Print From Your iDevice Without Changing Your Printer


Printing from your iPhone or iPad certainly isn’t a new concept. But a new app written by some clever programmers makes it possible, without the added expense of buying a printer equipped with Apple’s AirPrint.

Air Print Installer, authored by a member of the popular MacRumors.com forum, is an app that installs on your computer and enables printing to your current USB printer. With a shared printer on the same network, printing from your iDevice is just a few taps away.
The easy-to-use app makes installation a snap, and using the program couldn’t be simpler. One stand out feature is the price – it’s completely free. However, because it is unendorsed, there is little to no support for the software, and an update to iOS could disable it.

If you have any questions about Air Print Installer, or would like some assistance in setting up your iDevice, send us an email at sweettips@compren.com. Be sure to ask about our custom-built computers, repair services, and weekly specials.

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

Video Or Voice? It’s Your Choice With Skype!

Skype has been available for quite some time, but this week we thought we’d bring you up to speed on some of the latest features of this amazing application.

Skype is a communication service that enables voice and video calls to anywhere in the world, and it’s totally free. Using the free app, two computers or mobile devices enabled with the program can place voice and video calls. If you need to call a phone that doesn’t have Skype, the rates can be as low as 1.9 cents per minute.

As feature-packed as the free version is, the super low priced subscription plan is better. Call forwarding, SMS messaging, unlimited international calling, and video conferencing are just a few. Skype is an affordable alternative for small and medium businesses looking to cut costs on communication expenses.

Skype is compatible with both PC and Mac, and works with practically all mobile phones and other mobile devices. Skype is also now being included with newer televisions, Blu-Ray players, gaming consoles, and web cameras.

If you’d like more information about Skype, send your questions to sweettips@compren.com. Be sure to ask about the computer repair services available in your area, as well as our weekly specials and hot deals on computer systems.

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

myGuardianAngel Alerts Loved Ones Of Trouble

myGuardianAngel, available in the app store for just .99¢, lets you choose people from your phone book to set as emergency contacts in the event of trouble. The app will send the people on your list a text and email with your GPS location, and a link to a secure server with audio and video footage captured from the phone.

After launching the app, a red “Help” button is displayed. By pressing help, the app instantly notifies the people on your emergency list that there could be something wrong. The app automatically begins to record sound and video and uploads the recordings to a secure server, so destroying the phone won’t destroy the evidence. It also keeps tabs on your location so your friends and family can send help or come to your assistance in the event of an actual emergency.

Be sure to watch the video for more information about myGuardianAngel. If you have any questions about myGuardianAngel, send us an email at sweetttips@compren.com, or call us at 888-Compren.

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

Splashtop Update Turns Your iPad Into A Second Monitor

We introduced you to Splashtop a few months ago, a mobile app that gives you a connection to your PC or MAC when you’re away from home. But late last week, an update to Splashtop was released and we just had to tell you all about it!

The new update to Splashtop features a battery of improvements that makes the app easier to use, more secure, and even turns your iPad into a second monitor on your PC. The update optimizes the new iPad’s retina display to the fullest extent, creating a richer, cleaner user interface. It also enhances the reliability of the app over any network, wired or wireless.

The greatest part of the update is the addition of Splashtop XDisplay. This new feature lets you turn your iPad into an additional monitor for your PC. With full audio and video support, pinch-to-zoom capabilities, and support for Windows 7 Aero display, XDisplay is an update worth taking a look at.

If you have questions about Splashtop, call your local Computer Renaissance or send us an email at sweettips@compren.com. Don’t forget to ask about our weekly specials and the other computer repair services available in your area.

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