Potpourri -A Collection of Technical Tips for your Stay in Manzanillo

By Señior Tech on the June 2019 Edition This month I am going to write tips to address a number of issues affecting residents and visitors to Mexico. At some point, everyone needs to either print a document from their computer/tablet or make a copy from other papers. If your needs are minimal, get a cheap data […]

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¿Puedo hablar con alguien que habla inglés?

By Señior Tech from the March 2018 Edition When travelling in Spanish speaking countries, “¿Puedo hablar con alguien que habla inglés?” is a natural question. But since the advent of smartphones and ‘always on internet’, anyone with one of these devices has the ability to communicate with anyone, in virtually any language. Type in a phrase […]

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Should You Care if Net Neutrality Dies?

By Señior Tech from the January 2018 Edition The US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) has voted to dismantle net neutrality rules. The ISPs (Internet Service Providers) will now be able to provide fast lanes and slow lanes for internet. Loosely translated, if your internet provider is a cable/telephone (Telco) company, your Netflix stream could suddenly develop […]

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Facebook privacy demystified (part seven) Snopes.com is back!

By Señior Tech from the September 2017 Edition Last month I wrote that Snopes.com was having difficulties. Whatever their issues, they have returned to debunking rumours. Go to Snopes.com if you see a claim and wish to know whether it is real or a hoax. For example, a few nights ago, I received a message on […]

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The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: of Cell Phone plans and currency ex-change…” (apologies to Lewis Carroll)

By Señior Tech from the November 2016 Edition We live in Manzanillo, but our main bank accounts are in Canada, so we use Intercam Bank to convert our Canadian dollars to Mexican Pesos. Our account manager, Carlos, gives us a better exchange rate than those posted at the other banks. I write a cheque drawn […]

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