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CLARIS CLEAR CHOICE SHIPS NEW VERSION OF POWER TO GO UTILITIES FOR THE POWERBOOK

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Claris Corporation today announced the shipment of Power To Go 2.0 under the Claris Clear Choice label. This new version of the powerful PowerBook utilities package now includes the StuffIt SpaceSaver file compression utility which transparently compresses a user's files and folders by an average of 50 percent. StuffIt from Aladdin Systems, Inc. of Watsonville, Calif., is the de facto standard for data compression on the Macintosh.
 Power To Go 2.0, previously called Utilities for the PowerBook (UP), is a collection of utilities for the Apple Macintosh PowerBook, designed to extend the system's operation time between battery charges and enhance overall usability of the PowerBook environment. It intelligently handles file compression, battery power consumption and offers security for private data, screen saving, automatic menus, a choice of animated cursor locators, modem/fax and hard disk activity indicators, instant system sleep and a fast airport security check feature. Power To Go 2.0 also supports settings for multiple users, as well as for different work environments.
 "Claris Clear Choice currently offers innovative and competitive products in the utilities and graphics areas and we plan to expand into several new dynamic categories, including edutainment and personal productivity by the end of 1993," said Bruce Chizen, vice president and general manager of Claris Clear Choice.
 Claris acquired the exclusive worldwide marketing and distribution rights to this product from the developer, ALSoft, Inc. of Spring, Texas, and has repackaged the product using the new "Power To Go" name.
 Power To Go 2.0 Features
 The Power To Go package consists of powerful modules integrated by easy-to-use control panels. Features include:
 -- StuffIt SpaceSaver: allows users to automatically or manually compress data. Like its name implies, SpaceSaver compresses any file or folder an average of 50 percent, effectively increasing hard disk capacity. SpaceSaver lets users compress or decompress files by keyword, label or placement in appropriately named folders. SpaceSaver's Idle Time Compression feature automatically compresses any file that hasn't been modified for a specified length of time. The program also includes Magic Menu, an extension that creates a Finder menu of compression options.
 -- Power Management with an "Easy Adjust" slider bar: allows the user to select any power consumption level between maximum and minimum depending on the user's proximity to A/C power. This single setting then controls all of the PowerBook power consumption parameters: processor speed, system sleep time, hard disk sleep time, processor rest time, virtual memory use, and screen backlight brightness/dimming levels. The slide control feature allows users to quickly choose the power consumption level which best fits the circumstances without worrying about all the individual settings. If preferred, all settings


can be adjusted manually as well.
 -- Power Gauge: displays battery status on-screen so that users can keep track of the battery activity, strength and estimated time remaining until the battery requires a recharge. The Power Gauge also contains a time-to-sleep countdown display, an instant sleep button and a world travel clock.
 -- Customizable Security: features powerful password protection, which allows for the protection of unattended PowerBooks, as well as idle time settings and timing for activation of security feature upon "wake-up" or at system start-up. This security feature can be configured so that it does not interfere with incoming fax messages.
 -- Animated Cursor Locator: offers a variety of highly visible animations to highlight the cursor, making it easier to locate.
 -- Automatic Screen Saving: blanks the screen with a user customized graphic or text message to prevent "ghosting" of liquid crystal displays or burn-in of attached CRT displays. It is the only screen saver included in a PowerBook utilities package that will support an external monitor as well.
 -- Semi-and Fully Automatic Dropping and Pop-Up Menus: these optional "sticky menu" settings reduce the dexterity required with the PowerBook's trackball. By pointing to a menu, it pops down and stays until a menu is selected, thereby eliminating the need for simultaneous clicking and dragging.
 -- Sleep Settings: lets users define keystrokes and/or screen corners for instantly putting the system and hard disk to sleep.
 -- Modem/Fax Indicator: employs small icons at the edge of the menu bar to inform a user of communication activity.
 Pricing and Availability
 Power To Go 2.0 is compatible with all currently distributed Macintosh PowerBooks. It is now available through Claris resellers, authorized distributors, and directly from Claris. The U.S. suggested retail price is $99. An upgrade from Power To Go 1.0 is available for the cost of shipping and handling. For more information, call 1-800-3CLARIS.
 Claris Corporation, a subsidiary of Apple Computer, Inc., (NASDAQ: AAPL) is a leading worldwide vendor of Macintosh and Windows software with headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif.
 Claris Clear Choice is a publishing unit of Claris Corporation which identifies and publishes innovative software programs from independent developers. Each Claris Clear Choice product represents superior value in its category and is bolstered by Claris' exceptional quality standards and customer support. The Claris Clear Choice line currently consists of three titles: BrushStrokes color paint software; Retrieve Itl, a file finding and launching utility; and Power To Go.
 NOTE: Claris is a registered trademark, and Claris Clear Choice, Power To Go and the UP logo are trademarks of Claris Corporation. StuffIt And StuffIt SpaceSaver are trademarks of Aladdin Systems, Inc. and Raymond Lau. ALSoft is a registered trademark of ALSoft, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective companies.
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 /CONTACT: Natalie Barreiro of Regis McKenna, Inc., 415-354-4497, for Claris Corporation/
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