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Freeware puts Palm in step with Mac users

Since the discontinuation of the Apple MessagePad, Apple's personal digital assistant (PDA) which ran the now-defunct Newton operating system, a lot of Mac users have been looking for a new palmtop which could sync well with their Mac desktop.

Tuesday, 10 August, 1999, 12:00am

MessagePad 2100 brings more memory

From day one, Apple's Newton MessagePad has been a much-maligned product, the butt of many jokes and the inspiration for many a cartoonist. All of that changed with the introduction of the MessagePad 2000 (MP2K).

2 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Apple wipes away the egg with latest Newton

Eggs. That's what it's all about. Eggs.

How many people remember 'Egg freckles'? What about 'Easter eggs' - how many people know what this means outside its 'normal' meaning.

6 May 1997 - 12:00am

Message-pads feature speed and simplicity

Mobile computing is no longer restricted to the laptop that is often amusingly referred to as the 'notebook' computer. It is as if giving it such a title endows the product with a sense of lightness that we can whip it out of a pocket to take important notes.

New solutions are making it possible for the latest products to become almost totally digitally-efficient.

25 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Price cut on Newton

APPLE has said it will offer buyers rebates of as much as US$100 on its miniature computer, the Newton MessagePad. The rebates will be available until July 31.

Customers who buy just the MessagePad are eligible for a US$50 rebate ($386). Those who buy extra storage, a fax modem or other 'qualified' accessories get a $100 price cut.

16 May 1995 - 12:00am

Improved note pad released

APPLE has announced an upgrade to its Apple MessagePad product line of Newton OS-based personal digital assistants.

The MessagePad 120 expands available RAM to 2MB, adds a removable lid, improved screen visibility and offers a PCMCIA lock.

14 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Toying with new Newton

APPLE Computer has a habit of being a pioneer.

The original Macintosh was one such venture that has paid off handsomely and excited millions of people.

But this strategy has not always been successful. Fortunately, disasters like the Mac portable have been overtaken by the popular PowerBook range.

9 Aug 1994 - 12:00am

Links expanded

GEC Plessey Semiconductors (GPS) has announced an agreement to expand current working arrangements with Apple for its Newton technology.

GPS is a major supplier of integrated circuits (ICs) for the Apple MessagePad, and has secured a worldwide licence to manufacture and sell the ARM range of processors, including the one which powers the Newton.

19 Oct 1993 - 12:00am