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Parallels Desktop 12 lets you merge macOS Sierra and Windows 10

Apple is getting ready to launch a load of new products in the second half of the year, including the iPhone 7 and the new version of its desktop operating system macOS Sierra.

And for the many Mac users who like to run Windows alongside Apple’s software, the launch of a new version of Parallels Desktop should come as welcome news.

Parallels Desktop 12 is macOS Sierra ready and comes with a number of improvements over previous versions.

Firstly, there’s support for the new Windows Ink workspace, introduced in the anniversary edition of Windows 10, plus,  enhanced support for video games, so you should be able to run more PC games on a Mac than ever before, with much improved performance.

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There’s also a standalone Parallels Toolbox for Mac app, which features more than 20 single-function tools and utilities to help solve any problems you may have with the software.

And the company has added a new wizard, through which you can buy and download Windows directly within Parallels Desktop.

Jack Zubarev, Parallels president, said: “In addition to delivering our best Windows-on-Mac performance and experience, Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac simplifies a number of everyday tasks for millions of our customers in all walks of life.”

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If you’re an Overwatch fan, you’ll also be pleased to hear the new software has been designed to provide increased support for the game, and there’s improved support for the Windows Xbox One app.

Parallels Desktop 12 for Mac, is available today for subscribers and upgraders from Parallels Desktop 10 and 11. The software will be available to all on August 23 at the Parallels site and other online stores.

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