YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor...

Posted by: MacGizmo

YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 02:22 PM

I don't put much stock in rumors, however I have it on good authority that Apple is in fact working on some iApps that are not necessarily new, but improvements and integration on something they already have. If the rumor of a "HomePage" iApp which would bring the current features of the online HomePage builder right into the finder. Plus, an option (if the rumor is true) to have the .Mac address automatically forward to your IP address (DHCP or Static) would be HUGE. Essentially, everyone with a Mac could have their own webhost for $100 per year (the cost of .Mac). Suddenly the cost of .Mac will silence its critics.<br><br>Below is the text from SpyMac's front page:<br><br>Apple's .Mac features a web application called HomePage, an online assistant that guides users through the often complicated steps involved in creating a web site. It won't be long until HomePage access will be available directly from the Mac OS X finder, says sources. <br><br>Although currently referred to as iSite among developers, the name of the actual application will stay HomePage. The features, too, are not dramatically changed from the online version. The purpose of HomePage OS X is to interface with a previously reported upcoming .Mac feature: dynamic IP tracking. <br><br>Together they form Apple's solution to modern local web hosting and, eventually, simple video broadcasting. <br><br>Purportedly, users will have the ability to make their .Mac web page URL redirect to their own computer. If a connection cannot be made (if the computer is turned off, for example) the traditional online version of the site will be displayed from Apple's servers. <br><br>"Development is progressing rapidly these days. Don't be surprised to see this capability exploited as the primary marketing angle for 10.3," says the mole. <br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: Swatcat

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 02:30 PM

That would be great,cools new app's<br>Lets hope so that will shutup the whiners.<br>I will keep.mac with or with out those app's<br>Hell I use to put $100.00 of that white funny stuff up my nose in the morning to get jump started<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 02:55 PM

Yet another rumor site states that Sherlock will be going .Mac. And also mention an Apple-branded web browser based on Gecko (Netscape/Mozilla/Chimera).<br><br>I think this sounds great too, as long as Apple doesn't raise the price with each addition.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: carp

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 02:59 PM

Your not supposed to sniff the cat litter.<br><br>I got another week to pay for .Mac maybe even tomorrow. I was just holding out to see if there was going to be any price changes. Like Swatcat I will buy .Mac anyway.<br><br>
Posted by: Swatcat

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 03:26 PM

Hey that cat litter rocked for eight years<br>I doubt if there will be any price changes especially with the app's that Gizmo posted.<br>100 megs is more than I need but it's all mine<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 04:17 PM

Well, I don't know if those are the apps that are being worked on, but it sounds interesting anyway.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: carp

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 07:17 PM

I still think the service should be "ala-cart"<br>Pick the service that you need and pay for that, not a whole salad bar.<br><br>Just my 2 cents.<br><br>
Posted by: greenme1

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 08:36 PM

I agree, i only need the email anyway! tsk tsk Apple......<br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 08:41 PM

is the Chimera project's former leader (David Hyatt) working for apple now?<br><br> Great Day!
Posted by: sean

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 08:59 PM

david hyatt is working at apple now. interesting rumors. would be huge to have .Mac hosted with your own computer.<br><br>i also noticed that apple released a kiosk web browser that takes the computer over not allowing access to the finder. i figured that's what hyatt was working on, but perhaps they have bigger plans for him. <br><br><a href="http://www.mozillazine.org/weblogs/hyatt/">david's weblog</a> - he spends a lot of time complaining about netscape/AOL management and also defending stuff he used to do (e.g., tabbed browsing).<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 09:26 PM

apple should make a browser as fast as chimera to get rid of IE. and when are they going to make an good office suite? i.e word proc. spreadshheet, stuff like that. appleworks is nothing compared to M$ Office X...<br><br>thanks<br><br>rakka<br><br> Great Day!
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 09:31 PM

AW has one great advantage over MS Office. It doesn't quit randomly in X.<br><br>There are other advantages, not quite so great, but nice, like for instance AW doesn't think that it knows what you want to type better than you do.<br><br>I don't mean that Apple shouldn't make AW more robust--but I sure hope they don't go the way of Office.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 09:38 PM

yeah,AW is quite good. but the spreadsheet is so hard to use compared to excel. at least they should turn Appleworks into cocoa. maybe someday we can get rid of Microsoft Office X after apple decide to work hard on developing a good office<br><br><br>rakka<br><br> Great Day!
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 09:42 PM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>maybe someday we can get rid of Microsoft Office X<p><hr></blockquote><p><br>I'd vote for that.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 09:44 PM

are you using Microsoft Internet Explorer?<br><br><br><br>rakka<br><br> Great Day!
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/05/02 09:47 PM

Yep. IE it is. Someday I'll stop using it, but there are some things it does that no other browser does, so I keep it as default. I know it's not the case, really, but because it's free, I think of it as less seriously giving in to the dark side than by using Office. But I can't do without Office because that's what everyone at work uses.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: Trog

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 12:16 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>But I can't do without Office because that's what everyone at work uses.<p><hr></blockquote><p>Too true. I'm giving a talk at a meeting next week and the choices were: <br>1. Powerpoint<br>Or<br>2. Powerpoint<br><br>A little bit frightening to think that MS could stop making it for mac, but I don't think they will.<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 09:05 AM

<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>AW doesn't think that it knows what you want to type better than you do.<p><hr></blockquote><p>So true YoYo... I have a client named "Holiday Systems International." However, they go by HSI. Whenever I'm using Office/Entourage, it automatically changes HSI to HIS. Even using the backspace key after it's typed doesn't work, it keeps changing it back. The only way to get it to stay HSI is to continue typing, and go back afterwards and change them by hand. This is one of the reasons I switched from Entourage to MAIL (that, and I didn't want to be dependant on an app that cost $400 and may or may not be around for a while.)<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 09:54 AM

You can disable tha autocorrect thing, MacGizmo. I always do. Some of the texts I type into my computer are original-spelling things form the 16th and 17th century. Word always "corrects" those idiotic know-nothings from back then, of course. So early on I had to figure out a way to get it to stop doing that. In the Tools menu go to the AutoCorrect option, and then in the AutoCorrect tab, make sure that the replace text as you type box is NOT checked.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 10:46 AM

Oh, I know I could do that, but other than that word, I like having it on... it's just another PITA thing about MS I don't like.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: hayesk

Re: AutoCorrect in word - 10/06/02 11:35 AM

I don't have word on this computer right now, but I seem to remember you can dive more deeply in the autocorrect options to pick out which words get autocorrected. There's probably an entry for hsi->his in there that can be removed.<br><br>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: AutoCorrect in word - 10/06/02 01:07 PM

I think you're right--or you can tell it to leave alone all instances of hsi, or to ignore all caps. It is flexible, no doubt.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 01:37 PM

Would the ISP look down on the computer-as-webhost idea behind .Mac IP tracking? I've heard that they come down hard on people who try to use their regular DSL or cable modem accounts for this instead of using a specific webhosting plan. I can't imagine that this would be viable for dial-up users. There would have to be some sort of elective to do this given the bandwidth constraints.<br><br>By Sherlock going .Mac, would this mean all of Sherlock, or just "advanced" features?<br><br>Me? I'm just looking for iPhoto 2! :-)<br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 02:59 PM

I would say that nobody using a dial-up account would have any idea why you would want this feature, and if they did, they certainly would know enough not to actually use it because of the slow connection speeds. As far as broadband ISPs complaining about you bandwidth useage... I can't see why they would complain... they make more money if you go over your limit. Besides, it's not like a ton of people would use a .Mac account as a commercial web host.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 05:07 PM

LeComputier is right about broadband ISPs stating up front that they will not allow that kind of usage. I've got a Verizon DSL, and the contract states clearly that I cannot use my account for web serving, period. On the other hand, I wonder if I could do it from my school account. That would be what I'd try to do--and then the IT guy could yell at me for doing it.<br><br>Great wits are sure to madness near allied.--John Dryden, "Absalom and Achitophel"
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 06:18 PM

My ISP also states that I can't use it as a web host. But I've used WebSharing for 3 years so my client could download files from my computer directly and Cox Communications knew I did it because I told them I was doing it. I think they consider what I was doing different than "HOSTING"...<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: sean

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 07:14 PM

i imagine most of us would be fine with the limited traffic we would recieve. we wouldn't be a blip on the radar screen as far as our ISP is concerned. they are more concerned with someone setting up a site that will generate traffic (e.g., porno stuff) or hotline-type accounts (imho). i have the same stipulation and have placed surveys on my computer using filemaker pro and had 60+ students take the survey off of my computer over 3 days...not a peep from my ISP.<br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 07:35 PM

Yeah... the porn and the warez sites are the problem... they ruin it for everyone!<br><br>In my opinion, the warez community ruined iTools and is a major reason why Apple is charging for .Mac now.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: carp

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 07:40 PM

In my opinion, the warez community ruined iTools and is a major reason why Apple is charging for .Mac now.<br><br>No Apple is charging because people like You - that use up bandwidth that have useless animated Giffs. <br><br>
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 08:12 PM

Except that I'm not using .Mac to host my sig pics... Muahahahahahaaaa... got ya!<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>
Posted by: margadagio

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 08:16 PM

I'm using .mac for my useless junk. Now that I'm paying I'll make sure it's really loaded. <br><br><br><br>
Posted by: Anonymous

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/06/02 10:07 PM

you're using you're own web site??<br>http://www.jdempsey.com.....etc.<br><br><br>rakka<br><br> [b][i]Hello...
Posted by: MacGizmo

Re: YOWZA!!!!! Interesting rumor... - 10/07/02 06:23 AM

Yep... I use my own web domain for hosting my sig pics. Mostly because I've found that .Mac goes down once in a while and it causes the forum to load really slow when someone uses pics that are hosted on .Mac when it goes down. My website, on the other hand, hasn't gone down in over 6 years.<br><br><br>[color:red]What? I don't understand. What?</font color=red>