Microsoft Will Increase Xbox LIVE Gold Plan’s Subscription Price

Microsoft is increasing the price for the Xbox LIVE gold plan’s subscription service, starting November 1st. The changes in price will only affect those in Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom or the United States.

According to Major Nelson’s blog, the price has been the same since 2002 and hints that the expanded services Microsoft is adding to Xbox LIVE is the reason for the price increase. Recent additions to the service include: avatars, facebook, twitter, last.fm, Zune video and Netflix. The service will also be upgraded soon to include: ESPN 3, Kinect and Zune music. As stated elsewhere, with Kinect coming soon and the rush of new users likely to sign up for the service, it seems that this is an ideal time for the price increase.

Here is the pricing chart with the new gold plan costs coming soon:
XBOX Live Gold price
To help current gold subscribers keep the cost down, Microsoft is providing a way to lock in their subscription for the next 12 months at the current price. If you wish to lock in the discount, visit here.
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Dragon Age: Origins Windows 7 Gaming Theme

Dragon Age: Origins is a single-player role-playing video game developed by BioWare's Edmonton studio and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox and Mac OS X platform. Set in the mythical kingdom of Ferelden during a period of civil strife, the player assumes the role of a warrior, mage or rogue who must unite the kingdom to fight an impending invasion by demonic forces.

Upon its release, Dragon Age: Origins was lauded with overwhelmingly positive reviews and considered a critical success.

And this is the time for you to use Dragon Age: Origins theme on your Windows 7. Its nice and clean. I am sure that it will make your gaming desktop marvelous.

Dragon Age: Origins Windows 7 Theme Has:
- 53 Dragon Age: Origins Exclusive wallpaper.
- Dragon Age: Origins game sound collection.
- Dragon Age: Origins mouse cursor.
- Dragon Age: Origins icons for your desktop.
- Useful gadgets.
How to Use Dragon Age: Origins Theme:
Just Click The Dragon Age: Origins Theme file to install theme. Please read carefully the readme file about how to maintain Dragon Age: Origins mouse cursors even after restarting your pc. And all the gadgets are need to installed separately.
Dragon Age Windows 7 ThemeDragon Age Gaming Windows Theme Free Download

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 Will Priced Less Than $300 In US Market

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 low price
Sony Ericsson X8 is expected to release worldwide soon. But its retail price is still unannounced. And the latest rumors are it will hit the USA soon on less than 300 US dollars price for the SIM-free device.

The last rumor heard indicated Nokia X8 was supposed to sell at nearly 200 euro in Europe, but that's well below the suggested US price. Anyway, the price of 300 US dollars sounds more accurate.

Sony Ericsson XPERIA X8 is supposed to launch this quarter, so the real prices should be announced soon. The device will ship with Android 1.6 but a 2.1 update is expected by the end of the year.
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DirectX 11 Update Improves Graphics Performance In Windows 7

DirectX 11, the next generation of Windows DirectX graphic technology will be implement on Windows 7 with support wide varieties of Windows games and graphic display devices. After making DirectX 10 available for windows Vista, Microsoft has released DirectX 11 in Windows 7 last year. Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

DirectX 11 for Windows 7 xp vistaDirectX® 11, the next generation of graphics technology, arrives with Windows 7. By using DirectX 11 new windows games will take full advantage of this technology to create more immersive and detailed worlds and experiences. Game developers will utilize new features to create rich worlds, realistic characters, and more fluid gameplay. And you gamers will feel it!

After almost 1 year of Windows 7 official release users running Windows 7 can now download an update to improve performance and essentially boost DirectX 11 in Windows 7. The update should also provide a performance boost to Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM.

The update, labeled ‘KB2028560′, will work in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours of Windows 7 and is not only available through the download center, but will also come in Windows Update. There are very few details about the specifics of the graphics update.

Here is a table of the DX files that are apparently being updated, from Microsoft’s Support page:
DirectX 11 Windows 7 gamingUpdate
A few users in different comment sections have noticed a boost in performance after updating. And again all at your own risk.

FC Liverpool Football Theme For Windows 7

English Premier Football League is the world famous football tournament. All over the people are watching and supporting their favourite teams. It now seems that people also loves to change their desktop themes for their football teams too. Because my previous two english team theme Manchester United and Chelsea are welcomed all around the world. So I decided to come with one other English team theme. Its Liverpool.

Liverpool logoLiverpool Football Club is an English professional football club based in Anfield, Liverpool. The club currently plays in the Premier League. The club were founded in 1892 after Everton left Anfield after a dispute over rent. Liverpool having won a joint-record 18 league titles, seven FA Cups and a record seven League Cups, Liverpool is is the joint most successful club in the history of English football and one of the wealthiest and most widely supported football teams in the world. They are the most successful English club in European competition, having won five European Cups and three UEFA Cups.

Liverpool are the sixth most valuable club in the world as of 2010, valued at $822m (£532m), excluding debt. The club is currently seventh in the Deloitte Football Money League. After a lengthy search for investment the club was purchased by George Gillett, Jr. and Tom Hicks in February 2007, in a deal that valued the club at £218.9 million.

Windows 7 Theme’s of Liverpool FC combines 7 nice wallpaper set of Liverpool team with their gorgeous red color.
How to Install Liverpool Theme On Windows 7:
Unrar the downloaded pack and click theme file to install the Liverpool theme.
Windows 7 Liverpool Theme

To Download Liverpool FC official theme Song CLICK HERE
To Download Liverpool Football club wallpaper CLICK HERE

If You Want To Use This Liverpool theme to your Windows XP or Windows Vista Then Check This.

Things You Must Know Before Installing Theme:
1.Many 3rd party themes are not installed properly if you dont patch your uxtheme file.Because the GUI of any themes are dependent on these file.typically it doesn't allow user to rewrite windows's original data.So Click Here to download 1 click Utility tools to patch your uxtheme file.
2.Always create a restore point for critical visual themes in order to protect your system.
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Sexy Bollywood Actresses Theme for Windows 7

This is the time to announce one ultimate theme for every Windows PC. My site always dedicated to give the visitors best available themes for their Windows XP,Vista & Windows 7. And for the previous few months India is the top country for my site. My site's most of the visitor are coming from India now a days. And after seeing lots of movie and sexy hot theme in my site they always ask one thing- where's the indian movie's sexy girls?

Sexy Hot Lingerie Girls Windows 7 Theme

It seems that people love hot and sexy themes for their computer. My recent observation indicates all over the world people are very much interested about using sexy desktop pc themes on Windows. Earlier i provide you Playboy Sexy Themes, Sexy Girls Theme & Hot Girls Theme for Your Windows 7. So time i again come with another sexy themes for your pc. Its based on Lingerie.

Chelsea FC Football Theme For Windows 7

Chelsea Football Club is an English professional football club based in west London. Founded in 1905, Chelsea have been English champions four times, FA Cup winners six times and League Cup winners four times, winning the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup twice. The past decade has been the most successful period in Chelsea’s history, capped by winning Premier League titles in 2005, 2006 and 2010, and reaching their first UEFA Champions League final in 2008. The club has sustained the fifth highest average all-time attendance in English football.
After Manchester united & Barcelona theme for Windows 7 this time for the football lovers I give you Chelsea Football theme for your Windows 7 PC.
This Chelsea Football Theme Contains:
- 8 Nice Chelsea Football Club wallpaper.
- 3 usefull gadgets for your Windows( Laptop Battery Gauge,Wired & Wireless Network Meter,CPU & RAM Meter)
How to Install Chelase Theme On Windows 7:
Unrar the downloaded pack and click theme file to install the Chelsea theme. Gadgets are installed separately by your own. 
Chelsea Football FC Theme
I hope all the soccer lover all around the world love this theme. Download,Install and make comment.
To Download Chelsea FC official theme Song CLICK HERE
To Download Chelsea football club wallpaper CLICK HERE
 
Wanna know how to use Chelsea Football Theme to your Windows XP or Windows Vista? Just Check THIS POST.
 
Things You Must Know Before Installing Theme:
1.Many 3rd party themes are not installed properly if you dont patch your uxtheme file.Because the GUI of any themes are dependent on these file.typically it doesn't allow user to rewrite windows's original data.So Click Here to download 1 click Utility tools to patch your uxtheme file.
2.Always create a restore point for critical visual themes in order to protect your system.
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Exclusive Football Theme Collection For Windows :

Get A Free Copy Of “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2” eBook From Microsoft

Windows Server 2008 Free DownloadUsually the price of ‘Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2’ by  Microsoft Windows Server Team in $29.99. But if you are a Windows Server 2008 R2 user, one very good news is waiting for you. On the Microsoft Learning website, in the Windows Server 2008 section, Microsoft has made available the eBook “Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2” in .PDF and XPS editions. The eBook is free to download and the only catch is that you must sign in to Windows Live to download.
As Microsoft Says-
Learn about the features of Windows Server 2008 R2 in the areas of virtualization, management, the web application platform, scalability and reliability, and interoperability with Windows 7. Sign in to download Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2, written by industry experts Charlie Russel and Craig Zacker along with the Windows Server team at Microsoft.
Free Download of Windows Server 2008 R2

Samsung Ships Nice Set of Galaxy S Accessories

Its now more obvious that Samsung take their Galaxy S smartphone marketing very seriously. After launching it official on different countries they now announced to sell nice accessories set for Galaxy S made by Samsung. The line of premium accessories includes a desktop dock, a charger with a second battery, a vehicle dock, a video streaming box and various carrying cases.

The desktop dock is meant to be used with the Desk Home app. It will turn your smartphone into very convenient and capable media player and allow making hand-free calls.
Samsung Galaxy S Desktop Dock
The vehicle dock (with additional USB connector for charging) and the leather/silicon/neoprene cases don't need any explanation. They look excellent and bear the Galaxy S logo.
Samsung Galaxy S Vehicle Dock
Both desktop dock and vehicle dock priced at 40 US dollars.
The backup battery charging system comes with an extra 1500 mAh battery and allows you to charge it and store it outside the phone. It priced at 50 US dollar.
Samsung Galaxy S Battery Charger
The last main accessory is Samsung WMG160 Wi-Fi HD streaming device. It you will be able to stream movies, music and photos from your Galaxy S to any HDTV. The Samsung WMG160 connects to the HDTV by a cable connection, while the WMG160 stream content to it over the Wi-Fi network (DLNA). It's like a DLNA adapter for HDTV but with the option to playback multimedia files from a memory card as well. The price of the HD streaming device is yet to be announced.
Samsung WMG160 Wi-Fi HD streaming device
Samsung is also offering silicone cases (30 US dollars), neoprene sleeves (20 US dollars) and screen protectors. For the full accessories' list visit the official Samsung store.
Samsung Galaxy S Leather case
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How To Use Windows 7's Theme On Windows XP & Vista

Windows 7 themes are definitely best compared windows Windows XP or even Windows Vista. But it is so sad that Windows 7 themes are not compatible with Windows XP or Vista. For the last 1 and falf year i regularly provide you so many themes,mainly for Windows 7. Thats why Windows xp and vista users always ask for more from me. So here i come for them. With a few tweaks you can get Windows 7 themes to work on Windows XP and Windows Vista machines. And I am here to describe this very special methods for you. Hope this will work for you. 
Windows 7 xp vista theme

Step 1-
Install 7-Zip to extract Windows 7 themepack
Windows 7 themes use the .themepack extension which Windows XP and Windows Vista cannot understand. To extract the files from a downloaded Windows 7 theme just install the free 7-Zip utility that can handle the .themepack extension, and use it to extract your files to a folder on your PC. Remind that WinRar cannot handle .themepack extension. 7-Zip is a free and open source software.
Download 7-Zip

Step 2–
For Windows Vista Users
If you are running Aero on your Windows vista, doubleclick the .theme file in the new folder you just created. This will change your windows border to the one in the new theme as well as your wallpaper to the default wallpaper in the theme, although this will disappear when you reboot so you will have to go to the theme folder. Then click on the wallpaper you want to use and select ‘set as Desktop Background’.

For Windows XP Users
XP doesn’t support Aero, so to set your wallpaper go to the theme folder. Then click on the wallpaper you want to use and select ‘set as Desktop Background’.Windows 7 desktop slideshow for xp & vista 
Step 3-
Create Windows 7 Desktop Slideshows
Neither Windows XP or Windows Vista support Windows 7 Desktop Slideshows so to rotate your need to install a tool to rotate your wallpapers. A good lightweight simple tool is the great Wallpaper Shifter app. This application picks a random wallpaper from a directory selected by the user and sets it as the active Windows wallpaper.
Download Wallpaper Shifter

Step 4–
Add Theme Sounds & Icons
Adding .themepack's sounds is a easy process. Just copy the sound files (.wav) to the default media folder C:\Windows\Media.
If you are using Windows Vista the theme file will automatically use these sounds

Step 5-
How to add windows 7 theme icons:
Windows Vista:
Right-click anywhere on the desktop, choose ‘Personalize’ and then ‘Change Desktop Icons’. Select the items you which to change, click ‘Change Icons’ and browse to the location of the new icons.

Windows XP:
Right-click anywhere on the desktop, select ‘Properties’ and choose ‘Customize Desktop’ under the Desktop tab. Select the items you wish to change, click ‘Change Icon’ and browse to the location of the new icons.

Step 6-
Changing Screensavers and Cursors
If your Windows 7 theme includes a screensaver or a new cursor then just do the following:
Copy the screensaver files (.scr) into your Windows system folder usually located at C:\Windows\System32 to be able to access the new screensavers versions of Windows.
For cursors copy the Windows 7 cursor files (.cur or .ani) to C:\Windows\Cursors on XP or Vista, and then apply the new set using the mouse settings under Control Panel.

Thats All! Now you can easily use any Windows 7 themes to your Windows Xp or vista. So whats are you waiting for? Lets start now.

Gaming Perfomance Comparison: Windows 7 vs Ubuntu Linux

it is now a very common news that Windows 7 outnumbered Windows Vista, XP and EVEN Apple's Mac OS X in various performance tests to see which is the best. For the most part, Windows 7 seems to be coming out on top. But what about Linux? How does Windows 7 fair out against the open source competitor, Ubuntu Linux?

To explore the unknown between Windows 7 and Ubuntu's gaming performance Phoronix put Linux and Windows 7 head to head in a gaming benchmark comparison test to see who would come out on top. They carried out the tests on same laptop. Them model is an impressive Lenovo ThinkPad W510 with a Intel Core i7 720QM clocked at 1.60GHz, with 320GB 7200RPM Sata HDD and a 1GB Nvidia Quadro FX 880M.

Phoronix used Windows 7 Professional and Linux Ubuntu and used the most up to date Nvidia drivers for each operating system. Phoronix ran 7 different gaming benchmark tests and ran them at the native panel resolution (1600X900) and then at a lower resolution to see how Linux and Windows 7 would act when CPU and GPUs were limited in different conditions.

For the most part, Windows 7 and Linux were pretty much equal in performance, with Windows 7 coming out slightly on top in the more taxing benchmarks.
Windows 7 vs Linux ubuntu Gaming performance

When running at the lower framerate (1024×768) both operating systems were nearly identical, but when the resolution was upped, Windows 7 came out on top. In face it was 9% over Linux in the Nexuiz test.

Gaming in windows 7

In the OpenAreana test, which was the least demanding test, Ubuntu was the winner at the lower resolution, but then again both were running at nearly 300 frames per second, so you would be hard pressed to find the difference, but then when the resolution was upped, Windows 7 came out on top again.
Linux Windows gaming performance

However, the Lightsmark test showed some differences, with Windows 7 coming out the clear winner here, it was 28% faster at 1024×768 and a massive 41% faster running at 1600×900.

With the rest of the tests, Windows 7 and Ubuntu were pretty much on an even keel with not a lot separating them, but the above tests show that Windows 7 seems to be the better when it comes to heavy graphics, but then again, Ubuntu is still perfectly acceptable.
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Windows Live Essentials 2011 Beta 2 available

Windows Live Essentials has become a really essential for Windows users, especially since many features such as Mail have been dropped in Windows 7. Many people, say that this one of the first pieces of software they install on a new PC, and it’s easy to see why.

New features are few and far between but include some new functionality on Photo Gallery that improves facial recognition and allows you to blend photos together. Generally though this will be a more stable release than the previous version.

Microsoft has now made available the beta 2 release of their Windows Live Essentials 2011 package. The build, 15.4.3001.809 can be downloaded free and contains updated versions of all our favourite apps for Windows.

Windows Live Essentials 2011 Download

Live Mail, Messenger, Photo Gallery, Sync, Writer, Movie Maker, Family Safety and the Outlook Connector are all present and all the applications now use the Ribbon interface. You can choose at installation which of the programs you want to install, if you do not want the entire suite.

The installer is 151Mb in size.
Windows Live Essential 2011 Beta 2 Download
If you want to download the installer in different languages then go to LiveSide.
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NFS Shift Gaming Theme For Windows 7

No introduction is needed for the Need For Speed Racing Series. Need for Speed (NFS) is a series of racing video games published by Electronic Arts or EA Sports. It is the most successful racing video game series of all time, and one of the most successful overall.

Need for Speed: Shift, released on 15 September 2009, primarily centers around legal races in real-life racing circuits around the world. Need for Speed: Shift has received better reviews than the last 2 games, ProStreet and Undercover.

And it is time for the NFS lovers to make their desktop as like as Need for Speed: Shift. This NFS Shift theme features 10 selected wallpapers from the Need for Speed: Shift.  Hope these will give your desktop a speedy look.
Need For Speed Shift Theme For Windows

If You Want To Use This NFS Shift theme to your Windows XP or Windows Vista Then Check This.

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FC Barcelona Football Theme for Windows 7

FC Barcelona Windows 7 Theme
Barcelona Logo
Futbol Club Barcelona also known as Barcelona is a football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The team was founded in 1899 by a group of Swiss, English and Spanish men led by Joan Gamper.
FC Barcelona is the most successful club in Spanish football in terms of overall trophies won, having won twenty La Liga titles, a record twenty-five Spanish Cups, eight Spanish Super Cups and two League Cups. They are also one of the most successful clubs in European football having won fourteen official major trophies in total, including ten UEFA competitions.

In 2009, Barcelona became the first club in Spain to win the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League. FC Barcelona also became the first football team ever to win six out of six competitions in a single year thus completing the sextuple, comprising the La Liga, Copa del Rey, Spanish Supercup, Champions League, European Supercup and FIFA Club World Cup.
Barcelona holds a long-standing rivalry with Real Madrid, with matches between the two teams referred to as "El Clásico". Unlike many other football clubs, the fans of FC Barcelona own and operate the club.
And this theme only for the Barcelona fans all around the world. It includes 7 exclusive barcelona wallpapers for your desktop. This Barcelona football theme is only for your Windows 7 PC.
Spanish la liga barcelona pc theme
 
Things You Must Know Before Installing Theme:
1.Many 3rd party themes are not installed properly if you dont patch your uxtheme file.Because the GUI of any themes are dependent on these file.typically it doesn't allow user to rewrite windows's original data.So Click Here to download 1 click Utility tools to patch your uxtheme file.
2.Always create a restore point for critical visual themes in order to protect your system.
Or Check This Post--
Exclusive Football Theme Collection For Windows :

Ramadan Mubarak Theme for Windows 7

The holy month of Ramadan is just started. Ramadan is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset. It is a time for Muslims to fast for the sake of God (Arabic: الله‎, trans: Allah) and to offer more prayer than usual. During Ramadan, Muslims ask forgiveness for past sins, pray for guidance and help in refraining from everyday evils, and try to purify themselves through self-restraint and good deeds. Muslims believe Ramadan to be the month in which the first verses of the Qur'an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.
Microsoft have released a new Theme for Windows 7 to celebrate the Muslim holiday of Ramadan. The Ramadan theme consists 8 nice wallpaper.
Ramadan is the month during which the Quran was revealed, providing guidance for the people, clear teachings, and the statute book. Those of you who witness this month shall fast therein. Those who are ill or traveling may substitute the same number of other days. GOD wishes for you convenience, not hardship, that you may fulfill your obligations, and to glorify GOD for guiding you, and to express your appreciation. [2:185]

Ramadan theme for WindowsIslamic theme for WindowsWindows 7 Ramadan Free Theme

Firefox 4 Supports Full Multi-Touch Features of Windows 7

The Web is all about innovation, and Firefox sets the pace with dozens of new features to deliver a faster, more secure and customizable Web browsing experience for all. The 3rd beta of Firefox 4 has been released by Mozilla. Firefox 4 b3 includes support for multi-touch in Windows 7. This will allow users to interact with the browser without needing a mouse.

While it could be argued that multi-touch support in Windows 7 would already allow this, the new version of Firefox will fully implement the feature allowing scrolling and pinch zooming in the browser itself. As Mozilla Organization said-
Developers can use multi-touch capabilities to leverage touch-enabled devices and provide people with an intuitive and fun browsing experience.
Beta 3 also brings changes to how JavaScript is executed, enabling the browser to process code more efficiently. This is also something Microsoft have been working on with Internet Explorer 9.

The beta is available publicly and Mozilla say they will welcome feedback, through a special Feedback Add-on which is bundled. All feedback is anonymous and they say “ is used to help us improve future Firefox Beta releases.”

While Firefox 4 may lack the hardware graphics rendering acceleration of IE9, it does now gain automatic updating. This is a feature that is long overdue and will only help the browser claw back some of the market share they have lost in recent months.
Download Firefox 4 beta 3
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Hot Girls Theme for Windows 7

Another hot and sexy themes for your Windows 7 desktop. This hot themes have 4 sexy girls wallpaper set with super hot start menu and many other things. I guess you will enjoy it as like my previous sexy themes.

Windows 7 Overtakes Windows Vista At Last


Its now finally times to announce that Windwos 7 is the winner over the race to Windows Vista on worldwide market share. Definately a very good news for microsoft. 10 months after the release of Windows 7, it finally managed to overtake Windows Vista in terms of market share. And surely it is the day that Microsoft has longed for ever since the first reviews of Windows Vista came in. Horrible product ever by microsoft!

It was really only a question of when, but Windows 7 has finally overtaken Vista in operating system market share. Vistas market share topped out at 18.83% in October 2009, and then once Windows 7 was released it began to decline as Windows 7 grew. Now Vista holds just 14.34% of the market, and Windows 7 has edged past it and now holds 15.83% of the overall market, according to netapplications. And according to statcounter Windows 7 holds 14.46% and vista holds 14.34%. Windows 7's rise is still impressive -- especially when you consider the fact that widespread enterprise adoption won't really take off until service pack one is released early next year.


You might already heard that Windows 7 is Microsoft’s fastest selling OS ever, back in June it passed the 150 million sales figure and is currently selling more than 7 copies a second . They are some fairly impressive figures. It took Windows 7 only 10 months to achieve what Windows Vista did in 4 years, it just goes to show you how much more popular Windows 7 is.

Of course, Windows XP is still by far the leading operating system, it’s still holding strong with 61.87% of the market which is pretty impressive when you consider how long its been out. But it’s still losing market share faster than Windows Vista, it’s losing approximately 0.5% ever month as Windows 7 keeps gaining.

Now the only remaining question is how long it will be until Windows 7 surpasses Windows XP!!!!
 
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