RIM's Media Sync 3.0 Brings 2-Way Photo Syncing
Today research In Motion is making available a Media Sync 3.0 to both the Microsoft Windows and Apple's OSX platforms. This update to Media Sync adds several new features, including two-way photo syncing to Windows PCs. Media Sync 3.0 adds folders for syncing with the option to optimize photos to make the best use of available memory. Users of Windows PCs will now be able to set folders to automatically sync, and will be alerted when they connect their BlackBerry to their PC and new pictures are available to be synced back to the PC. The new version also improves music syncing for both Windows and Apple OSX machines and works with both Windows Media Player and iTunes. The software is a free download and is compatible with all media capable BlackBerries.
Facebook to Require Moments App to Sync Photos
Facebook plans to stop uploading users' photos automatically unless they download and install the Facebook Moments app. Facebook has long offered to sync smartphone photos automatically in order to promote sharing.
Verizon Updates Cloud App with Smart Albums
Verizon Wireless has improved the Verizon Cloud app for Android devices with new features called Smart Albums and Print Shop. Smart Albums can automatically select the best photos and videos to create albums based on events and locations.
Twitter for Windows 10 Overhauled for Mobile and PCs
Twitter for Microsoft's Windows 10 platform has been given a significant update, putting it more in line with the apps available to Android and iOS devices. For example, Twitter now includes the Moments tab for summaries of current events and support for inserting GIFs into tweets.
Microsoft's New Photos Companion App Acts Like AirDrop, But for Windows PCs
Microsoft's garage team has released a new application that lets Android and iOS users easily transfer photos from their phone to their Windows 10 PC. Photos Companion works in coordination with the Microsoft Photos app on Windows 10 PCs.