Updated Windows Phone 8 desktop app for Windows 7 and 8 released

Owners of Windows Phone 8 devices who sync their smartphones with content found on their Windows PCs will be happy to know that a new version of the Windows Phone desktop app is now available for download, with a number of improvements.

The Windows Phone blog has the details on the new version, which supports Windows 7 and 8. One of the improvements allows users to sync up podcasts stored on a PC that come from any source, rather than podcasts from a user's iTunes library. The new version also allows Windows Phone 8 products to sync content from any file or folder on a Windows PC, even if those files are found on an external hard drive.

The Windows Phone desktop app also has added a way to show if a new version of the app is available for download. Previously, users had to check on the WindowsPhone.com site to see if a new version had been released. Finally, the new version has a number of unnamed bug fixes included.

Keep in mind that this desktop app is just for Windows 7 and 8 PCs; it does not cover older versions of the OS nor does it support being installed on Windows RT products such as Surface RT.

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