updated 09:05 am EDT, Tue August 1, 2006
.Mac outages continue
Apple's .Mac suite of internet/Web services has been suffering several outages recently, and some users have began to lash out against Apple. According to CNET News.com, users are claiming these outages are unacceptable -- some of which have lasted over three days. "Those new Apple adverts are now starting to irritate me lol. Yes, 'it just works' is looking funnier by the minute," wrote one user named Allan Bell. That user then went on to add that Apple should consider adding the word "occasionally" to the .Mac campaign. Other users cite this as unacceptable as iLife features "rely" on Apple's paid .Mac service for functions such as daily backup. Apple has acknowlegded the continuing problems and said that it was looking into the issue, but that was not enough for one user under the name "BK Broiler" who posted on Apple's discussion forums stating that "It may be time to switch away from Mac after 20 years."