updated 03:05 pm EST, Mon February 18, 2008
XPlay 3 released
Mediafour has released XPlay 3, the latest edition of its iPod management software for Windows. The program lets users manage both Mac- and Windows-formatted iPods on a PC, bypassing iTunes through a simple drag-and-drop interface. The new program can also sync content with Windows Media Player 11, and through new Windows Vista compatibility, the Vista Media Center. A right-click option in Windows Explorer lets users send files to either WMP or their iTunes library, the latter of which becomes Mac-compatible.
The software now also permits the copying of photos back and forth, in addition to the music and video accepted previously. XPlay 3 costs $30 new, or $15 as an upgrade; both Vista and Windows XP are supported, but the program does not work with the iPhone or iPod touch.