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Apple adds exclusives, updates .Mac service features

updated 02:15 am EDT, Tue May 18, 2004

Apple updates .Mac

Apple has updated its .Mac web services with for its paying members. New exclusive benefits for members include a $20 discount through October 6, 2004 on software from Symantec and a free version of Norton Parental Control by Symantec, which it says "provides customizable child-safe browsing, allowing parents to set the categories and sites to which their kids have access. Members can download the software and receive a year's worth of updates for free." Apple also redesigned its iCards service, adding more than 200 new iCards as well as integration with the .Mac Address Book. Apple says it also added new a dozen new templates for web publishing as well as the the ability to create and edit web pages using Windows XP and Internet Explorer.

by MacNN Staff





  1. angelmb

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Norton?, no thanks.

    There are better stuff out there you can think to gift your belowed .mac subscribers. Come on Apple, read the macnn boards :-D

  1. dab007

    Joined: Dec 1969


    How about

    How about upgrading the size of the mail and idisk. That might be a better upgrade.

  1. HeatherEcsedi

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Soooooo ?

    I've been using .Mac for quite a few months now - I received a free membership when purchasing my PowerMacintosh. I still don't see why I should renew my membership. iDisk is kind of okay but awfully slow (even though I have DSL). As far as benefitting from special offers... well I have no use for it. E-mail account ? I already got a few from my ISP. Personal website ? Same thing. If I want to spend money on a web oriented service, I might as well buy my own DNS.

  1. John Dwight

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Isn't Norton going out of the Mac business? I'm not knocking .Mac. I use my account. I will miss Norton Utilities though. It fixed a number of problems that DW 3.01 and TTP 4 couldn't. It wasn't the be-all, etc., but it has it's place in my "tool belt". I'm not sure what's going to replace NUM.

  1. bfalchuk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    They're not out

    They're not out, they're just stopping development on some products...and they're doing that on the PC side, too.

  1. BobVB

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Have to agree...

    as far as 'upgrades' go these are pretty lame.

  1. ParkgatePete

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Still not enough

    to get me back.

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