Aug 7 2007
Apple announced a few “enhancements” to its .Mac online service today, highlighted by the debut of .Mac Web Gallery, a new feature for sharing photos and movies online. .Mac Web Gallery lets members easily share photos and movies directly from iLife ’08 with anyone on a Mac, PC or iPhone. In addition, .Mac Web Gallery visitors can download high quality images for printing and even contribute photos using a standard web browser or email. Other new .Mac features include a tenfold increase in .Mac storage to 10GB, support for personal domains for iWeb websites and enhancements to .Mac Mail.
.Mac is available as a subscription-based service for USD$99.95 per year for individuals and USD$179.95 for a Family Pack which includes one master account and four sub accounts. Customers save USD$30 on either the individual subscription or the Family Pack when purchased with a new Macintosh and anyone can sign up for a free, 60-day .Mac trial. Individuals can optionally purchase an additional 10GB of storage for USD$49.95 annually.
.Mac requires a Macintosh computer with Mac OS X v10.3.9 or v10.4.3 or later and 256MB of RAM. Internet access requires a compatible ISP; fees may apply. Broadband internet connection recommended. Some features require Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and iLife ’08, available separately.