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Source: Apple The Upcoming Apple Watch Has a Costa Rica Connection Source: Apple Technology giant Apple is looking beyond its iPod, iPhone and iPad legacy. After the sad passing of co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs, the bar was set at an extremely high level for current CEO Tim Cook. At a recent special event organized by Apple for tech news media, Mr. Cook unveiled an ambitious project that seeks to conquer the burgeoning wearable computing market: The Ap...
4-inch solar cell. Source: Wikimedia Commons Business Sector in Costa Rica Wants Solar Energy Now 4-inch solar cell. Source: Wikimedia Commons Businesspeople from across major industries in Costa Rica met on Tuesday, September 2nd to outline a plan to promote the use of electricity generated by solar energy. The rising costs of electricity in Costa Rica are being cited as the main cause of an ongoing loss of competitive edge in the modern concept of trade and global business.   ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Do You Need to Change Your iPhone 5 Battery in Costa Rica? Source: Wikimedia Commons Although it took some time for the iPhone 5 to reach Costa Rica after it was launched in September 2012, many Ticos rushed to get their hands on the latest model of the iconic Apple mobile device that redefined smartphones as we know them. If you purchased your iPhone 5 before January 2013, there is a chance that you may be experiencing issues related to battery life ...
Kolbi outage Nationwide Wireless Service Outages This Week in Costa Rica Mobile customers of ICE, Costa Rica's largest wireless carrier and former telecommunications monopoly, will experience extended periods of service outages during the week starting September 1st, 2014. The affected services include Kolbi wireless voice and data plans as well as the ability to add funds to prepaid accounts. In some cases, subscribers of landline telephone service will also experienc...
International Roaming Costa Rica Costa Rica Attempts to Stop International Roaming Abuse Source: Wikimedia Commons After more than 20 formal complaints filed by mobile phone consumers in Costa Rica during 2014, the Superintendency of Communications (Spanish acronym: SUTEL) has made a new ruling that will push service providers to continuously inform their customers about every single detail of their international roaming activity. According to a recent article by Rebeca Madriga...
Micromon Costa Rica, the Little Giant of Video Game Development Source: MOGA From a small office in San Jose, three video game developers are working on a project that involves an oddly-shaped character named Fenix (Phoenix, as in the bird from Arabian lore that self-ignites only to rise from the ashes anew) who will go endure many trials and tribulations to earn a cookie. At a larger studio across town, a development team is basking in the glow of seeing ...
iPhone-5-vs-Lumia-920 Nokia Lumia Set to Dethrone the iPhone in Costa Rica Source: Flickr CC Despite their hefty price tags and country-specific limitations, Apple iPhones have enjoyed considerable success in Costa Rica over the last few years. Android-powered mobile devices have been gradually eating away at the lion's share of the smartphone market enjoyed by Apple in Costa Rica, but that dominance is now being threatened by the explosive growth of Microsoft Window...
Testing the Advanced Lesco platform New Online Sign Language Interpreting Service in Costa Rica Testing the Advanced Lesco platform Students from the School of Business of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) have developed an Internet application specially designed to improve the lives of the hearing-impaired community. The Advanced Lesco project is an online platform that allows users to contact a sign language interpreter who can assist them in real-time via web and telephone conference...
Source: Flickr CC 4G Wireless Competition Heats Up in Costa Rica Source: Flickr CC Since late February, wireless carriers in Costa Rica have been rolling out new plans and schemes to capture the lucrative mobile voice and data segment. The three major wireless providers, Claro, Kolbi and Movistar are deploying different strategies to entice customers to shell out more money for faster broadband service; however, response thus far has been underwhelming. ...
Source: FreePlay This is the Smartphone Charger You Need in Guanacaste Source: FreePlay A few days ago, the Costa Rica Star published an article about the CAT B15, an ultra-rugged smartphone made by Caterpillar that seems to have been custom-made for the active lifestyle of many expats and tourists in Guanacaste. Although the CAT B15's battery offers an astonishing 16 hours of talk time; this feature can be extended with the Freecharge 12-volt mobile device charg...