.Mac Update on Jan 10th

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Readers report that Apple's .Mac service will be undergoing scheduled maintenance during the Macworld Keynote speech, spawning speculation that .Mac updates are in the works:

Mac will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST on 1/10/06. All .Mac services will be affected. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Previous rumors had suggested that Apple was revamping its content delivery system to offer feature-length content. Rumors pointed towards the use of .Mac storage for delivery of these products.
 

iMeowbot

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.Mac was also taken down for maintenance during the WWDC keynote last year. Did anything change then, or was all that held off until Paris? I kind of forget.
 

mad jew

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I can't wait to see what comes of this iWeb. I hope it's an iLife-style app to make site design simple yet more customisable than current .Mac sites. :)
 

Lacero

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The only .Mac update I look forward to would be a cutting of the price to 1/3rd of what it is now. And maybe add another 5GBs.

Here's to the Crazy Ones
 

BlueRevolution

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I don't understand the allure of .Mac. I had the trial period when I first got my computer and didn't even notice when it expired. so it'll take a lot of updating to get me to pay for it.
 

texasmafia

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I agree with those who just haven't seen the need to subscribe to .mac. I hope they add several features that make it a must have and lower the price. I need more than a tiny bit of online storage, a .mac e-mail address and a website to get me to spend $99.
 

yoak

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I do use .Mac and I´m quite happy with it.
I still think it´s overpriced and should have more features. That might happen now, and then I´ll stay on, if not...

PS Is this the most exciting rumor this close to MW? How dissapointing, I thought we would see more exciting stuff.
I do realise everything under the moon has been rumored, so I´m thinking more in the line of "confirmed". Then again, makes the Keynote more exciting (and hopefully less dissapointing)
 

iMe

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Apr 23, 2004
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will ichat work??

don´t tell me ichat doesn´t work then... how else would i get all the info?? i use my .mac adress in ichat.. thats why i am wondering...
 

bignumbers

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Five hour downtime during business hours?

Putting aside whatever features they might be adding, a five hour downtime window during regular business hours for much of the US is a very bad thing. Quite a number of people use their .Mac accounts - email, web hosting, and otherwise - as a core part of their business. If my main web/email provider ever told me this I'd have a new provider.

If the whole service really, really needs to be down for the upgrade (which itself is poor planning), then announce the upgrade and bring it online that night. Ugh.
 

Diatribe

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Back in the motherland
The last time it was down that long, they added a huge amount of space.

So I'm guessing at least more space. Combine that with the rumored price drop to $69 and you have yourself a nice upgrade. Though I still think more is coming.

iMe said:
don´t tell me ichat doesn´t work then... how else would i get all the info?? i use my .mac adress in ichat.. thats why i am wondering...
It uses the AIM network, regardless of the user name you use. So yes, it'll work.
 

Staffroomer

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I've never really been all that interested in .Mac.. What's the big deal? What has it got to offer me.. Seriously...
 

paddy

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Whats so good about .mac? It would take a lot to make me fork out $99 a year for whats basically an e-mail service with a few bells and whistles. Maybe if they cut the price i might consider....
 

spakle

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ok, enough of this .mac stuff. where are my new ibook specs bitches. i'm POed that the rumors and leaks have all come to a complete halt. it was much better finding out some tidbits a day or before the show.
 

iMeowbot

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Staffroomer said:
I've never really been all that interested in .Mac.. What's the big deal? What has it got to offer me.. Seriously...
I hope this isn't too painfully obvious, but one could ask the same questions about any product ever offered by anyone. Either a product offers something that is useful to you, or it doesn't. One may as well complain about the uselessness of Final Cut Pro if one isn't a film editor.
 

irmongoose

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spakle said:
it was much better finding out some tidbits a day or before the show.
Actually I appreciate the full blow and surprise of Steve's keynote... I always stay away from the MR page 24 hours before the show, because by then the wait is bearable and any "rumor" is so reliable that is takes the fun away.

But, to each his own, I guess.




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