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The iPhone 12 arrives in September but without headphones or charger

(QCOSTARICA) Apple's new flagship, the Phone 12, is expected to arrive in September as usual, despite the Covid-19 pandemic. But it will not include EarPods or a power adapter in the box, according to Ming-Chi Kuo, a leading analyst of Apple products and who maintains...

iPhone SE Arrives In Costa Rica Tomorrow (April 29)

Starting tomorrow, April 29, the cheapest iPhone created by Apple, the iPhone SE (2nd generation) featuring the latest A13 Bionic chip, can be purchased in Costa Rica in the 150 Gollo stores or online at gollotienda.com. The new iPhone is a hybrid model between the...

Apple won’t let bad guys use iPhones in movies

Pay attention if you want to spot a twist. Knives Out and The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson has said that Apple won’t let the bad guys in movies use iPhones. “Apple... they let you use iPhones in movies but — and this is...

Apple Reveals Its Newest iPhone, The Internet Reacts

The release of Apple products was for many an event to look forward to, newsworthy, innovative and impressive. You could say that alone justified the hefty prices tags of Apple products. These days? Not so much. For the average person, Apple's pricing seems unrealistic, as...

Consensus coming closer on taxing digital economy

(BNamericas) Nearly 130 countries have agreed on a global roadmap proposed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which could lead to an international consensus to level out the taxation of internet giants by the end of 2020. The 129 members of OECD’s...

Apple announces new features for iPad and Apple Watch

Apple on Monday previewed iPadOS, the powerful operating system with a new name to recognize the distinctive experience of iPad. iPadOS builds on the same foundation as iOS, adding powerful new capabilities and intuitive features specific to the large display and versatility of iPad. Introducing new...

Which are the favorite Cell Phone brands in Costa Rica and Central America?

Although Samsung and Apple mobile phones represent more than half of the devices used in the region's markets, there is an upward trend in the preference for devices from the Chinese brand Huawei. An analysis of the Trade Intelligence Area at CentralAmericaData provides interesting data...

The iPhone X and iPhone SE are set to die this year

All iPhone rumors out there say Apple will release three new iPhones this fall, all featuring the same design as the current iPhone X. The list includes a cheaper 6.1-inch phone with an LCD screen, a handset some call the iPhone 9, as well...

Samsung Must Pay Apple US$539 Million In Latest Patent Ruling

Samsung must pay Apple US$539 million dollars for infringing patents related to the iPhone’s design, a US federal jury found. The decision in the US District Court in San Jose, California increases the amount that Samsung previously was ordered to pay Apple for the...

4.5G Already Operating in San Jose

Costa Rica's state-owned telecom, the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) announced the activation of its 4.5G service, or LTE-A network, in the San José metropolitan area, increasing the maximum download speed to 200 Mbps. LTE Advanced is the next major step in the evolution of...

The Most Famous Company Founded The Year You Were Born

Making a business work over the long term is a major challenge given than the majority of start-ups fail within five years and those that do survive can struggle to make a profit. But these well-known businesses with impressive staying power, and with a...

Costa Rica Second In The Region In Imports of Cellular Phones

The acceptance of new technologies and quick consumer response to new product offers are the main reasons Costa Rica is the second in the isthmus in cellular phone imports, surpassed only by Guatemala. Guatemala reported US$213 million dollars in purchases between January and June of...

Apple reduces speed of iPhones as batteries wear out, report suggests

A new analysis of performance data has reignited the debate over whether Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones. The data suggests Apple reduces the speed of the processors in iPhones with old and worn batteries, making them slower. Following user reports that older iPhones with ageing...

Samsung Is Returning To Its Attacks, Mocks iPhone X Buyers In Latest Commercial

Samsung loves to mock Apple and its fans that line up outside stores to get the latest iPhone. While the Galaxy S8 maker hasn’t attacked Apple directly for some time, there’s a long history in and out of the courts thanks to a line...

Pre-ordering the iPhone X? Maybe You Should Wait. Or Maybe Not.

Apple's lineup of iPhones is different this year: a new iPhone (the 8) that is not selling, have you ever seen ads for the iPhone? And another, the biggest flagship, is arriving late, and at that an iPhone with a lot of questions. The iPhone...

New iPhone Leak Reveals Apple’s Nasty Surprise

(Forbes) Apple best ever iPhone is coming soon. But the harsh reality for Apple is it may not come soon enough and in significant enough quantities to avert a very nasty surprise… According to Reuters, which also cites China's influential Economic Daily News, Apple has...

Preorder the iPhone X starting October 27

For iPhone users, it seems like an eternity since Apple announced the iPhone X with its large screen, no home button, and fancy facial recognition. It sounds awesome, an iPhone everyone will or should want. But there's a problem: Apple reportedly can't make enough of the...

iPhone 8 In Costa Rica On Monday

If you have been waiting to update from your current phone to the iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus, Monday, September 25, is the day. On that date, Tiendas Gollo will have the Apple's newest phone at five stores: Zapote, Paseo de la Flores (Heredia),...

iOS 11 Is Coming. New Features Rock!

(Q TECH) You don't have to buy a new iPhone or iPad to get new features. On Tuesday, Apple updates its iOS mobile operating software, bringing a new sheen and look to older devices, most notably, the advent of augmented reality,. Before we tell you...

The iPhone 8 name game: What will Apple call its new phone?

Do you have your heart set on the iPhone 8 -- or whatever it will be called when Apple unveils its new phone lineup on Tuesday? Instant gratification may not be in the forecast, according to a report Thursday in The Wall Street Journal, which...

iPhone 8’s purported design leaked in new images

  Q TECH (BGR) Looking for fresh iPhone 8 leaks? Good, because we just happen to have more pictures to show you. Accessory makers are busy creating protective gear for the iPhone 8, and we have more images that show such cases, complete with iPhone 8...

Apple Announces The HomePod

Q TECH - Apple’s long-rumored Amazon Echo competitor is real. It’s called the HomePod (yes, I know). “We want to reinvent home music,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the company’s WWDC keynote. The Apple Speaker is focused on music first, not Siri. Apple’s SVP...

Smartphone addiction’ seems to only be getting stronger

QTECH - When was the last time you were in a restaurant or at the mall and everyone was talking to each other instead of being on their smartphone? When it comes to our smartphones, we seem to be more addicted than ever. Even as...

Apple a Country On Its Own: First To Cross US$800 Billion Barrier

Q TECH - Apple Inc., the U.S. technology giant, has gone where no U.S. company has gone before, on Tuesday becoming the first company ever in the world to enjoy a market capitalization of US$800 billion. If Apple were a country, the iPhone its capital,...

Forget the iPhone 7, The next iPhone Will Blow Everyone Away!

Apple’s next iPhone could include “some form of facial/gesture recognition,” according to a research note distributed to clients by Cowen and Company on Wednesday. Concept rendering of next-gen iPhone with edge-to-edge display.The note includes several new details about Apple’s upcoming iPhone, which is expected to...

Costa Rica Is One Of The 10 Countries Where the iPhone Is More Expensive

Q TECH Looking to purchase a new iPhone 7? Costa Rica is not the place to do it. Doing so can cost you a lot more, says the Technology Price Index, published by the online retailer, Linio. The index takes in the prices of 71...

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 it may convince more smartphone manufacturers to build similar devices in the future. Now, a new report indicates that Apple, Google and Microsoft are all looking...

The Best Mobile Phone You Can Buy

(From The Verge) It’s been a wild year in the smartphone world, we’ve seen everything from modular phones, to exploding phones, even an iPhone that can get wet. Smartphones have been integral parts of our lives for nearly a decade now, but there’s still...

More People Prefer To Change Their Smartphone Less Often

(QTECH) When was the last time you updated, that is got a new smartphone? Me, I got a new one this year, continuing my tradition of skipping one iPhone issue: going from the 5 to the 7SE.  I skipped 4 and 6 entirely. I am...

The iPhone SE Now Available In Costa Rica

QTECH - Kölbi (ICE) and Movistar (Telefonica) are the first two to bring the Apple's new smartphone, the iPhone SE, to Costa Rica. The new phone comes in two versions, 16Gb and 64GB, in silver and grey. The SE is the same size and body of...

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 anything - a sign, a menu, a document, etc., even your computer screen -  and it will be instantly translated. And the best part: it's free, thanks...

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 the night generation of iPhones since 2007 when Apple introduced the device that pioneered smarphones. On January 9, 2007, Apple CEO Steve Jobs introduced the very first...

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