Jio Launches JioMeet Video Calling App: Everything You Need to Know


Jio Launches JioMeet Video Calling App: Everything You Need to Know

Reliance Jio has announced to launch its own video calling app. Dubbed as JioMeet, the app will compete with other video calling tools like Zoom, Google Meet, WhatsApp, etc. In a time of coronavirus pandemic, the demand for video-calling apps has grown very much, so Jio’s step of launching such an app seems legit.

The company hasn’t announced any specific date on the rollout of the JioMeet. Nevertheless, a dedicated microsite is live now that has a message saying, “Thank you for your interest in JioMeet.”

Here’s everything that you need to know about the app.

JioMeet Platforms

JioMeet will support all platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS. So, users will be able to access this video-calling tool on their phones as well as on PCs. Also, it is expected to be free for all users.

Also Read: Forget Zoom, Google Meet is Now FREE For Everyone

Moreover, Jio’s latest tool will also be accessible through web browsers like Google Chrome, so there will be no need to download the software as well. Users will be able to log in using email IDs or join a meeting as a guest.

It is also reported that JioMeet will offer HD-quality video calling experience across platforms.

Also Read: Mega Comparison: Zoom vs Skype vs Microsoft Teams vs Google Meet vs Google Duo vs Messenger Rooms

JioMeet Features

Users will be able to use JioMeet for video conferencing, as well as voice calling, and messaging. It will be loaded with stickers, emoticons and features like background change.

Also Read: How to Use Virtual Backgrounds in Zoom

Following are some features that are said to be there on JioMeet when it launches:

100 Participants

Like most of the other video conference apps these days, JioMeet app will allow group calling to up to 100 participants.

Healthcare Facility

Interestingly, the app will come with the integration of Jio’s healthcare platform. This feature will allow users to consult doctors online, book lab tests online, and more.

E-education Platform

Another interesting feature, JioMeet is expected to have is an e-education platform. This will offer virtual classroom facilities for students with features like recorded classes, online notes and homework, and more.

This is not the first time when Jio has announced a video calling platform. To recall, the company had launched something similar on its JioChat app.

However, this JioMeet appears to focus only on video conferencing to take on the likes of Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom.

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ola pro: Coronavirus: Ola launches Pro service with hygiene features - Latest News

ola pro: Coronavirus: Ola launches Pro service with hygiene features – Latest News

Ride-sharing platform Ola has launched a new service to meet the travel requirements during the coronavirus pandemic. Called Ola Pro, the new service brings specially fitted out cars with hygiene and safety features to reduce the risk of infection.

Ola Pro cars will be fitted with a transparent plastic barrier to separate the driver and rider and thus minimising infection risks. As part of the new service, the vehicle will be sanitised by the driver after every trip. Ola Pro cars will also be professionally sanitised every week.

The service is currently under the trial stage in Sydney, Australia. Riders will need to pay a fee of $4.50 to avail the service. Ola says that Ola Pro offers five layers of safety protection. These include the hygiene screen between the driver and the rider, sanitized wipe down after every ride, professionally cleaned cars every week, in-car sanitisation kit and car hygiene education to the driver.

Under the new service, Ola drivers will be provided with gloves, masks along with cleaning equipment. They will also be given a hand sanitiser for their own safety. The company says that Ola Pro drivers will be given regular temperature checks. The drivers will also undergo hygiene training to build skills and to ensure they follow best practices. This, the company said in a statement, will ensure the highest levels of hygiene and service to the rider.

Simon Smith, managing director of Ola Australia, said “At Ola, we pride ourselves on providing a safe high quality experience for all our riders and driver-partners. Today, we take that commitment one step further with the launch of Ola Pro. Ola Pro is designed to help people looking for some extra peace of mind with a transport option to get them from A to B as safely as possible.”

Zoom: Zoom launches 5.0 update to make the platform more secure - Latest News

Zoom: Zoom launches 5.0 update to make the platform more secure – Latest News

Video conferencing app Zoom’s 5.0 update has been rolled out. This update brings one of Zoom’s most advanced security enhancements to date with support for AES 256-bit GCM encryption, which provides added protection for meeting data and greater resistance to tampering, claims the company.

Zoom end users can upgrade to Zoom 5.0 by visiting the Zoom download page. Zoom administrators can receive detailed information on how to manage this update for various endpoints in their environment on the Zoom 5.0 IT administrators page.

Here are the features the new security update has added to Zoom:

1. AES 256-bit GCM encryption

Zoom 5.0 supports the current encryption and GCM encryption. A system-wide account enablement to GCM encryption will occur on May 30, 2020, and only Zoom clients on version 5.0 or later, including Zoom Rooms, will be able to join Zoom Meetings starting May 30.

2. Report a User feature

Now, meeting hosts and co-hosts can report a user in their meeting who is misusing the Zoom platform. Found in the Security icon, the option sends a report to Zoom’s Trust & Safety team for review. The report can include a specific offense, description and optional screenshot. The Report a User function is on by default but can be turned off at the account, group, and user level in the Zoom web portal.

3. New encryption shield icon

A new encryption shield appears in the upper left of the user’s Zoom Meeting window and indicates a secure, encrypted meeting. After May 30, the shield will be green for all users, denoting enhanced GCM encryption. Clicking the icon also takes the user to the Statistics page for additional encryption details.

4. Enhanced data center information

Meeting hosts can now select data center regions at the scheduling level for meetings and webinars. The Zoom client also shows which data center the user is connected to in the Info icon in the upper left of your Zoom window. The user can get additional details in-meeting by selecting Video Settings – Statistics in the meeting controls.

Additionally, if organizations outside of China did not opt in to the China data center before the April 25 deadline, those accounts will not be able to connect to mainland China for data transit.

5. Enhancements to ending/leaving meetings

Zoom claims that it has refined the action of ending or leaving a Zoom Meeting. With a new UI update, hosts can clearly decide between ending or leaving a meeting. If the host leaves, they can now easily select a new host and have the confidence that the right person is left with host privileges.

digital music instrument

Joue Play digital music instrument launches via Kickstarter

digital music instrument

Joué has returned to Kickstarter this month to launch their second project in the form of Joué Play, offering a digital musical instrument that anyone can play, “make a beat, play a melody and build chords naturally”. Watch the demonstration video below for a quick overview of Joué Play and its features.

The four Pads on the Joué come with professional sound banks ranging from traditional instruments to the most recent synthesizers and drum kits and covering a wide range of musical styles. You can add up to eight different instruments per song, add effects and mix it all within the app. The Board of the Joué is super sensitive and captures all the gestures practiced on traditional instruments: vibrato, glissando, velocity. Early bird pledges are available from €267 or roughly £233 and worldwide shipping is expected to take place during October 2020.

Joue Play

The development team and musicians at Joué explain more about the inspiration behind their latest digital musical instrument. “Three years ago, we launched our first product on Kickstarter: an expressive and modular MIDI controller for seasoned musicians, which is used today by many artists around the world. But lots of amateur musicians wanted to get their hands on it as well, and we felt frustrated that we couldn’t satisfy them, as current music software remains too complex to be apprehended easily. So we decided to create a new instrument that would enable anyone to start making music. An instrument that’s really easy to use and fun, while being sufficiently powerful and evolutive to take you far into your music creation. Introducing the Joué Play.”

“The Joué Play was designed so that anyone can use it! Whatever your music skills or your age, the Joué Play lets you start making music straight away. No need for any theoretical or technical knowledge. Just place a Pad on the Board, start the application and create a beat, a melody or play chords freely. Chose your sounds, record, and share your creation super easily.”

Source : Kickstarter

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TikTok launches donation stickers to help users raise funds to support charities and causes- Technology News, Firstpost

TikTok launches donation stickers to help users raise funds to support charities and causes- Technology News, Firstpost

TikTok has launched donation stickers to help its users raise funds with their videos and TikTok LIVE streams for charities and causes they care most about. This is a new in-app feature that is interactive and can be embedded directly in videos and live streams. It works like other creative effects in TikTok.

 TikTok launches donation stickers to help users raise funds to support charities and causes

TikTok was at one point the third-most downloaded app on the Play Store.

“When a user taps on the donation sticker, they will be guided to a pop-up window where they can quickly and easily submit a donation without having to leave the app,” the company said in a blog post.

(Also read: Instagram introduces ‘Live Donation’ button to help support non-profit organisations during COVID-19)

Image: TikTok

Image: TikTok

Tiltify, a charitable fundraising platform, enables the donations on the app. The platform helps processes donation transactions securely.

“The partnership with TikTok is our first mobile-driven integration and will make it easier than ever for hundreds of millions of TikTok users around the globe to support their favorite charities and causes,” said Michael Wasserman, CEO of Tiltify.

TikTok users can donate to organisations such Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), James Beard Foundation, Meals on Wheels, MusiCares, National PTA, National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, No Kid Hungry and The Actors Fund.

How to use donation stickers

Step 1: Go to the editing page, where you will find ‘[COVID-19]’ Donation sticker. Click on that and select an organization

Step 2: Place the sticker on the video

Step 3: Add a caption and post

The company has been contributing to the fight against coronavirus through other ways. According to TechCrunch, earlier this month TikTok pledged $250 million to support front-line workers, educators and local communities affected by coronavirus. The company also announced that it would donate an additional $125 million in advertising credits to public health organisations and businesses looking to rebuild.

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