Showing posts with label Apps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Apps. Show all posts

Friday, 21 March 2014

Editors Spotlight: AdBlock Plus (Download)

Adblock Plus (ABP) is an open-source content-filtering and ad blocking extension for Mozilla Firefox (including Firefox for mobile), Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Opera and Safari web browsers.

Adblock Plus is the world’s most popular browser extension, and is used by millions of users worldwide. It is a community-driven open source project, and hundreds of volunteers are contributing to the success of Adblock Plus to make sure that all annoying ads are automatically blocked.

Adblock Plus blocks:

  • Banners
  • YouTube video ads
  •  Facebook advertisements
  •  Pop-ups
  •  All other obtrusive ads

Michael McDonald of Provo, Utah, created Adblock Plus 0.5 that improved on the original AdBlock by incorporating the following features:

  • whitelisting
  • support for blocking background images
  • subscription to filters with a fixed address and automatic updates
  • the ability to hide HTML elements, allowing a greater range of images to be blocked
  • the ability to hide ads on a per-site basis, instead of globally
  • memory leak fixes
  • improvements to the user interface.
PC World chose Adblock Plus as one of the 100 best products of 2007.

A site with and without AdBlock Plus
The owners of some websites which use third party hosted online advertising to fund the hosting of their websites have argued that the use of ad-blocking software such as Adblock Plus risks cutting off their revenue stream.While some websites such as The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph have successfully implemented subscription and membership based paywall systems for revenue, many websites today rely on third party hosted online advertising to function. In 2007, web developer Danny Carlton described the use of adblockers as tantamount to theft, and called for other site owners to block the Firefox web browser from their websites to deter its use.

He also stated that "We have an initiative called Acceptable Ads to support websites with unobtrusive ads. Every website can participate. The [Pallenberg] article on purpose just slanders our good name".
In response to the "acceptable ads" whitelisting, forks of Adblock Plus were created such as Adblock Edge and the now defunct Adblock Lite.

Download AdBlock Plus For  :

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Facebook buys WhatsApp messaging service for $19bn

Facebook has bought WhatsApp for approximately £11.4bn or $19bn making it one of the largest acquisitions in tech history. To give you some idea it's over double the amount spent by Microsoft buying Nokia last year.
The app, which is available for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8 has over 450m users and counting. If the deal goes ahead Facebook will be buying one of the largest independent messaging services in the world, beating the likes of ChatOn and Line both of whom have also been seeing steady growth.
In a statement made last night Mark Zuckerberg said, "WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable, I've known Jan for a long time and I'm excited to partner with him and his team to make the world more open and connected."
For those of you wondering if WhatsApp will become integrated into Facebook's own messaging service fear not. According to the company it'll be employing the same approach it took with Instagram, leaving the company to remain separate whilst sharing expertise across the brands.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Use Facebook Paper for social news or stick with Flipboard?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote during a Facebook f8 Developer Conference.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the keynote during a Facebook f8 Developer Conference. (Kimihiro Hoshino, Getty Images file)

With a new app called Paper, Facebook is hoping to make it easier for users to find more than just their long-lost friends.
Recently released for the iPhone, the app represents a wholesale rethinking of how users interact with the social network. Instead of focusing on a single "news feed" filled with posts from other users, the app is designed to be more like a newspaper, with sections that focus on particular news topics or interests, such as technology, sports or food. Users can choose to see content from up to 10 sections at a time from among 20 choices.
In each section, the top half of the screen is devoted to a "centerpiece" area that highlights a handful of stories, cycling through pictures related to each one. In the bottom half of the screen, users will find numerous headline cards representing individual stories. Users can either select a particular story to read by tapping on it or scan through the cards by swiping left or right.
Facebook’s new Paper app. Provided by Facebook
Facebook's new Paper app. Provided by Facebook
If your primary exposure to Facebook is viewing your friends' status updates, you might be surprised at just how much real news you can find on the site. Paper does an excellent job of highlighting that content.
Although you'll find many stories from major news sources in Paper, you'll also find content from less prominent ones. Michael Reckhow, Paper's product manager, said the app was meant to highlight not only major publishers but lesser-known artists and content producers. The stories you'll find in each section have all been posted somewhere on Facebook and selected by a combination of human editors and algorithms.

Facebook designed Paper to be a much more immersive experience than Facebook's website or its primary mobile application. Unlike those venues, Paper has no "chrome," which is the borders around an application that typically include buttons, search boxes and other interface elements.
As a result, Paper is able to use the phone's entire screen to display pictures, videos and stories. The effect is often quite beautiful and makes the main Facebook app look clunky and outdated by comparison.
Because Paper has few buttons, users have to rely on gestures to navigate the app. To zoom in on a story card, users swipe up or reverse pinch. To return to the story card or a section page, users swipe down from near the top of the screen or pinch.
Facebook offers new users hints at how to use these gestures, but they can take some getting used to. The first several times I used the app, I kept going back to a story card from an article page when I wanted to just scroll through the article itself.
Although Paper focuses on news and story content, it can be used to do many of the things you might do with the primary Facebook app. The first section in Paper is your Facebook news feed.
You can view your Facebook alerts inside the app, and you can carry on conversations with your Facebook friends in much the same way that you would in the main app.
You also can view reformatted versions of your friends' Facebook pages, search across the social network for other users and post new status updates.
Despite its capabilities and fresh design, the app is very much a work-in-progress and suffers from some notable limitations. The biggest is that, for now, it's available only for the iPhone and Apple's iPod touch; Facebook isn't offering a Paper app for the iPad or for any Android devices.
But it has other shortcomings. Ten sections may seem like a lot, especially compared to what you'll find in a real newspaper today, but one of those sections is dedicated to your Facebook news feed, so you really have only nine choices. If you have a broader range of interests than that, you're out of luck — 10 sections is the limit of what you can see.
Although users can choose which sections they want in their Paper, they have no control over what news sources or types of stories they view in those sections. In your news feed, you can't choose to see only the most recent posts, as you can on Facebook's website.
And unlike Flipboard, a news reading app that looks and works similar to Paper, you can't focus sections on stories on particular topics or from individual news sources. Instead, you have to rely entirely on Facebook to decide which stories you'll see.
Unfortunately, for now, Facebook isn't personalizing sections in Paper for each user. Instead, everyone who chooses to see the "technology" section, say, will see the same stories from the same sources.
What's more, Paper is a new way of interacting with Facebook — not with the wider Web.
So you can't use it to see what's happening on Twitter or LinkedIn. And if a particular story hasn't been posted to Facebook, it won't show up in Paper either.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Apple should consider building an Android phone, says co-founder Steve Wozniak

Steve Jobs, with the Apple aPhone running Android 4.4Speaking at the Apps Worldconference in San Francisco, Steve Wozniak has suggested that Apple might want to consider offering an Android-based phone, before it potentially suffers the same fate as BlackBerry. ”There’s nothing to keep Apple out of the Android market as a secondary phone market,” said Wozniak. Woz, who co-founded Apple, seemed to be making the remarks in response to the fact that Apple might not be able to produce the next killer product that everyone expects, and that unless it can continue to innovate, it could go the way of BlackBerry, which was knocked out of the running far faster than anyone would’ve expected. Personally, I think hell would freeze over before Apple released an Android phone.
Apple, according to Wozniak, has been rather fortunate in the last decade with the massive success of the iPhone and iPad. ”A whole new category of product doesn’t happen very often,” said Woz. If it can’t create another new category, then Apple will have to face some tough decisions — such as releasing an Android phone. Woz thinks that BlackBerry could’ve saved itself if it had switched to Android, rather than developing its own OS. ”BlackBerry’s very sad for me…  [but] I think it’s probably too late now [for an Android-based phone].”
Now, if we just loosen our grip on reality for a moment and actually consider what an Android iPhone would be like… well, I think we can all agree that it would be pretty awesome. Imagine a version of Android that has been tweaked to be as polished as iOS, running on iPhone-like hardware. I guess Apple would call it the aPhone — and, presumably, it would have the usual slew of first-party Google apps (Gmail, Chrome, Play) and access to the million-odd Android apps. I can’t see any reason Google (which retains control over who can make official Android devices) wouldn’t let Apple join the party. And yes, if such an aPhone ever came to market, I’d buy it in an instant – especially if it played nicely with the iOS ecosystem (Apple TV, AirPlay, AirDrop, etc.)
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, with an apple
Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder, with an apple
The Woz also spoke a little about Tim Cook, saying he needs a little more time as CEO before any judgments should be made. Woz had harsh words for Microsoft’s lack ofinnovation (“Microsoft sat there for decades, saying, ‘We’re the company of innovation, innovation, innovation.’ And I never saw anything compared to what Apple was doing.”), and also for the NSA’s widescale wiretapping. Rounding out the talk, he also touched upon the silliness of patent warfare(“Why don’t we just agree we’ll cross-license?’), and his dubiousness of whether we’ll ever be able to produce a human-like machine intelligence (“We don’t understand the brain. How do we make a conscious computer?”)
The odds of Apple ever producing an Android-powered aPhone are slim to none, of course. But perhaps that’s what Woz was trying to get at — if there ever comes a time when Apple realizes it has to make an Android phone to stay alive, it might already be too late, just like BlackBerry. Once the world’s demand for high-end smartphones is finally sated, probably in the next few years, it will be interesting to see where Apple goes. Android, with competitive flagship devices and its dominance of the low- and mid-range market, shows no sign of slowing down. If Android’s market share gets to the point where developers no longer prioritise iOS, Apple might have to make some difficult decisions about the direction of its future mobile products.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Google’s smart contact lenses for diabetics: Another step towards the Google-powered cyborg

Google's smart contact lens, for detecting glucose levels (diabetes)Multi-pixel contact lens display (concept)Single pixel contact lens display, in a rabbit's eyeGoogle X, the secretive research lab famed for its work on Glass and Google’s self-driving cars, has unveiled its next product: Smart contact lenses. The first smart contact lens, aimed at diabetics, takes a glucose level reading every second from the tears that wash over your eye when you blink, and transmits that data wirelessly to a nearby device. Google doesn’t say what device, but presumably a smartphone or Google Glass. Yes, if Google X has its way, we will soon all look like cyborgs, our bodies becoming interconnected networks of implants and augmentations.
Currently, if you have diabetes, you generally have to perform finger-stick blood tests throughout the day. At best this is inconvenient, at worst it’s disruptive and painful — but either way, if you want to safely manage your blood sugar levels, it must be done. Due to the inconvenience factor, though, many diabetics don’t test themselves as often as they should — which then leads to all sorts of nasty situations, such as passing out. There are other ways of reliably testing blood sugar levels, such as your tears — but, as you can imagine, collecting tears is no easier than pricking your finger. Unless you have a smart contact lens…

Friday, 17 January 2014

Google Docs

As well as an excellent mobile web interface accessed through the Android browser, Google has recently released a separate Android Google Docs app. The benefits are integration with your Contacts list for easy file sharing,

plus it uses your Android phone's camera as a character reader to scan documents. The Android app also supports Google's collaborative editing system - as long as you're using a mobile data connection of some sort.


while surfing on net i came across an awesome application known as getpocket
its an awesome app many time u came across certain data or video whch u want to save it for

later use but the problem is u can only save it on your pc,mobile or any other gadget whch mean u hve can access only 1 gadget at a tym to overcome ths. we can use pocket just pocket it on any gadget and it will be available on all the gadgets let it be iphone,android,linux,mac,etc it will be available everywhere.
so here it is getpocket

Save For Later

Put articles, videos or pretty much anything into Pocket.
Save directly from your browser or from apps like Twitter, Flipboard, Pulse and Zite.

View When Ready

If it's in Pocket, it's on your phone, tablet or computer. You don't even need an Internet connection.


For android-getpocket
At itunes-getpocket 

Ubuntu for android

Today in the world of computer operating system we found many OS such as windows,ubuntu(linux-open source) etc.What is more important to us is the integration of the os with the mobile phones or tab but as we know android ,ios,windows, already covered the mobile OS market in the world. So planning to launch a new os is wastefull idea looking at ths scenario ubuntu developers came up with a brilliant idea of integrating ubuntu with the android os. 

Android 4.1

Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, is the fastest and smoothest version of Android yet. Jelly Bean improves on the simplicity and beauty of Android 4.0, and introduces a new Google search experience on Android.

  • Everything in Jelly Bean feels fast, fluid, and smooth. Moving between home screens and switching between apps is effortless, like turning pages in a book.
  • Jelly Bean features improved performance throughout the system, including faster orientation changes, faster responses when switching between recent apps, and smoother and more consistent rendering across the system through vsync and triple buffering.
  • Jelly Bean has more reactive and uniform touch responses, and makes your device even more responsive by boosting your device's CPU instantly when you touch the screen, and turns it down when you don't need it to improve battery life.

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

iOS 7 jailbreak is available, but you shouldn’t download it just yet

Evasi0n7 jailbreak, for iOS 7, iDevices, Windows, OS XYou can now download an untethered jailbreak for every iDevice running iOS 7.0 to 7.0.4, including the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, and the latest iPad Air and iPad Mini. Early reports suggest that the Evasi0n jailbreak, released by the Evad3rs group, works perfectly — but due to malware and other possible issues, we cannot recommend that you install it.
There is a lot of controversy surrounding both the development and release of this first iOS 7 jailbreak, and an internal source at Evad3rs tells ExtremeTech that the jailbreak contains “Chinese malware” — a prominent placement that reportedly netted a “high six figure” payment for the Evad3rs. Furthermore, with iOS 7.1 due to land any day now, there is concern that the Evasi0n jailbreak gives up the zero-day vulnerability too soon, allowing Apple to quickly plug the hole. Never has an iOS jailbreak been so entangled by such a contentious crud storm. Read on to find out more.
The Evasi0n7 jailbreak, released last night by the Evad3rs, is an untethered jailbreak for all devices running iOS 7, from 7.0 to 7.0.4, and can be performed from any PC running Windows or OS X. This means that the iOS 7 jailbreak works for older devices like the iPhone 4 and 4S, but more importantly it supports the iPhone 5 and 5S, iPad 2 and later, iPod fifth gen and later, and the iPad Mini — Apple’s newer iDevices that, for various reasons including the newer A5, A6, and A7 SoCs and advanced security measures in the firmware and boot ROM, have proven very hard to jailbreak. Don’t get me wrong, theEvasi0n jailbreak is some seriously impressive work — but it’s the situation around the jailbreak that we need to discuss, before you go ahead and jailbreak your iPhone or iPad.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

NOKIA LUMIA 1520 What's your story?

Nokia Lumia 1520Nokia Lumia 1520Nokia Lumia 1520A six-inch, 1080p full HD display with excellent outdoor readability and redesigned start screen lets you make the most of the extra spaceWith a six-inch, super-sensitive, full HD display and great readability in sunlight, the Nokia Lumia 1520 is the perfect canvas to tell your story on.Take amazing photos with a 20 MP PureView camera and let Nokia Storyteller organise them into stories using interactive HERE maps.
The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a powerhouse of productivity. Built-in Microsoft Office means you can view and edit Word, Excel and PowerPoint files without losing any original formatting. Save documents to SkyDrive and return to them whenever it suits you.Tell a different story by reframing and recropping high-resolution photos. Add captions and explore a whole range of creative effects and filters with exclusive photo editing tools.Capture a world of sound like never before with the Nokia Lumia 1520. With Nokia Rich Recording and 4 built-in microphones, you not only get distortion-free, immersive directional stereo recording, but also highly improved sound clarity for the sound you want to capture.The Nokia Lumia 1520 comes with all the exclusive features of Windows Phone 8, like Live Tiles and People Hub. And they're all optimised for the big screen, making your Windows Phone 8 experience even better.
  • Display

    • Display size: 6 ''
    • Display technology: ClearBlack, IPS LCD 
    • Display resolution: Full HD (1920 x 1080) 
    • Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch 
  • Photography

    • Main camera sensor: 20 MP, PureView 
    • Flash type: Dual LED flash 
  • Power management

    • Maximum talk time (2G): 27.4 h
    • Maximum talk time (3G): 25.1 h
    • Maximum music playback time: 124 h
  • Processor

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Friday, 13 December 2013

iPhone 5S & iPhone 5 Outsell Samsung Galaxy S 4!

The battle between Apple and Samsung is a never-ending one. But for the month of October we have a winner, and it seems Apple has won this battle. A recent reported released by market researcher Counterpoint shows that Apple’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5, both outsoldSamsung Galaxy S 4! A huge win for Apple.
Counterpoint research released a report titled “top 10 handset models sold globally in October 2013″. According to the figures, Apple’s iPhone 5S was the number one smartphone in the world in October 2013, beating Samsung’s flagship model.
It shouldn’t have been a big surprise, but considering that iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 both beat the Galaxy S 4 in October, just shows how popular the iPhone is around the world.
iPhone 5S was the number one smartphone followed by iPhone 5, Galaxy S 4 and the iPhone 5C.
Check out the tablet below on the top 10 most handsets sold globally in October 2013.
iPhone 5S beats S 4

The thing that is going to surprise many of you folks is that iPhone 5 outsold the Samsung Galaxy S 4. To clarify, Apple has stopped selling the iPhone 5, but it still outsells the Galaxy S 4 – remarkable!
It is rather interesting to see that feature phones are still in the top 10 handsets sold globally in the world. Both of which are owned by Nokia; Nokia 105, and Asha 501.
Via: Maypalo

Friday, 29 November 2013

Download mSpy To Secretly Track iPhone, Android & Blackberry Smartphones!

Once in a while, an app comes that just makes you think twice about what you are doing. mSpy is one of those apps, and by far one of the best at what it does. So what does it do exactly? Well it’s an app that secretly tracks everything you do on a smartphone! And, it is available for iPhone, Android and Blackberry! Check out the details below.

mSpy Tracking App

mSpy is surprisingly a legal application for your smartphone, the reason this being legal is, it has some benefits but on the downside it has some serious privacy implications. mSpy can track almost everything on your smartphone; it’s extremely terrifying!
Once you download and install mSpy app for your iPhone, Android and Blackberry smartphone, it starts doing its work. It identifies a person as a “target” and starts tracking everything; ranging from keystrokes to SMS to videos. You name it – it tracks it.
I asked the developer behind the mSpy app and this is what he had to say about how the app works:
Our application works the way that you install it directly on the phone that you want to monitor (physically accessing the device) and after that all of the available information from the target device is delivered to your personal mSpy online control panel, which you can access from any other device with internet connection – your pc, laptop, phone or tablet.
The less worrying thing is that, to install mSpy on your smartphone or tablet, you need to have direct access to it. So it can not be done simply by sending out a file to another person’s smartphone.
Here is a list of things that mSpy app can track:
  • SMS.
  • Call History
  • GPS Locations.
  • Contact list.
  • Photos.
  • Videos.
  • Recording Surroundings.
  • Emails.
  • Memos.
  • Events.
  • Browser History/Bookmarks.
  • Installed App.
  • Restrict Incoming Calls 
  • Block URL’s
  • Block Phone
  • Block/Unblock App
  • Select Preferred Internet Provider
  • Whatsapp and Skype MSG/Call logs
  • MMS + iMessage 
The Android version of mSpy can not only do the above but it can also read your messages on Facebook, Twitter, Viber, Skype and Gmail. But for these, your Android phone should be rooted.
For iPhone and iPad, your iOS devices should be jailbroken. No doubt about that.
mSpy messages
mSpy app can be downloaded by heading over to But do note that this service to track everything starts at $40 per month.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Download New Apple TV Software Beta For Better iPad Mirroring

Apple has released a new software beta for Apple TV. This new beta comes with the launch of iOS 7.1 beta that was released to developers today as part of Apple’s continuing effort to improve iOS ecosystem. You can download Apple TV software beta for Apple TV 2 and 3 from the dev center.
Apple today released iOS 7.1 beta. This beta is only available to developers who have enrolled in Apple’s developer program, so those of you who are not a developer will not be able todownload iOS 7.1 beta and as well as the new Apple TV  software update.
The software update which has been rolled out to developers brings bug fixes and other improvements. But the most important is the improved iPad mirroring. Although we have yet to test it out ourselves.
Apple TV

You can download the new Apple TV software beta update for the following devices:
  • Apple TV 3rd-gen Rev A.
  • Apple TV 3rd-gen.
  • Apple TV 2nd-gen.

Friday, 15 November 2013

Download BBM iPad & iPod Touch (Link)

It has finally come to iPad and iPod touch. Blackberry Messenger, Blackberry’s most popular tool in staying in the smartphone market is now available on the iPad and iPod touch! Yes folks, those of you who were waiting for BBM to be available for the iPad and iPod touch should now rejoice. Download BBM for iPad and iPod touch from the download  link below.

Download BBM iPad & iPod Touch

Blackberry Messenger, or commonly known as BBM initially launched on the iPhone and Android smartphones couple of weeks back. The response was so immense that Blackberry had to start a que system for people to use the BBM service. Just goes to show how popular BBM is even though Blackberry smartphones have lost a huge chunk of smartphone market share.
Although previously there was a waiting system for people to use BBM but it seems that those of you who are downloading BBM for iPad and iPod touch won’t have to wait. Download it and start messaging your friends and family!
Here is the change log for the new version of BBM:
  • Support for iPod and iPad.
  • Invite BBM contacts to BBM Groups by Email.
  • Tell your friends’ feature helps you connect with friends on BBM.
  • Quickly share your BBM PIN and PIN bar code to your social networks.
  • Fixes an issue where some users would be missing BBM Contact names.
  • Resolves some issues experienced in right to left language support.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.
This is definitely great news for those people with iPad and iPod touch, as they will finally be able to download BBM for iPad and iPod touch. This way it gives those Wi-Fi only devices a means to text friends and family on non-iOS devices. BBM is a cross-platform messaging service unlike any other!
Those of you who have used Blackberry Messenger on any other device should just go ahead and download BBM from the link below. But if this is the first time you are downloading BBM for your electronic device – well,  just download it anyway.
Download BBM for iPad, iPod Touch, & iPhone.
People who have downloaded BBM for iPad and iPod touch are mentioning that it is just a stretched-out version of the iPhone version. Well we are expecting a more personalized version for the iPad and iPod touch in the coming weeks, so don’t complain too much.

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Eye Tribe

eye tribe

Eye tracking has been actively discussed by technology enthusiasts throughout these years, but it’s really challenging to implement. But Eye Tribe actually did this. They successfully created the technology to allow you to control your tablet, play flight simulator, and even slice fruits in Fruit Ninja only with your eye movements.

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Vine for Windows (Download Link)

Vine has finally hit the Windows store! Those of you who had been seeing a lot of Vine videos on social networking sites or on their friends smartphone (iOS and Android), would be happy to know that Vine app has finally arrived on the Windows Store. Those of you with Windows phones can now download Vine for their respective devices. The download link for Vine for Windows phone has been inserted below.

Download Vine Windows Phone

Vine a very popular app from Twitter, let’s you record seven second videos, while giving you the ability to pause and to start from where you left of. Due to this ability people have created some stunning videos – some really funny while others just plain boring.
Well whatever you might want to use Vine for, the good news is that you can now downloadVine for Windows phone (finally!).

Those users with Windows phone were left out as initially Vine was available for the iPhone and then later for Android. It has taken Twitter quite a long time to bring Vine to Windows phone. But we are not really complaining here, are we?
Well without wasting anytime. The download link for Vine for Windows phone is below. Get downloading !
Download Vine Windows phone

Thursday, 31 October 2013

Samsung tools aim to help its smart devices stand out

Samsung has unveiled a raft of new software tools to help developers create apps specifically designed for its devices.
The South Korean firm is releasing five new software development kits (SDKs).
It said they would make it easier to create programs that can share content on its phones, tablets and TVs.
The company announced the news in San Francisco at its first developer conference. It is already the best-selling Android device manufacturer.
Samsung wants to defend that position by ensuring new software takes advantage of its devices' proprietary features, such as support for its S Pen stylus and its Multi Window function, which allows two apps to be run in split-screen mode.


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