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Zoom is launching a video background feature called Immersive View that can make video calls feel more like office meetings-or at least look more like them. Last year, Zoom announced this feature at its Zoomtopia conference, but now it is starting to apply to free and professional accounts for conferences and webinars, with up to …

Video conferencing platform Zoom had a blockbuster year, with its stock up more than 500% on the unprecedented surge in telecommuting due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now The company is looking to expand beyond workplace video chat into new areas, specifically email and calendar services, according to a new report from The Information.  The company …

In late 2020, a number of organizations, including DuckDuckGo, expressed support for the privacy-centric Global Privacy Control initiative. It is understood that GPC is working to promote an open standard that will help users to take their rights to anti-online tracking to a new level. In an update, DuckDuckGo announced today that it will enable …

Ookla announced today that Speedtest’s iOS app can now benchmark the quality of Internet video streaming. While previously the service used to check general connection metrics, such as maximum download and upload speeds and latency, the new test was specifically aimed at the growing focus on web video, which experimented with streaming at a variety …

As security standards have improved, many web services have required users to set up complex passwords, but managing them has become a messy business. Last year, Dropbox realized that many people were casually storing passwords in plain text files on online drives. Although the company’s cloud service offers encryption, it is still an inefficient and …

Vivaldi Technologies has released Vivaldi 3.7 for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android. The main focus of the new version of the web browser will be desktop performance, while Android users will get improvements to the bookmarks manager and the incoming page to introduce the new version and welcome new users to the app. The performance …