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Move to Top Shortcut in iPhone

On an iPhone, flicking all the way back up to the top of a long Web page can be a real drag. Instead, a single tap on the status bar moves you to the top of a page. (The status bar is where the clock is.) This tip also works in other apps, like Mail, Contacts, etc.

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Parallels Desktop 8.0.18101

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The first maintenance release for Parallels Desktop 8 (version 8.0.18101) has been released with fixes for a number of issues related to the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. The update improves support for multi-display configurations that include Retina and non-Retina displays, fixes an issue where the mouse moved too fast when SmartMouse was disabled, and ensures that drag-and-drop from Mac OS X to Windows 8 works correctly. Additionally, the release improves overall performance for full-screen viewing in both single and multi-display configurations, fixes Flash video playback in Google Chrome for Windows, and resolves a keyboard malfunction while in the Coherence (non-Crystal) view mode. ($79.99 new, $49.99 upgrade, free update, 346.6 MB, release notes)

 

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Comments about Parallels Desktop 8.0.18101

Durbrow  2012-09-25 07:50
My impression is that unless one intends to have Windows 8 or a retina Mac, upgrading from Parallels 7 to Parallels 8 is a poor investment. Does anyone agree/disagree?
Durbrow  2012-09-25 07:50
My impression is that unless one intends to have Windows 8 or a retina Mac, upgrading from Parallels 7 to Parallels 8 is a poor investment. Does anyone agree/disagree?