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Zoom enables automatically generated captions for everyone

Zoom enables automatically generated captions for everyone

Few pieces of software have become more important during the pandemic than videoconferencing platforms such as Zoom. All Zoom Meetings accounts are getting updates that will make them significantly more useful for anyone who's ever had difficulty understanding what someone in the meeting is saying. With the new feature, as someone speaks during a meeting, live automatic captioning is created at the bottom of the screen.

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Zoom removes paywall from important accessibility feature

Zoom removes paywall from important accessibility feature

Earlier this year, Zoom announced plans to make its automatic closed captioning feature available to everyone, not just paid subscribers. The company had said at the time that it would roll out the feature to everyone at some point in fall 2021, and as promised, that time has finally come. You no longer need to pay to use the accessibility feature.

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Zoom can now automatically react to user gestures on iPad

Zoom can now automatically react to user gestures on iPad

Popular video conferencing app Zoom has announced its latest update, including new features centered around privacy, functionality, and Apple's tablet lineup. One of the more notable additions this time around is Zoom's new ability to automatically react to iPad users' gestures during a meeting.

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Zoom Focus Mode hides distracting participants

Zoom Focus Mode hides distracting participants

It seems that society has been trying to adapt to a new mode of communicating with groups of people during this pandemic. From office meetings to social gatherings to classes, video conferencing platforms have thrived during the drastic changes that the past year and a half have imposed. That's not to say the new communication channels didn't come with their own set of problems, from privacy, distraction, and the so-called "Zoom fatigue." Zoom's latest feature tries to address at least one of those by making sure students are distracted by their classmates.

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Zoom agrees $85m settlement over Zoombombing and privacy lawsuit

Zoom agrees $85m settlement over Zoombombing and privacy lawsuit

Zoom may have been the darling of pandemic video calling, but a "Zoombombing" lawsuit has cost the company $85 million after users complained that their data wasn't being sufficiently safeguarded. While video conferencing saw a huge uptick as people worked remotely and schools shifted to online learning, so too did cases of Zoom calls being accessed unofficially and disrupted.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd gen now supports Zoom video calls

Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd gen now supports Zoom video calls

There are some people already complaining about what has been dubbed as "Zoom fatigue," but it seems there is really no end in sight for video meetings. In fact, some companies are pushing that old-new communication medium even further, integrating video conferencing software anywhere they see fit. The latest to do so is Amazon, which is announcing support for Zoom on its Fire TV Cube to bring those meetings to an even larger screen if your laptop isn't big enough for that.

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Zoom Chromebook app will be arriving as a PWA next week

Zoom Chromebook app will be arriving as a PWA next week

Video conferencing has been the name of the game since last year, and Zoom has almost become synonymous with it. While Google continued to push Chromebooks as the perfect devices for work and study, they were ironically ill-equipped to handle the demands of heavy video chats, both in terms of hardware and especially software. It wouldn't be until later that Google's own Meet would land on Chromebooks and other similar platforms have yet to become available in full. That will happen next week when Zoom finally launches a dedicated app for Chromebooks on the Google Play Store.

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Logitech Scribe is an AI-powered whiteboard for online meetings and hybrid learning

Logitech Scribe is an AI-powered whiteboard for online meetings and hybrid learning

Logitech has announced a new product created specifically to produce a more equitable meeting experience for remote participants both at work and in the classroom. The product is called Logitech Scribe and is compatible with Microsoft Teams and Zoom with the ability to broadcast whiteboard content into video meetings with clarity. Logitech says that Scribe can virtually transport everyone into the same room.

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How Epic vs. Apple took us screaming into the future with Zoom

How Epic vs. Apple took us screaming into the future with Zoom

This morning a vast number of listeners were able to take part in the court case of the moment: Epic Games vs Apple. Because of a user error at the start of the audio broadcast of this court case, listeners were treated to a mass of sounds - yelling, screaming, music, and nonsense. This was because the call opened to all participants.

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Telegram group video chat take on Zoom with a twist next month

Telegram group video chat take on Zoom with a twist next month

Although video conferencing has become almost a fact of life these days and "Zoom fatigue" has started to become a real problem, there are still companies and services that are trying to compete or even unseat the leaders in that space. And it's not just the usual culprits of Google, Facebook, and Microsoft either but other more focused services are also jumping on board. The latest that will be joining the bandwagon is Telegram who will be putting a different twist to the idea next month.

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Update Zoom now for Immersive View

Update Zoom now for Immersive View

With the latest version of Zoom, a new option is available for group calls. This new option is called Immersive View, and it may just change the way you experience video calls from this point forward. To access this option, you'll need to enable it manually. Immersive View may be available by default in the future, but for now you still need to flip a switch*.

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A new study finds Zoom fatigue hits women harder than men

A new study finds Zoom fatigue hits women harder than men

Researchers at Stanford University conducted the first large-scale study that examined the full extent of a phenomenon known as Zoom fatigue. Zoom is a common video conferencing platform used by businesses around the world. Zoom has been increasingly used during the pandemic as people have been forced to work from home instead of the office as we did in the past.

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