Thursday, 30 June, 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

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

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.

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The shrine to Khandoba at Jejuri, a Deccan god worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims | Wikimedia Commons

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.