Florida Department of Transportation Creates the Decomp-O-Meter

(PRWEB) August 22, 2014

In a very creative and educational way, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has developed a social media buzz that offers insight on how long it takes for litter to decompose. The product is called the Decomp-O-Meter, and it makes its debut as an animated tool on social media sites later this fall.

The Decomp-O-Meter is the latest of ads developed as part of the FDOT?s Roadside Litter Prevention Education (RLPE) Media Campaign. It provides information in a meaningful and effective way.

?Florida has been challenged with a growing amount of litter accumulating on our state highway system,? said Tim Lattner, P.E., Director of Maintenance and the Chair of the FDOTeam Litter Prevention Education Committee. ?We want to ensure that litter prevention measures are in place in communities across Florida to reverse this trend and this campaign has been launched to assist in this effort.?

The campaign, which was unveiled earlier this spring, aims to reduce the incidence of littering on Florida highways, promote pride in the beauty of Florida?s landscapes and educate Florida motorists about the dangers and hazards of roadside litter.

Built around the theme, ?DRIVE IT HOME . . . KEEP OUR PARADISE LITTER-FREE,? the campaign enlists professional and amateur athletes from a variety of sports, who will appear in television and radio public service announcements, on print ads, outdoor billboards and in public appearances.

The campaign also seeks to educate Floridians and visitors on litter issues and change their behavior by leveraging the influence of athletes portrayed in a high-visibility multi-media campaign with television, radio and outdoor advertising components, as well as community events. The primary audience focus for the campaign will include motorists between the ages of 15 ? 35.

?The Decomp-O-Meter is an animated tool that looks and operates like a meter reader,? said Bernadette Morris, CEO of Sonshine Communications, the lead agency for the campaign. ?As the amount of time it takes an item to decompose increases, the louder and more frequent the Decomp-O-Meter beeps. The annoying sound intends to drive home the point and demonstrate how important it is to keep our paradise litter-free.?

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is an executive agency, which reports directly to the Governor. FDOT?s primary statutory responsibility is to coordinate the planning and development of a safe, viable and balanced state transportation system serving all regions of the state, and to assure the compatibility of all components, including multimodal facilities. The multimodal transportation system includes roadway, air, rail, sea, spaceports, bus transit, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. FDOT is launching the multi-year Roadside Litter Prevention Education (RLPE) Media Campaign in an effort to support the beauty of Florida and maintain a place that residents can be proud of every day, every year.

For more information on the FDOT Roadside Litter Prevention Education Media Campaign, contact Bernadette Morris of Sonshine Communications at (305) 948-8063, ext. 201. To see the Decomp-O-Meter social media ad, visit http://www.CleanFLroads.com.

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DisasterTalk App Could Save Lives as Report Reveals 8% of US Homes at Very High Risk of Natural Disaster

Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

DisasterTalk is a texting app which allows users to communicate with teams of people where cell phone masts or other transmitters are down. The app can transmit messages to other iPhones up to 100 feet away without the need for any Wi-Fi, and can also use a meshworth of iPhones to target longer ranges.

The new app has launched as a housing report finds that approximately 8% of US homes are at very high risk of being affected by natural disasters. With the risk hitting such heights and affecting so many homes, it?s crucial that those residing within these areas download this app, should their hometown be hit by a flood, a hurricane or an earthquake.

Ms Nwe, the developer of DisasterTalk says, ?The new housing report by RealtyTrac has shown that 10.6 million homes in the US are at very high risk of being ravaged or ruined by a natural disaster. Many of these people?s lives will also be endangered when a tornado or earthquake hits ? so we?ve released our DisasterTalk app which allows communication between various parties in any form of rescue scenario. The app is fantastic for deciphering whether people are alive under rubble, or whether there are people still inside a building which has caught fire. We?d like to encourage all those who are in the ?very high risk? band to download the app now and protect themselves against the threat of natural disaster.?

Many municipalities already use innovations like Facebook and Twitter to keep residents informed of weather warnings and potential natural disasters heading their way. Safety advice is imparted over the internet, and social media can help to boost search parties in the event of disaster. But many towns have found that their cell reception and Wi-Fi are often out in the wake of a large disaster, and DisasterTalk helps to fill the gap by allowing people to communicate even when phone masts and internet hubs have been destroyed.

DisasterTalk users are encouraging to make a coordinated effort to keep rescue team members within reasonable distance of up to 100 feet of another member, running the app in the foreground to ensure that there is a meshwork of devices in place. These can carry important messages to those who need to hear them, allowing them to adjust their plans and rescue operations accordingly.

The DisasterTalk app has launched on the App Store and is currently only available for iPhone and iPad devices. It is in the work for Android phones too.

DisasterTalk can be downloaded here.

About DisasterTalk:

DisasterTalk(TM) (formerly DisasterCom) is a texting app which can be used to communicate with a team of people where there are not many communication options available, such as in a disaster area.

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VideoPropulsion Adds Windows Driver Support and SDK to Its Line of PCI-Express DVB-ASI and QAM Adapters at IBC

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Classes in Town Launches Website for Local Course Offerings – One-Stop Resource Makes it Easy to List, Find Classes – From Chinese Calligraphy to the Cha-Cha

Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 19, 2007

Classes in Town?, a national web-based company headquartered in Austin, TX, announced the official launch of its website, http://austin.classesintown.com. The Austin-centric site is the first of a planned national network of websites. The Classes in Town?, Austin site provides a free and local online resource for educational providers to list classes, courses, seminars, trainings and workshops. The site will be replicated in other major cities across the country as a one-stop online source for listing and finding classes.

Founded by Steven List, an Austinite and entrepreneur, the family of Classes in Town? websites fills an untapped market in the education and training industry. “The country’s biggest cities are hotbeds for culture and learning,” said List. “In Austin alone, hundreds of workshops and classes are held each month. But, until now, they were hard to find. Classes in Town? makes it easy for anyone to list or find a class.”

According to List, Austin is not alone in its variety of class offerings. “The proliferation of educational workshops and classes is sweeping the country,” said List. List further points out that there is a trend in classes and courses targeted to high tech consumers in an effort to help them make better use of their high tech gadgets. Among the most popular offerings at Apple Stores across the US are the company’s workshops letting customers expand their knowledge about Apple products including the iPod and iMac. Home Depot has been offering ‘how to’ clinics for years as part of a growing trend in the ‘Do-It-Yourself’ market.

While large, national retailers are welcome to register their course offerings free of charge, the focus of the Classes in Town? sites is to provide a resource for local educators in each market the web-based company serves. This month, http://austin.classesintown.com lists Austin School of Music’s “Girl Guitar” series, inviting females to join the six-week class where, according to the course description, “they can jam like chick rockers Sheryl Crow, Joan Jett and Alanis Morissette.” Among the hundreds of offerings, class seekers can also find “World Wellness Weekend,” an all-day seminar that includes the Wellness Expo, offering more than 80 lectures, classes and workshops.

Classes in Town?, Austin offer sponsors and advertising opportunities to education providers, resource providers, and others whose market includes a highly targeted demographic focused on education, training, career advancement. The media kit is available on the site at http://austin.classesintown.com/advertising-on-the-site.

For Educational Providers

Classes in Town?, Austin makes it easy for educational providers to list classes, courses, seminars, trainings and workshops in three easy steps: 1.) Register, 2.) Add a Directory Entry and 3.) Add a Calendar Event.

For Class Seekers

Finding a class on Classes in Town?, Austin is as simple as searching the directory (by type of organization or category of education/training) or calendar.

About Classes in Town? Founder Steven List

Steven List is an entrepreneur in the training and education space. List has launched numerous successful businesses in Austin, including Back of the Room (http://www.BackOfTheRoom.com), an online book store specializing in self-published and small press products. List also recently completed his certification as a Certified Career Practitioner through the program developed by Austinite Linda Ginac (http://www.CareerPractitioner.com). Learn more about List’s coaching, speaking, and training at http://www.StevenList.com.


Home Audio Equipment Market Expected to Reach USD 20.68 Billion in 2019

Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ?Home Audio Equipment (Product Types – Home Theatre in-a-box, Home audio systems, Home radios, Other home audio accessories) Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 – 2019,? the market was valued at USD 15.94 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 20.68 billion by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2013 to 2019. Europe was the largest contributor to global home audio equipment market in 2012. Asia Pacific region is expected to be the fastest growing market for home audio equipment during the forecast period with a CAGR of 5.7% from 2013 to 2019. The rapid growth of electronic industry in Asia Pacific region, particularly in countries like China, Japan, Korea, and India is driving the growth of Asia Pacific in home audio equipment market.

Advancement in audio technologies and development of advanced home entertainment products has increased the usage of home audio systems. Increase in disposable income has led to change in media consumption habits. People prefer to buy technologically advanced entertainment products such as computers, televisions, video game and smartphones among others.

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There is an increasing adoption of medium sized and large sized plasma, LCD and LED TVs. With increasing adoption of televisions and computers, space-efficient audio equipment that provides distinctive and powerful surround sound audio is increasingly used by consumers. In 2012, other home audio accessories segment which includes speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, microphones, and others held the largest share of 31.5% of the total home audio equipment market. This dominance is due to the increasing usage of mobile devices. The demand for premium audio equipment accessories is also expected to increase during the forecast period.

Europe led the global home audio equipment market in 2012 followed by North America. This is mainly due to the increasing adoption of technologically advanced entertainment products in the regions as consumers in Europe are early adopters of new technologies such as Blu-ray players, smartphones and TVs.

The global home audio equipment market is highly fragmented and competitive. Major industry participants include Akai, Dolby Laboratories Inc., DTS Inc., JVC KENWOOD Holdings Inc., Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, LG Electronics, Panasonic Corporation, Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd., Nakamichi Corporation, Onkyo Corporation, Pioneer Corporation, Sharp Corp., Sony Corporation.

Browse the full Home Audio Equipment Market report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/home-audio-equipments-market.html.

The report studies the global home audio equipment market, and provides estimates in terms of revenue (USD Billion) from 2012 to 2019. Market estimates are provided on the basis of product types and geography. The market has been segmented as follows:

Market Segmentation of Global Home Audio Equipment Market:

Home Audio Equipment Market, by Product Type

Home theatre in-a-box
5.1 channel
6.1 channel
7.1 channel
9.1 channel
Home audio systems
Home radios
Other home audio accessories

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Home Audio Equipment Market, by Geography

North America
Asia Pacific
Rest of the World


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IAITAM Announces New Provider Member — Asset Management International

Suffield, OH (PRWEB) March 1, 2007

International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers, Inc. (“IAITAM”) announced today that Asset Management International, LLC (“AMI”) has joined the association as a Provider Member. AMI, a Seattle-based software company, has extensive experience in deploying asset tracking solutions for enterprise and midsize IT organizations. AMI’s software solution, AssetTrack, provides mobile software with barcode and RFID technology to help IT organizations streamline their asset tracking processes such as receiving, inventory, IMAC and disposal.

IAITAM’s members will benefit from AMI’s membership as Thomas Watson, President and CEO of AMI, works with IAITAM to produce asset tracking best practice web seminars. “I am thrilled that AMI has joined IAITAM as a Provider Member. Asset tracking is a core requirement for a robust asset management program. AMI’s expertise will help develop efficient and repeatable asset tracking processes which will drive the maximum value from their asset management solutions,” states Rich Kaseler, Vice President of Industry Best Practices at IAITAM. “It is crucial to IAITAM’s goals to continually seek out and develop partnerships with providers of services to the IT Profession like AMI.”

In addition to all the benefits AMI will receive as a Provider Member of IAITAM, AMI will have the opportunity to share its expertise with IAITAM’s impressive membership base around the world. Together, through targeted marketing efforts, IAITAM and AMI will work to educate the IT profession.

“We are very pleased to be a part of IAITAM,” Mr. Watson said. “As an authority on asset management best practices, IAITAM is the perfect forum for AMI to share its knowledge and experience with the world-wide asset management community.”


IAITAM is dedicated to meeting the needs of the IT Asset Management professional, including but not limited to Software Asset Managers, Hardware Asset Managers, and Information Technology Asset Managers, in their search for a centralized resource devoted to expanding and codifying information and knowledge within the IT Asset Management profession. IAITAM fulfills the organizational requirements of the IT Asset Manager through superior education, advanced training and multi-faceted certification programs delivered by IAITAM knowledge transfer experts. IAITAM is the leader in establishing standards for Industry Best Practices and it empowers professional Software, Hardware, and Information Technology Asset Managers with the knowledge they need to enhance the IT discipline and its contribution to the overall success of an organization of every size and in every industry around the globe. Servicing members and clients throughout the world, IAITAM is uniquely qualified to fulfill the educational, business, career and IT needs of all of its members and clients.

About Asset Management International (AMI)

Asset Management International (AMI) specializes in barcode-enabled mobile and web-based asset tracking software for asset management. AMI’s robust software tools integrate into any asset management environment, from the enterprise to the small business. Founded in 2003, AMI is based in Seattle, WA. For more information, please visit http://www.assetmgi.com.


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Alexis Bellino Tells Which Real Housewives of Orange County Moment She Regrets Most, Talks Celebrity Wife Swap & Renewing Her Vows on Maria Menounos’ AfterBuzz TV Network

(PRWEB) August 21, 2014

Alexis Bellino sits down with host Ashley Daniels during a Spotlight On interview on Maria Menounos? online network AfterBuzz TV. When asked whether or not there is anything Alexis regrets doing during her time on Bravo’s Real Housewives of Orange County, Alexis tells Ashley she regrets letting the cameras follow her while she hosted at Fox 5. “I regret letting them into my Fox 5 experience when I was a co-host at Fox 5 because the filming that happened there was so edited and so untrue.? In regards to keeping some parts of her life private, Alexis admits that she should?ve kept that part of her life private and off the cameras.

In terms of any future TV plans, Alexis says she has thought about possibly doing Celebrity Wife Swap but isn?t certain it would be the best decision for her family. If she were to do it, Alexis reveals, “I think it would be so much fun, and jokingly states, ‘I?m sure they would put me with an atheist because I?m so Christian.’? Alexis also feels that the mom taking her place would find it difficult stating, ?I?m such a list person that I don?t know how the new mom coming into my life would function.”

Alexis will be renewing her wedding vows with husband Jim Bellino on the August 29th episode of David Tutera?s CELEBrations on WEtv. ?It?s my husband and I renewing our 10 year vows and we?re going to do this every 10 years.?

The full interview with Alexis Bellino and Ashley Daniels can be viewed on the AfterBuzz TV website, iTunes or YouTube:

Website: http://site.afterbuzztv.com/shows/alexis-bellino-real-housewives-of-oc-interview-afterbuzz-tvs-spotlight-on/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfXs6mqEQc8

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/afterbuzz-tvs-spotlight-on/id818919832?mt=2

About AfterBuzz TV Network:

AfterBuzz TV is a Los Angeles-based online broadcast network created by E!’s Maria Menounos and producer Keven Undergaro. AfterBuzz is dedicated to producing enhanced TV content and daily post-game wrap-up shows for fans’ favorite TV shows, covering shows like Hollywood Hillbillies, Bachelor in Paradise, Ray Donovan, WWE’s Monday Night Raw and countless others. Currently, AfterBuzz TV receives over 23 million weekly downloads on iTunes from over 100 countries. For further information about the network, visit http://afterbuzztv.com.

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Engage Mobile works With Guest Communications Corp. to Bring Emergency Preparedness App to Hospitals, Schools and More

KANSAS CITY, MO (PRWEB) July 29, 2014

Tornado, fire, bomb threat, operations failure ? how people respond in these crisis situations is crucial. Now there?s a new mobile app that puts critical information in the hands of those who need it immediately ? even when cell service and power may not be available.

Guest Communications Corp., a Shawnee Mission, Kan.-based firm that?s been supplying emergency preparedness guides to hospitals, schools and the like for nearly 30 years, is putting crisis information at users? fingertips with the release of its My-EOP app. The quick-reference mobile app was designed and developed by Kansas City, Mo.-based Engage Mobile Solutions, an award-winning mobile app and mobile software development company.

My-EOP, which stands for My Emergency Operations Plan, complements Guest Communications? printed preparedness reference guides while providing a huge advantage with the flexibility of mobile, says Jim Shappell, the firm?s vice president of operations. With a simple click, a smartphone using the My-EOP app can provide almost instant information on how to handle emergency situations through quick-read customized tabs. For instance, in a medical emergency at school, teachers and staff could pull up CPR/first aid instructions with a simple finger swipe.

One main feature of the app is that it works without internet connectivity, Shappell says. Once users download it, they can use it from their device. Contact information (critical phone numbers, e-mail addresses, etc.,) are stored within the app, ensuring that all users have access to the same key contacts and that they have the most accurate, up-to-date data on hand once they download My-EOP. The app is available for iPhone and Android.

?The app mirrors our printed products,? Shappell says, but the app provides advantages that the printed guides can?t offer. ?What My-EOP does for us that printed guides can?t do is provide interactive features, like clickable links,? he says, noting that users can click the ?Contacts? list that stores key phone numbers or e-mail addresses for one-touch dialing/messaging to save time.

My-EOP corresponds to Guest Communications? print guides and is formatted in an easy, flip chart-like setup. The app can be customized for each client (like a medical center or a school district) with specific instructions on what to do in an emergency or crisis situation (fire emergency, severe weather, evacuations, hostage situations, lockdowns, etc.).

Another key advantage to the My-EOP app? Updates to a client?s emergency preparedness plan can be ready in a matter of hours instead of weeks, Shappell says. Because printed products take longer to be published and distributed, having the My-EOP app in addition to printed guides offers clients the most up-to-date resource available.

Plus, Shappell believes the app will boost overall sales of preparedness materials. ?I anticipate it will increase our business on the printed guides as well as the digital app because we?re now providing the whole package,? he says. ?You give us the info, and we can turn it into a full-color printed product with the app as the companion piece.?

Guest Communications has an in-house developer, but the firm sought out Engage Mobile Solutions for help in creating and rolling out the app quickly and effectively.

?Engage Mobile was very professional,? Shappell says. ?One of the things I liked about their approach is that you can view what?s happening and have a picture into what?s being developed at that time. If you think of an additional feature you need, that afternoon you can see it on the board and see who?s working on it.?

?Engage Mobile was very open, and when working with developers that?s key,? he says.

?Helping our clients achieve their goals in the digital and mobile world is what drives us at Engage Mobile,? says president Matthew Barksdale. ?Guest Communications is an outstanding example of how a print-based company can rethink its products in order to deliver a mobile solution that is better, faster and easier to use.?

About Engage Mobile Solutions

Engage Mobile Solutions is an award-winning mobile app and mobile software development company with a focus on mobile strategy and mobile marketing. Based in Kansas City, Mo., the firm helps companies leverage mobile technology and drive profitability through increasing revenue, decreasing costs, and managing risk. The company was named one of the ?Most Promising Enterprise Mobility Companies in the United states? by CIO Review, chosen as one of the ?Top Companies in Kansas City With Under 25 Employees? by Thinking Bigger Business Media, and has been selected a finalist for the 2014 Appy Awards by MediaPost Communications. For more information about Engage Mobile Solutions, visit http://www.engagemobile.com or contact Matthew Barksdale at mbarksdale(at)engagemobile(dot)com.

About Guest Communications Corporation

Guest Communications Corporation is a publishing company specializing in custom quick-reference information directories in a tiered (flip-chart) format. All of our products are made in the United States of America from the best materials available. We maintain this standard to ensure you receive a quality product that will last for many years. With our three-year ?Plain Language Guarantee? you can rest assured that you will be satisfied. For more information about Guest Communications, visit http://www.gcckc.com.

Former FBI Agents Crossing Country to Recapture the Past

(PRWEB) August 21, 2014

Three former FBI Special Agents Jim Freeman, Terry Turchie and Donald Max Noel will be crossing the country Coast to Coast to participate in an event that will recapture the final two year pursuit and capture of the man the press called the Unabomber, the better part of two decades ago.

The three former agents will be leaving California, their state of residence, to go to Washington D.C. on September 20 to have their experience in the Unabomber case recorded in Witness to History. It is to be co-produced by the Law Enforcement Museum and the Newseum at McKnight TV Studios. They will also lead a panel discussion open to the public at the Newseum, at 2PM to discuss their new book Unabomber: How the FBI Had to Break its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski.

After seventeen years of frustration, then Director Louis Freeh made Jim Freeman Special Agent in Charge of the case. Freeman decided to do things differently, even challenge FBI tradition and the procedures that were a way of life in the Bureau. He brought in counter-intelligence specialist Terry Turchie to assist him in directing the Unabom task force. Donald Max Noel a highly regarded Street Agent who had accumulated an abundance of leads on the case was maintained and made the final arrest in the Montana cabin now on display at the Newseum. Their book gives significant insight into the changes the three agents needed to successfully pursue the case and the rules they had to break to achieve the final result.

The three former agents, now in a California wide series of events at Barnes and Noble book stores will go to the New York metropolitan area following the Witness to History event.

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uuber’s Flip Turn iPad Keyboard Case Gets New Customization Option

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2014

uuber?s Flip Turn case competes with offerings from Clamcase, Zagg, and Belkin. Two features distinguish uuber?s Flip Turn case from all others:

1. Because the iPad is expected to be used in laptop mode most of the time, keeping the screen clean is a must. The Flip Turn Case is the only product on the market with a high quality built-in stylus. It is well integrated into the case using a convenient storage cavity.

2. Like all of uuber?s products, the Flip Turn Keyboard Case can be customized with the user?s logo artwork.

Using UV flatbed presses, uuber is able to print customer supplied logo artwork in full color on both black and silver iPad Air Flip Turn Cases. Images can be printed directly on the Flip Turn Case, in either white ink or full color, using the company?s G7 certified UV presses, ensuring brilliant colors, sharp details, and the highest standards of color accuracy and consistency.

The iPad Air Flip Turn Case is made of durable polycarbonate for enhanced durability. It protects the iPad all around ? front, back, all sides and corners. Rubberized soft touch coating on the black case gives it just the right amount of grip, and the silver painted case offers a striking resemblance to Apple?s Macbook Pro. Precision cutouts allow easy access to all iPad buttons, controls, and functions.

The flip turn mechanism is arguably one of the most versatile on the market. It performs acrobatic tricks on the iPad, allowing it to be used as a tablet, a laptop, or movie player. By simply opening the case, the iPad wakes up and goes into laptop mode, tilting the screen at a comfortable angle for typing. When turned 180 degrees, the keyboard base becomes a stand, turning the iPad into a beautiful presentation device. Folding the case completely flat hides the keyboard, and the iPad becomes a normal tablet. The tension closure system also keeps the iPad closed when not in use, with an auto wake/sleep smart cover design to conserve battery.

An integrated Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard is optimized for iOS 7, with a battery life of up to 60 hours. Short-cut keys allow easy access of the most popular iPad functions. Users will appreciate the subtle backlighting, available at five brightness levels, that shows through each letter, as opposed to just around each key, for enhanced readability in the dark.

?The iPad Flip Turn Case is the most versatile keyboard case on the market.? says Jimmy Sun, president of uuberstore.com. ?It provides excellent protection all around the iPad, and offers an unmatched branding opportunity using the customer?s full color logo artwork.?

The iPad Flip Turn Keyboard Case is a hard shell case that offers full body protection, a built-in Bluetooth keyboard, and does acrobatic tricks to transform the iPad into three modes – laptop, presentation, and tablet.

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