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Kay Lee is a copy editor residing in Europe. With over 4 years of experience in technical writing and creating end-user documentation for high-end electronics, she used to write technical manuals for flagship products, thus building brand loyalty and satisfying the needs of customers. Having an eye for both crucial details and the big picture, she brings high-quality material related to various tech topics. Kay is fond of the world of social networks and messengers, and her favorite thing is discovering new apps.
Adobe Acquires Design Platform Figma for $20 Billion
According to Bloomberg, the deal is valued at around $20 billion. Buying Figma will allow Adobe to expand its toolkit for creative professionals, and the deal will be the largest takeover of a private software company in history.
WhatsApp Introduced New Privacy Updates and Launched a Windows Native App
WhatsApp users can silently leave group chats without letting every participant know. Another privacy-focused feature will let WhatsApp users choose who can and cannot see when they're online.
Instagram to Let Users Shop Directly Through DMs
Instagram is turning DMs into an all-in-one customer service tool as it introduces a new feature that lets Instagram shoppers in the United States place orders right through DMs, as well as ask sellers follow-up questions about their products and track orders.
Google Play Gets a New Logo for Its 10th Anniversary
The most visually noticeable changes are more vibrant and saturated shades of the traditional four-color scheme (green, yellow, blue, and red) that lack the previously used gradients.
Snap Launches a Web Version of the Snapchat App
Users with a Snapchat account will be able to send personal messages and make calls to friends right from their desktop. Snapchat+ subscribers will be the first to use the web app.
WhatsApp Users Can Now React to Messages with Any Emoji
WhatsApp is rolling out a new update that will let its users react to messages with any emoji they want. When the emoji reaction feature was introduced in May, users could only choose between six emoji to react to messages.
Apple Launched Lockdown Mode to Protect At-Risk Users From Spyware
Lockdown Mode is Apple's answer to new cybersecurity challenges, specifically government-sponsored spyware. It is turned off by default and can be enabled in the Privacy & Security section of Settings.