Daily Deal on CrossOver 17: Run Windows apps and Games on your Mac...without Windows

Daily Deal on CrossOver 17: Run Windows apps and Games on your Mac...without Windows

There are plenty of solutions for creating virtual Windows machines on your Mac for running Windows apps or games, but all of them -- Parallels Desktop, VMware Fusion, Boot Camp and VirtualBox -- require that you shell out money for a Windows license. CrossOver 17 from CodeWeavers (just $19 with our deal) is a way to buy many popular Windows apps and run them on your Mac as native programs -- there's no reason to buy that Windows license.

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Last Chance Deal: Get a lifetime license to PDFConverterOCR for just $19.99

Last Chance Deal: Get a lifetime license to PDFConverterOCR for just $19.99

Scanning paper documents to PDF files has literally become a snap with many iOS apps able to convert photos of bills, receipts and other paperwork to Adobe's Portable Document Format. But what if you need to search for specific information contained in those documents or edit them? That's where Optical Character Recognition (OCR) comes into play, translating PDF files into editable documents. One of the best OCR tools for Mac is Cisdem's PDFConverterOCR 4, and today only we're offering a lifetime license to this app for just $19.99. 

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Quicken 2017 available for macOS, iOS, Windows, Android OS

Quicken 2017 available for macOS, iOS, Windows, Android OS

Quicken 2017 is now available for Mac and Windows system. The new product line offers users a revamped interface, a mobile app that’s iPhone/iPad compatible, and new investment, reporting, and bill pay capabilities. The products have been re-designed to work optimally on high resolution displays.

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VMware Fusion 8.5 announced at VMworld, free upgrade from Fusion 8.0

VMware Fusion 8.5 announced at VMworld, free upgrade from Fusion 8.0

As expected, the recent announcement of Parallels Desktop 12 preceded the release of VMware Fusion 8.5 by only a little over a week. VMware's Mac virtual machine environments -- Fusion and Fusion Pro, have been updated to version 8.5, bringing support for macOS Sierra host and guest machines (with Siri integration and tabbed VM windows), Windows 10 Anniversary, and Windows Server 2016.

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Daily Deal: CrossOver 15 lets you run Windows apps on your Mac without the cost

Daily Deal: CrossOver 15 lets you run Windows apps on your Mac without the cost

Last week we highlighted a virtual machine solution that makes it possible to run a full Windows machine on your Mac, but what if you just need to run one specific Windows app and you don't want the expense of the VM software and a Windows license? That's where CrossOver 15 comes in, and we've got it for you in the for just $19.99

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AWT News Update: August 10, 2016

AWT News Update: August 10, 2016

Weird things are afoot in the world of Apple today, some good, some bad:

  • Google finally updates Google Docs and Google Sheets for iPad to work with Split-View multitasking in iOS 9
  • Microsoft accidentally gives away the keys to the "secure back door" for Windows tablets and other devices, another reason Apple doesn't want such a back door and the FBI does
  • Some bad guys tried to get away with stealing laptops from an Apple office in Cupertino (not THAT office in Cupertino, just a small side facility)
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Study: lots of Windows users would switch to the Mac for more privacy

Study: lots of Windows users would switch to the Mac for more privacy

Hey, Apple, here’s your chance: 61% of Windows users would switch to Mac OS X for more privacy, according to a new survey by OnePoll on behalf of security and privacy advice and comparison website Comparitech.com. Evidently, there’s a lot of concern about the amount of data Microsoft collects via the Windows Store.

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Macs are ‘extremely reliable,’ Windows less so, in RESCUECOM’s first biannual Computer Repair Report

Macs are ‘extremely reliable,’ Windows less so, in RESCUECOM’s first biannual Computer Repair Report

In its biannual Computer Repair Report, RESCUECOM — a computer repair company in the U.S., the U.K., and Canada — says that difficulty with Windows has not eased as much as expected, though it has slightly. As for Macs, the report says they’re “extremely reliable” and make up just 0.7% of the repair calls to RESCUECOM.

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10 years of Parallels Desktop for Mac celebrated with limited time price cuts

10 years of Parallels Desktop for Mac celebrated with limited time price cuts

Parallels has announced that June 14-21 it will celebrate 10 years of innovations and industry firsts in Parallels Desktop for Mac. The online celebration will highlight a decade of features that allow you to run any application – on Windows XP, 7, 8 and 10, Chrome, Linux and Android – on a Mac.

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GoodSync is a good back-up/syncing solution, though it’s a bit too Window-ish

GoodSync is a good back-up/syncing solution, though it’s a bit too Window-ish

If you want to keep your files safe and in sync, GoodSync is a decent, if not great, option for doing so. Available in Mac OS X, iOS, Windows, and Android versions, it backs up and syncs music, photos, videos, email, text documents and more between desktops, laptops, servers, and external drives -- all without using cloud-based services.

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Windows Insiders can beta test Cortana for iOS

Windows Insiders can beta test Cortana for iOS

Users of Microsoft Windows 10 and Windows smartphones know that Cortana is actually a pretty good personal digital assistant. Like Siri on iOS, Cortana helps search devices, the cloud or the web for files or information, sets up reminders, and does other tasks at your command. Well, Microsoft yesterday opened up Cortana for iOS to a beta program, which means that the assistant will be coming to your iPhones and iPads soon.

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PC shipments to shrink through 2016 (but you can expect the Mac to defy the trend)

PC shipments to shrink through 2016 (but you can expect the Mac to defy the trend)

Global shipments of PCs — as in "personal computer" as opposed to Windows computers — will fall by -8.7% in 2015 and not stabilize until 2017, according to the latest data from International Data Corp. However, the Sellers Research Group (that's me) says the Mac will defy this trend

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