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First Try at Blogging Via Parallels Mobile on the iPad = Successful

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Despite being a very happy VMware Fusion user for few years now, the new release of Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac caught my eye – as I mentioned last week. One of the main reasons it did is that it has a free companion Parallels Mobile app for the iPad and iOS devices.

Last week I got a chance to install Parallels Desktop 6 on my Macbook Pro and Parallels Mobile on my iPad, and to try out controlling my Windows 7 virtual machine on my Mac from the iPad.  My main goal with this was to be able to use my favorite blogging app – Windows Live Writer – from the iPad.

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New Parallels Mobile App Offers Remote Access to Mac Virtual Machines from iPad

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The new Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac looks really good.  It’s got 80 new features and some major speed improvements over its previous version. Here’s the one new feature that sounds the best of all to me:

New! Parallels Mobile App

Enjoy full access and control of your virtual machine from wherever you are with our new iPhone/iPad app. Access and use programs in a virtual machine remotely, even if you are not on the same network as you Mac.

Yes! A free companion, universal app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. I run one essential Windows app on my MacBook Pro (a blog editing app) – so this ability to work with a VM from my iPad is a dream of a feature.  I’ve downloaded the 14-day trial of Parallels Desktop 6 and can’t wait to try this out.

Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac is priced at $79.99 for new users and $49.99 for upgraders. For more info or to purchase or download a trial, go here:

http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/

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