Thank you Cuenca Tech Life subscribers for challenging me to keep this blog an interesting time in my life and perhaps providing you with some interesting tech observations and predictions.
So what has changed since last year:
- Only an educated guess but I think Cuenca now has about 7K expats
- Smartphones continues to be the number one subject followed by photos
- Fiber Optic is now cheaper than ever 50 mps for $60
- The Tranvia is now 85% complete only a 23% increase since last year and predicted to open in Oct 2017 almost 2 years behind schedule
- Ecuador will elect a new president today
- I now am officially a Fish Monger and you can see more of my product offering at this link
- Google and Amazon introduced their new smart speakers (Google Home and Echo) and I predict they will be the next paradigm shift in technology. There are more than 13 million of these products in homes as of this writing.
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Last year at this time I created a map on Free Wifi in Cuenca. GringoTree just published their own article about areas in the city where you can receive free Wifi offered by the City Of Cuenca.
I have duplicated last year’s map with some additions. Feelfree to make comments on your favorite wifi places and I will add them to the map.
In February it will be 5 years since I started CTL. I try to post at least once a week. Sometimes I just don’t have anything new to say. So today I thought I would share with you some Blogs that I read that never seem to run out of material.
It’s with some sadness that I am ending my participation in the Cuenca iPad Users Group that I started more than 5 years ago. I just sold my iPad Mini. I am now vested in the Android Nexus Google Phone, The Echo and Dot smart speakers and the Amazon Fire 8 Tablet.
This forum will continue to be platform agnostic but my involvement with the iPad sadly will end.
I will also not be teaching any courses. My involvement in my new Salmon business is more than I planned. All these changes are positive and I look forward to your feedback.
I will also be doing a monthly recommendation on new businesses in the Cuenca area. As always I welcome your suggestions.
Happy New Year to the CuencaTechlife subscribers and readers.
This past week I had the gastronomic pleasure of eating at Le Triskell, creperie, francaise, located at Eduardo Crespo Mala and Gran Colombia. They are open everyday except Monday.
I had their breakfast special for $6
Coffee or tea + juice
-French Omelet with bacon or vegetables
-Butter and marmalade
The food was presented beautifully, the owners came out to check on the service and quality of food. Run, don’t walk to this great find in Cuenca.
Pop Quiz CTL subscribers. It’s Saturday Night and you’re jonesing for a Chinese meal but you don’t want to leave your house. What do you do? Now you have two choices for calling a motorcycle delivery service.each with different subscribed restaurants
After a quick registration process you can browse through different food categories and order your food. I haven’t personally tried Moto Delivery but have been pleased with Megabite. On both occasions the food was delivered in under the 20 minutes promised time frame.
Find both apps in the app store or Play store(Android) **Correction – Moto Delivery only available in the Google Play Store **
La Vida es buena en Ecuador.