How to improve your audio in a Zoom meeting

Zoom offers several options to enhance your audio so meeting participants can better hear each other.

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Clearly hearing other people during a Zoom meeting can sometimes be difficult. A participant’s microphone or audio itself may not be of the highest quality. You might hear unwanted echos from the audio. And with many of us working from home, background noises from inside or outside the house can disrupt a meeting.

SEE: Zoom 101: A guidebook for beginners and business pros (TechRepublic Premium) 

Zoom provides a few ways to enhance your audio. You can test your speakers and microphone and

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Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra: How to buy Samsung’s latest phones right now


Samsung’s latest high-end flagship Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra phones are on sale now. You won’t find the same preorder bundle offers now that the phones are widely available, but carriers and retail partners will surely run promotions of their own in the coming days and weeks. Samsung is also planning to introduce a preorder sale for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 foldable phone on Sept. 1, and we’ll be sure to have all of those details as soon as they’re available. 


The Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra show off dazzling designs, with the

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TikTok Sues Trump Administration Over US Ban, Calls It an Election Ploy

TikTok and one of its employees on Monday separately sued US President Donald Trump’s administration over his executive order banning transactions in the United States with the popular short-form video-sharing app, calling it a pretext to fuel anti-China rhetoric as he seeks re-election.

Culver City, California-based TikTok and its Chinese parent ByteDance rejected what they called the White House’s position that it was a national security threat, saying they had taken “extraordinary measures to protect the privacy and security of TikTok’s US user data.”

They also described Trump’s call in his August 6 executive order for a TikTok ban as

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Here’s how to turn your old phone into a home security camera for free

Use Manything, Salient Eye or a similar free app to turn an old phone into a security camera. 


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If you have some old phones collecting dust in a drawer somewhere, don’t sell them for a fraction of what you bought them for. If they still turn on, you can put them to good use in your home.

You could turn one into a baby monitor or a makeshift Google Home speaker, for example. Those are good ideas and you can find more in the link below, but one of the most useful ways to upcycle an

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Starting a new job remotely can be a challenge: Here’s how to ease the transition

Starting any new job can be stressful enough in person, but there are some additional issues with 100% remote-based work. Learn some tips on how to hit the ground running.

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Like many college students, my older son faces the challenge of beginning his first semester via virtual learning. This can potentially impact his ability to network with his peers, to absorb course content, to seek extra help, and to immerse himself in campus life.

It’s no different for employees starting new jobs via virtual connections. TechRepublic has provided an array of tips on working from

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How to uninstall the Edge browser in Windows 10 using PowerShell

Microsoft says its new Edge web browser cannot be uninstalled but that is simply not true. The right PowerShell command entered in the right folder can accomplish the task.

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Unless you or your company actively take steps to prevent it, Microsoft will roll out a new Chromium-based Edge browser to your Windows 10 PC by the end of 2020 (if they haven’t already). This new version of Edge replaces the older Edge versions, which have been reclassified as deprecated legacy browsers. The installation of this new Edge browser also signals the end of Internet Explorer,

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