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Microsoft launches Designer, its answer to highly valued startup Canva

Microsoft launches Designer, its answer to highly valued startup Canva

Microsoft is launching a simple graphic design app called Designer that will be available for free and as part of Office productivity software subscriptions, the company said Wednesday. The software represents an alternative to Canva, a design app that has more than 100 million monthly active users. Headquartered in Sydney, Canva is one of the …

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Here's everything Amazon just announced: A Kindle you can write on, a new TV, four new Echos and more

Here’s everything Amazon just announced: A Kindle you can write on, a new TV, four new Echos and more

Amazon introduces a new smart TV, the Fire TV Omni QLED series starting at $799.99 Amazon Fire TV Omni series on QLED Amazon Amazon has just announced a new TV: Amazon Fire TV Omni Series in QLED. In addition to its QLED screen, the TV has Dolby Vision IQ and HDR10+ Adaptive for the first …

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Apple event this year had an unusually dark undertone as it leaned into emergency features for a dangerous world

Apple event this year had an unusually dark undertone as it leaned into emergency features for a dangerous world

When Apple held its annual iPhone 13 launch event in 2021, it kicked off with a joyful video featuring jazz dancers celebrating California’s natural beauty (which, of course, can be captured on an iPhone camera). The background to Apple’s iPhone 14 launch this week was darker. After zooming in on Apple headquarters from space, he …

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Apple and Meta headsets could face a big challenge: Sticker shock

Apple and Meta headsets could face a big challenge: Sticker shock

Meta, the parent company of Apple and Facebook, is expected to release mixed reality headsets next year that could finally deliver on the industry’s promise of making headsets the next big thing in personal computing. But there is one major potential drawback: the impact of the label. The best-selling VR headset, the Meta Quest 2, …

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Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes 'green bubbles'

Google pushes Apple to adopt a new kind of text messaging, criticizes ‘green bubbles’

Android mascots line the demo area at the Google I/O Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Beck Diefenbach | Reuters Google, the developer of Android, is increasing pressure on Apple to adopt RCS, a next-generation standard for text messages. He argues that Apple’s RCS support would help prevent some of the problems …

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