Windows Phone 3.0 for Mac Goes Live

Drag-and-drop integrates Windows and OS X content

Phil Butler
Epoch Times Contributor
Created: November 1, 2012 Last Updated: November 5, 2012
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The latest in a flurry of Microsoft announcements, the company has just released their latest version of an OS X sync, Windows Phone 3.0. For Windows mobile users this is a far simpler way to transfer data to and from their OS X device.

Designed to be super simple, this variant of Windows Phone app carries with it “drag-and-drop” ease, as well as support for a variety of iOS products. Just drag and drop files from one device to another, it’s as simple as all that. Now Windows Phone users can sync up all those iTunes goodies they purchased -- movies, music, games, and etc., and even Aperture library stuff can be adopted. The Windows Phone 3.0 basic features list is below.

  • Support for Windows Phone 8 
  • Sync music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from your existing Apple iTunes library to your Windows Phone or Zune HD*
  • Drag and drop files -- Windows Phone to Mac desktop 
  • Drag and drop files -- Finder to Windows Phone 8 devices 
  • Support for iPhoto 9.3.2 and Aperture 3.3.2 
  • Support for battery charge state (Windows Phone 8 devices) 
  • Support for Retina display Macs

Being basic is really the gist of this new release, but the value is in the list of content Windows Phone toters can now get. Obviously they can sync music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts from their Apple iTunes library, but they can also sync pictures and videos from iPhoto or Aperture too. Minimalist, effective, it looks like MS has another hit release. 

Windows Phone users can download the new app here

  • Ivan Pentchoukov

    I wonder how well this is going to play with the Desktop Win 8.


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