Apple’s .Mac is its subscription-based service offering users access to e-mail, Web page creation, online storage through iDisk and free software. To help .Mac users get the most out of their membership, Apple has created the
.Mac Learning Center.
The special Web site features short step-by-step guides called How To’s that offer up details on how to use .Mac Mail, HomePage, iDisk, Backup, iSync, iCal and iChat. The How To’s are complete with screenshots showing each service in action to help new .Mac users understand exactly what they’re doing.
.Mac Presents are longer-form tutorials that show you more detailed examples of how to use .Mac services, complete with QuickTime movies showing the services. So far, Apple has posted two .Mac Presents tutorials: One on HomePage and one on iDisk. Coming soon are three more .Mac Presents tutorials: Protect, showing users how to keep their data safe; iSync, to show users how to keep data synchronized between different Macs and devices; and Anywhere Access, offering tips on how to access data through .Mac from any computer connected to the Internet.