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Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 06:55 am PT (09:55 am ET)

Apple prepares .Mac improvements

Apple Computer this week is expected to quietly surprise members of its .Mac internet services with several new features.

According to reports, the company will be increasing email and iDisk storage space to a combined 250MB, up from 115MB. User's of the service will also be given an option to upgrade their .Mac account to 1 GB for US$49.95 per year.

In addition to the storage enhancements, Apple is also expected to introduce e-mail aliases and an e-mail spell checker.

No further details were available.