While the switch from iTools
(aka the price hike) is disappointing, the new and improved 15mb
storage space alone may be worth it. Especially for those of us that refuse to clean out our inbox
on a regular basis.
In addition to the email
storage capacity, other goodies include the continued ease of publishing pictures
to your .mac home page
file storage (billed as back up for your system), customized iCards, and new features which will debut with Mac OS 10.2
- otherwise known as Jaguar
's latest Unix
based Mac OS
will bring us two new iApps, iCal and iChat. iCal is a calendar
that will allow users
to post their calendars online and allow others to access them. Permissions can even be granted to allow other users to download
your calendar and receive automatic updates everytime you change something.
iChat will integrate with AOL
's Instant Messenger
users will be able to access the system with their .Mac email address
. Previews have shown an incredibly enhanced graphic interface
balloons, custom backgrounds and a lot more.