The New iPad

Apple released its third version of the iPad last week to rave reviews and quiet skepticism.

The new iPad, also known as the iPad 3, is showing off some great new features, including its incredibly vibrant Retina display, a camera capable of shooting video in 1080p, and most of all, the highly anticipated 4G LTE. In a side by side test, we matched the speeds of the new iPad on both the 4G LTE and on wifi. The results were very impressive. The 4G LTE held its own against the wifi connection, sometimes surpassing it. On the downside, the New iPad does seem to run its battery down a little faster and also appears to get a little warmer that its predecessors. But these are minor in comparison to the robust features on the iPad 3.

Want to know more about the New iPad? Send your questions to sweettips@compren.com. And don’t forget to ask about our weekly specials on new and refurbished computers, as well as all of our computer repair services.

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Dropbox

Cloud computing is becoming all the rage. This week, we’re taking a closer look at one of the most popular cloud apps, Dropbox.

Dropbox is a free app that works with Mac, PC, iPhones and iPads, Blackberry and Android. You’ll get 2 gigabytes of storage space where you can upload pictures, music, documents, videos and more. When you install Dropbox on any of your devices, anything you store in the cloud is automatically and instantly available on those other devices. Change a few words in a document and Dropbox updates it everywhere . The app also lets you share files that are in your virtual space. If you’d want to show Mom pictures of her grandkids birthday party, simply send her a link and she can browse through the photos.

You can download Dropbox free at Dropbox.com. If 2 gigabytes isn’t enough storage space for you, there is a paid version that provides you with 50 gigabytes. The subscription is $9.99 a month, or pay for the year in advance at $99. There is also a professional version for small businesses that gives you up to 1 terabyte of storage.

Want to know more about Dropbox? Send your questions to sweettips@compren.com. And don’t forget to ask about our weekly specials on new and refurbished computers, as well as all of our computer repair services.

At Compren, We don’t just sell computers. We create solutions!

Kylo Browser

A great new website is emerging as stiff competition to costly cable TV providers.

Visitors to www.kylo.tv will find that it’s just a few simple clicks to download and install a TV browser to their home PC’s and Macs. The browser lets users surf 100’s of channels of broadcast and cable TV programming. What many users are doing is connecting their computers directly to their televisions, catching up on all of their favorite shows. Kylo streams in 1080p, a great feature for those with Hi-Def television sets. And Kylo’s easy-to-navigate menu makes it a cinch to find exactly what they’re looking for. The greatest feature by far is its low, low price – free!

To learn more about Kylo and how it can save you money on your cable bill, call Computer Renaissance today. And while you’ve got us on the phone, don’t forget to ask about our many available computer repair services.

At Computer Renasissance, we don’t just sell computers. We create solutions!

Microsoft Windows 8 Prepares For Launch


Microsoft’s recent release of the Consumer Preview of Windows 8 has gotten people talking. And there’s plenty to talk about.

Beginning with a redesigned start screen, the new elements of Windows 8 only grow from there. Taking a hint from their competitors, the new Windows Store offers a vast array of fun and functional software. With apps for music, gaming, and more, staying connected just got easier.

Windows 8 makes the transition from a PC to a touch device a breeze, and with cloud computing, your personalized settings are there whenever you sign into a connected Windows 8 device. Your apps, photos, music and more are available to you no matter where you are when you connect to the cloud. And keeping up to speed with your friends and family has never been simpler. Regardless of where you’ve added a contact, the People App brings them all together in one place.

And that’s just the beginning. To learn more about all of the newest features in Windows 8, click here. And if you’d like to take Windows 8 out for a test drive, you can download the Consumer Preview version here.

Have questions about Windows 8? Call Computer Renaissance for expert advice. And don’t forget to ask about our other computer repair services.

Remember, at Computer Renaissance, We don’t just sell computers, we create solutions!