HWM (Singapore) - - FRONT PAGE - by Janelle Li

Par­al­lels is a brand mostly known by Mac users for Par­al­lels Desk­top, a vir­tu­al­iza­tion soft­ware that al­lows one’s Mac to run both OS X and Win­dows side by side. Last year, Par­al­lels launched Par­al­lels Ac­cess, a re­mote desk­top app that let’s one con­nect to and run Mac desk­top apps on an iPad; full Win­dows sup­port came a few months af­ter. How­ever, its use­ful­ness has still been con­strained to the Ap­ple crowd…till now.

Par­al­lels Ac­cess just had a ma­jor up­date to ver­sion 2.0 with sup­port for An­droid (4.0 and above) de­vices, along­side a host of new fea­tures. Set up is sim­ple: you down­load an agent that runs on your PC/Mac, then in­stall Par­al­lels Ac­cess from the App Store or Google Play — de­pend­ing on which mo­bile de­vice you own—and you can now run just about any pro­gram you have on your PC/Mac on your smart­phone/tablet. Here are 5 things you can do with Par­al­lels Ac­cess 2.0 straight away.

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