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Apple .Mac 3.0 Retail [Old Version]

by Apple
Mac OS X
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Now with Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger," .Mac members can also sync keychains and Mail preferences such as accounts, rules, signatures, and the new Spotlight-driven Smart Mailboxes right from System Preferences.
  • Members now get quick access to many features of .Mac right from the main .Mac web page, including the ability to compose new email messages, see the number of waiting messages, quickly add and search for an address, and easily visit published HomePages.
  • A host of Apple-designed training modules for every type of customer from novice to advanced have been added, including the following topics: Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger", iLife '05, iWork '05, Final Cut Pro, Motion, DVD Studio Pro, Shake, and Logic.
  • Thirteen new HomePage templates have been added to help .Mac members easily create elegant photo albums, iMovie pages, and more.
  • .Mac membership continues to provide automatic virus scanning of all the email sent to your mac.com email addresses, regardless of the operating system you are running.

System Requirements

  • Platform:   Mac OS X
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2.1 ounces
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0009319QC
  • Item model number: M9888Z/A
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 27, 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,212 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

From the Manufacturer

Synchronize your key information wherever you go. Instantly update your Address Book contacts, iCal calendars, and Safari bookmarks across multiple Mac computers. And with Mac OS X Tiger installed, you can sync your keychain and Mail settings, including accounts, rules, signatures and Spotlight-driven Smart Mailboxes, too. Store your stuff online. Quickly transfer and retrieve files online using your iDisk storage space on Apple servers, accessible from any Mac or Windows PC connected to the Internet. Access your personal data. Wherever you go, your personal information is there — even if your Mac isn't. Access contacts, calendars, bookmarks, email and files using any Mac or Windows PC connected to the Internet. Keep in touch. Get world-class, ad-free email with powerful virus scanning of incoming messages. Use your Mac.com member name to chat and video conference with iChat AV.* Share your memories. Using Apple-designed templates, easily create a custom web page or publish your photos and movies directly from iPhoto and iMovie in just a few clicks. Back up your files. Use Backup software to protect all your important data by automatically copying documents to iDisk, external hard drives, CDs, DVDs and even your iPod. Master your Mac. Master your Mac with the .Mac Learning Center. Get exclusive tips, tutorials and QuickTime movies on Mac OS X Tiger, iLife and iWork, as well as your favorite pro applications like Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Shake, Logic and more.

Product Description

With .mac, or Dot Mac, you'll unlock powerful features in new Mac OS X v10.4 "Tiger." An annual membership to .Mac gives you innovative software and services, plus exclusive discounts, free downloads, and online Apple training. Preserve your data with hassle-free Backup software

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars .Mac = Convienence August 18, 2005
Who would pay Microsoft, for an email account, backup solution, light web hosting, and a few other seemingly trivial features? However, with Apple, it does not seem like such a bad deal. Why? Like a Macintosh, .mac services simply "work."

.Mac Mail is a convenient mail service. Why? You can access your mail from just about any mail client using SMTP and POP3, or you can access your email from mac.com. The choice is yours: web based, or client (application) based. Your mail is available to you however you need it. Furthermore, if you change Internet Service Providers, you will not have to tell your contacts your new email address, if you stick with your .mac address as your permanent address. Afraid of junk mail? .mac Mail allows you to setup several alias addresses. These alias addresses forward mail to your real account, but should one of the aliases begin to receive too much spam (perhaps the alias you use to sign-up for online offers), simply delete that alias and use a new one. Meanwhile, your close family and friends can continue using the original mail address.

After mail, the web hosting features of .mac service is probably the most used feature, by .mac subscribers. There are templates to post photo albums, movies, diaries, resumes, and more. However, the best feature is your .mac websites' integration with iPhoto. Simply select however many photos you want in iPhoto, click the homepage icon, and iPhoto will post the images on your .mac website. It is simple, convenient, and fun. There is no quicker way to share your images with family and friends.

iDisk & Backup - iDisk and Backup are two superb features included with .mac services. iDisk is an Internet-based hard drive.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can be bargain method to renew existing account! October 10, 2005
The authorization code in the box can be used not only to open a new dot Mac account, but can also be used to renew an existing subscription (normally $99). If you're a renewing subscriber, you can usually save money by purchasing the retail box here at Amazon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars . mac is now a better value September 23, 2005
I have subscribed to .mac since the beginning, but always stopped to think if it was worth the cost of renewing. After the recent upgrade in service, I will no longer hesitate to renew. First, the Backup software is finally decent - it was totally lame before this new version (what took so long?). The increase to 1 GB of storage is nice and the new 10GB (monthly) limit on data transfers (up from 3 GB) now makes .mac a viable option for distribution and and exchange of files with a moderate size group of people. The new "group" feature appears to make this type of exchange easy, although I haven't tried it. This service is finally starting to mature into a nice set of features that complement the best OS available.

Amazon is clearly the place to buy this service and save some $
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New .Mac Makes Renewal Worth It September 23, 2005
I was a bit apprehensive as it came time to renew my .Mac membership. The service had not had much of an overhaul since it debuted as a pay-for service 3 years ago. Anti-virus software and other free software downloads were no longer available, and the paltry 250MB of shared email and disk storage paled in comparison to most other free online services. But faced with the prospect of losing the email address that I'd been using for the past 5 years, as well as my entire network of uploaded photo pages, I seemed resigned to pay for the renewal.

But last week, Apple came through again and upgraded the features of .Mac, making the upgrade more than worth it. For less than $80 a year for .Mac service here on Amazon, you now get 1GB of online storage to share between your email account and iDisk. But more importantly, Apple has dramatically increased the allowed monthly bandwidth to your .Mac photo and video pages, making it easier to share your memories with friends, family and colleagues without the worry of not being able to deliver all of that content.

There's a new new version of Backup (version 3.0) which has a more intuitive interface for both novices and advances users. Reports say that performance has increased, but I have not had the chance to adequately test it in order to confirm that.

Another feature of .Mac are Groups. You can create collaoration points with other .Mac members to share files and information, although all members of the group must belong to .Mac.

For anyone who is using Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), I highly recommend .Mac. The integration into all of the Tiger applications (Mail, iCal, Address Book, iSync) is seamless and makes backing up and synchronizing your data so much easier. Photo publishing with iPhoto 5 is even easier now as well.

Count me in for one more year of .Mac and I am looking forward to more improvements next year!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really is worth the subscription cost August 30, 2005
I belonged to .Mac since it first became available. I used it mostly for e-mail and some backup of vital files. I was considering dropping it but Apple has improved the service and features. It is especially valuable with multiple Macs. I have Macs at home and at the office. The ability to synchronize my calendar, bookmarks, e-mail, and contacts has been a great asset. It also syncs with my Palm Tungsten E. I have also used it to post vacation photos, host my home page, manage mail on the road, and post files for downloading. Apple used to keep me going each year with free software. They seemed to have slowed down on this, but the software goodies are a nice bonus that can help the service pay for itself. It has an intuitive interface and I have never had problems with service not being available. Highly recommended.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Simplify your digital life with this powerful tool.
The .Mac suite of services is a very powerful tool yet comphrehensive enough for anybody to use. Not only that but it is a constantly evolving interactive tool as well. Read more
Published on February 17, 2006 by projectmgr
5.0 out of 5 stars Ease of use only selling point.
You could get all the services elsewhere for free, but .Mac puts them all in one place and intergrates with your computer(s) seamlesly. Read more
Published on February 1, 2006 by J. Mullin
4.0 out of 5 stars Improves every year
I've been a user of .mac since the free days, and happy to discover that the annual renewals are cheaper when bought from Amazon. Read more
Published on October 24, 2005 by G. Ewald
5.0 out of 5 stars Dot Mac
I find this product indespensible. I am able to sync all my computers anywhere I have internet access. It is a good value for the price.
Published on October 11, 2005 by F. Martin
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must-have service for every Mac user
I've read a lot of complaints here and there about the .Mac service ever since it launched. However, Apple has shown year after year their committment to improving the features... Read more
Published on October 9, 2005 by adamnash
4.0 out of 5 stars The new .Mac
Apple has enhanced .Mac recently with an improved backup program and additional storage space online (1 GB now, which can be divided between your email and iDisk accounts however... Read more
Published on October 8, 2005 by J. Snodgrass
4.0 out of 5 stars Improved .Mac
The one gig of storage space up from 256mb is a big plus. I'm syncing my iCal, bookmarks, and contacts to several different macs. Read more
Published on October 8, 2005 by Richard Graulich
5.0 out of 5 stars .Mac has been upgraded
Apple has just upgraded .Mac adding new features:

.Mac Groups. Create private, ad-free online communities that let friends, family, teammates, and colleagues easily... Read more
Published on September 22, 2005 by Thomas R. Riffle
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