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Biometrics Biometrics Arrive in the Financial Sector of Costa Rica In the wake of widespread reports of phishing attacks perpetrated against online banking customers in Costa Rica, one financial institution has responded by teaming up with a Spanish biometrics provider to add extra security to online transactions conducted on smartphones and tablet computers. Grupo Mutual, a major retail bank traditionally known for its mortgage solutions, is the first financial ...
iphone 6 Easy Technical Approval of iPhone 6 in Costa Rica The Superintendency of Telecommunications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL) of  Costa Rica is the government agency in charge of issuing technical approvals for new devices entering the national wireless spectrum. Approved devices are known as celulares homologados in Spanish, and the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and the extra-large iPhone 6 Plus recently received such approvals. Not all smartphones are ...
Rio de Janeiro First Costa Rica, Now Brazil: Waze App to Improve Traffic Source: Flickr CC If you find traffic jams in Costa Rica exasperating, you may not want to drive in Rio de Janeiro, ever. This magnificent and populous Brazilian megacity is among the most beautiful in the world, but gridlock has been tarnishing Rio's facade; particularly after news media reported on the horrible traffic conditions during the FIFA World Cup earlier this year as well as during ...
Hacker Paradise Yes, There Really is a School for Hackers in Costa Rica At a boutique hotel in the picturesque beach town of Playa Carrillo, province of Guanacaste, a group of programmers are scratching their heads trying to figure out why none of the major surf report providers have Application Programming Interfaces (APIs), those programmatic gateways that provide access to data for third-party Web applications. The idea is to build a chat bot that can provide Web u...
Electronic signature Free and Open Source Electronic Signature in Costa Rica Although electronic signatures in Costa Rica have enjoyed legislative approval since 2005 by virtue of Law 8454, implementation and widespread adoption has been slow. Electronic signatures are one tool to reduce paper use, promote paperless practices and cut through stifling bureaucracy, but the development of compliant solutions has been mostly reserved to the private sector, until now. Thanks to...
Breakout Gaming A New Virtual Currency Launched from Costa Rica Los Angeles – Breakout Gaming (BRO), a company with headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica, is a new budding leader in cryptocurrency technology and game development. The company recently announced the launch of the first destination for online gaming and digital currency with the support of an all-star roster of sponsored players. As of October 15, 2014, Breakout Gaming was six days away from launc...
Goodspeed GoodSpeed Global Wi-Fi Device Now Active in Costa Rica Costa Rica is one of the latest Latin American countries added to the GoodSpeed international data service. GoodSpeed is a device that creates a personal mobile Wi-Fi hotspot offering affordable Internet access on the go. With the addition of Costa Rica and various other countries in the Americas, GoodSpeed now offers wireless broadband coverage in 50 percent of the world. According to Uros, th...
Source: Twitter Will It Bend? The Apple iPhone 6 Plus (VIDEO) As the iPhone 6 arrived in a few stores and online marketplaces in Costa Rica in late September, shoppers were worried about whether their beloved smartphone would bend as shown in this surprising video uploaded by Unbox Therapy. Retailers in Costa Rica are now considering the strategy that they should follow when the time comes to offer the iPhone Plus 6 to the public.   http://youtu.b...
Source: Twitter “Dali Edition” iPhone Worries Shoppers in Costa Rica   Source: Twitter The iPhone 6 has arrived in Costa Rica ahead of schedule, but both shoppers and shopkeepers are wary about “Bendgate” and the “Dali Edition” of the iPhone 6 Plus, the latest and largest version of the revolutionary smartphone that was historically introduced by the late Steve Jobs back in 2007.   According to a recent news story by Alejandro Mendez of natio...
whatsapp What’s Up With WhatsApp Marketing in Costa Rica? It has been more than a year since The Costa Rica Star reported on the gruesome murder of a woman in Guanacaste who died at the hands of her jilted lover. The killer confessed to the homicide by posting messages on WhatsApp, an instant messaging platform with social networking features that has become as popular as Facebook in Costa Rica. Media reports of that ghastly incident raised popularity an...

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