Goal Zero gadgets great for camping and backup

Goal Zero has been around for a few years and they’ve made some of the coolest rugged gadgets on the market. The company is still making those gadgets and they’re primarily marketed toward the outdoor types. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use them at home or in a car or truck.

Below you’ll find just a small selection of what Goal Zero offers with links for purchasing. Many of these gadgets could make a great birthday or Christmas gift. With the holidays rolling up, it may be a good time to consider these.

Lighting and Backup Power

Torch 500 (US$49.95)

Backup light & phone charger

New for Fall 2020, the 500 is an upgrade to Goal Zero’s beloved Torch. Perfect for emergency lighting in an outage or to take along on outdoor adventures, the new Torch 500 is even more rugged so it can weather the elements and features

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Want faster internet? You need great capacity

“I feel the need…the need for speed.” – Tom Cruise as “Maverick” in Top Gun

Whether it’s FedEx SameDay shipping, Amazon Prime Now, Disneyland’s FastPass, or needing something ASAP, we’re conditioned to believe that faster is better. The same is true with internet service.

Unfortunately, without both robust capacity and low latency, speed is somewhat meaningless. But when your internet service provider (ISP) manages capacity and latency correctly, the internet speeds we want become reality.

To ensure great speed, capacity is critical both where you use the internet and at the network level from your ISP, like us at Ziply Fiber. Your home or business network can dramatically impact your online experience, but your ISP’s network being properly architected with ample capacity and super-low latency is what makes speed really fly.

Capacity at home and work matters

You probably have fiber, cable or DSL running to your home or business.

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Great iPhone and iPad news: You can now change two default apps in iOS 14, iPadOS 14. Here’s how

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We’ll show you how to set default apps on your iPhone or iPad. 


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You can almost feel Apple loosening its steel grip over the iPhone and iPad with the release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14. iPhone and iPad owners now have the option to alter how their home screen looks, including the ability to put widgets on the iPhone’s home screen. But also noteworthy is the ability to now set the default email and browser apps on the iPhone or iPad. 

That means you can use Gmail or Google Chrome — or any other app of your choice — and finally leave Safari and Apple Mail behind. It’s a big step for iPhone ($699 at Amazon) and iPad ($239 at Back Market) users, and one that was sorely overdue. 

The process to change over your default mail and browser app is really simple, but also

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3 Ways Great Leaders Have Evolved in the Wake of Covid-19

How leaders are recognizing this opportunity to open an entirely new trajectory in business.

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Starting March 11, 2020, when the pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a global pandemic, we quickly experienced a flurry of events thereafter, witnessing drastic changes not only take place on a worldwide scale but also in our own personal lives at home and in business as we had to adapt quickly to the “new normal”.

As we conformed to the new rules and retreated to the safety of our homes, it gave entrepreneurs a chance to sit with their own stark reality of what they’d created up until that point – what was working, what wasn’t working, what our strengths are. Suddenly unable

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How to write great content that ranks for SEO

Writing for SEO remains somewhat of a mystery to many, despite the number of articles, webinars, Twitter chats and workshops available on the topic. In fact, a study found that 1 in 4 businesses say they’re not at all or only vaguely familiar with SEO.

Let’s start by saying that no matter who you listen to, they probably don’t have all the answers. And if you ask a different “expert,” you’ll probably get a different answer.

If you’re paying someone to provide SEO services, the proof is in the pudding. If you’re getting results (i.e., ranking higher), their approach is most likely working.

But, for the rest of us, who may be trying to figure out how to write in a more SEO-friendly way without hiring an SEO expert, what should we be doing to help optimize our copy?

Some SEO truths

If you follow the topic of writing for

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A Great Limo Software Is The Key To Success

There Isn’t Anything Like A Great OS For Any Transportation Company

Any transportation company that has bought and adopted any good Limo Operating System will tell you how this not very extraordinary (by the looks of it) software changes how businesses operate worldwide. The one big feature of the car-for-hire industry is the kind of competition and healthy professional rivalry that marks this line of work. Small wonder then that the companies are constantly on the lookout for getting their products, skills, and employees upgraded.

Limo Scheduling Software is a basic term for the software which is used to manage any and all of the vehicles of a transportation company. It could be anything between stretch limos to luxury coaches or hatchback even. It is a win-win situation for both the companies who get to manage everything that is going on in the field with the chauffeurs etc. and they … Read More

Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 – A Great Gadget

Sony Ericsson phones have always impressed the users. Be it technology, or style, the phone has always remained above the edge. The latest creation to create a buzz in the market is Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. This phone has probably included the best of technology.

The new Xperia X1 has incorporated the Windows Mobile Operating System. The touch screen technology along with superb multimedia experience makes this phone stand out among the rest. The phone comes with a 3 inch display screen. The web communication system included in the phone is by far the best, if one compares this device with other models from Sony Ericsson. If you are looking for multimedia entertainment, you will not be disappointed. All those who are in favor of mobile internet communication will love this device.

The Xperia XI has surpassed all the other phones in terms of style and multimedia entertainment. This arc … Read More

Five Tips For A Great Software Demo

Whether you need to close a sale, gather end-user feedback, show progress to your customer, or simply explain how your product works, sooner or later, you will need to demo your software product.

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to perform hundreds of demos to audiences of various sizes. I’ve also had the chance to attend demos hosted by others. The following represent the top 5 tips I’ve learned over the last decade regarding demos.

Manage Your Audience’s Expectations

Have you ever gone to see a movie everyone raved about and walk out totally disappointed? More often than not, moviegoers feel let down not because the picture was bad, but rather because it was worse than they anticipated. It didn’t meet their expectations.

Similarly, if people show up to a demo thinking they’re about to see a finished product, they expect it to be virtually defect-free, aesthetically pleasing, and … Read More

Hi Tech Gadgets Gifts: 15 Great Gadget Ideas For Father’s Day

One of the most endearing occasions that families around the world celebrate is Father’s Day. This is the day where children can honor their fathers for all the things they have done for them. In most countries such as the United States, UK and Canada, Fathers’ Day is celebrated during the third Sunday of June.

In other countries, the festival is celebrated on other dates particularly if there is some national or religious significance to it such as in Spain where Fathers’ Day is celebrated in conjunction with St. Joseph’s Day on March 19. Other countries celebrate this festival either on the first Sunday of September or the second Sunday of November.

During Father’s Day, wives and children would usually express their heartfelt gratitude by giving their fathers a special gift that he will surely love. Some of the best gifts to give your dads are hi-tech gadgets. Most fathers … Read More