Apple: Your smartphone's best friend
It may only be a minor point upgrade, but Apple today cemented its position as the smartphone's best friend.
While the mission is not complete, Apple is making good progress toward the threefold plan of getting a top notch Bluetooth stack, working with the phone vendors and most important of all, ensuring it all works through a good human interface. iSync 1.1, released today, supports a host of new devices, including the Nokia 3650 and 7650, Series 60 phones, and many more from Motorola and Sony Ericsson.
A full list, and schedule can be found here. We were able to synchronize contacts on a Nokia 3650 with just a couple of clicks, after downloading iSync 1.1 and the recommended driver update. The photos came through intact. Calendar synchronisation is "coming soon".
Microsoft's support for Bluetooth, either through political interest or technical incompetence, or both, causes Windows users nightmares - we know, because you tell us.
Apple also updated QuickTime to support the video format used in the Nokia 3650 and 3GPP-compliant recorders. ®
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