Apple goes online with eWorld

Apple Computer has entered the burgeoning online services industry with eWorld.The new service includes NewtonMail, for Apple's Newton personal digital assistant, and eWorld for Macintosh.The eWorld for Macintosh service provides a global electronic mail system, together with news, information and other...

Apple Computer has entered the burgeoning online services industry with eWorld.

The new service includes NewtonMail, for Apple’s Newton personal digital assistant, and eWorld for Macintosh.

The eWorld for Macintosh service provides a global electronic mail system, together with news, information and other services.

Subscribers to eWorld will be able to get access to news, business, entertainment and travel information from more than 140 sources; participate in real-time discussions; use libraries of reference works, and communicate with other electronic mail services worldwide.

The Canadian introduction of eWorld features a 10-hour free trial promotion until Feb. 15.

The service will be showcased at MACWORLD Expo/Toronto Oct. 18-20.

The charge for eWorld is a minimum US$8.95, which includes two hours of evening or weekend use.

There is also a business surcharge of US$2.95 an hour between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday to Friday local time. Each additional hour is US$4.95.

The charges in u.s. funds are automatically converted to Canadian dollars.