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Zoom is lifting its 40-minute call limit for Thanksgiving

Zoom is lifting its 40-minute call limit for Thanksgiving

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck, Zoom quite literally zoomed past its peers to become the number one choice among those looking for a no-frills video conferencing tool. Its popularity is evident from the fact that it quite recently hit the magic install count of 500 million on the Play Store. Now for Thanksgiving, Zoom has decided to reciprocate by lifting the 40-minute cap for its free users across the globe.

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Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

Microsoft Teams should have Slack and Zoom on alert with its latest update

It's been four years since Microsoft introduced Teams, its answer to Slack. The service announced that it would be putting more emphasis on personal usage earlier this year, and  some new features focused on such use cases came to the Android app this summer. Now Microsoft is debuting a slew of new features meant to make managing personal communication easier for those who use Teams, as well as those who don't.

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Google Meet brings new features to breakout rooms

Google Meet brings new features to breakout rooms

Google Meet has added nearly all of the features it outlined earlier this year, including polling, hand-raising, and blurred bokeh-style backgrounds. Now it's continuing its assault on Zoom by introducing a number of improvements to breakout rooms, along with expanded availability of the feature.

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Xiaomi's latest smartphone camera experiments channel point-and-shoot vibes

Xiaomi's latest smartphone camera experiments channel point-and-shoot vibes

Xiaomi revolutionized wireless charging last month, and now it looks like it might be poised to do the same thing to smartphone photography. The company has developed new camera technology, including a retractable wide-aperture lens that can increase the amount of light input by up to 300% for clearer, sharper photos — and much like traditional point-and-shoot cameras, the lens retracts into the phone body when not in use.

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Zoom finally gets end-to-end encryption, as well as YouTube livestreaming on mobile

Zoom finally gets end-to-end encryption, as well as YouTube livestreaming on mobile

Zoom has seen incredible growth this year and has become one of the most popular video conferencing platforms around. This success has been aided by regular updates that bring useful new features. The latest Zoom update addresses a major security concern, finally adding support for end-to-end encryption (E2EE).

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Zoom photo comparison: Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4

Zoom photo comparison: Pixel 5 vs. Pixel 4

Google's latest, greatest Pixel phone is really only one of those things—after catching flack for the poor value of the Pixel 4, Google scaled back on the Pixel 5. Gone are features like Face Match, Ambient EQ, and perhaps most importantly, the telephoto camera. Instead, the Pixel 5 has a wide/ultrawide combo, and some people might prefer that. However, it's a disadvantage if you want to take photos of things from a distance.

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Google Meet is getting two new Zoom features

Google Meet is getting two new Zoom features

Google has been working hard on Meet, its video conferencing tool, in an effort to compete with other platforms like Zoom. The company published a roadmap of upcoming features last month, and today it announced that the rollout for two of these features will be starting next week — but only for certain users.

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Zoom for Android now supports virtual backgrounds and a bunch of new features

Zoom for Android now supports virtual backgrounds and a bunch of new features

Zoom has grown to become one of the most popular videoconferencing apps, boosted by a sudden need to virtually keep in touch with close ones, co-workers, and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the app's most popular features is the ability to add a virtual background, which is a nice way of keeping a modicum of privacy, especially when working from home. Sadly, this particular feature was not available on Android, but a new update just brought the functionality along with a bunch of other useful ones to our handheld devices.

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