Parallels Transporter launches on the Mac App Store, makes the move from a PC to a Mac easy

Macworld Australia Staff
19 May, 2011
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SYDNEY, Aust., May 19, 2011 – Parallels today announced the launch of Parallels Transporter®, an application that makes the move from a Windows PC to a Mac easy by automatically transferring music, pictures, Internet bookmarks, documents and more.  Parallels Transporter is available on the Mac App Store today.

Parallels, the undisputed leader and innovator in helping customers run Windows applications on their Mac without rebooting, has shipped more than three million copies of its award-winning Parallels Desktop for Mac software.  The Parallels Transporter app is designed for Mac users who may not need to run Windows on their Mac at all; it is a simple way to bring everything you need from your PC together on your Mac without wasting your valuable time or incurring the expense of hiring a technology service to do the work:

Parallels Transporter Agent collects data on your PC[i] and uses your wireless network or an external storage device to transfer it to Parallels Transporter on your Mac.

Parallels Transporter on your Mac receives data from the Parallels Transporter Agent and copies it to the appropriate locations on your Mac.  The files stored in your Windows home directory are copied to the corresponding folders on your Mac so they can be accessed and used with compatible Mac programs. Internet bookmarks are copied to Safari or any other default web browser in Mac OS X.

“A growing number of consumers and small businesses are looking for an easy way to move to a Mac,” said Kim Johnston, Vice President of Marketing for Parallels. “We created Parallels Transporter to be the simplest, most efficient way to transfer everything you need from your old PC to your Mac in just a few easy steps.  Now you can move to a Mac without the time-consuming chore of manually moving files and without the expense of hiring somebody to do it for you.”

“I use a Mac, but photos and documents that are critical to my business were stuck on my old PC.  Parallels made it simple and painless to move them from my PC to my Mac because it did all of the work for me.  It’s wonderful to finally have everything I need on my Mac,” said Zane Fardon, General Manager of Lightforce, Brisbane.

In addition to moving pictures, music and documents from a PC to corresponding Mac folders, Parallels Transporter also moves Windows programs and other files into a virtual machine on your Mac in case they are needed.  Customers who later decide they want to run Microsoft Windows and Mac operating systems and applications simultaneously on their Mac can simply purchase and download Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac at www.Parallels.com/Desktop.

Pricing and availability

Parallels Transporter is available for download from the Mac App Store for limited time offer of AU$ 1.19, a AU$ 46.80 savings off of the AU$ 47.99 standard retail price

About Parallels

Parallels is a worldwide leader in hosting and cloud service enablement and desktop virtualisation.  Founded in 1999, Parallels is a fast-growing company with more than 800 employees in North America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.parallels.com/au/, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook.

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  1. Introducing layout themes and styles in FileMaker Pro 13

    FileMaker Pro, help, inspector, macworld australiaIf you are reading this, you are most likely aware of the benefits offered by FileMaker Pro 13, from streamlining your business’ data to organising projects, but how do you make your FileMaker Pro and FileMaker Go database solutions look the part?

    This is where layout themes and styles come in.

    Would you like the layout to show your business logo when your employees are entering data into the database? Would you like to create conformity across all pages, maybe with a colour theme that matches your business?

    In order to increase usability for your database, a well-designed layout will make the solution both appealing to look at, but also more efficient – as those entering or viewing data will be able to easily navigate the fields in front of them.

    What is a style?

    In FileMaker Pro, a style is the way a layout object, layout part and the database’s background appear. This encompasses the colour or transparency of objects and backgrounds, the style of line used within the layout, the borders of objects and parts, the shape of objects, the shadows outside or inside an object’s border, and the display state of an object.

    For example, when your draw a square on your layout, the initial appearance of the square will be determined by the theme currently being used by the layout. The colour of the square, the lines that define it and any shadow that appears are all differing styles that add up to make a theme.

    The initial theme is called the default and ensures that all objects added to the layout carry a similar look. So, if you add a second square to the layout, it will have the same colour and borders. Though this does not have to be the case if you would like to differentiate them.

    And a theme?

    A theme is the collection of a number of styles used in a layout. Themes are the full picture of how your layout or report appears, and encompass all of the individual styles applied to objects, parts and the background. The theme does not affect the way a layout functions, but when you apply a theme to a layout it will alter the way it looks and feels.

    Making alterations

    Adjusting a style in a theme is very simple. If you click on the object, layout part or background you would like to alter, open the Inspector and head to the Appearances tab, you will see the Style label field at the top. This indicates the current style.  If no changes have been made, it will likely read as ‘Default’.

    Alter the style of the object, layout part or background by editing the property settings on the Appearance tab of the Inspector. Once you have made your layout look the way you would like, select the red arrow that will have appeared as you were making your changes and click ‘Save As New Style’.

    Type in a new name for your style and press OK. Continue to create as many additional styles as you would like in your layout. If you would like to apply a style to multiple objects or modify a style slightly between two objects, your previous styles will be available in the Styles list on the Style tab of the Inspector.

    Once you have made all of the changes you would like, you have the option of creating a new theme or saving the changes to the current theme.

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