Something big is happening today...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by applemax, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. applemax macrumors 65816

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    From 10am til midday .Mac is down. I wonder why??? :p
     
  2. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    It will be interesting to see how big it ends up being. Could be anything from anouncing more widgets to an across the line processor update.
     
  3. Diatribe macrumors 601

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  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I think applemax meant that .Mac will be down during the keynote (10:00am Steve Jobs time) but I could have misinterpreted it.
     
  5. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Yep, you're right. It does say there's a scheduled maintenance at 10. Interesting to say the least. Very interesting.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    They give me >3GB storage and I might think about renewing...
     
  7. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    I'd be happy with 1 and a blazing fast idisk. 3 is kinda wothless at the current speed. :D
     
  8. xli_ne macrumors 6502a

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    Still going to be able to use my .mac email?
     
  9. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    here's the blurb from the .mac homepage:

    ".Mac will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST on Monday, June 6th. During this time iDisk will be intermittently unavailable. We apologize for the inconvenience.
    Last Updated: 6/03/2005"
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    PST - so that's the same as the KeyNote, so maybe something will be announced...

    D
     
  11. shambolic macrumors regular

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    Well, as m-dogg noted, the blurb says that iDisk access may be intermittent, doesn't mention anything about email. So it should be fine...

    But it doesn't hurt to know that http://webmail.mac.com often works fine during the (somewhat too frequent) occasions when the .mac homepage is flaky.
     
  12. virus1 macrumors 65816

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    so exciting! if it is a big improvement, i may have to look into .mac..
     
  13. m-dogg macrumors 65816

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    I wonder if they are going to (finally) boost the standard storage capacity? iDisk will be down from time to time as they update to larger servers?

    Also, I'm still waiting to see what the special .Mac widgets Apple talks about are supposed to be. Not that I'm even on tiger yet, just curious.

    Just a few more hours...
     
  14. virus7 macrumors member

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    i really like my .mac account, but there is definately room for improvement. Come on apple!
     
  15. Dagless macrumors Core

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    thread title= correct. something big is going to happen today.
    thread content= i dont use .mac so yea :)
     
  16. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    That's too speculative considering that Apple is based on PST, and their maintenance notices always reference PST.
     
  17. killuminati macrumors 68020

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    But isn't from 10 - 12 the exact time that the keynote will be on?
     
  18. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Yes it is. Something seems to definitely be happening with .Mac today. Why else would it be down for maintenance during the exact same time period as the keynote? I'm guessing that the combined storage gets increased to 2GB to match GMail and Yahoo...
     
  19. njmac macrumors 68000

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    .mac is in need of an overhaul. The homepage themes look really dated. I would love 2 email addresses.
     
  20. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Nothing, not even widgets. Kinda disappointing.
     
  21. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Hey, there is that Sims Body Shop demo. Maybe that took two hours to add.... :rolleyes:

    I see nothing new of note either.
     
  22. Toe macrumors 65816

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    It is conceivable that they spent today adding capacity and/or features, but they planned the announcement of those additions later (tomorrow? Tuesdays are popular announcement days...). This would make sense just in case the additions didn't work... they would be SOL if they had already announced them....
     
  23. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    woot. I didn't see that. Now I have a big pro more when it comes to convincing people .Mac is worth it.
    :rolleyes:
    The frequent maintenances are definitely server upgrades/updates but what for? I don't see idisk getting any faster...
     
  24. jaw04005 macrumors 601

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    They also didn't fix the errors .Mac subscribers are getting when trying to sync with Tiger's .Mac System Preference Pane.

    .Mac login failed (when trying to access the "sync tab")
    .Mac login failed to refreash account information (when trying to access the "advanced tab")

    I haven't been able to sync in 30+ days and neither has a ton of other .Mac subscribers.

    http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?14@@.68b12ca4
     
  25. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    I guess/hope 10.4.2 will repair that... it better.
     

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