Kurt Schmucker

Kurt Schmucker
Senior Product Manager

"Kurt Schmucker is a Senior Product Manager. He is primarily charged with product management for Parallels Desktop for Mac, the Parallels flagship product. Prior to Parallels, Schmucker was the Senior Mac Evangelist in the Macintosh Business Unit (MacBU) at Microsoft Corp, the vice president for Macintosh products at Connectix, including Virtual PC for Macintosh, a member of the Advanced Technology Group at Apple. Outside of work, Kurt has been a fencer for many years, has four times been a member of the US team at the world championships, and has also been the coach of the US team. Pictures are available at http://www.naginata.org."

How Find My iPhone Saved Me

How Find My iPhone Saved Me

I haven’t been reluctant to criticize Apple® when that criticism is warranted. To be fair, then, I shouldn’t hesitate to praise Apple when praise is warranted. So here I’ll praise Apple for the Find My iPhone feature. While on a trip to Barcelona, my...
Important News for Windows 7 Users

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1Password and Parallels Desktop for Mac

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Parallels Desktop 14 and macOS® Mojave

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Are Emoji Cross Platform?

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While most of the documents I create are authored in Mac applications like Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook for Mac, these are read on various versions of Windows and Windows applications. I want to make sure these documents look the same on both platforms,...