Run Windows 10 with great performance on Apple Silicon Macs with Parallels Desktop

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Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac with M1 support now available.
Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac lets you have the best of both words: macOS and Windows.
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Parallels Desktop 16.5 for Mac debuted Wednesday, bringing full native support for computers with Apple Silicon. It allows users to run Windows 10 ARM Insider Preview and its applications on Macs with an Apple M1 processor.

Running a virtual version of Windows 10 on Apple Silicon is up to 30% faster than in an Intel-based Mac, according to Parallels. And it uses 2.5x less power.

Parallels Toolbox gets brand new tools, big improvements

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Parallels Toolbox is better than ever.
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Parallels Toolbox just got a massive update on Mac that adds a whole bunch of useful new tools.

The version 3.5 release brings the ability to access clipboard history, an energy saving mode, and a sleep timer. It also allows you to hide menubar icons you don’t always need access to.

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.

Score more than 30 productivity tools for your Mac [Deals]

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Instantly add more than 30 top shelf utilities to your Mac for about 10 bucks a year.
Instantly add more than 30 top shelf utilities to your Mac for about 10 bucks a year.
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It pays to stock up on utilities for Mac, whether to record desktop video, clean up drives, or boost productivity. Unfortunately top shelf Mac tools also come with a cost. So this bundle of more than 30 Mac utilities for $10 a year is a can’t-miss opportunity.

Access your desktop apps and files from your iPhone with Parallels [Deals]

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Access your files straight from your device
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If you’ve tried a desktop client for your mobile device, it was probably not the most streamlined affair. Many remote desktop apps don’t emphasize mobile interactions, after all. So they require lots of pinching and zooming just to get a good view of a file or app.

Parallels 14 brings macOS Mojave support, big speed boost

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Parallels 14 is a massive upgrade.
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Parallels, the popular virtualization software for Mac, just got a massive upgrade.

Version 14 comes with macOS Mojave support and a significant speed boost, as well as welcome storage optimizations. It also brings a bunch of handy new features, including the ability to access Windows apps shortcuts on the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar.

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.

Expand your Mac’s functionality and its storage at the same time [Deals]

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Add 128 gigs of storage and the ability to run Windows and Linux on your Mac.
Add 128 gigs of storage and the ability to run Windows and Linux on your Mac.
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Talk about a power couple — this bundle comes with a pair of tools that expand the capacity and functionality of your Mac. Add 128 gigs of secure and fast storage, and run Windows or Linux alongside OSX on your Mac. It’s a massive upgrade for just $199.

Take a look at what’s included: