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Parallels Access 2.0 ‘remote access’ app unveiled for iPhone and Android

On Tuesday, Parallels announced an update to Parallels Access app which would allow Android and iOS smartphone users to install the app and remotely control their desktops and Macs.parallels-remote-access-app

The new Parallels Access 2.0 will allow PC and Mac users to remotely control their systems via smartphone. The app was launched in 2013  and was earlier available only on iPad. Users will be able to change the screen resolution, wake up the computer or access Facebook remotely with the new update. With the new update users will no longer have to carry laptops and will be able to stay connected to computers at workplace.


Jack Zubarev, President of 14-year old company ‘Parallels’ said in a statement:

“While traditional remote desktop products are trying to show a large desktop on a small mobile device, we worked hard to make remote access from mobile devices a truly simple and effective experience.”

The new version also include Parallels Access for business release and new features. A new file browser has been added for accessing the files on the computer, microphone integration, bug fixes and performance improvements are also included in the new update. Access has the advantage of navigation through iOS gestures like taps, swipes and pinches.

The trail version of Parallels Access will be available for two weeks after free download from the app store. The subscription for the app after the trial period is priced at $19.99 which can connect up to five computers or users can avail a 33 percent discount with two-year subscription at  $29.99. The Business release will be priced at $49.99 for five computers and the company is offering this service for free till July 31.

Hardware Requirements:

  • iPad: iPad mini and iPad 2 or later running iOS 7.
  • iPhone: iPhone 4s and later running iOS 7.
  • Android: Most tablets and phones running Android 4.0 and later.

Remote computers can be a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1, or a Mac running OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) and OS X Lion (10.7).

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