AmberMac Archive: featured

My First #RoomRescue #SavingsJourney

Within two years of meeting my husband, we quit our jobs, started a business, had a baby (our son is now 8), sold a home (my first home), bought a home, bought a vacation condo, and started managing an income property (his first home). Many years later, we are finally… Read More

App Review: Prodigy Game

by Amber Mac & Gamer Zookeeper Lots of kids love math, but some need a little extra encouragement to discover how fun math can be. My son (AKA Gamer Zookeeper) is now in Grade 3 and is diving into patterns, division, and multiplication. Like most students, he learns best through… Read More

Upgrading to iOS 11 for your iPhone & iPad

After a long summer of beta-testing, Apple has now released iOS 11 to the masses. Here are some things you’ll want to know about before you upgrade. Features As usual, the design has been updated, but the new iOS has a slew of other changes, too, including: new control center… Read More

iPhone X, Apple Watch 3, Apple TV 4K at Apple Event

Tim Cook and crew took to the new Steve Jobs Theater stage in their new Apple Park campus for the first time ever to announce not one, but two new (and substantially different from one-another) iPhones, a major upgrade for the Apple Watch, and even a 4K HDR Apple TV. Read More

#TheFeed: Musical AR, 3D Printed Pancakes & Coffee-Making Fridges

TF111: We speak to singer/songwriter and digital art innovator Beatie Wolfe about bringing augmented reality to the music industry. Plus, our own Amber Mac is 3D printing pancakes and getting her fridge to make her coffee – we tell you how. Michael O’Hara from GSMA shares why the World Mobile… Read More

Back-to-School Gadgets & Apps

As much as we might want summer to last forever, we’re only a couple of weeks from the start of a new school year. With that in mind, here are some great gadgets and apps to start your school year right. For Families: Cozi App (free) The Cozi App… Read More

#TheFeed: Back-to-School Tech, Safe Passwords, Lego TV & Healthy Chatbots

TF108: We talk to security expert Ryan Duquette of Hexigent about new password creation rules, and chat with teen entrepreneur Alexandra Philp-Reeves about her new company, Emojihealth, where they’re building a chatbot that helps keep teens healthy. We also speak to Marc Saltzman about the top 5 tech gadgets… Read More

Financial Planning with Scotiabank: Month 1

As I mentioned earlier in June, I’m working as an Ambassador with Scotiabank over the next year to host community events, anchor live streams, support their efforts on social media, and amplify digital content. Since the financial institution is a leader in innovation, including artificial intelligence research and its… Read More