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Old 10-21-2010, 01:56 AM
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Default The Official Windows Phone Connector for OS X

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://electricpig.co.uk/2010/10/21/windows-phone-7-connector-revealed-sync-with-your-mac/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+electricpig+(Electricpig.co.uk:+The+UK's+fastest+growing+tech+news+site)' target='_blank'>http://electricpig.co.uk/2010/10/21...tech+news+site)</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Windows Phone 7 Connector is coming, for all you Windows Phone 7 obsessives stashing media on your previously incompatible OS X machine. No, it's not Zune for Mac, but it does get the job done: we've been testing it out over the last few days, so read on for our impressions."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1287622272.usr1.jpg" style="border: 1px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>As I suspected, 99% of the headlines out there over the past week the were proclaiming that the <em>"Zune desktop software is coming to OS X"</em> are flat-out wrong. It's amazing how people twist and conflate pieces of information. Anyway, if you're an OS X user and you want a simple way to get music, photos, and videos onto your Windows Phone 7 - the reviewer doesn't say whether it also works with the Zune...I'd like to think it does given the platform similarities, but I can't say for sure. The beta comes out October 24th, at which point I'll take it for a spin myself and see what works and what doesn't. What I don't understand is why Microsoft is being so coy about this - it's a pretty significant move!</p>
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Old 10-26-2010, 02:44 AM
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It's so good to see Microsoft doing this, after not providing anything for the Zune itself. Much better than paying $39 to MarkSpace for their software (and no doubt they WILL develop software for Windows Phone 7 that will add more synch options). I believe almost all the major Mac sites have carried this news and I hope this gamble pays off will enough for MS that they'll continue to refine and improve the software. Heck, even Android doesn't have a native sync client for Macs (DoubleTwist is 3rd party).
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