AmberMac Archive: HolidayTips

AmberMac Holiday Guide LIVE 2018 Video Special & Giveaway

The third annual AmberMac Holiday Guide LIVE on Facebook and on my site, Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Seasonal tech tips, gift ideas, and some awesome giveaways (CLICK HERE to enter the giveaway – this will open in a new tab/window so you can keep watching the show). 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

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

Top Holiday Helper Apps

It’s that time of year again when we’re all juggling a million different personal and professional tasks. To make this season a little bit easier, here are five apps that can help you with everything from making a better to-do list, tracking your shopping orders, sending Santa to a new… Read More

Amber’s Holiday Solutions on The Marilyn Denis Show

On Tuesday, November 27th, I share my tips for the holiday season on The Marilyn Denis Show on CTV. Whether you want apps to make shopping a cinch or tips to manage screen time, you’ll find my holiday solutions. Apps to manage gift lists and budgets Check out one of… 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

Holiday Shopping Smartphone Tips

Holiday shopping can be stressful. Remembering what you need to buy, where you saw the best price, and lots of other little considerations means a considerable mental burden on top of managing the mall crowds and traffic. Thankfully, you probably have a great little shopping helper right in your pocket. 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