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Pod to Mac - 3.205

After receiving a few more Photo Database files from Pod to Mac fans out there, we have modified our Photo Database parser again to broaden its compatibility. Various other minor changes have been made as well.

Pod to Mac - 3.204

We have been working hard on the Pod to Mac parser algorithm for the photo database. As a comment, I would like to state that technically, hacking this database is a lot tougher than the music database. In contrast to the music databases, the picture database is designed such that not only does every iPod have a unique image format, but there are even multiple image formats for the same iPod models depending on which firmware you are using.

With this release of Pod to Mac we have knocked out more bugs from the photo database parser. Additionally we streamlined the loading of the iTunes Music Library.xml file which has increased program load times by roughly 10 seconds for every 1,000 tracks you have in iTunes.

Pod to Mac - 3.203

Pod to Mac 3.203 resolves various bugs. :-)

Pod to Mac 3.202

Our previous Pod to Mac 3.201 release last week was essentially a complete rewrite of the software to make the software more scalable and polished in the long run. That 3.201 release brought with in many new features and much redesigned interface, but as with all new software there were a few new notable bugs. Our focus with this latest 3.202 release was to resolve those issues and refine the program. The most notable new feature to Pod to Mac is the picture transfer which currently supports iPhones and iTouches (support for the other models is coming soon). We have also added a greatly expanded preferences menu, category playlists, multiple device support, iPod device info display, and sortable columns and much more.

Pd to PC 3.205

Pod to PC 3.2 is a major update to Pod to PC which includes redesigning much of the back-end functionality and adding several important new features. Some of the new features introduced include picture transfer from your iPod to your computer (drag and drop enabled). Also, Pod to PC now also supports the simultaneous use of multiple iPods. For those of you who will be bringing in the new year with a new computer, there is no easier way to move your iTunes media content over than with Pod to PC.

Pod to PC 3.106

Pod to PC 3.1 introduces many new user interface features and a much improved back-end. The navigation tree now shows category playlists (ie: music, movies, tv shows, podcasts, etc...) and it distinguishes between smart playlists and user playlists. There is a new dialog window that can be displayed to reveal track details and album artwork for your music . The automatic transfer has been greatly improved and now allows for you to select which playlists to build so you can get your music library fully recovered just the way you want it.

Pod to PC Holiday 5-Pack Sale

The myPod Apps Development Team is proud to bring back the Pod to PC Holiday 5-Pack Sale. For $29.95 you get 5 registration keys to share with friends, family members or coworkers. They make great stocking stuffers!!

Blackra1n / iPhone Explorer issue resolved

If you want to access the "real" root using iPhone Explorer and you have jail broken your iPhone using Blackra1n you must download and install "afc2add" from Cydia. This will then resolve the issue. Thank you Pablo S. for the tip.

iPhone Apps in the "App Store" with USB transfer will very soon become extinct

A few short months ago we set out on a mission to bring USB transfer to the iPhone apps in the App Store. Having brought USB transfer support to dozens of apps, and then watching many of these apps top the charts throughout the App Store, it is clear that we succeeded. It is now with great sadness and disappointment that I bring you the news that our USB transfer support for these App Store apps will soon end. We have recently discovered that our current means by which we enable iPhone apps to gain USB access puts these apps in violation of the App Store rules. To avoid the boot, over the course of the next several days, App Store apps with USB access may release updates that remove this privilege. If you currently own an app with USB transfer, and USB transfer is important to you, then we strongly suggest that you use caution the next time that you see an update available for that app. If you do not currently own an app with USB access, now would be a great time to consider buying one of these as they may soon make your iPhone a collector's item. Additionally, in the upcoming days we will be modifying our website to reflect these changes and, as such, the app integration pages will be disappearing. Also, for clarity, myPod Apps does not have any programs itself in the App Store so all of our software (including iPhone Explorer) will remain essentially unchanged. If you are iPhone App developer who just submitted an update, and you see a orange/yellow dot next to your app's status, with the message "Waiting for Export Compliance" this may be a result of the newly apparently stance on USB transfer. If you have any other general or specific questions pertaining to this issue please feel free to contact us at

Congrats to Comic Zeal!

Comic Zeal by Bitolithic made it into the "What's Hot" listing on the front page of iTunes! With 80,000 apps and Good Reader being listed last week as "What's Hot"... Does this pattern suggest something about the value of adding USB transfer into an app?