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

Lumia 925

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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Jaskys says:

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

 

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

josonjoy1986 says:

Dan, you know everything clearly i am damn sure. Please tell us when the dev preview is going to arrive....:P

Jaskys says:

He put those dots, because HE KNOWS, that im right

reda igbaria says:

Do you know when the update for developers will be available?

Tjalsma says:

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.

Daniel don't play with our emotions

Erm...I'm pretty sure Joe tweeted about it being early next week?

Jaskys says:

Joe is a troll

cyborg4 says:

Derek, it's DMG not DNG files. D(a)NG.

EDIT: Oh, never mind. Ignore my stupidity.

Tjalsma says:

Pretty sure it's DNG.

cyborg4 says:

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.

DNGs are raw image files.

DMGs are Mac install files, which have no purpose in a Windows Phone sync app.

cyborg4 says:

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).

Tjalsma says:

Hopefully it's been updated so it's not the most unstable app ever developed.  

borasar says:

interesting, i can't recall having any issues with it

Leppeo says:

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

w8user says:

But your brain seems slower .. by the minute (or less)

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...

I am strange. Who else is strange?

I'm strange also, but I did say special type of strange.

Tjalsma says:

Why is that strange in any way whatsoever?

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. 

borasar says:

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

borasar says:

Why? Cause you don't have one? 

Have what? Mac? No, not my thing. WP phone? I sport my Lumia Icon all day every day.

rhamblet says:

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.

>implying resale value means anything

borasar says:

it does, i've sold my used MBP before and put the money towards a new one

tczinder says:

Me too! Special type of strange right here!

xcharles718 says:

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.

descabar says:

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.

borasar says:

This is good news!

MFortney says:

I love my Mac but got sick of waiting for a bigger iPhone and love my Lumia 1520!

The desktop version (Windows 7) received te update too!

patstar5 says:

Finally! I hope they fixed music syncing. I can't delete songs through the app and it put 3x for each song.

Janhouu says:

8.1 mentioned, I CAN'T TAKE IT ANY LONGER!!!!!

Posted via the WPC App for Android!

tapehead says:

UI improvement? How about functionality improvements. But I look forward to testing it out.

tapehead says:

Nevermind. It doesn't work at all. It crashed upon start up. Good job, Microsoft!

Kristof_clg says:

Did you get it working? Installed and it doesn't work!

tapehead says:

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.

Alex Mason86 says:

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! 

MrDaedra says:

Just try to use windows media player.

TechBell says:

Needs a new logo/icon

mango.lover says:

The PC client is a joke. Still missing Zune.

MrDaedra says:

Earlier than windows version. Sad but true.

graigsmith says:

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. 

Mark Richey says:

Laughable comment.

Alpha Tauri says:

Excellent! The DP release might be imminent.