Every year, Parallels continues to impress me with its ability to add new features to the already feature rich Parallels Desktop for Mac product. Since the time I started my journey with using a Mac and therefore using (at the time) Parallels Desktop 5 for Mac for my Windows virtualisation needs, it was impressive even at the time. And every year without fail, Parallels Desktop just continue to keep getting better, not just from the perspective of having new features but also in improving its performance. And now, Parallels Desktop 9 for Mac has just released available first for existing customer upgrades and soon, for new customers.
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.
Have a MacBook Pro and need a USB hub? I highly recommend that you check out this article and see what I’ve found to be the perfect USB hub for the MacBook Pro.
If you use both Mac and Windows, deciding on which file system to format your portable hard disk can sometimes be tricky. By default, the Mac can only read NTFS disks and Windows obviously could not even load an HFS+ formatted disk. Well, what if you didn’t need to choose and can use both HFS+ and NTFS on either your Mac and Windows machines! Wouldn’t that be awesome? Here’s how you can do exactly that.
Have an iPad and am wondering what apps you can download for your kids? With literally thousands of apps in the App Store, that task can be pretty daunting! So here’s is a list of apps that I’ve come to discover and has my kids’ stamp of approval (that they thoroughly enjoy that is)! Hopefully it would help you find the apps that your kids would enjoy too.
With the recent release of both Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and VMware Fusion 5, it’s time again to compare the two popular virtualization solutions for Mac and see which suits you better and if an upgrade from the previous versions worth considering.
If you find yourself wanting upgrade your Mac’s Bluetooth 2.1 support with a USB dongle that supports Bluetooth 4.0, here’s a tip for you to get it working with those cheap but unsupported Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongles you can find posted on eBay.
Safari 5.2 is already seeded to Safari developers. Question is can you get it as well, and if you could, is it stable enough to run it on your primary PC? Well, read on to see how I’ve found Safari 5.2 a much welcomed update on my OS X Lion system!
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!