You don’t have to be a hacker to run Windows on your Mac [Deals]

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Parallels puts you in the driver's seat.
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For those of us with Macs who were once Windows users, it’s easy to miss the old applications, games and, yes, even the interface. Rather than use special software, building a virtual machine or buying a new PC just to open up a Windows session again, you can use Parallels to seamlessly run a Windows or Linux desktop on your Mac.

There are no special tricks, no partitioning, no rebooting — and no reason not to try it: Right now at Cult of Mac Deals you can get Parallels for half off for $39.99. See below for more details.

In addition to making it easy to run Windows and Mac applications side by side, there are other attractive features to Parallels — you can make Windows invisible while using its apps, or run it as usual, access Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana, optimize performance for your particular use (gaming, coding, etc.), even use demanding apps like Windows Media Player and Access. Parallels is the legit way to run Windows on your Mac, along with all the applications you know and love.

Buy now: Get Parallels Desktop 11 for $39.99, that’s a full half off the usual price. All you have to do is enter the code PARBUNDLE at the time of purchase, and pick up another item of $39.99 or more. We’ve listed some suggestions below.

Dragon for Mac, V5 – 50% off

Dragon is one of the most trusted names in speech-to-text dictation software, and their 5th edition doesn’t disappoint. It’s as useful for sending emails as it is for creating spreadsheet, surfing the web, or almost anything else involving words and a computer. Adaptive tools automatically account for spelling, proper names, and more.

Buy now: Get Dragon for Mac for $99.99, a discount of half off.

Le VPN: Lifetime Subscription – 88% off

Stay safe and anonymous when you browse on any device, free from worry of data snoops, identity thieves, and other online hazards. Le VPN uses military-grade encryption across one of the widest virtual private networks in the world, totalling more than 700 servers in 114 countries. You can browse at high speed with unlimited bandwidth using SmartDNS to unblock TV and streaming restrictions, with no traffic logs.

Buy now: Get a lifetime of Le VPN for $69, a whopping 88 percent less than the usual price.

iKlips DUO iOS Flash Storage Solution – 20% off

The iKlips DUO is an easy way to expand your iOS data and make transfer super easy. It connects right to your device’s Lightning jack, making accessible gigabytes of music, photos, documents, and more without having to store any of it on your phone or tablet, even while streaming. DUO also makes data transfer a breeze, allowing transfer of single files larger than 4GB with support for ex-FAT format, all accessible from a universal iOS app.

Buy now: Get the iKlips DUO for $71, that’s a discount of 20 percent.