Apple .mac update + Backup 3

20 09 2005

Apple dot mac

I wasn’t very thrilled last night by the fact that Apple took .mac offline
for 4 hours for scheduled maintenance; without notifying the user-base.

On the other side of the coin, it meant that finally a long overdue
update was being installed. Coincidentally đŸ˜‰ just in time before the majority
of subscribers are up for renewal. .mac now features standard 1GB iDisk storage
for email & homepage (up from 256MB) with 10GB/month transfer limit (up from
3). New is the groups feature that allows several people to cooperate on a
homepage.

Maybe subdomains (http://username.mac.com) and custom 404
pages are for next fall?

They also released Backup 3 with backup
presets, automatic scheduling, incremental backups and advanced file
restoration. It now also is possible to back up more than one system to .mac.
Can’t wait to try some of those features. With the increased iDisk space it now
should be possible to have an simple automated backup of the most important
files without needing a 3rd party application.

Still no sign of the
.mac Dashboard widgets which were promised at the
launch of OS X
Tiger
. Maybe those will be announced later today as Apple Expo Paris
is underway?

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