Nisus Software, Inc. Releases Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5

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Solana Beach, California – Nisus Software is proud to announce the release of Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5. This update contains a number of fixes found since the release of Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.4. This new version fixes some problems with conversion of .doc, .docx, and .odt files, an issue with Word documents sometimes opening with incorrect or duplicated list item bullets, a problem with autosaving duplicate backups, and resolves an issue with copy-paste from Apple’s Photos app.

These fixes and enhancements add to an already rich feature set that includes an intuitive interface, multilingual text support, powerful find and replace, easy to use style system, multipart selections, collaboration tools (comments and track changes), support for Microsoft Word file formats (.doc and .docx), and a native file format (RTF) that almost any word processor can read.

System Requirements:
Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5 requires OS X 10.8.5 or above

Pricing and Availability:
Nisus Writer Pro 2.1.5 is available now from the Nisus website and and from the Mac App Store. Nisus Writer Pro is only $79 (USD). An upgrade from Pro 1.x is $49. A three license Family Pack is available for $99. An academic version is also available. This is a free update for users of any version of Nisus Writer Pro 2.x.

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For over 25 years, Nisus Software, Inc. has developed award winning text and productivity tools for the Macintosh, such as Nisus Writer Pro, Nisus Writer Express, InfoClick, and Nisus Thesaurus. Copyright (C) 2016 Nisus Software, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft Word is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Avoid speeding tickets and camera traps with Live Speed Limit Alerts

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Boston, Massachusetts – Indie developer, InchWest today is proud to release Live Speed Limit Alerts 2.42, an app to avoid police traps and speeding tickets. This app for iPhone and iPad provides real time voice alerts based on “actual” speed limits. Unlike similar apps, speed limits are automatically updated based on the current location.

Live Speed Limit Alerts issues voice-based alert notifications when the speed limit on a route changes. If the speed limit is exceeded, the app notifies its user with audible beeps (or spoken speed notifications). Police traps, cop cars and cameras are everywhere these days – Live Speed helps in avoiding expensive speeding tickets and traffic violations.

“The app is meant to offer peace of mind for drivers by allowing them to enjoy their drive without worrying about mistakenly going over the speed limit and getting pulled over by cops. No one enjoys that.” explained Praneeth Veerepalli, Head of Product at InchWest. Live Speed Limit Alert caters to a large segment of the driving population, including teen drivers, long commuters and vacationers.

Insurance company, esurance says “The total cost of the average speeding ticket is $150, but maximum fines for speeding vary by more than $2,400 between states.” Live Speed Limit Alert helps in avoiding expensive speeding tickets and traffic violations especially on long drives and in unfamiliar roads.

The app is designed to run in the background (talking and audible alerts) so that it can be used alongside other navigation or music apps in the foreground.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 13.0 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Live Speed Limit Alerts 2.42 is 5.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Navigation category. For more information on Live Speed Limit Alerts or InchWest, please contact Praneeth Veerepalli.

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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, InchWest is an indie developer creating beautiful, unique and useful products for iOS, macOS and Windows devices. Their products are built to improve productivity and lifestyle by utilizing cutting edge technology. All Material and Software (C) 2016 InchWest / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

App Tamer 2.2 makes Macs cooler, quieter and more power efficient

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Denver, Colorado – St. Clair Software today is pleased to announce the availability of a free update to its App Tamer utility for macOS. App Tamer 2.2 delivers compatibility with macOS 10.12 Sierra and improves App Tamer’s efficiency and intelligence. Changes include:

* Compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra
* Improved efficiency when managing lots of processes
* Much more intelligent stopping and starting of helper processes such as Safari Web Content, Safari Networking, Google Chrome Helper, etc.
* App Tamer’s contextual menus work more consistently

More about App Tamer:
Some Mac applications, especially web browsers, continue running tasks or animations even when they’re supposed to be idle in the background. This can consume valuable processing power, reducing battery life and producing heat that increases fan noise. App Tamer’s unique AutoStop capability automatically slows down or pauses these applications when you switch away from them, and then restarts them when you click back to them. This frees your CPU and reduces power consumption.

App Tamer comes pre-configured to automatically manage Safari, Firefox, Chrome, Spotlight, Time Machine, Word and many other apps when they’re in the background. And customizing it for other applications is just a mouse click away.

Pricing and Availability:
App Tamer will operate on any Macintosh running macOS 10.7 or higher, and is free to try for 15 days. A license to continue using it after the trial period is $14.95 (USD). This update is free for users who purchased App Tamer 2.x or bought App Tamer 1.x after July 1, 2013. For those that purchased a license before that date, the upgrade is $7.95 (USD).

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Based in Denver, Colorado, St. Clair Software is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, 271 S. Emerson Street, Denver, CO, USA 80209. Copyright (C) 1988-2016 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

LanGo for iOS – New App for Learning Japanese with Smart Flashcards

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Chiang Mai, Thailand – Simply Learn Solutions, the creator of LanGo the popular language learn app series, today is proud to announce the release and immediate availability of Learn Japanese with LanGo 1.0.0, the company’s new travel phrasebook developed for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. LanGo features over 1000 phrases recorded by native speakers. Users can effectively memorize all the Japanese phrases using smart flashcards that are based on the spaced repetition technology.

The flashcards are fully customizable and make sure that vocabulary is constantly kept in memory using a minimal daily time investment. Experienced users can freely choose areas they want to improve on. The Japanese quiz is a fun way to quickly test the user’s language skills on the go. All phrases are presented in the original Japanese writing as well as in romanization.

LanGo is available and fully localized in 16 languages. It not only covers major languages such as Japanese, English, Spanish, German and Chinese, but also less well-known ones such as Burmese, Thai, Vietnamese, Khmer and Tagalog.

“Traveling to a foreign country and communicating with locals is the single most effective way to learn a language”, says Kanyarat Nuchangpuek, Co-Founder of LanGo. With hundreds of useful phrases conveniently sorted in categories, the app makes traveling and living in Japan a deeper and more enjoyable experience.

LanGo has been featured earlier this year as mobile app of the day on Product Hunt and has got thousands of 5 star reviews in its Android version, known there as Simply Learn Languages. The LanGo series for Android already has over 200k downloads.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 9.0 or later
* 79.3 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Learn Japanese with LanGo 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide through the App Store in the Education category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more information about LanGo, or Simply Learn Solutions, please contact Simon Bacher.

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Simply Learn Solutions is a mobile app development company passionate about language learning and technology. The company’s aim is to make language learning a simple and enjoyable experience. Their apps has been downloaded by hundreds of thousands of users from all over the world. All Material and Software (C) Copyright 2016 Simply Learn Solutions. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

eBook Familiarizes iOS and Mac Developers with Nepenthes Sub-Middleware

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London, United Kingdom – United Kingdom-based Everdow Ltd. today is proud to announce the release of Nepenthes – iOS & macOS Enterprise App Development Solution 1.1, their eBook for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Amazon Kindle devices. The eBook walks developers through setting up the proper environment for Nepenthes development. Nepenthes is a sub-middleware for iOS & macOS App development, which sets the standards for Java back-end and Objective-C front-end development.

As iOS and Mac development has grown in popularity, enterprise-class applications are coming to both platforms in ever-growing numbers. While traditional server applications for the web are traditionally written in Java, iOS and Mac apps are traditionally developed with Objective-C. The two languages communicate with each other via JSON. This adds unnecessary layers of complexity to the development of enterprise-class iOS and Mac apps, especially for those developers who are used to object oriented design and coding.

Nepenthes helps resolve the difficulties in designing and developing apps, reducing the complexity of designing and coding those apps. It also allows for the development of robust and efficient applications, all without dealing with the usual server/client encoding and decoding issues. Nepenthes offers the ability to reduce coding and debugging time considerably, offering many abstract functions and methods for extending relative classes. This allows a development team to concentrate on the underlying business logic for their apps.

The Nepenthes development environment requires: macOS (10.11.6 or higher), JDK (1.8.0), Xcode (7.3.1), NetBeans (8.0.2), MySQL (5.6.24), and Tomcat (7.0.55). The Nepenthes – iOS & macOS Enterprise App Development Solution eBook walks developers through setting up the Nepenthes development environment, aiding them in setting up the required apps and servers to allow developing with Nepenthes.

“While Nepenthes may seem very abstract at first, the eBook walks the developer through setting up the proper development environment,” says Everdow developer Milton Li. “In addition, it will also offer them a look at how to develop both iOS and Mac apps using Objective-C to create a Nepenthes-based client for both operating systems.”

Nepenthes offers solutions for both front-end and back-end (server & client) development, integrating development with Objective-C on the front-end, and Java development on the back-end. Developer Li strongly suggests that developers interested in getting started with using Nepenthes for development download the free Nepenthes app from the Mac App Store, as all the required software, libraries, and frameworks are all included in the Nepenthes App.

Everdow used Nepenthes to develop the EverdowPSI (Procurement, Sales and Inventory System), their cloud-based inventory management software solution for the Mac. EverdowPSI is designed to offer small-to-medium sized enterprises access to their real-time inventory, sales revenue, and purchasing information, which allows businesses to quickly adapt to market fluctuations. The free-to-download app (available in the Mac App Store), was written using the Nepenthes environment.

Developers will find that Nepenthes allows them to easily develop front-end and back-end solutions, while reducing development time and keeping projects under budget. The Nepenthes – iOS & macOS Enterprise App Development Solution eBook will offer those same developers an informative look at the system, while aiding them in the setup of their development environment. The eBook/app combo will allow them to quickly get started developing robust iOS and Mac clients for their customers.

Device Requirements:
* iOS 4.3.3 or later with iBooks 1.5 or later
* Mac OS X 10.9 or later with iBooks 1.0
* Print Length: 18 Pages

Pricing and Availability:
Nepenthes – iOS & macOS Enterprise App Development Solution EBook 1.1 is free, and is available worldwide through the iBooks Store in the Programming category. An Amazon Kindle version is also available through the Amazon Kindle Bookstore.

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United Kingdom-based Everdow Ltd. was founded in 2010, by Milton Li. The company focuses on the development of Mac OS X Applications and iOS apps, specializing in the development of enterprise-class business management software that is accessible to the smaller and medium-sized business. Copyright (C) 2016 Everdow Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo and Mac OS X platforms are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Tippy Train – Crazy Addictive New Runaway Train Game for iPhone

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London, United Kingdom – Indie developer, The Gamester is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Tippy Train 1.0.0, their unique new ‘keep-the-cargo’ game for iPhone. Ever wanted to drive a train? A train full of cargo? A train that explodes if you lose all your cargo? Well now you can!

Tippy Train is a runaway train that’s out of control. You can’t slow it down, all you can do is keep the cargo in the train for as long as possible. Tip the train to nail perfect landings and keep the cargo on board. Survive for long enough to reach cargo reload stations to extend your run.

Tippy Train is suitable for players of all ages and is crazy addictive. Drive the train far enough to unlock the truck – it holds more cargo than the train but is more unstable!

Features:
* Unique gameplay – it’s all about soft landings and keeping the cargo
* Fast, realistic physics based action
* Gorgeous, 8-bit models
* Beat your daily and all time best scores and challenge friends through Game Centre
* No in-app purchases

Controls: Easy to use on screen tilt controls.

Device requirements:
* Compatible with iPhone
* Requires iOS 9 or later
* 18.1 MB

Pricing and availability:
Tippy Train 1.0.0 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category.

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The Gamester is an indie studio based in London, UK that was formed in 2014 to make awesome mobile games. Tippy Train is our first release. Copyright (C) 2016 The Gamester Limited. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Maysalward publishes NitroNation Online Mobile Game for MENA Market

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Amman, Jordan – Maysalward, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, in collaboration with independent game developer and publisher Creative Mobile, today is proud to announce the launch of NitroNation 1.0 for the Middle East & North Africa (MENA). MENA players will be able to experience Nitro Nation in a brand new localized way.

NitroNation is the most complete racing experience, featuring more than 20 of the strongest brands, including Mercedes-Benz / AMG, Koenigsegg, Pagani, Jaguar, SSC and so much more. Players win trophies, make their own way and achieve international rankings or test their nerves in racing betting.

“We are happy to collaborate with Creative Mobile to offer our users and players in the region with a branded high-quality car racing game ” states Nour Khrais, Founder and CEO of Maysalward. “Given Maysalward 14 years expertise and reach in the Middle East and North Africa, we know players will enjoy such high-Quality Game, which filled with entertaining and innovative gameplay. We are working with Creative Mobile to Localize more the Game to fit the MENA Market needs and Players expectations.”

Maysalward pursues its consistent, long-term commitment to delighting MENA players with new and exciting Mobile Games either through developing new games or partnering with Leaders in the industry to localise and publish their games in the region. Previously this year, Maysalward launched in MENA “Cut The Rope Magic” and King of Thieves with Zeptolab and Checkers with Lite-Games.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 391 MB

Pricing and Availability:
NitroNation 1.0 is Free and available for Middle East and North Africa through the App Store in the Games category. There is also an Android version available on Google Play. For more information, please contact Nour Khrais.

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Founded in November 2003, Maysalward is the first mobile game development company in the Middle East and is recognized as the leader of mobile games development in the region. Based in Jordan, and under a globalized vision, Maysalward has designed and developed some of the most popular mobile board, card and arcade games in the region, including cards games Trix, Tarneeb and Balot in addition to board games such as Carrom & Tawla and the award-winning Dominoes. Copyright (C) 2016 Maysalward. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Hacker protection Camera Guard for macOS blocks webcam and microphone

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Miami, Florida – ProtectStar, Inc. today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availabilty of Camera Guard Professional 2016, the company’s new safety software solution for Mac OS. Camera Guard Professional(TM) ensures that no hacker, spy or malware can observe you or listen in on you. With just one single click, not only the camera, but also the microphone will be completely protected.

Camera Guard Professional is more than just a new safety product. The app brings back privacy at the work place and in the children’s room at home with a single click. It is an uncompromising, unprecedented solution, specifically protecting the webcam and microphone of iMacs and MacBooks.

Alarm! Camera Guard reports access of camera and microphone:
When Camera Guard is installed, a single click is enough in order to secure the camera and microphone. This safety tool from then on reports all applications and processes that try to gain access to the camera and microphone. The user then decides if they wish to allow access to the eyes and ears of the Mac Computer. Or alternatively, not allow access. All accesses and warnings are protocolled in a log file.

The personal settings of the Camera Guard are also protected by a PIN number which is equipped with special hacker protection in order to prevent the software itself from being manipulated.

Deep Detective: The intelligent safety officer:
At the core of Camera Guard is the intelligent Deep Detective. This detective not only recognizes well known malware (for example the Backdoor.MAC.Eleanor, which specifically takes over the control of the integrated webcam), it also identifies attacks of previously unknown malware. Just like an alarm system, a firewall or intruder detection, all attacks from hackers, spies and trojans are detected and blocked using heuristic methods. At the same time the software uses minimal system resources.

After the NSA documents from the archive of the whistleblower Edward Snowden became public, it was clear: Not only data thieves and computer scammers are interested in invading the privacy of the user. Also secret services use every possibility at their disposal to gain access. Taking over the computer webcam or the built in microphone from afar is no longer just science fiction.

“Who wants to be observed or overheard by unknown people while at work or at home? No-one.” explained Chris Bohn, CEO of ProtectStar. “That’s the reason why millions of users all over the world tape over their webcams and microphones. Even Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and FBI boss James Comey do that. For a lot of parents this is one of the most commonly used safety measures on computers in children’s rooms.”

Supported Languages
* German and English

System Requirements
* Mac OS 10.11 or higher (OS X El Capitan, macOS Sierra)
* 30 MB free hard drive space
* Internet connection for updates and activation

Pricing and Availability:
Camera Guard Professional 2016 offers protection of the microphone, the Deep Detective, protection against well-known and unknown access attempts, a protocol in a log file, password protection and a 24/7 support via email. The pro-version costs $29.90 (USD) – and only $19.90 in the first week of launch. There is also a free version of Camera Guard available that offers protection of the webcam and safety information over accesses.

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Based in Miami, Florida, ProtectStar, Inc. was founded by Chris Bohn in 2004. Their aim is to protect the users of tomorrow against unauthorized data access today. ProtectStar was among the first companies to check mobile devices for security risks, a pioneering effort leading to significant security improvements in mobile and smart phones. In 2006, it released Data Shredder for Windows, which has become an industry standard in secure data deletion. The company’s iShredder for iOS, released in 2011, is the leading iOS data erasure app that protects against third parties restoring deleted files. ProtectStar has more than 1,000,000 customers in over 100 countries, from industrial, business, institutional, government, and military sectors, as well as individual users. Copyright (C) 2004-2016 ProtectStar, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac OS X, iPhone, iPod, iPad and macOS are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.

Travel Riddles: Trip to France – New Match-3 Puzzle for iOS

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Sheffield, United Kingdom – Notus Games Studio today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Travel Riddles: Trip to France 1.0.7, the company’s new puzzle game developed for iPhone and iPad. In this game you travel to to one of the most beautiful and romantic countries. Explore France and unlock its secrets through a series of puzzles set in the capital city of Paris, amazing landscapes of Champagne and Provence, Courchevel ski resort and the jewel of French Riviera – Cannes.

Travel Riddles: Trip to France is a game that the whole family can enjoy. Earn dozens of achievements; get free gold to charge the powerups and blast through challenging levels. Learn fun facts about past and present of France on every level and collect tons of artifacts and souvenirs! The game has been released in English with more localizations in the pipeline.

The game is a continuation of Travel Riddles series. In previous parts we offered similar trips to India, Italy and Greece. From now on. players will be accompanied by a cute character who will tell interesting stories about France and help with new game features. Later the journey will continue to Egypt and other countries.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 8.0 or later
* 291 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Travel Riddles: Trip to France 1.0.7 is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Games category. PC and Mac versions will be released later this year. For more information, please contact Oleksandr Movchan.

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Notus Games Ltd is a rapidly developing company founded in 2010. Copyright (C) 2010-2016 Notus Games Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

Default Folder X 5.0.6 delivers enhancements and Sierra compatibility

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Denver, Colorado – St. Clair Software is pleased to release Default Folder X 5.0.6 today. Default Folder X’s custom keyboard shortcuts put your favorite and recent folders at your fingertips. Pop-up menus let you quickly navigate your folders and open Finder windows. Previews, file information, Spotlight tagging and comments are there when you need them. Open, save, and get back to work: Default Folder X is workflow for the rest of us.

This version of Default Folder X is compatible with macOS 10.12 Sierra, corrects a number of bugs, improves compatibility with LaunchBar and iTerm2, and can keep Favorites sorted by name in its menus. Anyone using Default Folder X 5 should update to version 5.0.6.

What’s New in Default Folder X 5.0.6:
* Support for macOS 10.12 Sierra
* Favorites can be kept sorted by name
* Default Folder X will now hide its controls if LaunchBar pops up while a file dialog is displayed
* Added support for Silhouette Studio and version 3 of iTerm2
* Fixed a problem with the cursor occasionally disappearing
* Fixed a hang that could leave a file dialog on the screen until Default Folder X was quit
* Keyboard shortcuts are now correctly disabled in applications where the user has disabled Default Folder X
* Fixed a bug that resulted in Default Folder X failing to appear in an application until the app was quit and relaunched
* The Finder-window menu would sometimes fail to show some windows. This has been fixed
* Default Folder X now correctly recognizes the active tab in a Finder window rather than using the first one
* Preferences are only saved when necessary, reducing disk I/O and delays when waking from sleep
* Default Folder X’s launch speed has been improved.

System Requirements:
* macOS 10.10 through 10.12

Pricing and Availability:
Default Folder X 5.0.6 is a free update for existing version 5 users. New licenses are $34.95 (USD) and upgrades from version 4 and prior are $14.95. Please see the St. Clair Software web site for screencasts, screenshots, a full change log, and additional feature information. St. Clair Software strongly recommends that anyone using Default Folder X on El Capitan or Sierra install this update.

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Based in Denver, Colorado, St. Clair Software is a privately held company that has been specializing in utilities and custom software solutions for the Macintosh since 1988. St. Clair Software can be contacted at: St. Clair Software, 271 S. Emerson Street, Denver, CO, USA 80209. Copyright (C) 1988-2016 St. Clair Software. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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