AmberMac Archive: gadgets

Samsung SmartThings & Galaxy Note9: Review

With so much excitement in the air this time of year, it’s easy to be overwhelmed or distracted as special holiday moments whirl past in a blur. My tried-and-true method for keeping ahead of the Christmas chaos is to stay organized with some helpful tech! With the assistance of… Read More

7 Super Tiny Holiday Tech Gift Ideas

This year the best gifts under the tree may not be the ones in the biggest boxes. Whether you’re travelling to family functions or shipping your presents across the country, save space with the small items that pack a huge punch. Here’s our list of elf-sized tech that’s sure to… Read More

What Would Santa Want? 5 Wishlist Picks

Just because Santa is part of an age-old tradition, doesn’t mean he can’t keep up with the ever-changing word of technology. This year, we guessed what high-tech gear Santa might have on his wishlist. Polar Seal Heated Zip Top Ever wonder what Santa’s wearing beneath that big red suit? His… Read More

commandN Holiday Special 2018

Don’t miss our commandN Holiday Special LIVE on Facebook and right here at AmberMac.com (right here on this very page, so bookmark it now). We’ll have holiday-themed tech tips, gadget recommendations, and some great prizes, so put it in your calendar (and be sure to watch live for a special… Read More

Ink’d Wireless Earbuds Review

Looking for some good wireless headphones that won’t break the bank? Check out Lara Killian’s review of Skullcandy’s Ink’d WIreless Earbuds. [from commandN Feb 2018] From the manufacturer: “For all-day listening and comfort, Ink’d Wireless delivers Bluetooth functionality in a low-profile and lightweight design that won’t… Read More

What You Need To Know: iPhone XR/XS/Max, Apple Watch Series 4 & More

Apple’s September 2018 event was mostly about iterating on existing technology, but there were a few surprises, too. Here is all you need to know, plus a timeline of when everything will be released (because we love you). New 2018 iPhones Apple introduced three new iPhones – the iPhone XS… Read More

commandN May 2018: Giant Robots, Smart Padlocks, Flipcard Apps & More

commandN tests Yanny vs. Laurel, Amber covers PicMonkey & BitDefender, Jeff reivews Duolingo’s Tinycards app, Lara’s got an amazing smart padlock review, plus WWDC, Matt Groening’s new fantasy cartoon series, we talk to old friend and commandN V1 co-host, Mike Lazazzera, and lots more geeky tech fun! Watch the… Read More

Holiday How-To: Make Your Own Photo Tree

I have thousands of photos on my phone, so I was looking for a fun way to share some family favs. In partnership.with HP Canada, I created my very own photo tree. It took me a couple of hours to plan and print (using the $159.99 HP… Read More