Microsoft’s Surface Is Feature Rich, But Still A Mystery

Microsoft took center stage last week in Los Angeles, giving onlookers and web-viewers a glimpse of their new tablet.

Surface showcased features that many believe the developers at Apple have long overlooked. A built in kick stand, an integrated keyboard, flash card slots, and USB ports are just a few. Microsoft presented plans for two versions of the new tablet, but both will boast HD screens, lightweight portability, and a new magnesium alloy body developed by the software magnate. While many details about the upcoming release were left to the spectators imagination, all in attendance were left asking the same question: when will it be released?
For now, that question has yet to be answered.

For all the available details about Surface, watch this week’s Sweet Tip video. If you have any questions about the new tablet, send us an email at sweettips@compren.com. Make sure you ask about our weekly specials and the computer repair services available in your area.

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What’s up with TiVo

What’s up with TiVo?
TiVo, everybody’s favorite time shifting, commercial skipping, set top box, is about to bring live TV to your iDevices.
When TiVo released their app last year, there was a lot of disappointment because people not only wanted to control their TV, but they also wanted to watch live TV.
Well, that’s all about to change; TiVo will be updating their app later this year to allow for live streaming.
Watch this week’s Sweet Tip to learn more about it.
Have any questions about TiVo streaming? Just drop us a line at sweettips@compren.com. And don’t forget to ask about all of our computer repair services available in your area.
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Log Me In Keeps You Connected To Your Files

Log Me In is a powerful application that gives you the freedom to access the files on your PC or MAC from anywhere.

Available in several variations, including a feature-packed free version, Log Me In creates a virtual tunnel through the internet between two devices. If you’re working on a document at home and you need research files saved on your computer at work, you can easily access those files using Log Me In. Any that’s just the beginning. Photos, emails, spreadsheets, and more are just a few keystrokes away.

Check out this week’s Sweet Tip to learn more about Log Me In.

If you’ve got questions about any of the Log Me In products available, just send us an email at sweettips@compren.com. Don’t forget to ask about our weekly specials and the services available in your area.

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Syncing Your Computers Just Got A Little Easier With GoodSync


Siber Systems has just released an updated version of their backup and synchronization solution, GoodSync.

The software makes it as easy as 1-2-3 to sync data between your computers with a user-friendly interface and a few simple clicks. GoodSync integrates seamlessly with Google Docs, Amazon Web Services, Dropbox, and more. Backing up data works just as easily, with a menu that is very user friendly.

There are version for both Windows and Mac, and a handy portable version preloaded on a USB flash drive.

For more information about GoodSync, send us an email at sweettips@compren.com. And don’t forget to ask about our current specials on new and recertified computer systems, as well as all of our computer repair services.

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Hidden Gadgets and Features Brighten Windows 7 Curb Appeal

We’ve all been there; multitasking at our desktops, with window after window after window open. Internet Explorer, Word, iTunes – you name it!

“How can I get back to our desktop fast without having to manually minimize all those open programs,” you ask?

Problem solved. At the far right lower corner of your task bar sits an almost invisible button that minimizes all of your open programs and shows your desktop with one click. You may have never even noticed it was there, but once you’ve discovered it, you’ll be amazed how many times you end up using it.

Want to quickly copy something on your monitor without having to use the archaic “print screen” process? Windows 7 features a snipping tool that lets you quickly “cut” an image from your monitor and save it to your picture folder, all with just a few clicks.

There’s lots more to learn about Windows 7, and Computer Renaissance is there to help. Just send your questions to sweettips@compren.com. And don’t forget to ask about our money-saving specials and coupons and the repair services in your area.

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

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Keeping Tabs While Your Away From Home

Internet cameras are nothing new, but the way that we access them is continuously evolving.

This week, we’re looking at internet cameras that can be viewed from your mobile device. New apps like NetCam Viewer give users the ability to capability of controlling their cameras with their iPhones and iPads. The app features remote controls, allowing for tilting, panning and zooming the camera. Similar apps are available from the Android market for Android devices.

Video monitoring is quickly becoming an easy, inexpensive way to keep your eye on things at the home or office while you’re away. Want to know what your dogs are up to while you’re at work? Curious what the kids are getting into while you’re out for a night on the town? Then an internet camera may be just what you need.

There are a lot of options and features when it comes to choosing the right IP camera. If you have questions, send an email to sweettips@compren.com. And don’t forget to ask about our weekly specials, refurbished computers, and other services available in your area.

At Computer Renaissance, We don’t just sell computers. We create solutions.

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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.

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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.

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Mini Adventure Spy Cam

The Mini Adventure Spy Cam is designed to be small enough to carry in your pocket, but advanced enough to record crystal-clear video of life’s unexpected events.

About the size of your car key, the High Definition camera captures video footage and sound and stores them on a Micro SD card. With its compact size, the applications for its use are limited only by your imagination. Avid RC airplane enthusiasts use the tiny camera as way to capture a pilots view of their model aircraft flights. Pet owners set the camera up as a way to see what their mischievous cats and dogs are up to when they’re not at home. Others carry on their key chains or use it for a webcam.

Have questions about the Mini Adventure Spy Cam? Call Computer Renaissance today! And don’t forget to ask about our other products and computer repair services.

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

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