… Read More

The Feed: TF073 Jewelbots Kids Coding Co-Founder Brooke Moreland

We talk to Brooke Moreland, co-founder of Jewelbots, about building smart, programmable friendly bracelets to teach girls and boys how to code. Also on the show, Internet celebrity Casie Stewart on the importance of full disclosure when working with brands in the online space. Plus, how the Myo armband,… Read More

Beware of Fake Retail Apps

There are more than two million apps in the iTunes App Store and discovering the most helpful of these is difficult enough without the latest news reveal a surge in fake retail apps. As The New York Times reveals in a recent article, “The counterfeiters have masqueraded as… Read More