Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

  • December 26, 2020
On a semi-weekly basis, we compile a collection of the best long-form stories on tech, tech culture and more. We’ve collected a list of the best selections from 2020 for you to revisit — or enjoy for the first time — as we finish up one dumpster fire…

Zoom may offer email to bolster its growing empire

  • December 23, 2020
Zoom was clearly one of the biggest tech winners of 2020 thanks to its easy video calls, and it now appears eager to translate that success elsewhere. The Information’s sources claim Zoom is developing an email service and considering a matching cale…

Accessibility in tech improved in 2020, but more must be done

  • December 23, 2020
For some of us, being forced to stay home and work remotely via video conferences was a temporary reprieve from our daily commute. But for Jonathan Lee, Zoom was a life changer. Lee, 28, is a paraplegic who uses walking aids to get around, and being…

Zoom will officially support Apple’s M1 Macs on December 21st

  • December 20, 2020
If you’re using Zoom on your M1 Mac for virtual holiday get-togethers, you’ll be happy to hear that an upgrade is arriving in a timely fashion. 9to5Mac has learned that Zoom is rolling out a December 21st update that lets the video calling app native…

Zoom will continue its unlimited free calls for upcoming holidays

  • December 17, 2020
While we continue to celebrate holidays at a distance to avoid spreading COVID-19, Zoom lifted the 40-minute limit on free calls for Thanksgiving day. Now the company has announced it will continue the trend for several days throughout the rest of De…

Apple’s top apps of 2020 highlight quarantine life

  • December 2, 2020
Along with its top podcasts and books of the year, Apple has revealed the winners of its App Store Best of 2020 awards. The company named an app and game for each for its core devices, along with an Apple Arcade title and a few apps that best exempli…

Zoom adds additional security to fend off trolls

  • November 16, 2020
Zoom has added some more tools to help users tackle trolls. Hosts and co-hosts can pause meetings while they deal with someone who’s being disruptive. When they suspend participant activities through the security icon in the top left of the screen, a…

Google Meet starts rolling out custom backgrounds to web users

  • October 30, 2020
We knew custom backgrounds were coming to Google Meet, but now they’re finally here for everyone. Google has started rolling out the feature to the majority of its customers. At the moment, custom backgrounds are available on Chrome OS, as well as Wi…

Zoom starts rolling out end-to-end encryption

  • October 26, 2020
Zoom is now rolling out end-to-end encryption (E2EE) for both free and paid users, so your video chats and meetings should be much more secure. You can activate E2EE on Zoom’s latest desktop client, Android app and Zoom Rooms starting today. It’ll be…