Who will win the epic battle for online meeting hegemony? | ZDNet

  The pandemic has focused much of the remote worker experience like a laser on the lowly online meeting. Stalwarts like Cisco and HCL face intense competition from upstarts like Zoom and Slack as well as industry heavyweights Google and Microsoft. See full story of excerpts below at Source: >Who will win the epic battle … Continue reading Who will win the epic battle for online meeting hegemony? | ZDNet

How to use Skype’s new free video call feature, even if you don’t have an account – CNET

>What is Meet Now and how do I use it in Skype? (Skype support) "All of Skype's usual meeting features will work on Meet Now calls, including the ability to share your screen, record a call, turn on the background blur feature and use the chat function. "Go to >Skype's new Meet Now landing page. … Continue reading How to use Skype’s new free video call feature, even if you don’t have an account – CNET

Zoom is a dumpster fire. Try these two alternatives Skype or Webex for video meetings

"I am writing with the hopes of creating more awareness of some alternative tools that are available to users that present better security and a similar barrier to entry as Zoom. "Both of these platforms have been around for a decade or more and offer cross-platform capability. Not only that, they come from companies that … Continue reading Zoom is a dumpster fire. Try these two alternatives Skype or Webex for video meetings

Skype Meet Now is Microsoft’s effort to make Skype calls as easy as possible  (alternate to Zoom for groups of 50) | PCWorld

>Skype vs. Zoom: Video chat apps for working from home compared "With millions of people currently connecting via online video and chat, Skype is promoting Skype Meet Now, a free, simple way of connecting via Skype without a subscription or even a download. Announced Friday, Skype Meet Now is essentially a web-based version of Skype, … Continue reading Skype Meet Now is Microsoft’s effort to make Skype calls as easy as possible  (alternate to Zoom for groups of 50) | PCWorld

Zoom safety tips: How to keep Zoombombing hackers away

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaecW3jEBZk "Last week, we told you that the Zoom video conferencing service was ultra-cool and that most people you knew were using it during this COVID-19 pandemic.This week, security researchers started speaking out about security lapses in the program, the new trend of "Zoombombing," and crashing public meetings with obscenities and worse. "In response, Zoom's … Continue reading Zoom safety tips: How to keep Zoombombing hackers away

Online Security | FTC Consumer Information

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeepZr64XjU "The internet offers access to a world of products and services, entertainment and information. At the same time, it creates opportunities for scammers, hackers, and identity thieves. Learn how to protect your computer, your information, and your online files." Selected FTC topics of concern using the internet and email below. For the total list … Continue reading Online Security | FTC Consumer Information

Amazon.com: “Is This Thing On?”: A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming eBook: Abby Stokes: Kindle Store

Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book, Is This Thing On?, is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epitome of user-friendly. And it is now completely revised and … Continue reading Amazon.com: “Is This Thing On?”: A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming eBook: Abby Stokes: Kindle Store