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Palm WebOS update restores Pre iTunes Sync

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Friday, July 24, 2009
News Categories: iTunes

Palm has released webOS 1.1, bringing with it a number of new features and improvements for the company’s Pre smartphone. Most notable for iLounge readers, however, is the re-enabling of what Palm calls “media sync,” which allows Pre users to connect their devices to iTunes and sync their media as if it was an iPod. Cleverly beginning the sentence with “Oh, and one more thing,”—a reference to Steve Jobs’ surprise final announcements during past Keynotes—the company’s blog states that “you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes.” Apple disabled this feature with the release of iTunes 8.2.1, noting that the release “addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices.” The Pre previously achieved syncing with iTunes by masquerading as an iPod; it is unclear if the same approach is being used by the latest software.

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Let the cat and mouse game begin.  It will only end if Palm gets stumped, or apple gives up.

Posted by Dan on July 24, 2009 at 8:02 AM (PDT)

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Normally, I despise Apple’s heavy-handedness on most issues, but in this case, Palm has to step back. For a publicly traded major company like Palm to be usurping iTunes for its own use, like a bunch of hackers on some web forum somewhere, who figured out a weakness to exploit, its pretty questionable behavior.

Posted by Dale on July 26, 2009 at 1:18 PM (PDT)

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