There has been buzz going around that .Mac will finally (maybe) be updated to something that may be useful.
While Apple may score points for having the coolest looking computers on the block, they’re nothing but a big ball of fail in the web department.
I’ll put it to you this way: Compare .Mac to Windows Live Services. Then compare .Mac to Google’s offerings. Then realize that both Microsoft and Google offer a whole bunch of cool – and useful – stuff, FOR FREE while Apple charges $99 a year for the same stuff that doesn’t even work as well.
The fact Apple charges anything for .Mac just goes to prove that some Apple users are stupid enough to pay for something just because it’s labeled with a fruit.
For those that forgot, .Mac used to be free. Yes it was. Apple changed that. Why? One reason: Money.
Now here’s the rub: If Apple decides to “Google-fy” their .Mac service (which has been speculated,) there’s a problem. Apple would be charging for something that Google otherwise offers for free.
Apple needs to cut the crap and stop charging for .Mac because it simply isn’t worth it.
One final note: Dave has 3 Macs, one of which is a Mac Pro. He tried .Mac. It sucked. He uses Google instead because it’s better.
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