updated 10:50 pm EST, Wed March 4, 2009
In brief: A long-time Macintosh fan is currently looking to raise some money to pay for a surgery by selling off his collection of Mac memorabilia. Houdah Software and locr have come together to release a special version of Houdah Geo that integrates support with the locr community for sharing geotagged photos. Meanwhile, users who are looking for alternative backup options may find the MozyHome online backup service to be just what they need. MacNN has tested out this option and posted its thoughts in a review which rewarded the service with three stars out of five.
Anyone looking for a piece of Macintosh history may now find what they are looking for at a fellow enthusiast's online liquidation sale. The sale is being put on to raise money for surgery that the collector's wife needs, with a number of items that span Apple's history. The sale includes the original iMac launch poster, Macworld buttons, books, brochures and an Apple ProMouse, among other memorabilia. All of the items have a suggested price but the seller urges anyone interested to e-mail him to negotiate different terms.
Houdah Software and locr have recently teamed up to release a special version of Houdah Geo. HoudahGeo LE is a geotagging application that can link GPS data with photos and also allows manual geotagging through the use of Google Earth. The resulting photos can then be uploaded to the locr community. The software supports a wide range of GPS loggers, including automatic tagging using GPX or NMEA logs and also integrates with Apple's iPhoto and Aperture in addition to Adobe's Lightroom.
MacNN has recently taken a look at the MozyHome online backup service and found it to be easy to use and is backed by helpful online tech support. The initial back and file restoration was a little slower than desired, however, while only one account on a Mac can be backed up with a Mozy account. Our reviewer also found that some of the security features were not quite as strong as one might like when dealing with sensitive data. Overall, MozyHome is a good option for users who don't want to take up space on local drives with backups of files including large music and photo collections, or non-sensitive documents.