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Microsoft posts Windows Phone 7 sync app for Macs

updated 06:35 pm EDT, Mon October 25, 2010

Microsoft intro Windows Phone Connector for Mac

Microsoft as promised has launched a native tool for Mac users who need to sync Windows Phone 7 devices. Windows Phone Connector for Mac's beta pulls in unprotected music, photos and podcasts from both iTunes and iPhoto. It also uses Microsoft's newer Autoupdate feature to check for and load firmware upgrades over USB instead of having to go over-the-air.

The app should work with every current WP7 device regardless of carrier, including devices like the HTC Surround or LG Quantum. Despite the Windows Zune app's support for media players like the Zune HD, however, the app is reflective of its name and won't sync any of Microsoft's MP3 players. Using the beta needs at least Mac OS X Leopard.



By Electronista Staff
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  1. Paul Huang

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +2

    Ho hum...

    Z z z z zzzzzzzz.

  1. slapppy

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Mar 2008

    -2

    Why?

    MS releases a product several years behind the curve. Whats the point?

  1. Paul Huang

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +1

    I forgot

    All MSFT products available for Mac are always alpha or beta, never golden master.

  1. Mr. Strat

    Junior Member

    Joined: Jan 2002

    +2

    More Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Like some Mac person is going to buy a Windows phone? Get real!

  1. bob3234

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Oct 2010

    -2

    The point is..

    to allow Mac users to use Windows Phone 7. Dummy. Why? Because when there is competition, everybody wins, in particular, consumers.

  1. bob3234

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Oct 2010

    -4

    @Paul Huang

    go buy a golden copy of Office for Mac 2011 if you wish so.. http://store.microsoft.com/microsoft/office/category/203

    Enjoy

  1. SockRolid

    Forum Regular

    Joined: Jan 2010

    +4

    The "halo" effect

    This is Microsoft's attempt to bask in the glow of Apple's halo.
    Ride those coattails, Ballmer. You'll be unemployed zune. Er, soon.

  1. Nigel2112

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Sep 2009

    +1

    NO, don't do it

    Under no circumstances allow Micros**t access to your Mac's system.
    You have been warned.

  1. Paul Huang

    Dedicated MacNNer

    Joined: Sep 1999

    0

    @bob3234

    When blatant flaws abound in a so-called 'final' or 'golden master', I still call it alpha. Office 2008 is a perfect example. 2011 is about the same.

    My standards are higher than that of MSFT.

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