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Backup 2.0.1 and Games for .Mac

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apple posted two new .Mac exclusives for members.

    - 12 GameHouse Super Jigsaw Puzzles
    - Pop & Drop Trial with Discount

    Apple also updated Backup to version 2.0.1. The new version provides added quality and reliability improvements to scheduled backups and is now available through Software Update in System Preferences and as a download from .Mac.
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sweet... although Backup isn't showing up in my Software Update. Very odd.
  3. macrumors 601


    They keep adding all this nifty stuff, I might just have to use my $100 tax return to pick up a year o' this!
  4. macrumors member

    I thought you have to download from .Mac not from Software Update.
    I couldn't see it either...

  5. macrumors 6502

    The one thing I was a little upset about with the Mac platform was the lack of games. I say WAS, because that is no longer the case. Thanks for the jigsaws Apple, they blew me away. Oops, better run, I have a puzzle running in the background and my high tech cloud white ibook is starting to smoke.
  6. mms
    macrumors 6502a

    Is "Pop and Drop" another game?

    And jigsaw puzzles... they was a set included with OS 9 but it sucked. Is this one any better?
  7. macrumors regular

    Jigsaw puzzles and a trial? Hmmm.... kinda slacking there :)
  8. macrumors 6502

    No, the jigsaw puzzles are not good. The pop and drop is a very crappy little game, and you can buy the full version for 13 bucks. I haven't tried backup yet. Overall, about as exciting as a new testicle hair.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Nothing shows up in my Software updates, but it is in my iDisk
  10. macrumors regular


    It's Backup 2.0.1 not 2.0
  11. macrumors member


    You betta back yo talk with backup ™

  12. mms
    macrumors 6502a

    Where has anyone said 2.0? Even if someone did, 2.0.1 is not that big of a difference.
  13. macrumors 68020

    aaaaand THIS is why .mac isn't worth anything.
  14. macrumors member

    I did not notice any big speed difference but I could be wrong.

    Running 10.3.2 G4 pb 12" 1.25Ram 1ghz.

    TOOK A LONG TIME TO CALCULATE THE SIZE FOR 6 folders totaling 38GB...
    I like the fact that they can tell you how many CDs or DVDs you need. or, if you have .Mac, it loads iDisk right away and you can see if you have enought space for it. I think this was in previous version already. i guess I need to read about what's new... ;)

    but those were just my impressions this time.

    Good program layout though.

    2 cents!
  15. macrumors 68040

    Powerbook G5

    .Mac is really worth it, though. But as everyone else has pointed out, I am not seeing the updated Backup program, either.
  16. mms
    macrumors 6502a

    I think iDisk is worth a lot, especially if you switch between many computers. Backup is nice to have, and in the past, .Mac subscribers have been offered better benefits (I'm not defending this one... I agree that jigsaw puzzles aren't much).
  17. macrumors member

    I think .mac is awesome. But that's just me.

    I quite enjoy the ability to be able to sync everything I care about between my 2 pbs, 2 ipods in the household; iCal, Addressbook, Bookmarks...

    it's VERY handy for me to have addressbook, bookmark, (especially) iCal online.

    also, it's a very reliable service. Webmail/Pop email as well...

    the Interface is just one of the best. Clean, and really enjoyable to use...

    the Pepsi ad on the other hand...

    2 cents

  18. macrumors 6502a


    Thankfully, my soon-to-exprire free trial turned me off to .mac before I could blow 200% of my crappy tax return.

  19. macrumors 6502

    be thankful you are still in the return and not the owe status. This is the first year I actually owe taxes, and let me tell you, I did not prepare for it.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Upgrades are always welcome.:D
  21. macrumors regular


    It was on the MacBytes.com headline.. they just said Backup 2.0
  22. macrumors 6502


    What does 2.0.1 fix? I can't seem to find anything on the apple web page about it.
  23. macrumors regular

    How do I get Drop and Pop for $12.95?

    I downloaded "Drop and Pop", its a great and very addictive puzzle game. However, how do I get it for $12.95, there is no info anywhere to get it at that price. I can purchase it for $19.95 no problem.

    Apple's link to their website doesn't bring up a special page so I'm not sure how to make use of this offer.

    Any ideas?
  24. macrumors 6502

    Kinda crappie games but, I'm a sucker for freebees!

    And for all you people whining about small tax return checks, Be glad you don't own your own newspaper and have to cut the gov't a 11K check this year.:(
  25. macrumors 603


    if you have .mac, click on idisk--software--members only--dotmac software--Backup X 10.2. Then copy the file to your HD.

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