[NTLK] Beaming from Newton to Mac?
paulgg at me.com
Tue Dec 13 15:45:32 EST 2011
And it was definitely OS 9 not OS X. I no longer have that Mac and had to completely erase my 2100 so don't know if I still have Backtalk in my files. I'll look for it.
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On Dec 13, 2011, at 2:31 PM, Paul Grothaus <paulgg at me.com> wrote:
> 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?
> Sent from my iPad
> 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:
>> NewtonDILTester/Newton Data Browser:
>> The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
>> The Official Newton FAQ - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
>> The Newton Glossary - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
>> WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
> The NewtonTalk Mailing List - http://newtontalk.net/
> The Official Newton FAQ - http://splorp.com/newton/faq/
> The Newton Glossary - http://splorp.com/newton/glossary/
> WikiWikiNewt - http://tools.unna.org/wikiwikinewt/
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