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Here’s how you can improve your audio quality on Zoom

Zoom is now the byword for video conferencing because you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who hasn’t used or at the very least heard of it. However, even though we are a year and some change into intermittent lockdowns there are still a few issues that some users have with clarity of audio when they […]


Zoom to prevent meeting hacks with two-factor authentication

Zoom, in a blog post, has announced that two-factor authentication (2FA) will be made available to all accounts. This is a measure that will secure accounts from bad actors who may guess a meeting password or use someone else’s credentials. Two-factor authentication is a second layer of protection that requires the user to identify themself […]


Monetising Zoom calls through M-Pesa [Kenya]

With the popularity of Zoom during the coronavirus pandemic, it was just a matter of time till this service was in some way monetised on the user end. With cases on the rise and people looking for alternatives that limit the disruption of business, Safaricom’s M-Pesa seems to have struck on a solution for businesses […]


Zoom Locks Encryption Behind Paywall Since Most Harmful Behaviour Comes From Free Users

Zoom Meetings recently announced that end-to-end encryption would be coming to their video conferencing software but there’s catch. Most popular chat applications have end-to-end encryption enabled for all users but in Zoom’s case, encryption will be reserved for paid users. The reasoning behind this decision by Zoom is not motivated by money – if you’re […]


Zoom Is Now Video Conference King – What Have They Done Right?

 As we continue to adapt to the changing landscape and accept that to survive, we need to evolve and embrace technology, organisations are leaning towards popular video conferencing software and many are drifting towards Zoom because of the ease of use. Based on their tagline “In this together. Keeping you securely connected wherever you are,” […]


If Unlimited Video Calls With Up To 50 People Are Your Thing, Check Out Facebook’s Messenger Rooms

Facebook has launched a competitor to Zoom Meetings and Skype video conferencing products – Messenger Rooms. FB Messenger already had video calling functionality but that was limited in terms of the number of participants and required that participants have Facebook accounts. Messenger Rooms ramps up the limit to 50 people maximum per video call and […]


[Update] Zoom Meetings Gains 100M New Users In 3 Weeks

Zoom’s rise to fame doesn’t seem to be on the wane – even with security concerns plaguing the video conferencing software. In March, Zoom reported their user base had grown from 10 million to 200 million between December and February. That exponential growth hasn’t stopped and in 3 weeks, Zoom has added 100M users and […]


Fresh In A Box CEO Details Struggles Of Overnight Exponential Growth Brought About By COVID-19

We already know that COIVD-19 has led to exponential growth for some startups. Zoom Meetings grew from 10 million meeting participants a day in December to 200 million in March. Whilst those are incredible numbers and overall a great success for any startup, anyone who runs a business will know that exponential growth of that […]


Taiwan Govt Bans Use Of Zoom For Video Calling Due To Privacy Concerns – Will Zoom Recover?

Since the Coronavirus crisis started, ZOOM has been one of the biggest beneficiaries in the tech space, with the company growing from 10 million users to 200 million users in less than 3 months. The exponential growth has come with challenges, the biggest of which has evolved into security. A number of concerns have been […]


New Skype Feature Allows People Without Accounts To Join Video Calls

Innovation is pretty hard and I’m sure we’ve all heard the cliche there’s nothing new under the sun. Skype’s latest feature takes a page out of Zoom’s book – allowing users to generate a conference link that other people (even those without skype accounts) to join a conference call. Meet Now as the feature will […]


Here Are Some Apps To Make Working From Home Easier During The Coronavirus Crisis

Coronavirus has forced a significant number of people to start working from home and with such a sudden shift it’s no surprise that many companies aren’t exactly prepared for the transition to start working from home. This list of applications will help companies that are still looking for the right tools for their employees to […]