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Sunday, January 08, 2006, 08:00 am PT (11:00 am ET)

Apple hints at .Mac updates next Tuesday

A posting to Apple's .Mac account page this weekend warned members of expected downtime next Tuesday morning, the same time company chief executive Steve Jobs is scheduled to deliver the opening keynote presentation at this year's highly anticipated Macworld Expo.

"Mac will be undergoing scheduled maintenance from 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST on 1/10/06," Apple said in the posting "All .Mac services will be affected. We apologize for the inconvenience."

Recent reports have suggested that .Mac would see updates next Tuesday in support of a new iLife application, amongst other possibilities.

Apple last updated .Mac in September when it increased user storage, add a Groups feature and updated the Backup to version 3.0.