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Parallels 16 for M1 Macs Gets Technical Preview 2 Update With New Features

Tuesday February 16, 2021 11:56 am PST by
Back in December, Parallels released a Parallels Desktop 16 for M1 Macs Technical Preview Program, which is designed to allow Parallels to run Windows on ‌M1‌ Macs. Parallels today released a second Technical Preview, introducing new features and various improvements to the software for a better usage experience. The update adds support for suspending and resuming a virtual machine, improves ...
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Video: Testing Windows on an M1 Mac With Parallels 16

Tuesday December 22, 2020 12:44 pm PST by
Late last week, Parallels launched a Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac Technical Preview Program, which allows M1 Mac owners to use the Parallels software. Paired with a version of Arm-based Windows that's available through the Windows Insider program, it's possible to get Windows up and running on an Arm-based Mac. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. In our latest YouTube...
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Parallels 16 for M1 Macs Now Available Through Technical Preview Program

Thursday December 17, 2020 9:55 am PST by
Parallels today began informing customers about the launch of a new Parallels Desktop 16 for M1 Mac Technical Preview Program, which is available today. The software cannot run an Intel x86-based OS, and requires an Arm-based operating system installation image. Microsoft is offering a version of Arm-based Windows that's available through the Windows Insider program that will run on ‌M1‌...
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Parallels Toolbox for Mac Adds New One-Click Shortcuts: Clipboard History, Sleep Timer, Energy Saver, and More

Wednesday July 24, 2019 5:00 am PDT by
Parallels Toolbox for Mac has been updated to version 3.5 with a handful of new one-click shortcuts, including clipboard history, a sleep timer, an energy saver tool, and the ability to hide some menu bar icons. From the press release:New Tools in Parallels Toolbox 3.5 for Mac: - Clipboard History: Captures what's copied to the Mac clipboard, including plain and formatted text. It also...
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Parallels Toolbox 3 Released With Dark Mode and Other macOS Mojave Features

Tuesday November 6, 2018 6:10 am PST by
Parallels Toolbox for Mac has been updated with a handful of macOS Mojave features, including Dark Mode support and the ability to annotate screenshots with the new and improved systemwide Take Screenshot tool. Parallels Toolbox 3, a free update for existing users, features three new tools for quickly uninstalling apps, viewing local times in various locations around the world, and revealing ...
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Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac Offers Speed and Storage Gains, macOS Mojave Support

Tuesday August 21, 2018 2:20 am PDT by
Parallels today announced version 14 of its desktop virtualization software for Mac, offering macOS Mojave support out of the box and significantly improved application launch speeds over the previous version. This update puts a heavy focus on enhanced storage optimization, with Parallels Desktop being around 20-30 percent smaller than earlier releases. The company says virtual machines can...
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Parallels Launches Lower-Cost 'Toolbox Packs' Priced Individually at $9.99/Year

Wednesday June 27, 2018 5:30 am PDT by
Parallels today announced a series of individual "Toolbox Packs" that aim to help users cut down the time-consuming tasks on their Mac or PC, including a Presentation Pack, a Screen and Video Pack, and a Disk and System Pack. Parallels president Jack Zubarev explained that each pack features a "comprehensive suite of single-purpose tools" that will help simplify workflows. For example, in the...
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Parallels Toolbox 2.5 for Mac Gains Web Page Screenshot Feature, Batch Image Conversion, and More

Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:39 am PST by
Parallels has released Parallels Toolbox 2.5 for Mac, bringing a handful of new features to the standalone application which aren't necessarily tied to virtualization. Essentially, the Toolbox places a drop-down menu in the Mac's menu bar, allowing users to do certain tasks more quickly. Tasks include the ability to record the screen, take screenshots, record audio, archive files, convert and...
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Parallels Access 3.1 Brings 3D Touch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro Support

Tuesday May 24, 2016 3:48 am PDT by
Parallels, the company behind the popular virtualization software of the same name, has updated its iOS app Parallels Access, which allows iPad and iPhone owners to remotely access their Mac or Windows apps on their mobile device. The app allows users to interact with their desktop apps in the same way they would interact with their iPad apps, with the full range of iPad gestures available...
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Parallels Desktop 10 Update Brings Windows 10 Technical Preview to Macs

Wednesday February 11, 2015 6:33 am PST by
Parallels today announced an update to Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, the company's software for running non-Apple operating systems safely on a Mac. The new update brings "experimental support" for Windows 10 and Office Preview for Windows 10 - including the expected Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs - into Apple's OS X Yosemite ecosystem. With the update available as a download within...
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Parallels Desktop 10 with OS X Yosemite and iCloud Drive Support Launches for Existing Customers

Tuesday August 19, 2014 9:56 pm PDT by
Parallels today >announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac, the latest version of the company's software for running alternate operating systems like Windows in virtual environments on the Mac. The new version is available today as an upgrade for existing customers, and it will launch on August 26 for new customers. Parallels Desktop 10 offers a bevy of new features and...
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'Parallels Access' Brings Remote Desktop Access to iPhone

Monday June 16, 2014 11:05 pm PDT by
Parallels has updated its Parallels Access app, which allows iPad users access their Mac or Windows desktops on their tablets, with iPhone support, allowing iPhone users to also access their desktops on the go. “Parallels Access received a tremendously positive reception from iPad users, and now we are extending our solution to millions of Android and iPhone users. While traditional remote...
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Parallels Desktop 9 with OS X Mavericks and Cloud Services Support Launches for Existing Customers

Thursday August 29, 2013 7:42 am PDT by
Parallels today >announced the launch of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac, the latest version of the company's software for running alternate operating systems such as Windows in virtualized environments on the Mac. The new version is available today as an upgrade for existing Parallels users, and it goes on sale for new customers September 5, in line with pre-order information that began popping up...
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'Parallels Access' Launches in App Store, Bringing Mac and Windows Access to the iPad

Tuesday August 27, 2013 8:08 pm PDT by
Parallels, the company behind popular virtualization software Parallels, has launched a new iPad app and subscription service called Parallels Access that allows iPad and iPad mini users to remotely access and use their Mac or Windows apps on the device.With Parallels Access you can increase your productivity by accessing your computers and desktop applications from anywhere. You are able to...
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Apple Retail Stores to Encourage Mac Business Usage with Parallels Desktop, Parallels 9 Pre-Orders Begin Popping Up

Sunday August 18, 2013 9:26 am PDT by
Apple is aiming to encourage Mac usage to its business consumers by displaying iMacs running a copy of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system within Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac in the business section of its stores, according to a report from 9to5Mac. Apple Retail Stores will also train business specialists on using Parallels and Windows software as part of the initiative. Apple currently...
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Mac Utility Bundle: Parallels 8, Snagit, Typinator, xPlan and More for $49.99

Wednesday July 10, 2013 9:26 am PDT by
StackSocial has launched its Summer 2013 Mac Utility Bundle which includes 10 Mac Apps, including Parallels Desktop 8, for $49.99. The total retail value for the package is $482. The apps in the bundle are:- Parallels Desktop 8 ($80) - Run Windows on your Mac - Snagit ($50) - Record screen videos - Typinator ($33) - "Types" Frequently Used Text For You- WinZip Mac Edition ($30) - WinZip Mac ...
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How to Run OS X Mavericks in a Parallels Virtual Machine

Wednesday June 19, 2013 1:36 pm PDT by
Parallels has posted instructions on how to install the developer release of OS X Mavericks into its virtualization software. Installing the beta in a virtual machine allows developers to test their software in a secure environment on production machines, without endangering their day-to-day work.As you may have heard, Apple has released to its Developer Community a preview of the next version...
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Mac App Bundle Sales: Parallels Desktop 8, Toast and More

Wednesday March 6, 2013 4:21 am PST by
A few times a year, MacRumors partners with MacUpdate and MacLegion to promote their Mac application bundle deals. Today, both sites have launched their latest deals which each bundle 10 Mac Apps for a discounted price for $49.99. MacUpdate MacUpdate's latest bundle delivers 10 Mac applications for $49.99 (a $618 value if all purchased separately). Notably, it includes Parallels Desktop...
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Mac Utility Bundle: Parallels 8, Snagit, Rubbernet, VirusBarrier, MacOptimizer for $59.99

Wednesday November 21, 2012 6:38 am PST by
Just ahead of Black Friday 2012, StackSocial has launched their Mac Utility Bundle which includes 5 Mac Apps for $59.99. The total retail value for the included apps are $245. The apps include - Parallels Desktop 8 ($80) - Run Windows on your Mac - Snagit ($50) - Record screen videos - VirusBarrier X6 ($50) - Virus protection - MacOptimizer ($29) - Disk utility - Rubbernet ($36) -...
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Parallels 8 with Retina Support Now Available for Existing Customers

Thursday August 30, 2012 1:00 am PDT by
Parallels announced the availability of Parallels 8 upgrades for the Mac for existing Parallels Desktop customers. Parallels 8 is the latest version of their virtualization software that allows Mac users to run other operating systems, such as Windows, alongside OS X. “People don’t need to make an either/or choice between Mac and Windows because Macs running Parallels Desktop 8 empower...