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Microsoft has finally issued an update to their Mac App Store app called Windows Phone 7 Connector. Originally, the application was pretty much a lost cause. Most users reported that it was next to impossible to get their Windows Phone 7 to connect to their Mac. While I’m sure there are not an overwhelming number of Mac users who opted for a Windows-based cellphone, I am sure there are some out there, and now they can finally connect their phones.

This is a pretty obvious oversight from Microsoft. It seems as though they didn’t care initially, and users were left wondering when and if this update would make its way to their Macs. It seems as though it has now been rectified. Even if it is a small market segment that needs this to work, they still paid for the device, and they are entitled to have it work as promised.

There are other improvements in this update as well. They added support for ringtone transfers and the ability to drag and drop files the “Browse Device” screen. They also improved support for podcast sync and photo import. Basically, this update addresses many of the features that should have been included from day one.

Users can get the free update from the Mac App Store now. If you own a Mac and a Windows Phone, let us know if the update solves your issues in the comments below.

Source: TechCrunch


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  1. rocky
    May 2, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    I just downloaded the update, and it still doesn't recognize my phone. Frustrating.

  2. Michaelgreen
    February 2, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    i can not find the windowsphone  7 connector in the mac store

    • Tina
      February 9, 2012 at 10:32 pm

      Maybe it's not the right place to look for it!?