Mac, Apple’s suite of innovative software and Internet services, has just been enhanced. .Mac membership unlocks exclusive Tiger features including Mac-to-Mac syncing of keychains and Mail settings like accounts, rules, signatures and Spotlight-driven Smart Mailboxes. Members also get access to comprehensive online tutorials for a variety of Apple products, such as Tiger, iLife, iWork, Final Cut Pro, DVD Studio Pro, Shake and Logic. Also new is the .Mac Family Pack, giving up to five family members the .Mac experience for just $179.95 a year. Save $30 when you buy an individual .Mac membership or the .Mac Family Pack from the Apple online store, an Apple retail store or an authorized Apple resellers by May 23.
You can already sync contact information, calendars, and Safari bookmarks Mac-to-Mac and to .Mac for access from any Internet-connected computer. Now, with Tiger installed, you’ll be able to sync passwords from your Keychain and Mac OS X Mail preferences—including accounts, rules, signatures and the new Spotlight-driven Smart Mailboxes—Mac-to-Mac. Tiger’s powerful sync features put key information at your fingertips wherever you need it.
Now you can enjoy the convenience of a shared family address book. Turn on sharing in your Tiger Address Book’s Preferences, then add other .Mac members and choose whether to allow them to edit contacts. Any changes made are reflected in all of the accounts. No more requests to email contact information for party planning, holidays, and calls to the dentist—everyone sharing the address book has the same current contact information.
With .Mac you get a members-only selection of Tiger Dashboard widgets—mini-applications that make it a breeze to find and track online information and perform simple tasks.
.Mac Mail aliases, so convenient to use in webmail, are now available from within Mac OS X Mail as well. Create up to five email aliases to use for fun or to protect your main address—you have the ability to deactivate or delete an alias and create a fresh one to replace it. With Tiger, these aliases are part of your desktop Mail application, conveniently displayed along with your other mail accounts so it’s easy to send and receive mail using your aliases.
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