Join Parallels for “2006: A Year in Review” to Celebrate the Launch of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac

We’re celebrating the launch of Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac by looking back at 2006, the year it all started for everybody’s favorite desktop virtualization software.

Join us! We’ll be sharing “retro” moments from 2006 on our social channels and would love to have you warp back in time with us!





Introducing Parallels Desktop 10 for Mac

Today we announced Parallel Desktop 10 for Mac. For more than 8 years, we’ve been the #1 choice of Mac users for running Windows and Mac side-by-side. And over the years, what used to be plain old cool fun and “magic” has become a way of life for Mac users.

Here’s what Laura DiDio of ITIC Consulting says: “Today we are seeing a shift in consumer behavior. Users’ expectations are that they should be able to simply run any application they need regardless of operating system.”

Over the next few weeks we will post about many of the improvements and new features but here’s a teaser:

·       Open Windows documents 48% faster

·       Up to 30% longer battery life

·       The new Disk Space Wizard makes it easy to reclaim disk space

·       And of course it’s ready for OS X Yosemite

If you’re a developer, tester or IT Pro, you can even download preconfigured Internet Explorer Test Environments right from the New Virtual Machine Wizard. They are good for 90 days of testing.

Existing customers can upgrade today by clicking here, and starting on August 26 new customers can purchase from our online store and at retailers worldwide.

Purchase Parallels Desktop 9 this month? Not to worry – you may be covered under our Technology Guarantee if you bought or registered Parallels Desktop 9 on or after August 1. If you qualify you will be sent an upgrade key automatically.


Turning my car into a jet fighter

If you’re a geek like me, you’re ready for a Transporter and a Replicator already, as well as “come on already – let’s get space travel sorted!”

I came across this article today about a gizmo called the Cyber Navi that would project smartphone apps on your car’s windshield. Since I drive a “classic” (older) car, I don’t like trying to use my smartphone for certain things while I drive. I find it too distracting, and let’s face it – drivers in the Seattle area aren’t the greatest drivers.

I really like Navdy’s approach of being able to display multiple things on a split screen in the heads up display, as well as the ability to operate it with hand gestures. To me this seems brilliant, as I don’t have to look away to a built in display or a mounted smartphone, nor would I need to punch buttons on a display to do common things. Just like a jet fighter!

What do you think? Any of you using similar products? Would you shell out $299 to be one of the first to get the Cyber Navi?