updated 09:05 am EDT, Tue June 17, 2008
.Mac service down
Apple's .Mac online service is experiencing extended worldwide outages, according to accounts. The main website is currently unavailable, and users have reported being unable to access features such as e-mail, backup or web galleries. The service is said to have been down for several hours in at least the United States and the UK, although UK customers may already have normal functions back.
The downtime follows shortly after new browser requirements imposed on iDisk users, theoretically limiting people to specific versions of Safari, Firefox and Internet Explorer. The two factors may indicate behind-the-scenes work on the transition to MobileMe, a modified service with an emphasis on carrying data between computers and handhelds, much like Microsoft's Exchange technology.