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Running Windows on your MacBook isn't uncommon, but running it on a new Touch Bar MacBook Pro has its own set of challenges thanks to the removal of the function keys. Luckily, a trip through your MacBook's settings can bring those precious keys back when using Windows 10, either virtually or natively.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.


iPad, Windows and Mac: Parallels Access, a new iPad app from the creator of our favourite Windows virtualisation software on OS X, makes it easier to use desktop software on your Apple tablet. With one part remote access and one part native iPad app, you get a desktop experience on a tablet that almost feels like the real thing.


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If running Windows on your Mac isn't cutting it for you and you need access through your iOS device, Parallels has released Parallels Mobile for the iPhone, iPod touch and (most appropriately) iPad.


The Simple Help weblog runs through installing Windows 7 on your Mac using Parallels, so you can experience the hype—from the safety of an easily deletable virtual machine. The installation process is nothing new to most Lifehacker readers, requiring only a copy of the Windows 7 beta, a recent version of Parallels Desktop, and some free time. But this guide has a full walkthrough of all the steps for the less tech-savvy, useful for sharing with friends that aren't as technically inclined. If you want to use the new Aero-enabled features, you will need to install Windows 7 as a dual-boot OS using Boot Camp instead—Aero doesn't work inside a virtual machine. If you just want to run Windows 7 alongside your current XP or Vista installations, our guide to dual-booting Windows 7 with XP or Vista is for you. Alternately, you can also multi-boot your Windows 7 desktop with Linux.

How to install Windows 7 in OS X using Parallels Desktop - a complete walkthrough


Curious to see how Windows 7 runs on a Mac using Parallels? The configuration choice isn't necessarily obvious, but PC Authority editor Zara Baxter advises setting the Parallels installation as 'Windows 2008 experimental' in order to play with the beta (which isn't officially available to the public but is spreading over torrent sites nonetheless). Given that it's an experimental build and that Parallels has recently upgraded, of course, your mileage may vary.