iTunes 8.2.1 released, no more Pre syncing

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iTunes 8.2.1 released, no more Pre syncing
As expected, Apple has released an update for iTunes, which seems to put an end to the happy syncing time Pre users had. So, if you would rather keep iTunes syncing, then you better avoid updating it to version 8.2.1, which brings “important bug fixes” and “addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices”. However, it looks like plugging in the Pre actually calls up iTunes 8.2.1, but then Palm’s smartphone does not appear in the sidebar.

Until the developers have figured out a way to override the fix, you can go for an alternative way of syncing your content; for example, by using doubleTwist. You can find more information about it here. Mac users also have their alternative - The Missing Sync app, more about it here.

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source: PreCentral via everythingpre

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4 Comments

1. Shelbz

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

Anyone actually surprised by this? Blackberry licensed the right to sync with iTunes and so can Palm otherwise you wrongfully advertised a "feature" you weren't legally entitled to.

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1141; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

can we say anti competitive if microsoft did this the ftc would be after them

3. Shelbz

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

If Microsoft had a competitor pretending to be a Zune in order to allow syncing the device to the Zune software, I would hope Microsoft would protect their IP as well and block it. This is a case of a company using someone else's R&D and IP to selling a competing product.

4. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Good.... STOP BUYING iTUNES!!!!! Buy from a different medium... Apple obviously doesn't want your business if you don't walk around and as a walking advertisement for their products. There are other ways to get music on your device.

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