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.Mac Web Bookmark access extended to July 6th [U]

updated 10:35 pm EDT, Wed July 2, 2008

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Apple is extending access to .Mac Web Bookmarks past itsJune 30th end date to July 6th, which will make it impossible for users to access or update bookmarks located on the web portion of the service. Users are still able to synchronize bookmarks for the purpose of keeping consistency between several computers, but will not be able to access those bookmarks through the .Mac website or the .Mac Bookmarks application. Apple's transition from .Mac to Mobile Me - first announced at WWDC 2008 - is expected to be completed this month.

"MobileMe will let you easily access your bookmarks from anywhere by syncing them across all your computers, and pushing them over the air to your iPhone and iPod touch," Apple said in a Wednesday notice to .Mac subscribers. "However, the existing .Mac Bookmarks application will be taken offline and will no longer provide web access to your bookmarks."

Updated with clarified Apple information.

by MacNN Staff



  1. jpellino

    Joined: Dec 1969


    i have one computer

    do they really believe the majority of their customers have more than one computer?

  1. scotte75ky

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Most homes in America have more then one computer. I have two Macs and three WIndows systems networked in my house alone. More geeky people have roamed this planet. I'm sure of that.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969



    why am i paying more money for fewer features? why would you subtract a service...

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Thank goodness!

    Its good to see Apple removing features. This way, they keep featuritis from infesting their offerings. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to find out that all of the .Mac problems we've had over the last 5 years was all due to this buggy resource-sucking 'feature'. Now MobileMe will have 100% uptime and glitch-free!

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: LOL

    More importantly, Apple apparently thinks that all its users of .Mac carry their computers (and now iPhones) with them all the time, and have no need/desire to access their bookmarks from a third-party's computer.

  1. RKDinOKC

    Joined: Dec 1969



    About the third time I have to re-enter my stuff, I quit using those convenience features and/or services.

  1. bjojade

    Joined: Dec 1969



    This was one of those features that allowed you to access your 'stuff' when away from your computer. It was nice to NOT have to drag my machine around, but still have an online portal where I could feel at home. I guess bookmarks aren't important anymore. :(

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