updated 11:00 am EST, Tue November 20, 2007
Apple tackles .Mac speeds
Measures have at last been implemented to solve problems with the European .Mac service, Apple has announced. Users have complained for months of abnormally slow image uploads, frequently limited to between 78-80kbps. Posting a notice on its Support forums, Apple now says that it has made changes to the backend of the .Mac Web Gallery, affecting home pages and photo albums. Pages should now load "noticeably faster," although users are cautioned that performance may vary based on connections and configurations.
Also mentioned is the fact that some users are still experiencing problems, which Apple says it is investigating "on a case by case basis." The company has likewise left many sections of .Mac alone, including Web Gallery movies. Plans are reportedly in progress, however, for further improvements within the next few months, based on user feedback.