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Just released: Plasma 5.21.5 adds a month's worth of new translations and fixes, including to errors that occurred when stopping PipeWire streaming, dragging-and-dropping over panel, and more. Get all the details here:

Jeri Ellsworth, augmented reality visionary, self-made electronics hacker and Queen of Makers, will deliver a keynote at .

Kontact (KDE's suite of apps for email, address books, notes, and calendars) gets better Autocrypt support, KMail gets an *experimental* mobile version, and the whole suite gets many bugfixes and improvements. Read all about it here:

This Week in KDE: A cleaner Events Calendar, easier to read dictionary definitions for KRunner, and a smorgasbord of advanced Wayland features:

Feeling adventurous? Try out @mauiproject's Beta Package apps for Android. Get to test the bleeding edge versions of the Index file manager, Vvave music player, Clip video player, Nota text editor, and many, many more.

KDE is on everything, from NASA's and CERN's workstations to... Animatronic tails? Yep, on those too. Check out miTail, your own personal animatronic tail controlled by a KDE-powered Android app.

LabPlot introduces Color Maps and Conditional Formatting in the spreadsheet, helping you visualize your data more clearly:

If you would like to learn more about color maps and how they help visualize large amounts of data, check out the work of Fabio Crameri:

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* a dock that allows you to import videos from online resources directly into your project

* the typewriter and strobe effects, for more dramatic story-telling

* zoombars to help you zoom in easier to sections of the timeline

* and, behind the scenes, developers are preparing Kdenlive for Qt6 and MLT7.

Want to unleash your inner David Lynch? Kdenlive is the video editor for that.

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Kdenlive, KDE's advanced video editor, comes with so many new features, that there are too many to list here. But here's a small sample:

* check out the Speech-to-text functionality, for generating subtitles automatically

* effect zones that let you apply effects to only parts of a clip

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Shells now offers Neon! This is a great way to get hassle-free access to the latest and greatest KDE software on your own desktop in the cloud. Also, for every use of the affiliate link, Shells makes a donation to KDE.

This Week in KDE you get a faster and easier way to rename files in Dolphin, better notifications for stuff you download with your browser, and more control over the system indexing that goes on in the background (among many other things).

Kdenlive, KDE's video editing software πŸŽ₯, gets a new AI automatic subtitling tool!

Kontact makes encrypting emails and protecting your privacy πŸ” even easier...

... and much, much more!

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βš™ is out πŸŽ‰! And comes with cool new features, improved usability and bugfixes galore for tonnes of KDE applications, utilities and other software. Find out all that's new at:

Kate, KDE's Advanced Text Editor, for example, gets touchscreen support; displays TODOs, and lets you perform git operations from within the app. Also, new website!

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This week in KDE: Offline updates in Neon become optional, Gwenview gets a speed-up, and Okular's website gets a spectacular makeover:

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