Enables meeting hosts to play a video file as shared content and adds a blurred background option. (Free, 24.1 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Master the techniques necessary to present slide decks, images, and demonstrations in Zoom by sidestepping limitations in presentation software and learning how to configure some of Zoom’s more fiddly settings.
Adds compatibility with M1-based Macs and brings enhanced cloud contact integration for chat/call features. (Free, 23.3 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Adds the capability to share multiple desktop programs during a meeting instead of just a window or screen. (Free, 23.0 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Improves Join Before Host settings and introduces end-to-end encryption as a technical preview. (Free, 23.9 MB, macOS 10.9+)
Maintenance update for the videoconferencing app with a variety of improvements and bug fixes. (Free, 22.6 MB)
Videoconferencing app adds a high-fidelity audio mode and custom gallery view organization. (Free, 21.5 MB)
Get ready for macOS 11 Big Sur, iOS 14, and iPadOS 14, and learn more about Zoom videoconferencing with four new and updated titles from Take Control.
Videoconferencing has surged during the pandemic, and keeping track of meetings on multiple platforms is a hassle. Julio Ojeda-Zapata tried two software tools, Meeter and Fantastical, that promise to make this juggling act easier.
Still feeling lost at sea when you have to meet with others by video? “Take Control of Zoom” author Glenn Fleishman shares a host of tips that can help you tune your setup and improve your confidence.
Bring enhancements and bug fixes to the two personal information management apps. ($49.99 new for each, free update, 22.9/13.1 MB)
Following several terrible, horrible, no good, very bad days for Zoom, with the disclosure of multiple security and privacy exploits and problems, the company has, instead of moving to Australia, fixed nearly every outstanding issue and even enhanced its interface. Will it be enough to restore trust?
The videoconferencing service Zoom has seen a 20-fold increase in usage during the coronavirus pandemic. That extra attention has put a spotlight on poor technical and policy decisions that have exposed Zoom’s users to harm and revealed personal data unnecessarily. But hope blooms with the company’s latest comprehensive apology and roadmap.
We will be spending a lot more time communicating with co-workers, friends, family, therapists, educators, and other people using video than ever before in the digital era. Which solutions best fit your needs?
Video conference systems Zoom and RingCentral have major vulnerabilities that could trigger your Web cam without permission. Here’s how to patch it yourself.