AmberMac Archive: featured

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

#EyeTech: Eating for Seeing & How to #LoseYourReaders

In a world increasingly filled with screens, what are the consequences for our eye health? That’s what we asked Optometrist Michael Kaplan at Alcon’s recent event promoting their high-performance multi-focal contact lenses. The luncheon—an elevated affair complete with floral arrangements, marble tables, and velvet love seats— was organized by Cohn… Read More

Facebook LIVE: Shopify & the President of the NYSE

In case you missed it, for the latest episode (shot and co-produced by AmberMac Media Inc.) of Shopify’s Build a Bigger Business Facebook Live series, I interviewed Tom Farley, President of the New York Stock Exchange, about networking secrets and entrepreneurship. Read More

Android Pay: Canadian Launch & Moneris Giveaway

Canadians can now make contactless purchases with Android Pay (download app here). In fact, with just one tap, you can now use your phone to pay securely in at hundreds of thousands of stores and via some of your favorite apps. As a small business owner,… 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