It's a very special rumor-laden Labor Day version of the hot news of the week. Did you hear Apple has a new iPhone in production? Well, of course you did. But what else did you hear about it? Anything? Anything at all? Well, we just so happen to have some choice iPhone 5S/C rumors (with video!) and a few other things in the pipeline. So if you aren't already sitting outside grilling for the weekend, have at the week's top news and innuendo.
Everyone likes being part of an exclusive club, and if you happen to own Parallels Desktop for Mac, today is the day you've been waiting for -- version 9 is now available as a paid upgrade ahead of the public release next week.
With Parallels, VMWare Fusion, VirtualBox, and other applications that run the Windows platform (and other OSes) in a virtualized environment, all of the files, programs, etc., in that environment are stored in a single hard drive file that resides on your Mac. Here's how to make sure it's backed up properly.
The latest solution from Parallels for virtually running Windows (or other OSes) on a Mac, Desktop 8 boasts speed improvements and other enhancements such as support for 32GB of RAM. But as with its competitor VMWare Fusion 5, there aren’t many headline improvements over the previous versions.
Although the latest version won't be available to the public until next week, Parallels has announced the immediate availability of Parallels Desktop 8 for existing users as a $49.99 upgrade from the company's website.
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
Is there life beyond Apple? For former senior vice-president and the man many consider to be the "father of Mac OS X" Bertrand Serlet, the answer is yes as he becomes a board member for virtualization software company Parallels.