The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Apple Makes Changes to .Mac: Storage Now 1GB, Groups Added, Backup 3 Released

Apple Expo Paris - Apple Makes Changes to .Mac: Storage Now 1GB, Groups Added, Backup 3 Released

by , 11:55 AM EDT, September 20th, 2005

Apple on Tuesday announced several changes to its .Mac online service. Online storage was increased from 256MB to 1GB, a Groups feature was added and Backup 3 was released. In addition, .Mac is now available in French and German.

Users can now store 1GB of data in their iDisks and e-mail accounts, with .Mac Family Pack customers receiving 2GB of combined storage. An additional 1GB of storage is US$49.95 per year. Members can continue to designate how much capacity they'd like to assign to their e-mail accounts and how much they need for their iDisks.

.Mac Groups enable users to create private online communities similar to those found in Yahoo! Groups. Users can send e-mails to everyone in a group by using one address and can upload files to a common group iDisk. In addition, they can publish group Web pages, post Web links and use a shared iCal calendar.

Finally, Backup 3 offers the ability to automatically archive files created with iLife applications, a user's Home folder, music purchased at the iTunes Music Store and more. Backup can also now perform automatic scheduled backups to CDs and DVDs as well as incremental backups, in addition to backing up more than one Mac to an iDisk.

.Mac is US$99.95 per year for individuals and $179.95 annually for a Family Pack, which includes one master account and five sub accounts. Free 60-day trial memberships are available. System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.3.9 or v10.4.2 and 128MB RAM.

Recent Headlines - Updated July 6th

Fri,6:36 PM
iCloud Music Library and DRM: Now with Slightly Less Disaster
9:38 AM
Apple Music - Or Some Streaming Service - Needs To Steal Discovery From Napster
8:00 AM
Happy U.S. Independence Day
1:38 AM
Apple Posts San Francisco Pride 2015 Video
Thu,8:51 PM
Mpow 3-Port Intelligent Car Charger: $13.99
8:44 PM
Apple Loses iBooks Antitrust Appeal in Split Decision
5:00 PM
Apple Earns a Black Eye for Apple Music
3:04 PM
Apple’s New Design Bosses Report to Tim Cook, not Jony Ive
2:01 PM
3 Great iPhone Cables for Travel
1:39 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-02: Coping with iCloud Music Library’s Problems
10:58 AM
iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library: A Disaster for Your Music Collection
8:59 AM
How To Add Nickname, Photo to Apple Music Profile
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!