There are many good reasons to run alternate operating systems on a Mac, but this year Apple gave us the best one yet, courtesy of the OS X Yosemite public beta — and the latest version of Parallels Desktop not only delivers the necessary 10.10 compatibility and guest virtual machine support, but provides bits of the shiny new desktop OS to Windows too.
Last week, the Home Depot suffered a devastating security breach in which 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million e-mail addresses were stolen. By the time a massive story hit The Wall Street Journal regarding the issue, investigators revealed that someone had managed to get access to the files through a Windows security breach. And what do you do when that happens? If you're in charge at Home Depot, apparently, you buy your executives a bunch of MacBooks and iPhones to replace their old Windows devices.
They came, they saw, they purchased! At this writing, Apple hasn't yet posted sales figures for the iPhone 6 launch weekend, but judging from the long lines, we're guessing they'll have plenty to brag about in addition to the four million preorders racked up more than a week ago. Today's Morning Report kicks off with a look at new LTE enhancements from Verizon, out-of-warranty repair costs for the latest handsets, and how Windows users have an edge over Mac (for now).
Once iCloud for Windows is fully up and running (as it should be in the not-too-distant future), it'll be easy to transfer files between your Mac, your iOS device, and even your PC. But what if you need to share files between a Mac and a PC now? Many people these days have more than one computer at home, and if your Mac sits on the same network as a Windows PC or two, being able to share files between them is a must. We'll show you how to do it with minimal effort.
There's a good chunk of the world that still hasn't bought a Mac for various reasons despite their love of iOS devices, but Apple is taking steps to make sure they remain connected to their Apple files regardless of which machines they're forced to use. Today, the Cupertino company sent out invitations to members of AppleSeed to try out the beta iCloud for Windows, which includes access to iCloud Drive.
If you have a need to run Windows on your Mac, today's Morning Report has all the details on a major new upgrade to one of the best solutions for doing just that, along with rumors of the world's largest Apple retail store, and new updates to Cupertino's pro video applications thrown in for good measure. Read on to find out more!
Windows 7 remains one of the most popular operating systems for Apple's rival Microsoft, but apparently the folks in Cupertino want nothing to do with it. According to new support documents (via MacRumors), Apple's Boot Camp for the new Mac Pro no longer supports installations of the 2009 platform. If you want to run Windows on your sleek 2013 Mac Pro, in other words, you're going to install Windows 8.
When it comes to streaming movies, Mac users already have plenty of options like Netflix and Hulu — but a new application seems likely to ruffle feathers in Hollywood by turning torrent files into free, desktop-based cinema.