Customer Quote of the Week

Easy Path to Convergence!

"Compared with its competitors Parallels worked first time, with no errors, right out of the box. We tried competitor products, never got them to work but the Parallels product was perfect. It allowed us to finally consolidate and converge all of our compute platforms onto Apple integrated products."

rjhammell@gmail.com by | stone_horse| Parallels Access | Nov 04, 2013

Taking the Journey Over to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Back in September 2011, Samsung changed the game in the smartphone industry with something called the Galaxy Note, What was so game-changing about it? It was the largest phone ever, with a screen size of 5.3 inches. At the time, the phone was mocked in the industry with statements like “You look like you’re talking into a piece of toast” or “The Note is an unwieldy beast”, and even Samsung made a video highlighting these statements called Galaxy Note 4 – Then And Now!

Well, here we are in October 2014, and today Samsung released the Galaxy Note 4, and over three short years a lot has changed. A new classification of smartphone has emerged—the Phablet—to describe these hybrid smartphones and tablets. More importantly, Apple got into the game last month validating this new phone size with the iPhone 6 Plus, among other manufacturers such as LG, Motorola, Nokia, and others.  

What differentiates the Note 4 from others is the S-Pen, along with support for multitasking apps with resizable windows allowing multiple apps to run on the same screen. Over the next several weeks I am going to look at moving over from the iPhone 6 Plus and what that means.  What are the apps that I will now use to replace my must-have apps on iOS8? Is multi-tasking with split screens really useful or just a gimmick? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this subject—stay tuned while we take this journey together to see which device ultimately comes out on top.

Everything You Need to Know About OS X Yosemite & Parallels Access

Image courtesy of Apple.

Image courtesy of Apple.

Apple’s OS X Yosemite is nearly here, and the folks at Parallels (along with millions of Apple customers) are getting pretty pumped. 

But while it may seem like the release of Yosemite is only big news for desktop users, there’s also a one important step for Parallels Access users need to do in preparation. Here at Parallels, we want to be sure that you can continue to enjoy Parallels Access and connect to your Mac after you upgrade—so, without further ado, here is the laundry list of everything you need to know about upgrading to OS X Yosemite and your Parallels Access account:

If you're planning to upgrade to OS X Yosemite on a Mac you connect to:

If you upgrade your Mac to Yosemite before you update the Parallels Access agent on your Mac to the latest version, you will not be able to connect to your Mac after installing Yosemite. 

Please be sure that you update Parallels Access on your Mac to the latest version just before upgrading to Yosemite. This update, like any other Parallels Access update, is free of charge.

It's simple - just open Parallels Access on your Mac and select "Check for updates..." in the menu bar. If you see a response that says "No updates are available" you're good to go. If updates are available, just run the updater.

That’s it! Easy, right? We think so too—so no worries, once you’re on the latest version of Parallels Access, its smooth sailing from there.

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