Palm brings iTunes synching back to the Pre

A software update reenables the feature eight days after Apple update blocked Pre users from synching with iTunes

Palm reenabled iTunes synching for owners of its Pre smartphone on Thursday, overcoming a recent Apple move that blocked the handset's access to music stored in the latest version iTunes.

The release of Palm's webOS 1.1 adds new features for enterprise users, like the ability to remotely wipe data stored on a lost phone, but the most important features for consumers may be the restoration of the Palm Media Sync feature, which lets the Pre connect and sync DRM-free media files with iTunes.

"That's right -- you once again can have seamless access to your music, photos and videos from the current version of iTunes (8.2.1)," John Traynor, vice president of business products wrote on the Palm blog Thursday.

The release of webOS 1.1 comes eight days after Apple released iTunes 8.2.1, which blocked Pre users from accessing the software.

At the time of the release, Apple said the software "provides a number of important bug fixes and addresses an issue with verification of Apple devices," an apparent reference to the Pre's ability to sync with the application.

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