Apple Announces Updates to it’s .Mac Service

Apple(R) today announced a significant update to .Mac, the membership-based online Dotmacservice that combines the simplicity and elegance of the Macintosh(R) with the power of the Internet to facilitate group communication and make sharing, storing and protecting digital photos and videos easier than ever. New features include: .Mac Groups, a service that helps members communicate, coordinate schedules and stay in sync with private groups of friends or colleagues; an updated version of .Mac Backup software that makes it easy for members to archive their iLife(R) and other important files; a four-fold increase in combined iDisk and email storage to 1GB for individuals and 2GB for families; and full French and German localization. Pricing remains the same.

I’ve been a .Mac member for several years and only use a small portion of what they provide. For new Mac users, it’s a great idea, every Apple application integrates with the .Mac account and syncs all your contacts and calendars, etc. But for experienced Mac users, there are other free or inexpensive services that will do the trick for you.

About Todd Cochrane

Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.