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Windows Phone sync app for Mac OS X updated to support Windows Phone 8.1

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The Mac sync client for Windows Phone has received an update to support Windows Phone 8.1. Version 3.1.0, available now as a free download from the Mac App Store, also brings with it "various UI improvements" and drag-and-drop support for DNG files.

The Windows Phone sync app for OS X lets Mac users sync their iTunes libraries to their Windows Phones and import photos into iPhoto and Aperture, and opens up the media portions of the Windows Phone for browsing.

Mac users can grab the update to the Windows Phone app from the Mac App Store now.

Thanks, jwort93, for the tip!

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Windows Phone sync app for Mac OS X updated to support Windows Phone 8.1

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NO WAY! IT'S HAPPENING! UPDATE IS COMING AT 10PM

 

Can anyone confirm? If so add 3 dots(...) as a reply

I wish there was an article titled "Everything you need to know about the 8.1 update" or something like that on the top of the homepage.

It depends whether you're referring to an imaging format developed by Adobe or the Mac file image format (like .iso). I assumed the latter.

OK, apologies. I assumed far too quickly in an area I don't know about that much (and actually I don't use any apple products except when absolutely necessary).

I hope this version works! I haven't been able to easily sync for ages. Nice to see at least some hybrid love.

I just want to say for the record, that all though it is always cool and good news when apps and services are bieng updated in order to drive WP adoption... You have to be a special type of strange to have a Mac but also a windows phone...

Strange becasue you do not see that often someone who has a Mac usually would love apple products and love their Iphone and shun windows phone with all their might. 

As a guess that's probably correct for now, especially given how small the WP market share is. I tend to enjoy macs, and I have bootcamp in case I need to run something on Windows. Some of us still manage to stay agnostic more or less :P

I guess I'm strange too then.

If your going to drop $1200 on a high end laptop, its nice to have resale value left after a year or two.

I'm also quite strange as well. EMBRACE THE STRANGE.

Seriously though, not all(heck, I'm sure most) people don't love anything, let alone a corporation(i.e., Apple) to the extent to shun products from their competitors.

That is probably the weirdest statement IMO. I have a mac, a Windows Phone and an Android tablet and they're all tied together with Microsoft's services. I really don't know why I have to be strange in your opinion.

Nope. This version is COMPLETELY broken. Really angry at Microsoft. As much as I love WP8, this is the reason I'm about ready to jump ship and go back to Android.

They really need to sort it so you can pick your music by Albums and not just Artists... trying to string together all the artists from the right album is a pain. But it generally fucks up on the phone anyway as it puts each artist in their own album and then you have 20 albums of the same thing! 

remember when they said you would be able to just plug the phone up usb and copy things straight to it.   when i tried windows phone it diddn't work. so i went back to iphone.