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DoubleTwist AirSync for Android now wirelessly syncs with XBox 360 and PS3

Media syncing app DoubleTwist is a slick way to transfer your media library across platforms, and it just got even slicker with the addition of Android-to-Xbox-360 and Android-to-PS3 syncing. DoubleTwist's AirSync Android app lets you share photos, videos and music from your Android device to your consoles via Wi-FI. Best of all, it's insanely easy to use: your Android phone or tablet will show...

MacDropAny: easy Dropbox syncing for any OS X folder

If you want to sync folders on your Mac via Dropbox, without moving or copying them to your Dropbox folder, you want MacDropAny. Sure, you could use the command line to create symbolic links, but it's a pain and requires Terminal knowledge you might not have. MacDropAny makes the process easy. With MacDropAny, you just run the app, pick a folder to sync, and pick a location in your Dropbox...

iOS Wi-Fi Sync 2.0 beta launches on Mac

It's been more than 6 months since Steve Jobs said iPhones would "someday" be able to wirelessly sync with Macs. Apple still hasn't delivered, but a third-party workaround called Wi-FI Sync 2.0 is now in beta. The original Wi-Fi Sync app was released last year, but 2.0 has two important new features: it will auto-detect Macs on your home network, and it offers syncing via 3G. Anyone who purchases...

SugarSync ups free storage to 5 GB, now allows any number of connected devices

SugarSync has announced that users of its basic, free plan will now get 5 GB of storage 'in the cloud'. Previously, that limit was 2 GB -- a limit that its main competitor, Dropbox, still has. The free 5 GB plan includes unlimited device support, and, as before, you can sync any folder(s) you wish across computers (Windows and Mac) and smartphones running iOS, Android, Symbian, Windows Mobile...

Xmarks finds a buyer, prepares to launch new freemium version

Xmarks, the bookmark sync utility that was saved from the brink of destruction by a grassroots pledge drive just a short while ago, is now declaring itself alive and well. A buyer for the service has come forward, and the new owners will carry Xmarks forward under a freemium model, with both paid and free components. There are no details yet about a relaunch date or about what features might be...

Windows Phone 7 Connector sync utility now available for Mac

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac, the utility that syncs media between your Mac and your Windows Phone 7 device, is now available for download from Microsoft. If you've ever synced files using iTunes, WP7 Connector's interface will be familiar to you. The UI and features are substantially the same, although the Windows Phone 7 Connector has a useful "browse device" view that shows you all the...

Xmarks launches pledge campaign to stay alive

Xmarks' announcement that it would be shutting down in the near future is turning into a topsy-turvy saga. Now the Xmarks team has decided to reconsider offering a premium service in order to keep the product alive, thanks to an outcry from Xmarks fans. Here's the pitch: if you love Xmarks, pledge $10-20 to say you'd commit to a premium service. Your pledge doesn't require a credit card number,...

Move your Xmarks to your own server

Even though Xmarks is shutting down due to competition from the built-in bookmark syncing features in Chrome and Firefox, it can live on ... on your own server! The only catch is that this trick only works with Firefox for right now, but Xmarks could open source their code when they close down and open the door for a cross-browser build. But I digress! Here's how to get Xmarks up and running. ...

AirDropper lets people put files into your Dropbox ... without signing up for Dropbox

Given my fondness for Dropbox, I can't believe I didn't find out about AirDropper before today. It solves one of the biggest problems with Dropbox: getting files from friends or clients who don't want to sign up for Dropbox. AirDropper lets you send the stubborn, Dropboxless target a link that they can use to upload files directly into your Dropbox. There's no separate account signup, and nothing...

Apple rumored to launch cloud-based streaming iTunes soon

Apple and Google are jockeying for position when it comes to cloud-based music apps. Google has fired the opening salvo by announcing its cloud-based Google Music service, due to launch this fall, but Apple is poised to fight back with the acquisition of streaming music service Lala. New rumors from Boy Genius Report outline a pretty plausible cloud strategy for Apple that is centered around...

iPhone to get wifi syncing? Steve Jobs says, "someday."

Even though the iPhone 4 has a lot of exciting new features, there's still no way to sync your iPhone with your computer over a wireless network. It's been at the top of my wishlist of features for years now, so it's nice to see confirmation from Steve Jobs that it's actually coming in a future version of iOS. In one of his famously brief emails, Steve just told a fan that Wi-Fi syncing is coming...

Extension sync support lands in Google Chrome source code

Those of you who -- like me -- run Google Chrome and Chromium on multiple computers with different operating systems probably find its built-in sync abilities incredibly useful. They've been steadily expanded from initially only handling our bookmarks to now syncing just about every personalization option available. Preferences? Check. Form auto-fill? Check. Theme? Check. Extensions? ... ...

Extensions and bookmark sync finally come to Chrome Beta for Mac

Big news today for Mac users who love Google's Chrome browser. The latest beta version of the browser includes two important features we've already seen in developer builds and in the Windows version of Chrome: extensions and bookmark syncing. If you've been holding off on trying Chrome until it supported extensions, now's the time to jump in. Folks running previous beta versions should be...

Live Mesh updated for Snow Leopard

I'll admit that it seems strange to use Microsoft's Live Mesh on a Mac, but with Apple's MobileMe getting spotty reviews, some Mac users prefer to look for alternative ways to sync. Until now, Snow Leopard users who rely on Live Mesh were out of luck, but a new version of the Live Mesh client supports OS X 10.6. If you're still on Leopard, you don't need to update to the new release, but Snow...

NewsGator web reader not quite dead yet, desktop apps still not ready

It was a pretty big deal in the RSS world when NewsGator, the company behind two of the most popular desktop feed readers, decided to drop its web app and syncing services and sync with Google Reader instead. NewsGator's web version was scheduled to go dark August 31st, but fans of the service are getting a short reprieve. The web reader will now shut down September 10th, instead. Why? Well, the...