Windows Phone 7 to sync with Macs
Microsoft is releasing an application that will allow Windows Phone 7 handsets to synchronise music and photos with Macs.
The applet will be released in beta form on 24 October, and could put Microsoft on a collision course with Apple, which routinely blocks third-party devices from synchronising with iTunes.
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Microsoft – which admits it hasn’t consulted Apple – says its synchronisation tool will transfer files from iTunes and iPhoto, but it won’t be able to synchronise DRM-protected music with Windows 7 phones.
“Later in 2010 Microsoft will make a public beta available of a tool that allows Windows Phone 7 to sync select content with Mac computers,” the company claims in a statement.
Apple was unable to comment on the move at the time of publication.