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PocketMac BlackBerry and Mac OS X Sync Updated

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PocketMac have released the latest version of their software for syncing your BlackBerry with Mac OS X. The latest release has some performance enhancements as well as some new sync features. This latest version also supports the newest BlackBerry OS 5 devices and support for MAC OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.

With PocketMac, you can now sync with:

  • Apple Address Book
  • iCal
  • Daylite
  • Entourage 2008
  • LotusNotes
  • iTunes
  • iPhoto
  • Stickies

For more information, head over to their site. We’ll get a review on BlackBerryCool soon so you can see what to expect before spending $19.97. There is also a free trial.

How to Convert Videos for Your BlackBerry Using a Mac or a PC

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With specs similar to that of a year 2000 era PC, the BlackBerry is an impressive little mobile computer. With screen resolution getting bigger with every year, I’m finding that video is all the more watchable on your device. So for those of you with a long bus, train, or chopper commute, here’s how to convert video for your BlackBerry.

PC users should watch this demonstration on how to use the Roxio Media Manager for Blackberry. The Media Manager is easy to use and works well, if you don’t have it yet, download it here.

Mac users don’t benefit from a supported video conversion suite but not to worry: the process is not that much harder to do. All you have to do is choose a file type you would like to convert to, choose the settings appropriate to your device, then drop the completed file into iTunes and sync using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager for Mac.
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RIM Launches BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac

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RIM has released a version of it’s BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac. RIM has relied on acquired third party syncing software for a few years now, with some features simply not present and others obviously not as well-crafted as the native PC BlackBerry Desktop Software. I had been running XP (albeit very slowly) through emulation on the Mac OS just to deliver all the features of the PC utility so this comes as very welcome news.
Here are some of the features:

  • Sync iTunesĀ® playlists
  • Sync personal info like contacts
  • Sync tasks and appointments
  • Install new software, games, and more
  • Keep your BlackBerry software up to date
  • Create partial or full system backups

Download BlackBerry Desktop Software for mac