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Microsoft launches Windows Phone app for Windows 8, RT

Hot on the heels of Friday’s Windows 8 release—and shortly before the full unveiling of Windows Phone 8 Monday—Microsoft released the Windows Phone desktop app for its latest computer operating systems, Windows 8 and Windows RT.

This companion app helps complete the Windows ecosystem: it syncs music, photos, and videos between Windows mobile devices and PCs.

According to the app’s listing in the Windows Store, the syncing process is automatic once set up: photos and videos taken on your Windows Phone 8 are instantly saved to your PC, and vice versa. You can also share search results between devices, and you don’t even have to open the app on your desktop to move items around.

To make sure your phone always has room for more content, the app will also indicate how much space you’re using for each type of content.

Windows Phone for Windows 8 and Windows RT is available for free through the Windows Store.

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