AmberMac Archive: HolidayGifts

3 Gift Ideas to Wow Your Boss

Whether you work for a large company or a small business, the holiday season means gift-giving in the office. If your boss is on your list, I’m happy to share that I just wrote a post on “Gift ideas to WOW your boss” for Staples Canada. After all, buying the… Read More

Your Smart Kitchen for Holiday Meals

The holidays are about coming together with family and friends to celebrate the season and, for most of us, to enjoy some delicious food. As much as we all love to indulge in the piles of shortbread or an extra scoop of mashed potatoes, wouldn’t it be nice if preparing… Read More

Computer Security: Webcam Protection & Antivirus

’Tis the season to click on links, and after a couple of clicks too far, my friend Michael’s Mac recently came to a standstill thanks to malware. Malware (ill-intentioned software like rootkits, ransomware, and trojans) can strike when you least expect it. Whether you’re shopping online or getting a holiday message… Read More

#TheFeed: Student-Built Gifts, Olly the Robot, and FB’s Organic Reach

TF123: We have some student-built gift ideas from Tyler Irving from the University of Toronto’s Engineering Department, including a build-it-yourself robot kit, a revolutionary pressure cooker, and a first-of-its-kind universal hex key, all designed by U of T Engineering alumni and students. We also talk to GadgetMatch’s Michael Josh about… Read More

5 Ways to Use Google Home for the Holidays

With Google Home in my house, I feel like I have an extra set of hands to make my life easier. I have Google Home in my main floor living room and Google Home Mini upstairs outside our bedrooms. When people ask me about Google Assistant, the software that powers… 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

#TheFeed: Twitter 280, Live Green Perks, Dreamforce, & Our Tech Wishlist

TF120: We talk to Live Green Perks about how their urban app is rewarding residents who shop green. Plus, Salesforce Chief Digital Evangelist Vala Afshar calls in from Dreamforce to share his thoughts on how Artificial Intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution will change the way we do business. In… Read More

Trident Case Guards for Apple Watch

If you’re looking for holiday ideas for someone with a smartwatch then you might want to check out the wide variety of protective covers or cases as a potential gift. Without breaking the bank (and many available at big box electronic and other stores for last-minute gifts), these make it… Read More

The Feed: TF078 Geek Gifts, Smarter Homes & VR Sports

Smart home technology is improving daily to keep us safe inside our homes. Lockitron Co-Founder Paul Gerhardt joins us on this episode to explain why his company’s innovative hardware and software is leading the way. Also on the show, Michael Josh shares some last minute gift giving ideas for… Read More

Protect Your Kids with KidsWifi

Parents know that it’s tough to manage where your child is going online but thanks to a new product called Kids Wifi, things can be a little easier! The KidsWifi device lets you manage internet access from a simple dashboard (see my video below to check it out) where you can control the following… Read More