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.
OneDrive for Windows Grabs New Security Features
Microsoft today released a modest update to its OneDrive application for Windows Phone handsets. OneDrive now allows users to sign in with multiple Microsoft accounts on a single device.
Microsoft Adds Features to Windows Phone 8.1
Microsoft today announced the first update to Windows Phone 8.1, which adds several new features to the smartphone platform. To start, the update will expand Cortana's availability outside the U.S.
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.
Skype Improves Photo Sharing for Windows Phone
Skype today updated its mobile application for devices running Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. The new version of Skype makes it possible to send photos to one or more contacts at a time, as well as receive photos from other Windows Phone and iOS devices.