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An in-depth look into Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac

Almost like clockwork, Parallels released yet another new version of their popular product, Parallels Desktop for Mac, a year after version 8 was released. In this article, I explore the new features in Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac and see how useful they are in reality. And if you are already an existing Parallels Desktop for Mac user, is it worth paying for the upgrade to version 9.

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The MiniDrive review

If you are looking to expand your MacBook Air or Pro Retina’s storage capacity by using an SD Card and utilizing the idle SD Card slot, you’d probably already have heard of the Nifty MiniDrive. While its a great option by its own right, unless you are one of the Kickstarter project backer, you’re out of luck owning one anytime soon. But wait, there’s an alternative to the Nifty MiniDrive. Is it good? The guys at MiniDrive were kind enough the send me one to check it out.

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A Nifty MiniDrive Indeed

Ever wondered what else you can do with the SD Card slot on your MacBook and maybe you are also running out of precious storage space? Check out the Nifty MiniDrive then! It’s a quick and easy way to have additional storage on your MacBook and it looks pretty too!

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Windows 8 Pro on Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac

Windows 8 Pro was finally released late October 2012 and I finally took the plunge to click on the order button today. Why? Well, I was curious to see how the final version of Windows 8 performs on Parallels Desktop 8 on my Mac. The result? Read on the find out what I think!

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Parallels or VMWare Virtual Machines on an SSD: Is it worth it?

SSD is very expensive in terms of it’s real estate and you simply do not want to put just about any junk you have that’s not worth it’s space there. Therefore, you would want to make sure if it’s really worth plunking the tens of GBs worth of VM image onto your precious SSD storage. So, should you or should you not? Is there significant performance improvements that warrant the large chunk of the SSD dedicated to the VM image? Read on to find out!

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Messages for OS X is pretty cool indeed!

In the recent Mountain Lion preview announcement, we are starting to see quite a bit of convergence of iOS apps being introduced into Mac OS X. There’s a whole lot of iCloud enhanced apps like Calendar, Reminder, Notes, etc. If you are familiar with the iPad, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s going to be available soon! But there’s also a gem that was released on the same announcement, and that’s the Messages app which is available now as a beta app.