Apple has introduced new learning resources and a fresh free software download for its .Mac subscribers.

Subscribers today can download free screensaver software from Xtreme Mac. The software is taken from that publishers Freefall Satellite Simulator and Screen Saver, and offers "a peek" at the full product, which took the 2004 Apple Design Award for Most Innovative Apple Technology.

Apple describes the product as follows: "Freefall puts the wonders of satellite exploration at your fingertips so you can view the flight paths of more than 850 existing orbiters, from government Global Positioning Systems to satellites used by weather services, search and rescue teams, and more." Subscribers also get a 30 per cent discount against the $29.95 cost.

Apple has also added new tutorials to its Learning Center for .Mac users. These cover iLife 05, along with a selection of Mac OS X tutorials to help members in troubleshooting, networking and more. The Learning Center catalogue has also been improved, with the addition of short descriptions of each tutorial to make it easier to find what you need.