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How to Install Windows 10 on Your Mac Using Boot Camp Assistant

Tuesday November 10, 2015 2:00 pm PST by
Following the launch of Windows 10, Apple updated Boot Camp to support the latest Windows operating system on select Mac computers from 2012 and newer. If you've always wanted to try Windows on your Mac and think that now is the time to finally take the plunge, we can help you get through the basics with our how-to guide for installing Windows 10 on your Mac using Apple's Boot Camp Assistant....

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Apple Shares New Support Document Addressing Distorted Screen Issue on Macs Running Windows 10

Sunday March 22, 2020 2:42 pm PDT by
Apple yesterday published a new support document detailing fixes for an issue where the right side of a user's Mac screen may be distorted when running Windows 10. Some Mac models with AMD Radeon graphics may be experiencing an issue where the right side of the screen flickers and is distorted when running Windows 10. On external displays, this distortion may affect the entire screen....

Microsoft Outlines Issue With Windows 10 Updates for Older Macs, Solution Coming This Month

Tuesday July 2, 2019 7:14 am PDT by
Microsoft is facing an issue with Windows 10 updates for Mac devices that came out prior to 2012, as well as newer Macs with older versions of Boot Camp. When users attempt to update to the May 2019 Feature Update for Windows 10, version 1903, there is a driver incompatibility error. On its support page for the issue, Microsoft reported: Mac devices prior to 2012 or newer Mac devices with...

Apple Releases iCloud for Windows Update to Fix Incompatibility Issues

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:35 pm PST by
Apple this afternoon released an update for iCloud for Windows, which is the iCloud software designed to run on the Windows operating system for those who have both Windows machines and own Apple devices. iCloud for Windows version 7.8.1 is designed to fix compatibility issues with the latest version of Windows 10. Earlier this month, Microsoft blocked the iCloud for Windows software from ...

Apple's iTunes App Now Available Through Microsoft's Windows 10 Store

Thursday April 26, 2018 2:45 pm PDT by
iTunes, Apple's software for downloading, purchasing, and managing content on iOS devices and playing Apple content on Macs and PCs, is now available for download through Microsoft's Windows 10 Store. Microsoft first announced plans to bring the iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store in May 2017, and said at the time that the app would be available by the end of 2017. In December, though, an Apple ...

Microsoft Releases 'Photos Companion' iOS App for Quickly Transferring Photos to PC

Thursday February 15, 2018 3:09 am PST by
Microsoft today released Photos Companion, an iOS app specially made for Windows 10 users to let them transfer photos from their Apple devices to PCs more easily. First circulated among beta testers in November, Photos Companion links with Windows 10's built-in photos app by way of a QR code, after which multiple photos can be sent over the same Wi-Fi network. Microsoft hopes the app – the...

iTunes Not Coming to Microsoft's Windows Store in 2017

Friday December 15, 2017 10:52 am PST by
At its Build developer event earlier this year, Microsoft said Apple was planning to bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 store, making it easier for Windows users to find the software. At the time, Microsoft said the app would be available in the Windows Store "by the end of this year," a deadline Apple now says it's not going to be able to make. "We have been working with Microsoft to ...

Upcoming Microsoft App for iPhone Aims to Make Photo Transfers to Windows 10 Easier

Wednesday November 29, 2017 3:44 am PST by
Microsoft looks set to release a new iOS app for Windows 10 users in the coming months that lets them transfer photos from their Apple devices to their PCs more easily. First discovered by Italian blog Aggiornamenti Lumia, the companion app is said to support the fast transfer of photos and videos from Apple smartphones to PCs provided they're connected to the same Wi-Fi network. The app...

Microsoft Admits Windows Phone is Basically Dead

Monday October 9, 2017 4:15 am PDT by
Microsoft has publicly admitted for the first time that its Windows Phone is dead. In a series of tweets, Windows 10 chief Joe Belfiore said that the company is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile, with only bug fixes and security updates to come for existing users. Belfiore explained that his team had tried "very hard" to incentivize app developers by paying...

Parallels Desktop 13.1 Update Brings APFS and HEVC Support in macOS High Sierra

Friday October 6, 2017 1:48 am PDT by
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac received an update on Thursday to include full compatibility with the new Apple File System (APFS) and HEVC video standard included in macOS High Sierra. With APFS support, Parallels Desktop 13.1 can take advantage of Apple's cross-platform replacement for HFS+, bringing more security and better performance on devices with flash memory. New HEVC video support...

Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac Comes With High Sierra Support and Touch Bar Integration

Tuesday August 22, 2017 2:45 am PDT by
Parallels Desktop 13 for Mac got its official release on Tuesday. The thirteenth version of the Windows virtualization software comes with numerous new features including support for macOS High Sierra and the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. Top of the features list is Touch Bar support, enabling owners of compatible MacBook Pros to use the OLED strip with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and...

Apple to Start Offering iTunes on the Windows Store

Thursday May 11, 2017 10:00 am PDT by
Apple plans to bring its iTunes app to the Windows 10 Store, Microsoft announced today at its Build developer event. iTunes, is, of course, already available on the Windows platform, but adding it to the Windows Store will make it easier for Windows users to find the software. Gaining iTunes for the Windows Store is a win for Microsoft, as the Windows store is currently lacking many key apps...

Apple Updates Boot Camp Drivers to Fix Major Issue Causing Blown Speakers on New MacBook Pros [Updated]

Thursday December 1, 2016 6:54 am PST by
Apple has released updated audio drivers to fix a major issue causing blown out speakers on new MacBook Pro models running Windows 10 with Boot Camp. Earlier this month, a number of users began noticing crackling or distorted sound coming from the left, right, or both speakers on the new MacBook Pro, oftentimes shortly after installing and running Windows 10 with Boot Camp. These issues...

VMware Announces Fusion and Fusion Pro 8.5 With Sierra and Windows 10 Anniversary Support

Tuesday August 30, 2016 2:00 am PDT by
VMware today announced Fusion 8.5, Fusion Pro 8.5, Workstation Player 12.5 and Workstation Pro 12.5, the latest versions of its visualization software for running Windows on a Mac without using Boot Camp. Fusion and Fusion Pro 8.5 come with macOS Sierra support while both Fusion and Workstation suites come with Windows 10 Anniversary support. Windows 10 Anniversary is a large upgrade to...

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac Comes With Sierra Support, Standalone Toolbox App

Wednesday August 17, 2016 9:51 pm PDT by
Parallels today announced Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac with support for macOS Sierra and the addition of several new features. The company also announced a new standalone app called Parallels Toolbox, which allows users to perform some simple tasks that aren't necessarily tied to virtualization. New features in Desktop 12 include having Windows 10 "always on" in the background, the ability...

Microsoft Says Windows 10 PCs 'Do More' Than Macs in Latest Ads

Monday February 29, 2016 4:17 am PST by
Microsoft has shared a new series of ads called The Bug Chicks that promote what it believes are advantages of Windows 10 PCs over Macs. Each ad has the tagline "Windows 10 PCs do more. Just like you." The first ad introduces The Bug Chicks, who are identified as "real people paid for real opinions," and focuses on how PCs allow them to teach kids about insects using PowerPoint and other...

VMware Launches Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro With Windows 10, OS X El Capitan and Cortana Support

Tuesday August 25, 2015 5:00 am PDT by
VMware today launched Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro, the latest versions of its virtualization software for running Windows on a Mac without rebooting. Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro include full support for Windows 10, OS X El Capitan and the latest Retina Macs, in addition to always-on access to Microsoft Cortana. Fusion 8 and Fusion 8 Pro support DirectX 10 and OpenGL 3.3 for up to 65% faster...

Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Released With Windows 10 and Cortana Support

Wednesday August 19, 2015 5:20 am PDT by
Parallels today announced the release of Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac with dual support for OS X El Capitan, Windows 10 and always-on access to Microsoft's intelligent personal assistant Cortana. Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac Business Edition and Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition were also released for business customers, developers, designers and power users. Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac ...

Apple Updates Boot Camp With Windows 10 Support

Wednesday August 12, 2015 9:36 pm PDT by
Apple today released an update to Boot Camp with support for Microsoft Windows 10, according to a new support document. The update, Boot Camp 6, is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X. However, several MacRumors forum members have noted the update is available within Windows partitions in Boot Camp, Apple's tool to allow Intel Mac owners to dual boot OS X and Windows. Boot...

Microsoft Launches Early Version of Windows Bridge for Porting iOS Apps to Windows

Thursday August 6, 2015 12:28 pm PDT by
Microsoft today announced the release of an early version of its Windows Bridge software, which is designed to let software developers quickly port iOS, Android, and web apps to the Windows platform. As of today, Windows Bridge for iOS is available as an open-source project under the MIT license and can be downloaded on GitHub. With Windows Bridge, iOS developers can begin testing the software ...

Parallels 11 With Windows 10 to Allow Mac Users to Access Cortana on OS X

Monday July 27, 2015 1:29 pm PDT by
When Windows 10 is released to the public later this week, Windows users will have desktop access to Cortana, Microsoft's virtual assistant designed to compete with Apple's Siri. It appears Mac OS X users may also be able to access Cortana on OS X, using an updated version of the Parallels Windows virtualization software. For those unfamiliar with Parallels, it's software that's designed to let...