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How to Run the New Age of Empires III DE on a Mac with Parallels Desktop

I have written several times in the Parallels blog about my most favorite game franchise of all time: Age of Empires (Here, here, and here). Since Age of Empires is a Windows game, when I want to play it, I use a Windows virtual machine (VM) in Parallels Desktop – and that is why I write about Age of Empires here.  The last few years have seen a real resurgence in Age of Empires. (“There … [Read more...]

macOS Catalina and Parallels Desktop Form a Dream Team for Business

Apple introduced a couple of features with macOS Catalina that make life easier not only for users—they can also help cut costs and increase productivity in businesses. Parallels Desktop 15 for Mac—the latest release of Parallels Desktop—is optimized for macOS Catalina (both as an operating system host and guest) and comes with a number of new features as well.  We would like to give you an … [Read more...]

How to Use Parallels Desktop with Sidecar: Windows on iPad

Since the advent of macOS Catalina, Apple users can use their iPad as a second computer screen for their Mac with the feature sidecar. This opens up completely new application areas and makes mobile computing flexible like never before. Anyone on the road with a MacBook and an iPad can use two screens to work productively.  Combined with Parallels Desktop 15, an iPad becomes a second … [Read more...]

The 15 Best macOS Apps for Productivity When Working from Home in 2020

Working from home (WFH, also called telecommuting or telework) is becoming an increasingly common practice. In 2020, the necessity to effectively work remotely is crucial to productivity more than ever. Here at Parallels, we refuse to pretend as if remote work is a new trend. In 2019, the Business Harvard Review proved that remote employees are found to be more productive, have a lower chance of … [Read more...]

Parallels Affiliate Nitesh Sharma Gained Extensive Independence Through Content Marketing and Selling Parallels Products

Guest Blog from Affiliate Marketing Manager, Anastasia Barbashina. Nitesh Sharma has been a member of the Parallels Affiliate Program for about two years now. He started to learn about the potential of an affiliate business in college when he noticed the power of content marketing. It became clear that in content marketing, bloggers specialize in a niche and write passionate product … [Read more...]

How to Use Windows-Based CAD Applications on Mac

Whether it’s photorealistic animation or 3D models for building planning, architects and product designers depend on powerful graphics and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to bring their work to life.  Architecture and graphics students are faced with the question of which operating system to choose. The same applies to architectural offices. The big challenge is that Mac computers … [Read more...]

New Flexible Working Models Need New Tools

Our working world is changing at a blinding pace. In particular, there are several pillars of traditional office jobs that are shifting: Working-hour modelsEmployee/employer relationshipsPlace of work Working-hour models are becoming more flexible. First, the traditional “nine to five” gave way to models of core time and flexible hours. This has gone even further; job sharing and … [Read more...]

Adding Many Full-Size Icons to the Mac Dock

I use the Mac Dock a lot, and I configure it to have the most useful set of icons that I can. Unfortunately, when you add lots of icons to the Dock, the icons become tiny. In this blog post, I will show you how I add many full-sized icons to my Dock. You can see what the end result is in Figure 1. Figure 1_Nine full-sized icons for Windows app in the Mac Dock The trick here is to add … [Read more...]

Age of Empires II and Parallels Desktop

As I‘ve written in earlier blog posts, Age of Empires is my most favorite game of all time. So you can imagine my dismay when Microsoft announced in 2008 that they were shutting down Ensemble Studios, the development studio for all the Age of Empires titles. It would appear that Microsoft has reconsidered the decision to end the Age of Empires line, as they’ve recently released two significant … [Read more...]

Benefits and Obstacles of an Affiliate Business

Today, we want to spotlight the Parallels Affiliate Program, which allows any person to sign up and earn money by promoting Parallels Desktop and Parallels® Toolbox. Once approved as an authorized affiliate, you’re eligible to get a 15% commission from each new-license sale generated through your links. Additionally, you can get performance incentives—such as commission increase and discount … [Read more...]