Parallels Stories November 22, 2021

Parallels recently announced its new version of Parallels Toolbox for macOS users. With update 5.1, one of the main features is a new CPU temperature tool.

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Parallels Stories October 15, 2021

Popular virtualization software Parallels was updated to version 17 earlier this year with several enhancements such as improved performance, virtual TPM chip, drag and drop between macOS and Windows, and more. Now the company has released Parallels Desktop 17.1, which adds full support for macOS Monterey and Windows 11.

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Parallels Stories July 1, 2021

After bringing Windows 10 support to the M1 Macs, Parallels confirmed it’s working to bring Windows 11 compatibility to macOS. This comes just a week after Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 to the public with an all-new design.

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Parallels Stories May 3, 2021

Although M1 Macs lack support for traditional Boot Camp x86 Windows installations, it’s super-easy to install Windows for ARM on your M1 Mac. Parallels recently released Parallels Desktop 16 for Mac, and with it comes out-of-the-box support for M1 Macs.

Watch our hands-on video walkthrough for step-by-step instructions for installing Windows 10 for ARM on your M1 MacBook, Mac mini, or iMac, and be sure to subscribe to 9to5Mac on YouTube for more Apple-centric guides and tutorials.

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Parallels Stories April 14, 2021

M1 Mac users now have a new way to virtualize Windows on their machines. Parallels has officially released Parallels Desktop 16.5 today with native support for Apple Silicon, enabling users to run the Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview on M1 Macs.

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Parallels Stories November 20, 2020

Parallels M1 Mac support in development as Big Sur update lands

Corel has confirmed that the company is working Parallels M1 Mac support as it announces an update with full support for Big Sur on Intel Macs …

Parallels Stories August 11, 2020

Parallels, the popular way to run Windows, Linux, and even other versions of macOS, has just released version 16 with some exciting new features for those that require virtualization.

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Parallels Stories July 28, 2020

Parallels Access 6, the latest version of the remote control software for Windows and Macs, now offers full mouse and trackpad support on iPad.

Bluetooth support for mice, trackpads, and gestures in iPadOS 13.4 or later: Now these gestures work with your remote computer connections! When a mouse or trackpad is detected, the cursor transforms into a native cursor depending on the content available on the screen—such as a pointer, I-beam or arrows—for an improved user experience.

There’s also a password-free option to make it easier to remotely help family and friends with their computer problems …

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Parallels Stories June 25, 2020

Parallels Mac Management 8.5 adds iPad and iPhone Management to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager

Many people only know Parallels for their virtualization software to run Windows on macOS, but they make a suite of tools for server management as well. They have a popular plugin to add Apple support to Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager that allows enterprises to have a unified management system for all of their devices. Today, the company is releasing Parallels Mac Management 8.5 which includes free management of Apple iPads and iPhones in Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager until the end of 2020.

Parallels Stories September 9, 2019

When Parallels 15 was released a few weeks ago, I realized that there are two types of people when it comes to virtualization software: those that care deeply and those that cannot fathom why people still run Windows/Linux on top of macOS. The more people I talk to about this, the more I realize that the market might have been broader for running Windows on macOS back during the initial Intel transition, but that today, the market is more in-depth. The people who use this software rely on it for essential tasks related to their jobs and or hobbies. The good thing for them is that Parallels 15 continues to go deeper with Windows integration on macOS. What’s the verdict on Parallels 15? After using it for a few weeks, let’s dive into my Parallels 15 review. expand full story

Parallels Stories August 16, 2019

Parallels 15 landed this week as a major new version of the Windows virtualization software for Mac. The latest update brings support for macOS Catalina, Apple’s next OS update for Mac coming later this fall, including support for features like Sidecar external display functionality with iPad and Apple Pencil. Parallels 15 also now uses Apple’s Metal API for improved graphics and DirectX 11 to allow compatibility with new CAD apps, PC games, and more.

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Parallels Stories December 20, 2018

Parallels acquired by veteran creative software company Corel, plans ‘significant invesment’ into the virtualization software

Popular virtualization software company Parallels has been acquired by Corel. The creative software veteran who has produced Corel Draw, WordPerfect, and Painter Pro says it will put “significant investment” into the Parallels software going forward.

Parallels Stories September 27, 2018

Parallels 14 update now fully compatible with macOS Mojave [Giveaway]

It’s been macOS Mojave week here at 9to5Mac. Between the actual OS update and all the apps, I’ve been busy updating everything. Since I’ve been running the beta since version 1, I feel like I am finally getting my stable macOS lifestyle back!

Parallels Stories September 2, 2018

I wrote about the release of Parallels Desktop 14 a few weeks ago. I’ve been spending some time with it since then, so I wanted to take the time to write about it in more detail. One thing to note (and I think it makes gives my review an interesting perspective) is that I’ve used VMware Fusion (and supported it at my day job) since 2009. I had certainly heard of Parallels Desktop before, but I jumped on the Fusion train and kept on upgrading over the years. When I read about Parallels Desktop 14, I decided that it was time to try something new.  expand full story

Parallels Stories August 21, 2018

If you love running macOS, but find yourself needing to virtualize other operating systems (Windows, Linux, or even multiple copies of macOS), you’ll want to take note of this article. Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac was released a few hours ago. Since version 1 in 2006, Parallels Desktop has been a staple on many Mac users’ computers. Year after year, it’s been back with upgrades to enhance the experience for those that need to live in a dual OS world. So what’s new in version 14? Well, a lot actually… expand full story

Parallels Stories June 27, 2018

Parallels is upgrading its Mac app today with three new Toolbox Packs that include various collections of features for specific needs. Each Toolbox Pack is available for Parallels on both macOS and Windows, and Toolbox Packs can be bought individually or as a bundle so customers have more choice.

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Parallels Stories February 20, 2018

Parallels Desktop 13 + over $450 worth of FREE Mac apps: $80 or upgrade for $50

Parallels is one of our favorite ways to run Windows and other operating systems on the Mac (without rebooting), and today the company is running quite a notable promotion. Anyone who upgrades to Parallels 13 (the latest version) or buys a brand new license will also get a hold of 8 additional apps for free, worth over $450. Head below for more details.

Parallels Toolbox, an ever-growing suite of handy single-purpose tools that simplify common computing tasks to just a click or two, has received a major update for both Mac and PC users. New tools and key features include presentation mode, capture for lengthy webpages, free memory reclaim, quick resolution switching, and time-saving tools to download and edit videos or make a GIF. A Parallels Business Edition also launched today, which gives IT the control they need to easily provide employees with tools to be more productive.

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Parallels Stories October 17, 2017

If you’re a Mac user who needs quick and fast access to a Windows installation, then in many cases it’s a good idea to go with a Virtual Machine. Parallels is one of the most popular virtualization options for Mac users wishing to run Windows, and the latest version, Parallels 13, makes it ridiculously easy to get up and running.

Via what essentially amounts to an unattended installation of Windows 10, Parallels 13 can have you up and running, from download to usage, in just a few minutes. Watch our brief video walkthrough for a demonstration. expand full story

Parallels Stories October 5, 2017

Parallels Desktop updated with improved support for macOS High Sierra

Popular vitalization software Parallels has today been updated to version 13.1 with a host of improvements. The update primarily focuses on improving the performance of Parallels with macOS High Sierra, include better optimization for features such as HEVC files and Apple Filesystem…

Parallels Stories August 22, 2017

Ahead of the macOS High Sierra release, virtualization software company Parallels has officially announced the availability of Parallels Desktop 13. Outside of bringing the traditional performance improvements, Desktop 13 introduces native Touch Bar support to Microsoft’s OS and a good portion of its most used applications. The update also brings in a slightly refreshed UI to better match macOS and visual improvements for Windows users on Retina displays.

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Parallels Stories June 30, 2016

Parallels Stories June 13, 2016

Parallels 11

Parallels, the virtualization software famous for being able to run Windows on the Mac, is celebrating its 10 years of innovation this week. Parallels has seen a cornucopia of changes since its initial launch in 2006 and it shows no signs of slowing down. Today marks the 10th anniversary since Parallels’ launch and they’ve decided to spend the next week highlighting the decade of features that made its way onto the Mac. To infamfurther show their appreciation towards previous, current, and future customers, Parallels is offering 25% off Parallels Desktop software. This includes Parallels Desktop 11 for Mac, Parallels Desktop for Mac Pro Edition, and Parallels Desktop Business Edition. We’ve decided to take a deep dive with the Parallels team into showcasing their trajectory from where they came, and where they might go in the years to come.

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Parallels Stories May 24, 2016

Parallels 3.1

You may be familiar with Parallels for its virtual machine software that lets you run Windows alongside OS X on a Mac, but the company also offers a service and mobile app called Parallels Access that lets you remote into your Mac and Windows VM from other devices. Parallels Access for iOS is updating to version 3.1 today with enhancements for Apple’s latest iPhones and iPads plus new features for all users.

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