In the 2017 financial year, Apple® sold more than 19.25 million Mac® computers. This statistic comes from a global sales report from Statista and provides valuable insight into the Mac vs. PC market. This shift is causing an audience with two groups: new-to-Mac users and existing macOS® users that want fresh hardware. More users are […]
The Windows 10 April 2018 Update was released on April 30th, 2018, and it has a number of new features that Mac users will care about. This is the third in a short series about these new Windows 10 features: Some Tweaks in the April 2018 Update. In two earlier posts, I have explained two […]
New versions of Parallels® Toolbox have just been released (Parallels Toolbox for Mac 2.5 and Parallels Toolbox for Windows 1.5), and they contain both new tools and new functionality of existing tools. I’ve been a Parallels Toolbox user from its first release, and I use one or more of the tools every day. (Remember that […]
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When Parallels® Toolbox for Mac was first released in August 2016, it had 20 tools, and we promised a steady stream of new tools in later releases. We’ve kept that promise: Version 1.0 – 20 tools Version 1.3 – 25 tools Version 1.5 – 25 tools Version 1.7 – 29 tools Version 2.0 – 32 […]
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Run QuickBooks for Windows on Mac with Parallels Desktop QuickBooks Pro for Windows 10 on Mac with Parallels Desktop Whether you’re a personal finance manager or a small business, you can manage your accounting and financial goals with QuickBook Premium for Windows on your Mac. Mac® devices help businesses solve problems in creative ways. The […]
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For over 10 years, Parallels Desktop® for Mac users have run Windows on Mac—without rebooting—to use Quicken. Quicken has consistently been a top-used application amongst Parallels Desktop users. Quicken started back in 1984 as personal-finance management software that helps users simplify and organize their money, from staying on top of spending to managing investments. Financial […]
At a recent conference for Mac® IT admins, I was asked, “Can you run a VM from an external drive?” Short answer: “Yes, absolutely. I do this all the time.” Longer answer: You have always been able to run a Parallels Desktop® for Mac virtual machine from an external drive. In Parallels Desktop 13, this […]
Microsoft released the long-anticipated Window 10 Fall Creators Update on October 17. With new features like the People Bar (as well as Cortana and Edge improvements), many Windows 10 users were looking forward to this update and installed it right away. I was one of those who did so. The features and stability improvements were […]
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Parallels® Toolbox is helping users find new ways to increase productivity – especially if you need to optimize presentations! Recently released, Parallels Toolbox empowers users with more than 30 easy-to-use, one-click tools, all packaged within a simple interface for both Mac® and PC. This must-have, all-in-one application has helped Sean Bugler, a technical trainer, simplify […]
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For a Windows application that does lots of complex or 3D graphics, there are two popular Windows APIs used by the developers of these applications: DirectX or OpenGL. Together with the graphics card in your Mac, these APIs determine the performance of these applications in a Windows VM running in Parallels Desktop® for Mac. Since […]