.Mac widgets, vaporware?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Demon Hunter, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    Anyone heard about these? I can't find them mentioned on the "new" .Mac site. What the fruit. :mad:
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    Link to one alleged explanation:

    The widgets, sources inside Apple have told Think Secret, were being developed by an intern primarily on his own time with Apple never really throwing its weight behind the project.
  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...well, they did say "coming soon" didn't they? Perhaps their "soon" is different than most people's...it is Apple after all - sometimes it feels like their "soon" is in geological timeframes....heheheh.....oh yeah!
  4. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    The sad thing is that I was one of the people waiting to get .mac for this reason. It is obsurd that they didn't come up with something sooner, or even have it on hand the day tiger came out. My guess, out of all of the wigets developed by various folks around here are way better than what they had. They figured we wouldn't miss their crappy ones if we had all of the nice ones. :)
  5. Whyren macrumors 6502a


    Jun 3, 2004
    east of the West and west of the East
    Another question that inevitably comes up is: what exclusive widgets could they make that are in some way connected to .Mac? An iDisk usage display? A counter of your HomePage hits? I'm a little annoyed that they just disappeared, but you have to wonder what they really could have done exclusively that no one else could. Programming a widget isn't too drastically difficult.
  6. roadapple macrumors regular

    Oct 21, 2004
    I'd like one that continuously updated the my cost per email.

    Then maybe one that would remind me when to renew my membership.

    That would be convenient.
  7. DerChef macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    At least its better than providing "Malware"

    as i said i hope thier widgets are not like my experience of their bundled software

    Virex send my new Powerbook (with Panther) to hell and back with me a new Mac user for only a day !

    Seriously .Mac I can honestly say is the in the top ten of the biggest wastes of money in my life.

    at renewal time rearrange this "over freezes when hell" :rolleyes:

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