MakeUseOf: The Best Way to Give a Keynote Presentation Over Zoom or Skype

MakeUseOf: The Best Way to Give a Keynote Presentation Over Zoom or Skype. “When working remotely, you may need to deliver a Keynote presentation over Zoom, Skype, or other video conferencing apps. This is daunting at first—especially if you aren’t tech savvy—but there are two simple methods you can use to do it. Keynote Live is the best option, which lets you share your presentation slides with anyone online. If that isn’t available, you can share your Mac screen over Zoom or Skype instead. We’ll explain each of these methods in more detail below.”

CNBC: Zoom will no longer allow Chinese government requests to impact users outside mainland China

CNBC: Zoom will no longer allow Chinese government requests to impact users outside mainland China . “Video-calling service Zoom said Thursday it will not comply with requests from the Chinese government to suspend hosts or block people from meetings if those people are not located in mainland China.”

Bangkok Post: Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears

Bangkok Post: Shuttered Zoom accounts raise China free speech fears. “Several Zoom meetings involving Chinese users were ‘disrupted’, the video messaging app acknowledged Thursday, after activists in the United States and Hong Kong revealed discussions on the platform of Beijing’s deadly Tiananmen crackdown had been closed down.”

NBC News: Singapore court sentences drug suspect to death on Zoom videoconferencing app

NBC News: Singapore court sentences drug suspect to death on Zoom videoconferencing app. “Singapore has sentenced a drug suspect to death on the popular videoconferencing app Zoom because of the city-state’s coronavirus lockdown, in a move slammed by a human rights group as callous and inhumane. Defense lawyer Peter Fernando said the Supreme Court announced the penalty to his client, Punithan Genasan from Malaysia, in a virtual hearing Friday. Genasan was in jail, while Fernando and prosecutors participated in the hearing from different locations.”

The Verge: Hackers are impersonating Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet for phishing scams

The Verge: Hackers are impersonating Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet for phishing scams. “Hackers have registered domains posing as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet-related URLs, according to a new report from Check Point Research. As significantly more people are using these videoconferencing services during the COVID-19 pandemic, the domains could be used to pose as official links, potentially tricking people into downloading malware or accidentally giving a bad actor access to personal information.”

MakeUseOf: 10 Fun Things to Do With Zoom

And in case you like Zoom just fine, from MakeUseOf: 10 Fun Things to Do With Zoom. “For the uninitiated, Zoom is a video and audio conferencing tool. Its primary focus is on enterprise meetings, but it also works as a platform for catching up with family and friends. While everyone knows how to simply sit and chat on Zoom, there are lots of other fun things to do with Zoom. All of which will liven up even the dullest Zoom chat. If it’s appropriate to do so.”

Watch my kids, please: Parents hire Zoom babysitters so they can shelter in peace (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Watch my kids, please: Parents hire Zoom babysitters so they can shelter in peace. “Babysitting used to go something like this: A local teenager comes over to the house after school to play with the kids, then tucks them into bed and spends the remainder of the evening texting from the sofa. All so the parents can unwind after a long week of working in offices by eating and drinking in a crowded restaurant. Now, babysitting is something that happens over a Zoom or FaceTime call during the day, usually for an hour or less, a few feet from those same parents. But instead of downing margaritas and laughing, they’re taking conference calls, catching up on emails, helping their other kids with home schooling, or just locking themselves in the bathroom for a quick cry.”

BetaNews: Facebook launches Messenger Rooms as an alternative to Zoom

BetaNews: Facebook launches Messenger Rooms as an alternative to Zoom. “With Facebook Messenger Rooms, the social media giant is giving people the option of conducting video chats with up to 50 people at a time. Unlike the free version of Zoom, there is no time limit on chats in Messenger Rooms, and as an added bonus there is no need to have a Facebook account to use it.” On the down side, it’s Facebook.

Mashable: 10 games and activities to keep you and your friends entertained on Zoom

Mashable: 10 games and activities to keep you and your friends entertained on Zoom. “Maintaining friendships online, as is true offline, requires real effort and thought. Unless you’re making a deliberate effort to mix things up each time, Zoom dates will soon start to lose their luster and feel a bit routine. So forget Netflix and Zooming, here are 10 other things you can do to keep your friendship — ahem, I mean conversation — alive. Just make sure you know how to share your screen on Zoom.”

Chalkbeat: NYC forbids schools from using Zoom for remote learning due to privacy and security concerns

Chalkbeat: NYC forbids schools from using Zoom for remote learning due to privacy and security concerns. “New York City has banned the video conferencing platform Zoom in city schools weeks after thousands of teachers and students began using it for remote learning. The education department received reports of issues that impact the security and privacy of the platform during the credentialing process, according to a document shared with principals that was obtained by Chalkbeat on Friday night.”

Getty Iris: How to Use Getty Open Content for Your Custom Zoom Background

Getty Iris: How to Use Getty Open Content for Your Custom Zoom Background. “Many of us are working from home, and keeping our distance from others. Perhaps there’s a pet or a child keeping us company or getting in the way as we try to focus (insert #coworker joke here). At Getty, our in-person meetings are now virtual, and some of us have turned to the custom Zoom background to help set the mood. Getty’s Open Content program includes over 100,000 images that are free and downloadable. This means they’re also fair game to use as your own custom background.”

MakeUseOf: The Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Desktop

MakeUseOf: The Zoom Keyboard Shortcuts Cheat Sheet for Desktop. “With a steep rise in remote working all over the world, the video conferencing tool Zoom is gaining users rapidly. It enables teams to organize and conduct online meetings with ease. If you use Zoom for remote communication, the cheat sheet below can be of great help. It contains keyboard shortcuts to help you use the Zoom interface effortlessly for group messaging and video calling.”

Zoom vs. Google Hangouts: Which video chat service is right for you? (Tom’s Guide)

Tom’s Guide: Zoom vs. Google Hangouts: Which video chat service is right for you?. “Comparing Zoom vs Google Hangouts comes down to your priorities and needs for communication. They’re both video chat clients that have been widely popular for a while, and can both be found on a variety of platforms.”