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Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger: Peachpit Learning Series by Robin Williams

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The Benefits of a .Mac Account

A .Mac account includes a large number of features, explained in an overview below. For step-by-step details of each one of these features and exactly how to use them, please see Cool Mac Apps, by John Tollett and me.

Syncing, the focus of this chapter, is just one of the many features included with .Mac, but it's particularly useful for those of us who use more than one Mac. If you use just one Mac and you never leave home and never need to get to your Mail or Address Book or files from your home machine, then you can skip the rest of this chapter altogether! Well, skip it after you read about the benefits a .Mac account provides.

iDisk: The iDisk is a central part of your .Mac life. Your .Mac account comes with ...

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