Just a few short years ago, this time of year would have been one of anticipation for the arrival of a new iPhone. Instead, eager buyers have to wait out the dog days of summer — or cave in to a potentially lucrative offer on a current model that's hard to resist.
If you met the recent launch of Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac with a shrug, that's probably because you're a faithful VMware Fusion user waiting for the arrival of the latest version, in which case your patience has been rewarded.
Should you need further evidence of T-Mobile's claims that U.S. carriers are essentially evil, Verizon Wireless proved it on Friday by actually extending the length of time its customers have to wait to become eligible for an upgrade -- all while proudly boasting that they can buy a full-priced handset anytime they'd like, as long as they keep forking over for that contract. With the speed at which new devices are released these days, we imagine this move won't be appreciated by too many Verizon customers...
The current conventional logic with solid state drives goes as follows: they're new, they're cool, they're speedy, and they're expensive — but once you go SSD, it's incredibly hard to go back. This theory is fully proven with OCZ's new Vector solid state drive, the 256GB variant having occupied my mid-2011 MacBook Pro for a few weeks now and making me dread the day I have to send the review unit back.
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.