updated 10:55 am EDT, Fri August 15, 2008
PocketMac iTunes support
Owners of BlackBerry cellphones should now have more robust support on the Mac, according to an announcement. PocketMac, an app free from Research in Motion thanks to a licensing agreement, has been updated to v4.1.25 with a number of important features for Mac users, most notably the ability to sync iTunes and iPhoto libraries. iTunes playlists exclude any protected tracks, but iPhoto collections retain their album organizations, and can have images scaled down if necessary. Photos stored on a BlackBerry can imported directly to iPhoto.
PocketMac now additionally supports sync with Lotus Notes 7 and Entourage 2008, and Notes from Mac OS X Leopard's Mail app. The roster of compatible phones has been updated to be current to May 2008, but those with early releases of the BlackBerry Bold say that the phone is not yet supported. It is also uncertain if PocketMac can sync with BlackBerry OS 4.5.