sian ka;an biosphere reserve Mexico Riviera Maya Tech Science 

Protected areas of Riviera Maya now on Google Street View

Riviera Maya, Q.R. – Google Street View allows visitors to see and learn about the natural protected areas of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. The maps and images on Google Street View are part of the Special Collection of National Parks and Natural Protected Areas of Mexico that have been provided by the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas (Conanp). Internet users will be able to enjoy the special collection of the Riviera Maya through Google’s Street View platform from any mobile device, anywhere in the world. People can live the experience…

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cancun smart map helps tourists navigate, find attractions Cancun Mexico Tech Science 

Cancun Smart Map helps tourists navigate, find attractions

Cancun, Q.R. – Visitors to Cancun and the Riviera Maya will have an easier time navigating around the city to find attractions with the interactive Cancun Smart Map. Released at the end of June 2014, the Cancun Tourism and Convention Center launched the app to reflect the interests of tourists to the city as well as a way to make the most of their stay. It allows them to find everything from beaches to shopping malls to entertainment venues around Cancun and into the Riviera Maya. The digital map of…

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Switch allows CFE customers to pay their electric bills onilne Tech Science 

New app allows for smartphone CFE payments

Cancun, Q.R. — The Federal Electricity Commission has created a smartphone app that allows payment of CFE bills. The app, which was first released in the Yucatan state in mid-2015, has been designed for Android and IOS users, allowing CFE customers to make electricity bill payments using their phones. The app, which is called Switch, is available as a free download and works multiplatform on a smartphone or desktop. Once registered, the app allows CFE customers to make payments, see consumption history, receipts and provides the ability for people to…

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Winter solstice has arrived, now days get longer Tech Science 

Winter solstice has arrived, now days get longer

Winter solstice 2015 has arrived which means days now get longer. The shortest day of the year – and the first day of winter – occurred in the Northern Hemisphere during the late hours of December 21 and the early hours of December 22, depending on where you live. The astronomical event also means it was the longest day of the year for those who live south of the equator. Winter solstice began at 4:48 a.m. UTC on December 22 or 11:48 p.m. ET on December 21, marking the moment…

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Google Maps offers offline service

The latest app update from Google Maps now lets users click and navigate their maps even when they’re offline. Prior to the company’s Tuesday update, Google Maps worked much like a paper map for users who were offline. However, the new update now allows people to navigate the online map by downloading the map of choice in a single click then getting the full turn-by-turn navigation the next time you are without the internet. With a downloaded map, people will be able to search for specific destinations, access information about…

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Guilty: Apple requests Supreme Court reverse decision

Apple has made a request to the US Supreme Court to overturn an appellate decision that found them guilty of conspiring with publishers to increase e-book prices. They made their request last week, asking the high court to review a ruling from June that favored the US Department of Justice, finding the company liable for engaging in a conspiracy that violated federal antitrust laws. If upheld, the decision would see Apple pay $450 million to consumers under a 2014 settlement with 33 state attorneys general and consumers. In their petition,…

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Netflix price increase affects Mexico subscribers

Netflix has raised the rates for new subscribers, but has given its current subscribers until May 2016 before having to pay more. As of October 15, watching Netflix in Mexico just became more expensive. Last week the company announced it was increasing its monthly subscription rates for new subscribers but allowing current subscribers a grace period of until May 2016 before their increase kicks in. Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix, says it’s all about content and the money needed to secure that content. Hastings says raising the monthly subscription fees…

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Google translate app Tech Science 

Google Translate now has instant camera translation

Google’s Translate app for Android received a much-needed update this past week that has brought with it, a new feature. On-demand translate offers the ability to translate, on demand, any text you see in other Android apps. To use this app, Google Translate must be running in the background. Once launched, users can copy, cut, paste and select text, triggering a translation. This part of Google’s translation works in 90 languages. One of the app’s slickest features, though, is the instant camera translation. When Google acquired Quest Digital back in…

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