Play Audio and Video in .NET MAUI apps with the new MediaElement

One of the most anticipated controls for .NET MAUI has been released; MediaElement. With MediaElement you can easily play audio and video from within your .NET MAUI app, in this post you’ll learn everything you need to know about this first version and the plans we have for the future!

Microsoft is looking at OpenAI’s GPT for Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint

Microsoft has been reportedly experimenting with building OpenAI’s language AI technology into its Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook apps. The Information reports that Microsoft has already incorporated an unknown version of OpenAI’s text-generating GPT model into Word in its autocomplete feature, and has been working on integrating it further into Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.


I like Docker Desktop. It provides me an easy-to-use GUI (graphical user interface) to manage my docker images I use for various tasks for building software. I use it on Windows, and now I'll be using it on Linux as it is available for some of the the more common distros. Regardless of its greatness, it is not the same as Docker Engine running right on the metal (rather than a virtual machine, like Docker Desktop), and some of those differences caught me while testing my GitHub Workflows with nektos/act, which depends on Docker Engine to work.

Top 10 Lifehacks, Useful Tips and Tricks for Windows to Make Your Life Easier

Whether you’re a tech novice or a whiz kid, you’re probably looking for ways to make your life easier. That’s why we’ve rounded up the top 10 life hacks, useful tips, and tricks for Windows to help you out. With these helpful tips, you’ll be able to make the most out of your computer and save time on mundane tasks.

Lensa AI, the app making ‘magic avatars,’ raises red flags for artists

If your Instagram is awash in algorithmically generated portraits of your friends, you aren’t alone. After adding a new avatar generation tool based on Stable Diffusion, the photo editing app Lensa AI went viral over the last few days, with users sharing their uncanny AI-crafted avatars (and the horrible misfires) in stories and posts.



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