Apple on Tuesday released an update to
iSync, its Mac OS X software that enables users to synchronize data across multiple computers and devices. The new version, iSync 1.4, can be downloaded using the Software Update System Preference pane. It can also be downloaded from Apple’s Web site.
iSync provides a way for you to exchange contact, calendar, to do list and Safari bookmark data across multiple computers. It supports Apple’s .Mac subscription-based service, and also works with PDAs, some cell phones and the iPod.
This new release of iSync adds support for the iPod mini, which Apple announced Tuesday would hit store shelves by Friday. The new release also improves support for Symbian OS-based “smart phones,” and offers stability improvements as well.
Apple advises that users should make sure iCal 1.5.1 or later is installed before installing iSync 1.4. Also, Mac OS X 10.3 “Panther” users should have Bluetooth 1.5 or later installed if they plan to synchronize data with a mobile phone.