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Briefly: Mac memorabilia sale, HoudahGeo LE

updated 10:50 pm EST, Wed March 4, 2009

MozyHome review

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.




by MacNN Staff

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  1. phillymjs

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    Liquidation sale?

    Is he kidding, with those prices? I have a lot of the same stuff, most of it in better condition. I think I have about 20 or 25 of those rainbow logo window clings alone.

    If he gets what he's asking for those items, I am going to hit Google Earth and start looking for a small island to buy, and then retire to it!

  1. dimmer

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Ugh

    Have to agree with phillymjs: this is a scam unworthy of even eBay, and using the "to pay for my wife's surgery" just drives it further into the despicable territory.

    If you want to pay $20 for a poster Apple gave out for free, just write to the head office. A manual? Write AppleCare.

    This is just sordid.

  1. mullum

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -1

    manicure

    from the pictures, this guys fingers and nails are nasty. perhaps he should spend some of the proceeds on a manicure.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

    -2

    Well

    Maybe if he didn't spend all his time and money at MNac shows and on mac memorbilia, he'd have saved the money to pay for the surgery...

  1. ibook_steve

    Moderator

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +1

    AOL disks ?!!

    Look at round 2, page 2. He's actually trying to sell AOL floppies for $10 a pop! How many have you all gotten in the mail and immediately tossed? It's certainly an interesting collection, and some of the older (original Mac era) stuff is worth it, but the prices on newer things are ridiculous.

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