[NTLK] Beaming from Newton to Mac?

Paul Grothaus paulgg at me.com
Tue Dec 13 14:31:05 EST 2011

There was a set of IrDA enhancements which were sold by Smartdog (??). I think it was called BackTalk or something similar. It enabled beaming with other PDAs such as Palm Pilots. I could swear that it worked with my original iMac which had an IrDA port on the front. I can't remember if I had to install anything on the Mac side.

It was pretty basic but, IIRC, one could beam notes, contacts and appointments. NewtonWorks documents lost all formatting but could also be transferred. I remember that it worked well enough that I paid for a license.

When I find the time, I'll search through my old newton software collection to see if I can find it. It might be on UNNA.

Anyone else remember this?

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On Dec 12, 2011, at 1:17 PM, Morgan Aldridge <morgant at makkintosshu.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 12:06 PM, Tim Chaten <tchaten at me.com> wrote:
>> I'm wondering if anyone has hacked a way yet to beam files from a Newton to a Mac. Is this impossible? What pieces are needed to make this happen?
> By "beam", I assume you mean via IrDA. For Mac OS 9, with the proper
> IrDA hardware, there are two options:
> IrDA Package Installer:
> <http://www.unna.org/view.php?/macos/IrDA%20Package%20Installer>
> NewtonDILTester/Newton Data Browser:
> <http://www.unna.org/view.php?/macos/NewtonDILTester>
> Morgan
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