Miscellaneous / Other
Parallels is brining their sense of Mac/Windows harmony to the business world with the announcement of Parallels Business Solutions. Via updates to Parallels Management Suite and Parallels Desktop for Mac Enterprise Edition (plus the just-released Parallels Access app for iPad) IT departments can now maintain compliance and control while still embracing the diverse technology employees need.
Our friends at Global Delight have released v3.5 of Voila, their “all-in-one” screen capture solution for OS X. Voila allows you to capture, edit and share anything on your Mac’s screen, and you can do so for only $14.99 (50% off the normal price) if you buy it on sale by September 15th.
Ukrainian developer Aperio Lux’s uDesktop NEXT for OS X is a desktop wallpaper application that lets users choose from a library of hi-res images in 35 categories that are constantly being updated, so you should be able find several that suit your taste. Wallpapers are available in 16 resolutions for everything from iPhone and iPad to the MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Parallels’ Desktop 8 software suite, which allows you to run virtual Mac, Linux, or Windows machines from within your existing OS X installation, has posted both instructions and an update to help developers interested in running the OS X Mavericks Preview and Parallels Desktop. Available to registered Apple Developers, Mavericks is currently in beta, so a virtual machine provides safety, convenience, and protection against loss/damage resulting from unfinished software.
MacTech’s BootCamp II is a seminar targeted at Apple consultants and support professionals, which these days is becoming just about everyone in IT as BYOD programs import Apple’s logo into businesses everywhere. AppleTell readers can get discounted access to the BootCamp and the newly-launched Microsoft Office accreditation course as well!
Evernote—one of the more popular note-taking apps available for iOS, Mac and the web—has just been updated with a new feature that will certainly make the app even more useful: Evernote Reminders. With Reminders, you’ll be able to enjoy three features in one: in-app and email alarms, quick note based to-do lists, and the ability to pin notes to the top your note list.
Dropbox shared folders let two users (i.e., two accounts) share a folder of files. But sometimes Dropbox Sharing is not what you want, e.g., independent work and home accounts. The Joy of Macs’ new Dropbox Encore enables a second instance of Dropbox to run in a single Mac OS X user account. Each instance of DropBox must have a unique Dropbox account and a separate local Dropbox folder.
In the beginning, there were very expensive and highly brittle home automation systems that relied on programmers to customize code for specific components. Savant’s goal is simple; get rid of the custom programming and provide the most user-friendly and flexible remote control/home automation solution. And best of all? It’s Mac-based.
You need not be at Macworld/iWorld to take advantage of the sales being offered. It helps, of course. I mean most are show only, and some are even cash only, but there are many deals that extend well beyond the confines of the Moscone Center. We’ll continue to post them here as we find them.
Just like you, every day for the past 4 years with my various iterations of iPhone, I have been forced to look at an ugly carrier logo in the upper left corner of my screen. I’ve read for years that we can change this icon by jailbreaking our devices, but thanks to coder uhelios, we now have Carrier Editor for Mac which can change our iOS carrier’s logo in four simple steps.
Here’s another round of freebies! You know how these bundles work, right? Well, I recently stumbled upon this Mac Freebie Bundle at Cult of Mac that offers $117 worth of Mac software at absolutely no cost to you (although you will have to register to get them). So, what’s in store for you? Let’s take a look.
Nisus is one of my favorite software companies, and they make one of my favorite word processors: Nisus Writer Pro. They now also make an Apple Mail search tool called InfoClick, “designed to guide you to the emails you’ve been trying to find.” The only notification I received about this was a “letter from the president” in the Nisus Software Newsletter, so here it is, in case you don’t subscribe: