Dig into our top 4 deals from Cyber Week [Deals]

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Score a ton of Mac apps and charge all your devices with our best Cyber Week deals.
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How time flies. In the blink of an eye, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone. If you’re still looking to scoop up some great deals on gear and gadgets, we’ve got four of the best from Cyber Week for you to review.

Mac owners won’t want to miss the awesome bundle of heavily discounted apps, and everyone should get a charge out of the other deals.

This 13 Mac app bundle featuring Parallels Desktop is on sale today [Deals]

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The 2020 Limited Edition Mac Bundle Ft. Parallels Desktop
Turn your Mac into a productivity powerhouse with 13 award-winning apps for productivity, drive maintenance, privacy and tons more.
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The best way to get the most out of your Mac is to put the right apps on it. From productivity to creativity, maintenance and beyond, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better collection of apps than in this massive bundle. It features Parallels Desktop, which lets you run your Mac and Windows apps on the same machine. The bundle is also massively discounted, so you can upgrade your Mac without downgrading your bank account.

Run Windows on Mac faster than ever with Parallels Desktop 15

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When one operating system just isn't enough, you can run Windows on Mac with Parallels for Mac.
When one operating system just isn't enough.
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Parallels Desktop 15 lets you run Windows on a Mac faster than ever, thanks to a performance-enhancing switch to Apple’s Metal framework. Today’s update to the popular virtualization app brings loads of other feature enhancements, including support for DirectX 11.

The increased efficiency means some Windows apps that would not even launch in Parallels Desktop 14 work properly in the new version.

“We want you to do whatever you want,” said John Uppendahl, Parallels’ VP of communications, during a demo of the new software at the Cult of Mac office in San Francisco.

Parallels app for running Windows on a Mac gets new owner

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Parallels Desktop is now owned by Corel, which hopefully be for the good of users.
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Corel Corp. has acquired Parallels Desktop, software that enables Macs to run Windows, as well as the company that produces it. This shouldn’t make fans of this app nervous, as Corel promises to make “significant investment” in the business. 

Corel is best known for its graphics applications for Windows, like CorelDRAW and PaintShop Pro. It also offers multimedia apps. And now it makes desktop virtualization software.

Run Windows on Mac easier than ever with new Parallels Desktop 12

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A performance boost in Parallels Desktop 12 means Windows 10 will run faster than ever on your Mac.
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Parallels Desktop, a go-to program for anybody wanting to run Windows on a Mac, just got more powerful and convenient to use. The Parallels Desktop 12 update, brings increased speed as well as a suite of handy new tools that simplify everyday tasks.

“This is the best Windows-on-Mac performance in the history of Parallels,” said John Uppendahl, Parallels’ vice president of communications, during a briefing about the new software, which will be available Thursday for subscribers and upgraders. (New users must wait until Aug. 23.)

Time’s running out on these killer productivity upgrades for your Mac [Deals]

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Dragon's latest version comes with all new features for easily and instantly converting speech to text.
Dragon's latest version comes with all new features for easily and instantly converting speech to text.
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Recently we’ve received a long list of amazing Mac apps at equally amazing discounts, but they’re about to slip away. This is your last chance to save half off (and more) on Dragon’s latest dictation software, Parallels for running Windows and Linux on your Mac, Prizmo for converting text images into editable files, and Roxio’s latest version of Toast for the ultimate in file conversions of nearly any type. If you’re looking to expand your Mac’s functionality, get on these deals now:

Parallels for iPad Adds Retina Support And Other Great Features

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Parallels for iPad offers great features for a steal at $4.99 sale price
Parallels for iPad offers great features for a steal at $4.99 sale price

Parallels released an update to the company’s mobile access app for iPhone and iPad. The app offers an array features, particularly for iPad users. The current update adds iPad and iOS 5 optimization, international keyboard support, retina graphics on the new iPad, along with several bug fixes including Mac and Windows scrolling fixes.

Parallels Enterprise Makes Mass Windows On Mac Deployments Easy [Feature]

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Parallels offers tools and guidance for mass Windows on Mac deployments
Parallels offers tools and guidance for mass Windows on Mac deployments

Deploying a large number of Macs with a full load of software can be a challenge for any organization. There are, of course, tools that help ease the process of both initial roll outs as well as software installation or updates.

If Mac users also need the ability to run Windows apps,however, there’s an extra layer of complexity. IT departments need to to get Windows onto each Mac, configured, and joined to enterprise systems in an efficient manner. Adding to the challenge Windows on Mac deployments add to the good  amount of additional data that needs to be deployed – more than doubling it in some situations.