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 SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- StarCore, the new software publishing and distribution group from Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL), has announced 12 new titles for the Newton MessagePad and other products based on Newton technology for first quarter 1994.
 Plans call for StarCore to publish seven additional Newton titles and distribute another five software packages from third-party software developers working under StarCore's affiliate-label program early this year. In the fourth quarter of 1993, StarCore published six titles and distributed another four software packages from third party software developers under its affiliate-label program.
 Apple's StarCore software library, ranging from games to travel guides to business applications, is formatted on PCMCIA cards that slide into the Newton device or on floppy diskettes, which can be transferred from either a Macintosh or Windows-based personal computer, using the optional Newton Connection Kit.
 Published titles scheduled for release under Apple's StarCore label during the first quarter of 1994 include:
 Money Magazine Financial Assistant helps the user in calculating financial decisions including mortgages, refinancing, bond prices/yields, budgeting, buying versus leasing and percentages and statistics. This title is planned for release on floppy diskette at an estimated retail price of $69.95.
 Economist World in Figures gives the user detailed facts and figures for more than 60 countries, covering national economies, populations, family life, geography and trade. In addition, the software gives rankings for more than 150 countries on more than 200 different topics. Economist World in Figures is planned for release on PCMCIA card at an estimated retail price of $99.95.
 Solitaire and Other Card Games contains four classic card games including the ever-popular Solitaire, casino-style Black Jack, Baccarat and Poker. Solitaire and Other Card Games is planned for release on floppy diskette at an estimated retail price of $39.95.
 Jig Saw Puzzle Strategy Game is a compelling, one- or two-person puzzle game which challenges the player to capture territories by placing tiles with matching designs next to each other on a grid. Jig Saw Puzzle Strategy Game is planned for release on floppy diskette at an estimated retail price of $39.95.
 Time Out is an extensively researched travel guide that takes the user to the heart of the real, living London. The guide features detailed information on what to do, where to stay, museums and art galleries, restaurants, shops transportation and entertainment. Time Out is planned for release on PCMCIA card at an estimated retail price of $119.95.
 DrawPad, targeted primarily for the architect or designer, is an invaluable tool for field sketching and estimating do-it-yourself and "back of the envelope" calculations. The software allows for the adjustment of proportions, the establishment of scales, and the determination of measurements and geometric relationships from any rough sketch. Plus, DrawPad allows the user to automatically create pie or bar graphs on the fly. DrawPad is planned for release on floppy diskette for an estimated retail price of $69.95.
 Dyno NotePad is an outlining tool which enables the user to easily capture and organize thoughts on the Newton and then fax or print an outline. Users can choose from different bullet styles and alphanumeric outline indicators. Dyno NotePad is planned for release on diskette at an estimated retail price of $59.95.
 In addition, StarCore plans to distribute four additional business applications and leisure time titles on floppy diskette under its affiliate-label program this quarter including:
 TaxPro, the first tax planning software for the Newton, was developed by a CPA to help mobile professionals quickly and easily plan their tax strategy while there's still time for action. TaxPro is planned for release at a suggested retail price of $49.95.
 Personal Time & Billing allows the mobile professional to track billable hours, assign time for project tracking, plus capture expense information for clients or projects. This title is planned for release at a suggested retail price of $149.
 Silicon Casino brings the excitement of Las Vegas to Newton users with five casino games including video poker, blackjack, craps, slots and baccarat. This title is planned for release at a suggested retail price of $59.95.
 PresenterPal provides a suite of tools for creating and managing effective slide presentations and speeches -- and turns the user's Newton device into a portable prompter, slide note manager or remote slide controller. PresenterPad is planned for release at a suggested retail price of $89.
 PocketCall gives users access to on-line communications services, including Compuserve and America On-Line, to obtain news, visit special interest groups, exchange mail or even call a corporate computer system. This title is planned for release at a suggested retail price of $149.
 Apple Computer Inc.'s StarCore group publishes and distributes software on CD-ROM for Macintosh , DOS and MPC platforms and on PCMCIA cards and floppy diskettes for the Newton technology platform. The StarCore product library is focused around six software categories: edutainment, sports, entertainment, reference, business applications and self-improvement.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks. Newton and StarCore and Newton are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. TaxPro is a trademark of Advanced Mobile Ltd, PresenterPad is a trademark of Avalon Engineering, Inc., Silicon Casino is a trademark of Casady & Green, PocketCall is a trademark of Ex Machina, Inc. and Personal Time & Billing is a trademark of Great Plains Software.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Estimated and suggested retail prices are for U.S. only/
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