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APPLE COMPUTER: NEWTON GLOSSARY

 CUPERTINO, Calif., July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Apple Computer's (NASDAQ- NMS: AAPL) Newton Glossary follows:
 NEWTON GLOSSARY
 Advanced RISC Machines, Ltd. (ARM)--The company responsible for the ARM 610 RISC chip used in Newton technology. The 32-bit ARM 610 is ideal for Newton because it offers performance equivalent to desktop computers yet consume less power than a small flashlight. The chip features a memory management unit, optimized for the Newton operating system, designed by Apple. The principal shareholders in ARM Ltd. are Apple, Acorn Ltd. and VLSI, Inc. The company is based in Cambridge, England.
 Apple PIE--Both an American icon, and the name chosen for Apple Computer's Personal Interactive Electronics (PIE) division, chartered with extending the company into new growth areas such as Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs). This division includes Apple Online Services, Newton and Telecommunications group, publishing activities, and ScriptX-based multimedia PDA development.
 Beam--A new way to exchange information between Newton users. Beaming uses the small built in infrared unit at the top of the Newton MessagePad to send anything that's on one MessagePad to another MessagePad, or to a Sharp Wizard. This can be done across a typical conference table.
 Digital--Ultimately all forms of information can be expressed digitally, that is in terms of bits and bytes. This "digital revolution" is the foundation for what's called convergence--the creation of one large information-based industry. Soon, everything from film to books to libraries to phone messages will be sent across the world between computers, phone switches and handheld devises such as the Newton MessagePad.
 Free-form Organization--The way Newton collects and organizes information
such as phone numbers, addresses, and memos. Newton engineers say that the information is held in a "data soup". Unlike conventional databases that organize information into separate files, or data fields, Newton's free-form approach gathers data into one open file where all the pieces of information that matter to you can circulate and mix with one another. The result is cross-referenced information, such as everything relating to a business project, that could not necessarily be linked together if it was stored in several different files.
 In-box/Out-box--Newton's electronic equivalents of the standard office in-box/ out-box. The image of an in-box on the Newton screen will show you what items, such as electronic mail messages, have been sent to you. The Newton's out-box will hold the letters, memos and other messages that you have written and are ready to send to others via page or modem, fax or to a printer. As soon as you connect to your modem or printer you can clear your outbox at a stroke.
 LCD--Liquid Crystal Display, used for the MessagePad screen. This serves as the electronic "notepad," allowing users to write words and images directly on the LCD surface that are read and interpreted by the Newton Intelligence.
 Newton Communications Architecture--Allows Newton to send and receive information from any location and serve as a universal in-box and out-box for the user. Newton can connect through telephone lines, computer networks and wireless networks. The objective of this architecture is to provide a complete line of end-to-end intelligent communications solutions for different markets and customers.
 To achieve this goal, the architecture was designed with five critical components:
 -- plug-and-play communications modularity,
 -- built-in communications capabilities,
 -- industry standard I/0 support,
 -- communication architecture integration into Newton technology,
 -- high-level developer APIs.
 Newton Information Architecture--Provides the capability to organize, link, sort, group and regroup information in a free-form process that allows the Newton to share information easily.
 Newton Recognition Architecture--An advanced feature that makes working with Newton as natural as working with pen and paper, but much more flexible. It enables Newton to read and convert handwriting to text and to clean up rough drawings. This architecture allows the MessagePad to learn your handwriting over time.
 Newton Intelligence--A combination of software and silicon that provides the "soul" of the technology. Companies around the world have realized the power of Newton Intelligence, and have licensed it from Apple. Expect to see products containing Newton Intelligence from Matsushita, Motorola, Sharp and Siemens. Newton Intelligence will make these companies' products understandable, friendly, smart, intuitive and incredibly useful.
 Online--There is a host of information available from computers all over the world. Some of these are quasi-private services, and some are commercial enterprises, such as AppleLink, the electronic mail and information service from Apple. The act of being connected to these services, either to check what's on them or to send and receive mail is called being Online.
 PCMCIA--Stands for Personal Computer Memory Card Industry Association. Snappy, eh? It's a technical specification for all removable application cards that fit into next-generation handheld products like PDAs. Every PDA will have a slot to accept cards meeting the PCMCIA standard. These cards will carry such additional capabilities as increased storage and application software.
 Application cards provide Newton users additional capabilities and information options, similar to the way floppy disks work with personal computers. These cards can provide, for example, a complete dictionary for spell-checking, a map of the town you're visiting, a fax/modem for communications or increased memory for high-capacity storage.
 Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs)--A term coined in 1992 by Apple Chairman John Sculley to describe a new class of products. A PDA acts an intelligent communications assistant that is always at your side and can understand enough about what you want to do to help you out.
 RISC--Reduced Instruction Set Computing. RISC technology allows computers to run faster by cutting out many of the steps that traditional microprocessors must follow to operate. Fewer steps means the computer can accomplish tasks much more rapidly. The ARM chip used in Newton MessagePad is based on RISC, as is the PowerPC chip, which will be used in a forthcoming family of Macintosh computers.
 Stylus--Another word for the plastic "pen" that enables Newton users to capture, organize, and communicate and retrieve all the information they need--without a keyboard. The pen is specially designed to make writing on the MessagePad feel just like writing on paper.
 Synchronization--When you take your MessagePad off on a journey, you'll probably be changing and updating information on it constantly. Calendars, contact information and so on. So when you get back to your office, you can hook up your MessagePad to your PC or Macintosh using a product called Newton Connection. This will allow you to bring both your MessagePad and your desktop computer both up to date with each other: in effect to synchronize the information between them, so both of them know you have a meeting with your boss 5 minutes ago.
 Wireless Communications--Includes cellular and packet radio links and infrared point-to-point capabilities that allow Newton products to communicate with each other, as well as access electronic mail, on-line services, electronic paging and electronic news sources. Basically, it means being unplugged but still in touch.
 NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh and AppleLink are registered trademarks, and Newton and MessagePad are trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.
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