Apple Computer Inc.’s
.Mac online service has added some more benefits for its members, including a new downloadable game and two free chapters from the latest book from a well-known book author.
HipSoft’s casual train-themed puzzler Holiday Express is now available as a free download for .Mac users — it’s a Tetris-like game that sells for $19.95; a special holiday variation on HipSoft’s previously released Puzzle Express. The download from .Mac also includes demo versions of other HipSoft games, and .Mac users are eligible for a 25 percent discount on the purchase of those games.
Robin Williams’ latest Mac-related book is “Robin Williams Cool Mac Apps.” It’s a 500 page guide to Apple’s consumer applications that was published in August 2004, and it includes 76 pages devoted to .Mac apps and services. Now .Mac subscribers can download two free chapters from the book and get 30 percent off.
A new feature on .Mac’s home page provides users with a list of exclusive features for .Mac members you can find in off-the-shelf commercial software for the Mac and shareware titles — it details how Macromedia Contribute, Intuit QuickBooks and Allume StuffIt Deluxe all work in tandem with .Mac accounts.