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iPadOS 13: News, Features, and Release Date

After the release of the new iPadOS (or iOS 13 for iPad), I was finally convinced myself to purchase another iPad Pro (12.9″) this summer for use later in the fall at school and replace my computer. I plan on using my iPad at its max as a notebook replacement and perhaps a laptop alternative.

In this video, I list 10 reasons why the new iPadOS encouraged me to choose an iPad Pro this early in the year for all my school work. These features helped me to differentiate the iPad from the current iPhone X, XS, and even XS Max lineup.

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iPadOS 13 Release Date

iPadOS 13 is currently in beta, but the final version will be released for users this fall. It will be available for the following iPad models:

ipad os 13
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro
  • 11-inch iPad Pro
  • 10.5-inch iPad Pro
  • 9.7-inch iPad Pro
  • iPad (6th generation)
  • The iPad (5th generation)
  • iPad mini (5th generation)
  • iPad mini 4
  • The iPad Air (3rd generation)
  • iPad Air 2

Mouse Support on iPadOS 13?

One of the new rumored for iOS 13 is the support for mouse input as an Accessibility option, and it is just beautiful. While Apple did not mention Mouse Support on stage, iPadOS 13 does indeed have support for mouse input as an AssistiveTouch option.

33 MUST HAVE SCHOOL APPS For iPad

If you chose to download the new iPadOS 13 betas, please help Apple improve the software before it is released to the millions of iPad users later this year around the world.

If you are tired of using iPads buggy software or if you’re sick of hearing complaints from others, think about trying the beta version.

After installing the beta, you will need to report whatever you see to Apple by using its bug reporting tools. By doing this, company engineers can get to work and fix it ahead of the update’s being released this fall.

Your testing could also help Apple squash an annoying bug or any nasty performance issue.

Airbubbl: In-car air purifier that cleans while you drive

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Airbubbl: In-car air purifier that cleans while you drive

NanocarbonFilter The unique activated nano carbon filter removes up to 95% of nitrogen dioxide and gaseous pollutants effectively — the only type of filter that can absorb the harmful gases and keep them locked away.

Powerful dual fan The powerful dual fan design delivers clean air directly back to the driver and passengers

Crash tested headrest attachment Attaches easily to passenger seat headrest using crash tested high strength strap and buckle.

Mobile application IOS and Android app featuring remote control and airflow management statistics. Users can collect achievement badges reflecting the quality of air cleaned in the vehicle

Powerful patented airflow design Vehicle occupants breathe cleaned air faster with airbubbl due to its patented airflow design

Particle filter The high-grade particle filter removes particulate matter efficiently. This includes dust, pollen, bacteria, PM2.5 and PM10.

33 MUST HAVE SCHOOL APPS For iPad | IOS 13

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Must Have Student iPad Pro Apps

How many of you think Apple added a new version of iOS to make the iPhone better so as the iPad. This year’s release, of the iOS 13. It feels more like a great mix of features more than a cohesive revamp that we used to get before. In a year where Dark Mode for us is the most-touted part of iOS, you should know that you’re in for a lot of little things. Here are the best school apps for iPad

Here is this video I would like to share with you the school apps for iPad to have for your school to enjoy the best that Apple iPad has to offer. With the new iOS, 13 iPad has become more comfortable to use, and it is much more enjoyable. At this time, I think the iPad can genuinely replace your computer for our everyday use, especially with the apps that I use. It is all about being organized and being able to manage your contents with school apps for iPad. These apps can not only make your iPad easy to use, but it can make your stay organized. Read more!!

Apple just introduced the newest version of the iOS operating system. The new iOS 13, was released on June 3 at the keynote event of 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference. The iOS 13 is a massive overhaul to iOS 12, with a long list of amazing features.

First up, Apple just continued with its optimization and trend introduced in the iOS 12, making iOS 13 much faster and more efficient than ever before. App update times have improved now, app launch times are also two times faster, app download sizes have been just reduced by up to 50 percent in size, and Face ID is 30 percent faster than ever.

BY PATRICK LUCAS AUSTIN  JULY 1, 2019

The MAGIC of Tiffen Black Pro-Mist

Tiffen 72BPM18 72mm Black Pro-Mist

Tiffen Black Pro-Mist Filter

The Tiffen Black Pro Mist Filter helps you to reduce the value of the highlights. On either photo or video while slightly lowering the overall contrast of the picture. This filter is particularly useful for smoothing out and softening some facial wrinkles and other blemishes at times as well. While designed for use with movies in most cases. This filter can also be helpful for fashion and beauty applications as well. Unlike some traditional diffusion or soft focus filter that you see. The Pro-Mist filters provide little loss of detail across your image.

The 1/4 density Tiffen Black Pro-Mist provides more contrast and highlight reduction than the 1/8 Pro-Mist Filter. But less than the 1/2 Pro Mist Filter, while still providing you a soft, pastel-like quality of lights.

Tiffen 72BPM18 72mm Black Pro-Mist 1/8 Filter review

Highlights

  1. Reduces Highlights and Lowers Contrast
  2. Softens Wrinkles and Blemishes
  3. Creates a Soft Quality of Light
  4. ColorCore Technology

The Tiffen filters are manufactured using ColorCore technology. That is a process involving laminating the filters substrate between the two pieces of optical glass. And grinding flat to just tolerance of 1/10,000th of an inch (truly cool). Then mounting to precision metal rings for your camera.

Pro Mist Filter review
I quite like the look of the Tiffen Black Pro Mist filter.

Tiffen Black Pro-Mist provides a little loss of detail across the image. Compared to the traditional diffusion and your soft focus filters.
Especially it is useful for smoothing out and softening facial wrinkles and other blemishes.

Beside ND filters, a must have!

Tiffen Black ProMist Diffusion from The Tiffen Company on Vimeo.

It is easy to see why the Tiffen Black Pro-Mist has been such a success over the past 30 or so years.

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Belkin Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock

Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch

Belkin BOOST↑UP Wireless Charging Dock for iPhone + Apple Watch

This charging stand is straightforward and very easy to use for wireless charging of the Apple iWatch and your iPhone. I bought this to replace a similar product that I purchased on Kickstarter. The Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Dock is a, more polished product. The Belkin product also includes the charging device for the iWatch; the previous product did not. This Belkin charger securely holds the iWatch and allows it to display the time in bedside mode. The former product let the iWatch to slide down the side falling off the charger. The Belkin Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock is better thought out and executed the design with a premium look and feel. You cannot go wrong buying this product. The only negative is it is expensive.

All in all, I have to say if you are looking for a significant premium wireless charging dock to handle all your devices, the Belkin Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock is just absolutely worth considering. I think it just speaks volumes that this Belkin Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock is the only option that Apple sells so you can charge three devices at once with no problem.

Belkin Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock

Belkin Special Edition Wireless Charging Dock Specs

  • Available in black or white
  • Delivers 7.5W of power
  • Qi-certified
  • Charges iPhone and Apple Watch wirelessly power a third device with a USB port on the rear
  • Ideal for nightstands and desks (supports Apple Watch Nightstand mode, offers a nice angle to use iPhone while charging)
  • Apple Watch charging puck integrated with charging dock
  • One power supply charges up to 3 devices
  • Works with all Apple Watch generations, and all iPhones that support wireless charging
  • iPhones charge wirelessly with up to 3mm thick cases
  • 3-year warranty and $2,500 connected equipment guarantee

Best way to Properly TINT Your Tesla model 3 in 2019

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Best way to Properly TINT Your Tesla model 3 in 2019

In this video, I am documenting tinting a one-piece full back window on a Tesla Model 3. I requested the best tint on the market 20% on the rear window, with 40% on the back doors + quarter windows, and 70% on the front doors. Tesla is notorious for being tricky to install tint on due to the difficulty of the glass size. We have not seen many of these on YouTube and here in this video and decided I would like to show a step by step video of this process. And also, I have to say what a great job they did!!!

Preparing the Windows

  1. Find a clean, dry workspace.
  2. Remove any stickers or adhesives from the windows.
  3. Clean up the windows using soapy water and a 1″ razor blade.
  4. Take a clean rag and dry the window.
  5. Roll the window back up before beginning, but leave your car on.
  6. Determine which side of the tint is adhesive.

Cutting and Measuring Your Tint

  1. Spray the outside of the window with soapy water.
  2. Place the tinting over the outside of the window so that it covers the entire window.
  3. Cut away a manageable slab of tinting.
  4. Spray the front of the film with water.
  5. Take your knife and cut along the bottom and left edges of the window.
  6. Pull the film 1″ towards the left edge.
  7. Cut the right edge, then slide the tint halfway back towards the center.
  8. Pull the film down roughly one inch, so the bottom edge is lower than the window.
  9. Lower the window a half inch, then use the top of the window to cut the film to shape.
  10. Clean up any of the corners that have excess film.
  11. Realign your film so that it fits the window perfectly, with some excess on every edge.
  12. Working from the top down, use a heat gun and a hard card to push the bubbles to the bottom.

Adhering the Tint

  1. Prep the inside of the window with soapy water and a squeegee.
  2. Peel off the top half of the release liner from the tinting film.
  3. Spray off the now-exposed section with fresh water.
  4. Line up and adhere to the top of the tint to the window.
  5. Slightly fold the tint to work it underneath the seal.
  6. Spray down the window again, then use your hard edge to push the water out the edges.
  7. Roll the window up, then spray the bottom half of the window with soapy water.
  8. Pull off the remaining release layer, then spray the exposed tint with water.
  9. Use your fingers and hard edge to tuck the bottom of the tint into the bottom seal.
  10. Smooth out the window with your hard edge, pushing all the water and air bubbles towards the edges.
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Budget Home Bluetooth Bluetooth Audio Adapter by Esinkin

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Esinkin W29-us Wireless Audio Adapter

Finally, an excellent Bluetooth device that stays on until I turn it off. Makes an excellent tool for just breathing new life into old equipment all the time. Just hooked this up to a compacted to my Onkyo amp that I loved back in the day but had become obsolete for me.

Not anymore! Just plugged in the Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Adapter to the power supply into it and the switched outlet of the amp and right now whenever I like my PC audio to be played through a “real” system, I turn on the amp like old times, and it never sounded so good with no lag.

Unit is about 40 feet and just a couple of rooms/walls from my PC, and it functions just perfect. Best of all, when I have to turn off the amp, the device is also off as well, so my pc reverts to its default audio output device.

I just personally tried everything under the sun that I could find, including numerous Bluetooth speaker setups, but nothing matches the versatility to run old, but high power and quality, equipment as well as the speakers like this unit. (Pulled this unit out from under amp however it usually sits under amp and gives off just a slight blue, glowing light. Great look)

Every once in a while, someone company comes up with a new product that makes things work better for us all. This Bluetooth adapter may be such a creature.

I ordered this Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Adapter to set up a powered speaker system for my bedroom to connect to in her room, but it never made it there at all. I wanted to test the functionality, so I wired it up to my surround system in the living room. Within a couple of seconds, I had it set up and was working great, and it is also cheap.

Setup was almost non-existent for this, and it worked right out of the box; the only decision point for me was whether I need a mini jack plugged in or the RCA pair to connect the wire to the device. After hooking it up to the audio connection and the power, push the button, and you have your desired source device to find the adapter via Bluetooth and pair it.

My wife came down from her room to see what was up and she completely flipped over being able to connect up and play her music without having to track down all the connecting cables or put her phones “on a leash” for it to work. My body was packing up one Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Adapter for his freshman year of college, and he begged to take the adapter along with him. Hence, we just ended up ordering one additional adapter for the house. So, the original now resides in his dorm.

The only glitch I ran into while testing the applications of this adapter was that with one laptop that had an older Bluetooth adaptor. The computer kept asking for a new PIN code for the audio adapter every time, and the adapter has just no way of displaying a PIN but just put 0000 or 1234, and you are good to go.

I picked up a current generation dongle for my old mac, and the issue has cleared. However, this is just a consideration for connecting to computers. But, phones, on the other hand, connect up seamlessly in just seconds.

Even with my computer connection hangup, this cheap adapter is well worth the $22. I now have one on my primary surround sound system and one connected to my wife’s speaker set in addition to the one more than left for college dorm life with my body. The two are two floors apart, so we have not experienced any crossover interference with them thus far.

Being able to connect Esinkin Bluetooth Audio Adapter easily to my old receiver without having to set or fiddle around with wires is only fantastic, and I now look forward to repurposing the device to run a set of speakers out in our graveyard for this Halloween without endangering a new source device.

  • Listen music wireless: Stream your audio entertainment from your smartphone or tablet. Listen to music through your perfect sound system from your smartphone or tablet with perfect sound quality
  • Easy to setup: Simply pair your smartphone or tablet to the audio adapter with a single button press
  • Superior acoustics: Don’t compromise on sound delivers high-quality acoustics
  • Works with most speakers: Plug the adapter into any A/V receivers and any powered speakers using standard RCA or 3.5mm jacks
  • Long wireless range: Stream and control your music with a reliable connection from up to 15 meters 50-ft, 1 Year warranty. Read Mor

What’s in the package:

1×Bluetooth receiver

1×Power adapter

1×3.5mm Audio cable

1×User manual

The Best Lighting for Computer Work | BenQ ScreenBar Lite

e-Reading LED Task Lamp | BenQ ScreenBar Lite

What’s special about the BenQ light bar lamp?

According to the “All About Vision,” 50 to 90 percent of our computer users experience some eye strain or other visual-related symptoms. By adequately lighting our computer work area, we can reduce or eliminate these bothersome eye issues. Make your computer workspace more user-friendly with just the right lighting to help decrease computer glare and shadows, that provide optimal task lighting, and even reduce excessive illumination. Here comes BenQ ScreenBar Lite.

  • Auto-dimming by a built-in ambient light sensor
  • Specially designed clip for laptops
  • No glare with precision workspace illumination

BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite-Black:

  • When you just need a bit of extra light in your area around your computer screen without causing any screen glare, the BenQ ScreenBar Plus is just the perfect option.

Have you ever sat on your Pc to do some work and you have found that the lighting is not adequate? As if the monitor screen is blocking your light source and you can’t correctly read or write documents near your display.

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite has got your back to provide you with the best lighting to do your work with ease. It takes the support of the same obstacle that was coming in the way of your light, i.e., the same monitor which was blocking your light and made it difficult to see your work is now the same stand on which theBenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite stands and gives you adequate light to perform your work even behind the screen.

BenQ ScreenBar Lite review

BenQ ScreenBar Lite Features:

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite comes with many functionalities and uses; it is the best desk lamp on the market with many features:

Auto-dimming:

BenQ ScreenBar Lite has a light sensor built-in that checks for ambiance and adjust the brightness automatically according to the ambiance and preset requirements while the brightness can also be manually adjusted by the help of the control on the touch sensor. So that you have the optimum light for your desk, not too bright to hurt your eyes and not too dim to ruin the purpose of a desk lamp.

Auto Dimming is an innovative feature which adjusts the lighting without the user’s effort to dim it manually.

GLARE-FREE LIGHT:

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite is designed in such a way that, standing on the monitor of the computer, it does not interfere with the screen, i.e., there is no screen glaring which makes it challenging to look at the screen. It is designed in such an optically asymmetrical design that makes sure that the light only reaches the desk and does not get reflected on the screen so that you have optimum light on your desk and no interference with the workings on your monitor.

TAKES LESS SPACE:

The BenQ ScreenBar Lite is designed to be clipped on your computer or monitor screen so that it takes minimal space while providing optimum lighting on the desk. Usually, desk lamps take up ample space on the desk and can be a nuisance to set up as the desk space is for work. This is why The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite fits on the monitor screen and attaches easily on the monitor screen so that it takes little to no desk space and you have all the workspace for yourself making it the most efficiently designed lamp on the market.

“Work is an endless onslaught; it’s essential that you have the optimal lighting conditions whenever, wherever you choose to succeed.”

USB POWERED:

The best part about The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite is that it doesn’t need to be plugged into a socket to get power. Some lamp is attached on the monitor screens but requires it to be plugged in a wall socket which defeats the purpose of a space-saving desk lamp as the wire will always come in your way and will be an obstacle especially if you have no wall space for the cable. But The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite is USB powered so it can be plugged into a spare USB port on your computer, in your power bank or even in your phone by a USB OTG cable. It is a bright desk lamp which resumes your last settings of color temperature and brightness settings when turned on after a time.

ADJUST TO YOUR MOOD:

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite has a setting to adjust the color temperature settings of the lamp from warm to cool so that you can change the light according to your needs. It is proven that warm glow is helpful in reenergizing and helping you to relax while cool light makes you more focused and helps you in concentrating on your work more attentively. The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite has provided you with the feature to adjust the color temperature of the lamp according to your working needs as you like.

AESTHETIC LOOKS:

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite comes in a matte black elegant looking design so that when it is attached on the top of your monitor screen it doesn’t take away the beautiful look of your laptop or monitor screen but in return further beautify your computer.

APP SUPPORT:

You rarely get a desk lamp which is smart enough to be controlled by an app, But for the BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite, you can download the ScreenbarSmartLite App to control the light brightness, the warmth of the color settings, hue adjustment, balancing the ambient light. With the help of the light sensor inside the lamp, the intensity will be automatically adjusted, but if you prefer a manual touch to the brightness and warmth adjusting, then you can download the app to your laptop and sync the light to be controlled by your computer.

To Sum Up:

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite is an excellent and smart desk lamp with many features to help you in your work, and the color adjustment can alter your mood from focused to relaxation mood to energize yourself and relax, and it can be adjusted to a cool temperature to help you in concentration for performing focused work. With the automatic adjusting of the brightness by the help of light sensor is an excellent and unique feature while it can also be manually adjusted by touch sensor or merely downloading the SmartLite App and control it digitally from your computer.

The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite brings you the ease of taking minimal desk space by clipping to your monitor screen and being powered by USB cable so that you don’t have to find a socket to plug in your desk lamp.

With mostly positive reviews and pricing which is worth the performance it is providing, The BenQScreenBar e-Reading Lite should be the priority for any person who wishes for an aesthetically designed lamp with the functionality delivered as promised and a lamp that takes up minimal desk space.

BenQ ScreenBar Lite Color;

All eight colors are compliant with the ANSI white color standard:
6500K (daylight), 5700K (cool white), 5000K, 4500K (neutral white), 4000K, 3500K (warm white), 3000K and 2700K (soft white).

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How Not to Get Lost in the Woods & Survival Tips if it Happens | Garmin Foretrex 601

Garmin 601

Garmin Foretrex 601

The Garmin Foretrex 601 is one of the latest outdoor wearables from Garmin. The rugged look of the Foretrex 601 is excellent for military operations, hunting, and even scientific field work, still great for outdoor usage such as hiking and also taking your dog for a walk.

Compared to the Foretrex 401 that was the older version, the new model (601 and 701) provides some upgrades and improvements both in functionality and look, e.g.. Increased battery life up to 48 hour on a single charge (AAA battery), a USB port in the battery compartment, GPS & GLONASS & GALILEO satellite systems that help you navigate much more accurately, now with a 2″ display and a much higher resolution, that is equipt with a 3-axis compass, Bluetooth LE connectivity, and more saved tracks, …

Foretrex 601 by garmin

I have tested the Foretrex 601 on my travel and found some pros as well as cons.

What we especially like about this is the hand’s free navigation that can make your life so much easier– you can now focus on the trail ahead and the physical button for operating your device with mitts. The Garmin Foretrex 601 weights at only 101 g (3.6 oz) with strap and batteries (this is amazing). That is not featherweight at all, however in the same ballpark as the much smaller Fenix 5X at (98 g, 3.5 oz), that is another exceptional hands-free navigation device that is made by Garmin (but more expensive …).

In addition,

Another great feature is the amazing battery life, that helps you get up to 48 hours out of them. I tested the Foretrex with Eneloop batteries and found out that it can run between 21:15 hh:mm. (Power mode: with the backlight always in the on position, GPS & GLONASS, active navigation, and track recording) and the 45:30 hh:mm (energy saving mode: with the backlight off, GPS only, with no navigation, track recording). The lithium batteries or in UltraTrac mode it will last even longer time (Garmin claims it to be up to one week).

But, I found some quirks like missing features in it (e.g., waypoint averaging, or the automatic track archiving, and barometric pressure plot) or waypoint names with eight characters. read more,

My biggest problem solved | Falcon Eyes RX-24TDX

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Falcon Eyes 24TDX Review

Massive Video LED Light Mat!

These Falcon Eyes RX-24TDX lights are just THE BEST. I have personally, had them for a while now, and they are quickly replacing all of my existing soft lights, including my Kino 4 ft 4 banks.

I bought three of them after this video (one RX24 and two RX18’s). I just bring them on every shoot. Color on daylight end is just spot on. The color on the tungsten end is only a hair magenta for my liking, so for that, I carry a little 1/8 plus green if I needed. And most of the time, I never notice it.

These lights are just super bright. For any interview lighting, I have often got these Falcon Eyes RX-24TDX dimmed down to about 10-20%. For fill lighting, just set them at 1% and it is often too bright. You can definitely push these through full silk for a soft interview key lighting.

In hindsight, I think that the RX18’s are just a better deal. They even come with the pancake lantern attachment to them while the RX24’s don’t. Though the RX24’s come with an eggcrate and my RX18’s didn’t (i like it when they come).

I had to get the egg crate softboxes separately (not my liking) for the RX18’s for $79 each but totally worth it. Not sure if those come with the RX18’s now or not. Anyway, the ballast and power supply are smaller for the RX18’s and I sort of wish that my 3 light kits had three matching ballasts and power supplies. Tiny gripe, however, I have to tell to others each time not to plug the large ballast power supply into the smaller lights.

Here are some uses for this light: with them, you can velcro or tape them to anything such as ceilings, walls, car ceilings, and etc. You can just boom them out to a cheap photo boom since they weigh next to nothing. Or roll them up into a small tube for vanity style lighting over bathroom mirrors, or under bars, etc. The pancake shape lantern means that I don’t need to bring China balls and fragile light with me anymore to set.

Only downsides on these lights:

1) The weight of the actual ballasts and power supplies. For travel, the kit gets very heavy.

2) They are a bit slow to set up and take time. You have to assemble the Falcon Eyes RX-24TDX softboxes first, attach the diffusion and eggcrate (its time consuming), connect the ballast then, power supply, and finally the header cable. For me, it is not really a big deal. However, I do not like throwing Diva light on the stand or popping open on a Lowel Rifa light.

3) Velcro attachments are to wear from use where the diffusers velcro to the softboxes. I may need repair in the future or replace them. Hot glue gun should do the trick for me.

4) One other thing that the RX24 has knobs, and the RX18 has buttons (I like them both). But I was really worried that the knobs would break off at some point in time, so I am extra careful when packing the lights and other stuff.

But I after using them now I think that I prefer knobs over the buttons. If you did pick up the Falcon Eyes RX-18TDX ballast to move it, you would change the color temp and dimmer the settings because the buttons are too sensitive. I personally have to check these all the time before I roll on set because it happens too often. It would be just great if there were an extra button just to lock settings. I think the Kino Freestyle design is better with a knob on the end of the ballast where it is not going to break off when packed. read more.

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