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Newton MP2000 teardown 2 Replies

Started by LaurentB. Last reply by LaurentB Apr 2, 2011.

New to Newton... 9 Replies

Started by Wholly Mindless. Last reply by Kathryn Apr 2, 2011.

What program should i download so my emate date will go past 1999? 2 Replies

Started by Lana Litwin. Last reply by applefreak Oct 22, 2010.

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Comment by MJJ on March 4, 2010 at 3:33am
New website. Work in progress!
Comment by newtonpoetry on March 4, 2010 at 4:50pm
Lovely site, MJJ - you've got some great photos posted. I might grab a few and share them on my site. Maybe send some traffic your way.
Comment by MJJ on March 6, 2010 at 2:15pm
Thanks, it's only taken me 3 years to do! I have tried so many times, but now we have a light tent in work to do nice photography and with the simplicity of iWeb I have got there!
Comment by Jonathan French on August 3, 2010 at 7:30pm
Does anyone have a serial number for MobileMath? (just kidding)
Got a non-upgraded 2100 with working rechargeable, 3 dead 130s and 14 eMates.
Comment by Lana Litwin on October 2, 2010 at 7:23pm
I have two beautiful Emate 300;s,two mac serials,two internet cards,some programs and two new batteries. My problem is that I do not see any corresponding holes in my Powerpc G3
or my two G4's,one of them a Quicksilver with leopard ppc.I also have a n older 20 inch Imac G5 and an Ibook. The imac ,Ibook and other G4 all have Tiger. I need to connect my Emates with one of my Apples.
Which one would work better. Do I need an adapter that will fit the end of the Emate serial?I know this group is about the os but I need to connect to a companion computer first.My goal is to print what I write and get these Emates wireless.I have tried four other groups who did not respond.
Comment by Daniel Herrington on October 3, 2010 at 6:04pm
A Keyspan USA-28X will let you connect your eMate 300 to your Mac's USB port with a Mac serial cable. Then you can use something like NewTen or NewtSync to transfer files back and forth.
Comment by Daniel Herrington on October 3, 2010 at 6:13pm
BTW, the issues with the eMate 300 regarding wireless are that it's extremely slow, it only has a single PC card slot, and not much internal memory. So you can do wireless, but be aware of these limitations.
Comment by Lana Litwin on October 4, 2010 at 10:54am
Thanks,I'll try to get that part. I am aware the wireless will not be spectacular but am amazed this little machine can even go wireless.
Are New Ten or Newtsync newer and better than NI32? I can't remember the date of the article that mentioned that.
I am truly amazed by the Emate 300. For a machine it's age ,it started working as soon as I plugged it in,even with old batteries. When the new ones came,my husband had no problem changing them.
One of mine has 3 books on it and one long short story.The books are the sequels to "The Wizard of Oz". The short story is by Konrad.I also like Freezeman.I can't see well enough for the games due to the slightly dim light but there are four of them I will never use. there are also programs to do banking and keep your budget and more. All of that stuff is on a small computer with very little ram and 1 32 ram memory card.
The stylus is great too.I almost bought a computer with a touch screen two years ago.The Emate had one 12 years ago.The keyboard is user friendly. The whole machine is very user friendly and well before it's time.
I have two machines. If I make them wireless ,does that mean all the programs get zapped?If so,should I just make one wireless and forget about the infrared between the mother and daughter computer?
I really appreciate your response. I have 9 computers. My favorite is my Ibook which followed the Emates. It's not as pretty as the Emates though and not such a pleasing shape.
Comment by applefreak on October 4, 2010 at 11:12am
Comment by LaurentB on October 6, 2010 at 7:39am
I prefer to use NCX with OS X. It works really well, and even provides an easy way to take screenshots out of a Newton.
Here is the link

However, I agree with Daniel. The eMate is weak in internal memory. Upgrades are a rare (and expensive) commodity on eBay, but might be worth the price if you prefer to use an eMate, rather than the much better MessagePad 2100.
Hook up a keyboard to a 2100, and you got a super eMate (without its great look).


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