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SYNC: Mark/Space upgrades The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile to Version 4.0
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 01.08.07 - 14:08:51 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 10620x
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Mark/Space, Inc. today announced the immediate availability of version 4.0 of The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile, the company's popular synchronization application that connects smartphones and mobile devices running Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system to Apple Mac computers. Along with a number of new features that include video encoding for mobile playback, the 4.0 release becomes the first Mac synchronization software to support devices running Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6.

"For more than a year now, The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile has been widely regarded as the best way to connect Windows Mobile 5 devices to Mac OS X, allowing users to synchronize everything from contacts and calendars to Microsoft Office files and iTunes podcasts," said Brian Hall, Mark/Space president and CEO. "Now, with the release of version 4.0, we're providing support for the very latest devices running Windows Mobile 6 Professional, Standard and Classic, including the HTC Touch, Motorola Q9 and upgraded Samsung Blackjack, giving Mac users complete freedom in their choice of mobile device."

New Features in Version 4.0
In addition to support for new and upgraded devices running Windows Mobile 6, The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile gains several new features with the 4.0 release.

  • A new Video plugin supports importing videos taken with the built-in camera present on many Windows Mobile devices. These videos can be imported directly into an iPhoto album or into a folder of the user's choosing anywhere on their Mac. This feature includes the option to delete successfully imported movies from the device, freeing up storage space for other uses.
  • The Video plugin also provides encoding and mobile playback capabilities, which give users the option to easily encode DRM-free QuickTime video from the Mac and download it to their Windows Mobile device for playback while on the go. A simple drag and drop begins the encoding and download process. A player with support for MP4 video, such as Windows Media Player Mobile 10, is required for mobile video playback.
  • A new Call Log plugin and matching Call Log application for Mac OS X provide access to the log of phone calls made and received with phone- enabled Windows Mobile devices. During each sync operation, the Call Log plugin reads the call log stored on the device and copies its data to the Mac. The included Call Log app on the Mac can then be used to sort, filter, annotate and search through the list of calls and view call dates and durations. Integration with Apple's Address Book application provides additional information related to known contacts, including company name and contact photo, while a toolbar button expedites the process of creating a new contact in Address Book from call log data. An export function provides the ability to use Excel or a database application to further manipulate the data, a useful feature for attorneys or other professionals who track and bill for their time.
  • Version 4.0 of The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile also includes a new SMS Log plugin and matching SMS Log application for Mac OS X. Working in combination, these components provide access to the device's log of sent and received SMS text messages. Messages are grouped by contact and easily searched using Apple's Spotlight technology. Like the Call Log application, the SMS Log application also integrates with Apple's Address Book app to gather information for known contacts. This feature not only provides a backup for often- critical communications sent to or from a mobile device, but it also allows users to access that information with their Mac.

The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile is available immediately as an electronic download from the Mark/Space Online Store for US$ 39.95. A single installer includes English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish editions. CDs will be available in several weeks for US$ 49.95.

Free upgrades to version 4.0 are available for anyone who purchased version 3.0 of The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile on or after June 1, 2007. Purchases prior to that date and purchases of certain other Missing Sync products qualify for a version 4.0 upgrade for only US$ 24.95 only.

The Missing Sync for Windows Mobile requires Mac OS X 10.4.9 or later and a device running Microsoft Windows Mobile 2002 (also called Pocket PC 2002), Windows Mobile 2003 (including Second Edition), Windows Mobile 5.0 or Windows Mobile 6.

Cheers ~ Arne

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