Parallels 8 Desktop for the Mac and iOS Application
Company: Parallels
Version: Desktop 8 for Mac 8.0.1, and Parallels iOS application 3.2.5
Requires: OSX 10.6.8 or later, and iOS 4.0 or later
Compatible with: iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5) and iPad 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation, 4th Generation, iPad mini
Price: $79.99 Desktop, and $4.99 iOS Application (limited time price; normally $19.99)

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I had heard a lot about running virtual machines for years but had never thought to do it. I would think, what’s the point? But then I got the chance to review Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and its iOS application companion. It was a new experience for me to use a technology I was not familiar with, which is rare, so I grabbed the chance with both hands.

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Hijack!
MyMac Podcast #372

On October 26, 2011, in Podcast, by Scott Willsey


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Guy and Gaz left the studio door unlocked, and the podcast has been hijacked by Scott, Peter, and Patrick. Since Guy and Gaz always proclaim each new episode of MyMac as one of the longest ever, this time it really is! We talk about our experiences with Lion upgrades, Final Cut Pro X, and the iPhone 4S, iOS 5, and iCloud.

It’s the mother of all hijacks, with something from just about every recent Apple product discussed, whether it needs discussing or not.

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The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide
Review

On September 27, 2011, in Book Review, Mac OS X, Review, by Mark Greentree

The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide
Author: Jeff Carlson
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN-13: 978-0-321-77661-7, 240 pages
Price: Paperback US$11.99, Book + eBook Bundle US$16.19, eBook only US$9.59

If you’re after a quick pocket guide book that offers more detail than other competing books, I suggest you pick up The Mac OS X 10.7 Lion PocketGuide book.

The author, Jeff Carlson, takes readers through Lion in a way that anyone at any level can adapt to. Within the easy to follow guides in each chapter, readers will find a treasure trove of addition hints and tips to help you perfect your user experience.

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Take Control of Upgrading to Lion, version 1.1
Author: Joe Kissell
Publisher: TidBITS Publishing, Inc.
Price: $15.00
150 pages, ebook-PDF format
ISBN: 978-1-61542-138-1

On July 20, 2011, Apple released the much-anticipated OS X 10.7 Lion. As with all previous OS upgrades, it’s important to get your Mac ready for a new operating system. And also, as with previous upgrades, TidBITS Publishing is there to help, with Joe Kissell’s new ebook, Take Control of Upgrading to Lion (TCUL).

This book is NOT about how to use Lion; Kissell refers the reader to another Take Control book on that subject. Rather, TCUL is a primer on preparing for Lion’s installation.

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Syncing the Ship
MyMac Podcast #353

On June 8, 2011, in Podcast, by The MyMac Podcast


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No Gaz tonight so Owen Rubin joins Guy and they discuss all the latest just announced at Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference. You get their takes on OS X Lion, iOS 5, the wireless syncing for iOS devices to come, the iCloud, and just what the heck is iTunes Match? Lastly, as it turns out, all this SoundBoard silliness is OWEN’S fault!

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Contact info: Drop us a line and let us know you want to be on the show. Gaz and Guy on Twitter, guy@mymac.com and gaz@mymac.com, or our Skype direct number 703-436-9501. Also go into iTunes and leave some feedback.

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