PocketMac for PSP debuts

Right on the heels of Sony's North American release of its PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game console, Information Appliance Associates has released PocketMac for PSP. The software enables users to synchronize music, photos and contact information between their Mac and PSP.

The PSP is more than just a game console -- it also plays movies, and can play music and can view photos stored on a Memory Stick Duo flash media card. The PSP connects to a Macintosh or PC using a USB cable. For more on how the PSP works and how it connects to the Mac, be sure to check out our look at the hot new gadget.

IAA's PocketMac for PSP is the latest of several applications that enable users to synchronize music and photos from Apple's iTunes and iPhoto software, but PocketMac takes it a step further -- contact information can be displayed on the PSP too.

The PSP has no built-in contact management software, so PocketMac converts your contact information into images that can then be displayed by the PSP's photo viewer. The contact management function works with both Microsoft Entourage and Apple Address Book software.

PocketMac for PSP requires Mac OS X v10.3 or higher, a PlayStation Portable, 10MB available hard disk space, a USB cable or compatible flash media reader. It's available for a limited time for US$9.95.

This story, "PocketMac for PSP debuts" was originally published by PCWorld.

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