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Pertaining of meetings where at least some of the participants are remote from the others and are participating via a video connection. Also pertaining to technologies used for such services.

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What software is this?

After the start of the pandemic people have been using increasingly nicer software when giving talks on Zoom. Among the nicest ones I've seen is one in which a PDF file is presented while the speaker ...
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voice or video calls using google talk in messages app Mac

I have a problem using google chat. in the messages app I can connect my google chat account but when I call someone using the messages app via google chat, it doesn't make the call, it just stays in ...
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How do I use all four cameras of the iPhone 12 in WhatsApp?

The iPhone 12 has four cameras; the front camera, a general use one on the back, a wide angle one and a zoom camera. During video chats placed with the WhatsApp app, only the front camera and the ...
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How to solve noise issue when using airpods (2nd gen) over Zoom?

When I use airpods (2nd generation, NOT the pro) during remote meetings over Zoom, I can hear a "du..du.." noise intermittently and some light (but more constant) background noise. Such ...
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Tool for using iPad as RealTime "Chalkboard" on MacOS?

Due to Covid-19 I'm holding my lectures as webinar from my iMac (WebEx, Zoom, ...). Meanwhile my setup works, but there is one thing I miss a lot: Drawing sketches in front of the class while I talk ...
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Why does Facetime echo and Zoom does not?

Huge echo with my living room setup when using Facetime on a Mac Mini with external camera (nice Logitech). Zero echo using Zoom. Or really, anything else. Even Skype seems fine. The echo is heard by ...
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How can I set system audio + microphone as the audio input for video conference software?

I am trying to set up my audio devices in a way that I can stream a mix of my voice (internal MacBook microphone) and the Mac's system audio via a video conference software. The software I am trying ...
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Communication apps "jumping" to front without user input on Big Sur

Since I updated to Big Sur on my MacBookPro MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2019, i5) I have this very inconvenient situation where my communication apps, specifically Zoom, Slack and Discord, jump to the front ...
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Simultaneously send to beamer via HDMI or VGA and share screen in videoconference

My aim is to deliver a conference to people present in the lecture room and also to those attending from home; all this at the same time. I am on Ipad 6th generation - iOS 14.2 Using the Apple ...
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Did the latest iOS or Zoom update break screen sharing when in split-screen mode?

I use Zoom every day for teaching online classes, and I always use the Zoom app for iPad to screencast my Notebility app, which I use as a digital chalkboard. Frequently I will also open a second app ...
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How to start my personal Zoom room using Siri on macOS?

I want to be able to say. . . Hey Siri, open my Zoom room . . . and have it open my personal Zoom room on my Mac. How can I achieve this? macOS doesn’t yet have Siri Shortcuts.
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MacBook Air camera's not working

When I turn on the Photobooth or Zoom app, the green light keeps on blinking and the screen just shows gray color. What to do?
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Low quality Apple Music app audio when doing conference calls

I noticed a mono-like sound switch of current Music app song when starting a video call with Skype or Zoom. Can anyone here help me please?
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Is it possible to disable the interlocutor's video in BlueJeans Prime for iOS?

I use BlueJeans Prime for videoconference on iOS 11 (iPad). When in a videoconference, is it possible to disable the interlocutor's video? The motivation is to reduce the network usage. For ...
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Virtual backgrounds for any videoconferencing or webcam application

I assume the answer is no, but does macOS provide a way (or is it feasible via user application software) to enable (force) the use (via software from a single application) of e.g. a custom virtual ...
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Only mic or speaker works on Google hangouts meet, both not working simultaneously

I am using Google Hangouts Meet on iphone 5. It was working well. Suddenly an issue happened. When I click on sound symbol on top of meet screen, two options pop out: iPhone and speaker. When I select ...
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Phone front-facing camera is better than one in MBP. Am I missing anything?

After having to call my significant other using camera build into my MBP 15-Inch "Core i7" 2.2 Touch/2018 (profile on everymac.com), I tried calling from my phone and was blown away by how phone video ...
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Stuttering on video conference

I am using a Mac Mini with the newest macOS. The Mac Mini itself is also relatively powerful and has 8 GB of memory. It was recently bought (maybe a few months ago). Yet, whenever I try to use Skype ...
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How to run Cisco's webex without installing one of their compromised browser plugins?

After the reports of the huge security flaws in Cisco's Webex browser plugins, I've uninstalled all of their browser plugins and would rather run it directly from the command line. I've figured out ...
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Why do Apple bloggers use Skype or Google Hangouts instead of iChat for video podcasts?

I enjoy a few "talking heads" type of video podcasts by Apple bloggers. How come they don't use iChat? Doesn't iChat have group video conferencing or are there technical (as opposed to social) reasons ...
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