Apple to .Mac subscribers: Sync bookmarks by Sunday

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.Mac subscribers who want to keep any bookmarks they’ve saved through the online service should sync those bookmarks with their Mac by July 6, Apple said Wednesday. The warning came as part of Apple’s transition from .Mac to the new MobileMe online service.

Apple announced MobileMe at last month’s Worldwide Developers Conference. The service retains many .Mac features, such as contacts and mail, with a new emphasis on push services that keep information synced between your computer, iPhone, and Web page.

However, some .Mac features will be discontinued once MobileMe goes live this month. Besides iCards, .Mac slides, and support for .Mac syncing in OS X 10.3, Apple is also dropping support for Web access to bookmarks.

“MobileMe will let you easily access your bookmarks from anywhere by syncing them across all your computers, and pushing them over the air to your iPhone and iPod touch,” Apple said in a Wednesday notice to .Mac subscribers. “However, the existing .Mac Bookmarks application will be taken offline and will no longer provide web access to your bookmarks.”

Apple says that .Mac subscribers should sync .Mac bookmarks with their Mac by this Sunday. The notice to subscribers links to instructions for syncing .Mac bookmarks with Safari.

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