Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Zoom

Apple takes on Zoom claiming a better experience with FaceTime

At WWDC21, Apple announced iOS 15 update for iPhone, as part of which FaceTime will get higher audio-video quality, can schedule calls & invite Android, Windows users to chat.

How Microsoft let Skype lose out to Zoom

Although Skype predates Zoom and is owned by tech titan Microsoft, Zoom has left it in its dust. People don’t say 'I’ll Skype you' as often as they say 'I’ll Zoom you' anymore.

Suffer from Zoom fatigue? Try these creative ways to leave your call politely

A new study shows that most virtual conversations don’t end when people want them to. This is why bringing calls to their conclusion has become an art form.

In the age of Zoom, it is challenging to maintain eye contact. What can we do to fix it?

Trust is the bedrock of civilisation, and living through screens is taking a significant psychological toll.

Delhi Police writes to Zoom, seeks details of those who attended ‘toolkit’ meeting on 11 Jan

Police alleged that Nikita Jacob & Shantanu were among around 70 people who had attended the meeting through Zoom app, days before the Republic Day violence.

Zoom, Shopify were among tech winners in 2020. Predictions for 2021

The shift to cloud computing, rise of video-gaming and the surge in e-commerce were all boosted by the pandemic’s effects. When the virus recedes, some of these trends may too.

2020 was a year of sickness and death, but it also taught lessons of hope and survival

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SEC, two US attorney offices probe Zoom regarding interactions with China & other govts

Zoom disclosed the investigation as the U.S. Department of Justice charged its former employee for assisting China to block a remote gathering commemorating the Tiananmen Square uprising.

Why more women keep Zoom video off and more men use custom backdrops

Men far outnumber women in their preference for using specialty Zoom backgrounds. Popular choices include dungeons, outer space, and branded University images.

The New Yorker fires staff writer for accidentally exposing himself during a Zoom call

In a statement, New Yorker's parent company Conde Naste said that it was letting Jeffrey Toobin go after an internal investigation.

On Camera


A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.