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 LONDON, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Starcore Publishing Group within the Personal Interactive Electronics (PIE) division at Apple Computer (NASDAQ-NMS: AAPL) has announced four new titles for the Newton MessagePad. Developed in the United Kingdom, these titles will be available to Newton users worldwide and are the first to come from Starcore in Europe. Some of these titles are delivered on PCMCIA cards that fit into the card slot at the top of the MessagePad; others are on a diskette, which can be downloaded as required from a personal computer. All titles are expected to ship before the end of 1993.
 "European developers have been quick to exploit the potential of Newton as a publishing platform," said Guerrino De Luca, vice president and general manager, PIE Europe. "The titles announced today show that the Newton's appeal will be widespread, with titles encompassing leisure, business and general reference. Newton becomes an even better product when it is combined with innovative titles and applications that exploit its intelligence and functionality."
 The first European titles from Starcore Publishing include the following:
 -- The Economist World in Figures for Newton ranks countries on more than 200 topics and can tell you which have the fastest or slowest population growth; which countries are the most trade dependent; which have the largest businesses, the busiest airports, the biggest economies; which populations live the longest, who drinks the most alcohol, and who smokes the most. The program also includes detailed country profiles on 60 major nations with information on the people, government, economy, exports, imports, manufacturing, energy, balance of payments, currency, exchange rates, climate, family life and more.
 -- The Newton Time Out to London is a combination of two of Time Out's best selling publications -- The Time Out London Guide and The Time Out Eating & Drinking Guide. The Newton Time Out Guide to London provides the inside track to the capital, covering all the major attractions, such as museums, galleries, theaters and clubs. The eating and drinking section covers a diverse range of cuisines as well as the best cafes and bars.
 Integrating London maps and Newton Intelligence, for Newton users worldwide, this is the definitive guide to London -- one of the world's most exciting cities.
 -- Oxford University Press are launching a Newton title that combines an encyclopedia, dictionary and quotations dictionary. The product allows the user to navigate, cross reference and access information in a unique way using Newton Intelligence. Anyone who has an interest in the arts, literature, science, history or geography will find this product an indispensable reference source.
 -- Good Food Guide 1994 for Newton is one example of the UK Consumer Association's long-running battle to improve goods and services for consumers. For over 40 years, the Consumer Association has fought for better standards of cooking and service with its guide to the best restaurants in the UK. Written by consumers for consumers, the guide provides an established and independent view of restaurants within the UK. With Good Food Guide 1994 for Newton, users will be able to tap into the gastronomic experiences of thousands of consumers in search of good cuisine.
 Apple has been working actively with information providers and publishers to develop titles for the Starcore portfolio, which is intended to include products in the categories of general reference, business/professional, education and entertainment. Titles already announced by Starcore include Fodors 94 Travel Manager to Top US Cities, Fortune 500 Guide to American Business, Dell Crossword Puzzles & Other Games, Money Magazine Financial Assistant, Money Magazine Business Forms, and Columbo's Mystery Capers.
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