Apple is offering two fresh inducements to its .Mac subscribers – Panther training and a discount on Pangea Software's all-new Nanosaur II: Hatchling.

Apple is exclusively offering .Mac subscribers access to its in-house developed series of 100 QuickTime movies. The movies cover a range of topics around Mac OS X 10.3 and the applications that ship with it.

The training offers a track on Mac OS X fundamentals, which deals with the Finder, Dock and file organization; and Mac OS X Daily productivity, which offers sections on iCal, Address Book, Safari, iChat and more.

.Mac subscribers are also being offered an exclusive 25 per cent discount against the cost of Nanosaur II: Hatchling, the sequel to the original Nanosaur which appeared in 1998.

This Mac OS X title offers "amazing graphics, expanded challenges, 3D enhancements and a two player mode". Players are a well-armed, heavily equipped pterodactyl. A new feature – the game supports 3D glasses for a completely "immersive experience".

Subscribers can download a special demo version of the game that allows access to three levels (including two-player levels). Members can buy the full downloadable version for $18.75 (usual price $24.95); or a CD version (with 3D glasses) for $26.25 (usual price $34.95).

Apple has also posted a reminder to .Mac members of how they can go about publishing self-generated HTML pages on .Mac.