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Monday 16 October 2017

Costa Rica Has The SLOWEST Mobile Internet On The Planet; Report

Q COSTA RICA - Your mobile Internet connection in Costa Rica too slow and too costly? Feel that...

“Unlocking” Your Cellphone Continues Legal in Costa Rica

While "unlocking" a cellphone in Costa Rica is common place, the practice is being outlawed in the United...

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac Is Here — Will Anyone Buy It?

QCOSTARICA TECH - Since yesterday, Friday October 2, iShop is the first retailer to offer this new office...

Bill Gates retakes world’s richest title from Carlos Slim

Bill Gates has become the world's richest person again, jumping ahead of Carlos Slim to claim the title. According...

Eight Out of Ten In Costa Rica’s GAM Has a Smartphone

COSTA RICA NEWS - Nearly 80% of mobile telephony users in Gran Area Metropolitana (GAM) - greater metropolitan...

Is the iPhone 4G 4G?

It's becoming increasingly common to hear phone makers and mobile phone service providers hype their networks or phones...

Nano Techonlogy Waterseals Smartphones

This holiday season many will unwrap a brand new smartphone, but many won't probably be around next year....

Costa Rica Taking Constructive Approach For Creating New IT Jobs

Costa Rica's information Technology (IT) sector is already taking a constructive approach to offset the negative impact the...

Costa Rica’s Alivebox Impresses At Florida’s Hackathon

A team of software engineers and developers from Costa Rica took second place at SenchaCon 2013, a specialized...

Costa Rica Digital Television (TDT) Testing Starts

QCOSTARICA - The government announced it has granted televisión digital terrestre (TDT) - Digital Terrestrial Television, open and...

Cell Phone Cloning Can Be Costly

Use extreme care when purchasing a cellular phone in Costa Rica. A new scam has been uncovered by...

Competition in Telecommunications Is Being Put to Public Consult

(QCOSTARICA) If the Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel) - Superintendency of Telecommunications -  proposal is approved, starting in December...

Facebook Strangers

You'd think this would be a no-brainer, but, apparently, quite a few Facebook users have no problem adding...

What’s Behind Phantom Cellphone Buzzes?

RICO’S JOURNAL – If this has never happened to you, you know that feeling your cellular phone is...

Is Apple Working On A Foldable iPhone?

iphone 8 conceptApple’s iPhone 8 won’t be the first smartphone out there to feature a curved display, but...

ICE Says Changes May Affect Cellular Service Saturday

This is different, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is giving its users advance notice of service interruptions...

Costa Rica Enables Stolen Phones Online Check (UPDATED)

QTECH - You just found a great deal on that smartphone you've had your heart on. What a...

Things To Know About The New iPhone

QCOSTARICA TECH - It's that time of year again when Apple unveils its latest phone. This will be...

Spanish No Longer Needed To Travel To Costa Rica Thanks To Google

QTECH - When travelling to Costa Rica or in any foreign country, simply hold your smartphone camera up...

Constitutional Court Postpones SUTEL Public Hearing On Postpaid Mobile Internet

COSTA RICA NEWS - The Constitutional Court (Sala IV) ahs suspended the public hearing convened by the Superdependencia...

The Next-Generation Flip Phone Could Be Foldable.

(QTECH) The next-generation flip phone could be foldable. Samsung recently published a patent (original, in Korean) that shows...

Tigo Announces International Calling Number For Costa Rica

Families and friends separated by distance, can now communicate more easily and at more competitive prices, thanks to...

US$2 Billion Game of Goggles

Facebook has just announced that it's buying Oculus Rift for $2 billion. Seriously.  A LONG-TERM bet on the...

Google Brings Nexus 6P to Costa Rica

QCR TECH - The Nexus 6P, the first high-end smartphone of Google designed by Huawei, is available for...

‘Contactless’ Payments Appear In Costa Rica

Q COSTA RICA - Like it or not, 'contactless' pay is quickly making its way in Costa Rica,...

RACSA: A Company On a Ventilator

QCOSTARICA - The market was declared dead several years ago, but the government of Costa Rica has been...

The Airplane You’re About to Board Can Easily Be Hacked

(Sputnik) Security systems in the aviation industry are facing an increased threat from hackers who have the capabilities...

Mobile Banking Security Tips

Keep Track of Your Mobile Device Perhaps the biggest risk is also the reason why mobile banking is so...

Costa Rica Will Not Add Fourth Mobile Operator

QCOSTARICA - The government has confirmed that it will not add a fourth player in the mobile telecommunications...

Changeover To Digital TV Does Not Require The Purchase Of A New TV Or Paid Services

Q COSTA RICA  - The changeover to digital signal from analogue does not involve extra charges assures the...

End Of An Era: BlackBerry Will No Longer Make Its Own Phones

QTECH (CNN) It's the end of an era for BlackBerry. The Canadian multinational, famous for making cellphones with...

The Best iPhone 6 Plus Memes

AFTERBIZLIFE -- It appears that the iPhone's aluminium body is liable to lose its integrity when placed inside...

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Teatro Nacional (Costa Rica’s National Theater) Celebrates 120th Anniversary

This week the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica (TNCR) - National Theater -  in downtown San Jose, on the south side of the Plaza...

Drug Traffickers Move At Least ¢800 Million A Year In The Prisons

The fact that 87% of the criminal population in the country has had contact with illegal drugs, causes traffickers to see prisons as an...

Costa Rica Tourism Big Business

Costa Rica tourism, foreign travel to the country,  generated US$4 billion dollars in income between July 2016 and June of this year. Expenditures of dollars for...

The Costa Rica Medical Marketplace

By Galya Gerstman - I often joke to outsiders that in Costa Rica, it would appear that traffic regulations are not obligatory, but merely...

Guatemala Mayor ‘Tres Kiebres’: The Art of Being ‘3 Times Broken’

(InsightCrime) The atmosphere was light, almost jovial, as Ipala's Mayor Esduin Javier turned to the next item on the agenda. The issue was what...

Christmas Arriving In November in Costa Rica: Gas Price Drop On The Way

Christmas is arriving early in Costa Rica this year, a reduction in gasoline prices that will take effect next month. On Friday, the Refinadora Costarricense...

Costa Rica Cruise Season Expectations

  For the 2017-2018 cruise ship season, the Caribbean port town of Limon expects the arrival of 240,000 tourists aboard 115 cruise ships. December 30, 2017,...

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Anne Hathaway’s Leaked Personal Pictures Go Viral

American actress Anne Hathaway is the latest celebrity to fall victim to the hackers, who shamelessly filtered the intimate photos of the actress with...

How Will Hurricane Irma Affect Costa Rica?

As Hurricane Irma makes its way through the Caribbean and Floridians ready for Irma's potential landfall, how will it affect Costa Rica? Although Hurricane Irma...

Red Alert Declared For Pacific, Central Valley and Northern Zone

The National Emergencies Commission ( Comisión Nacional de Emergencias - CNE) declared a red alert for the entire Pacific coast, Central Valley and northern...

10 Countries Reputed As The Ultimate Place For Sex Tourism (Guess Who Isn’t?)

QCOSTARICA - Normally, tourists travel abroad to visit famous landmarks, culture or do fun things. Also there is a group of tourists who travel...

Nothing Escaped Nate!

Nothing escaped Nate! Floods, rivers overflowing their banks, houses destroyed, families uprooted, schools closed, roads and bridges damaged or destroyed and farms and plantations...

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