demonstration of Issue lookup, @ mentions, and emoji lookup

Issue references and @mentions for GitHub Desktop

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GitHub Desktop on both Windows and Mac now provides suggestions when mentioning team members, referencing Issues, and adding more :tada: to your commit messages and Pull Requests.

Just as you would on GitHub.com the website, you can bring another collaborator into the conversation by prefacing their username with @, reference any Issue by hitting #, and include any emoji by putting : around its name. Happy shipping! :sparkles: