Leaker: iPhone 12 Lineup to Feature Faster Face ID, Improved Zoom, and Longer Battery Life

Leaker Max Weinbach has today shared new “finalized and revised” information about the upcoming iPhone 12 via his Twitter account @PineLeaks.

Weinbach states that the “most important things” about the new iPhones were already revealed by Chinese Weibo user “Kang” via an extensive leak on Friday, but he does offer some specific new information.

Apple is reportedly still intending to ship the “dynamic zoning algorithm” feature, which could allow for faster Face ID. The notch may only be reduced in width on the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ mini due to its smaller size. This would be achieved by arranging the components of the TrueDepth camera system more “tightly,” but at the cost of increasing its height. Alleged images of the ‌iPhone 12‌ mini’s screen emerged in July, which seemed to show a smaller notch.

Weinbach believes that all ‌iPhone 12‌ models will gain significantly improved digital zoom via software enhancements, and the ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro and ‌iPhone 12‌ Pro Max will also benefit from improved optical zoom.

There may also be “a sort of macro camera” feature and the ultrawide lens aperture on Pro models may also be able to get closer to subjects, although these are not expected to be

Is Zoom Video Communications (ZM) Outperforming Other Computer and Technology Stocks This Year?

For those looking to find strong Computer and Technology stocks, it is prudent to search for companies in the group that are outperforming their peers. Has Zoom Video Communications (ZM) been one of those stocks this year? Let’s take a closer look at the stock’s year-to-date performance to find out.

Zoom Video Communications is a member of our Computer and Technology group, which includes 613 different companies and currently sits at #11 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank gauges the strength of our 16 individual sector groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups.

The Zacks Rank emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find stocks with improving earnings outlooks. This system has a long record of success, and these stocks tend to be on track to beat the market over the next one to three months. ZM is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy).

Over the past three months, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for ZM’s full-year earnings has moved 107.11% higher. This means that analyst sentiment is stronger and the stock’s earnings outlook is improving.

According to our latest data, ZM has moved about 602.90% on a year-to-date basis. At the same time, Computer and Technology stocks have gained an average of 22.84%. This means that Zoom Video Communications is performing better than its sector in terms of year-to-date returns.

Breaking things down more, ZM is a member of the Internet – Software industry, which includes 92 individual companies and currently sits at #169 in the Zacks Industry Rank. On average, this group has gained an average of 77.26% so far this year, meaning that ZM is performing better in terms of year-to-date returns.

Investors in the Computer and Technology sector will want to keep a close

How to automatically record meetings on Zoom using your computer

  • You can set Zoom to automatically record all the meetings that you host.
  • When changing your Zoom settings, you can also choose whether you want the recordings to be saved to your computer or the cloud.
  • For added transparency, you can turn on the “Recording consent” feature to let others in the call know when you’re recording.

You can easily turn on the “Automatic Record” feature in your Zoom settings online, and begin recording your Zoom calls.

Like other Zoom actions, such as the ability to mute and unmute participants, automatically recording the meeting only applies if you are the host.

It’s important to note that you are also unable to make any of these changes in the Zoom app for desktop or mobile, and can only be done in the browser.

Once you start recording, you can enable the “Recording consent” function to let participants know that you are recording.

Here’s how to do it.

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How to automatically record meetings on Zoom

1. Open Zoom in your browser on your Mac or PC.

2. Click on “My Account” in the top-right corner.

3. This will bring you to your profile and settings pages. Click the “Settings” tab under the “Personal” section in the left hand panel.

4. Click the “Recording” tab at the top.



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5. Make sure “Local recording” is switched to on first. If this isn’t turned on, you won’t be able to save recordings at all — regardless of whether or not they are automatic.

6. Next, click the toggle next to “Automatic recording” to turn it on. If the feature is turned on, the switch will turn from gray

Zoom Video Rises as Mizuho Sees ‘Best of Breed’ Tool

Shares of Zoom Video Communications  (ZM) – Get Report rose after Mizuho analysts initiated coverage of the videoconferencing company with a buy rating and a price target of $550 a share. 

The target represents 15% potential upside from the stock’s Thursday closing price. Zoom shares at last check rose 2% to $487.92. 

“Zoom’s meteoric rise during covid-19 has been driven by uptake of its best-of-breed videoconferencing tool, which became a global sensation almost overnight,” analyst Siti Panigrahi said.  

Year to date Zoom shares have jumped by more than a factor of seven as the work-from-home trend that had begun prior to this year accelerated because of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns.

Zoom “can continue to deliver outsized revenue growth due to its position as a market leader, its global recognition, cross-sell opportunities, and its position in a growing and underpenetrated long-tail market,” the analyst wrote. 

With the popularity of video calls exploding, competitors are also raising their game to take market share away from Zoom. 

Last week, Google said its productivity app suite, which until now was known as G Suite, going forward will be known as Google  (GOOGL) – Get Report Workspace. 

The company also said the revamped “integrated user experience” for its productivity and communications apps/services that it first discussed in July is now generally available to paid subscribers, and that consumers will get it “in the coming months.”

Among the features covered by this integrated UI: Users can join video meetings from their Gmail inboxes, chat from their iOS  (AAPL) – Get Report and Android Gmail apps and share files and tasks within chats. 

And like Slack  (WORK) – Get Report for intercompany collaboration, Google Chat will let workers create rooms that include people outside their companies.

Zoom looks for post-pandemic, APAC growth

To say 2020 has been a significant year for Zoom Video Communications would be an understatement, but the video conferencing company is looking for continued growth beyond the pandemic as workplaces take on a new definition. It also is keen to expand its footprint in Asia-Pacific, where it has a data centre in Singapore and has seen accelerated growth. 

The year indeed had been “hyper accelerated” and “dramatic” for Zoom, which clocked 200 million meeting participants a day worldwide in March during the height of the pandemic, said Abe Smith, Zoom’s head of international. In comparison, this figure was at 10 million just a couple of months earlier in December 2019. By April, the number of daily meeting participants had climbed to 300 million, Smith said in a video interview with ZDNet. 

Zoom reached 370,200 paying enterprise customers with at least 10 employees in its second quarter, up 458% from just 66,000 a year ago. Ended July 31, the quarter also saw the company hit $663.5 million in revenue, up 355% year-on-year, 

Asia-Pacific is registering similar growth rates, according to Smith. For the second quarter, revenue from the region increased 572% year-on-year to some $81 million, or about 12.2% of the company’s total revenue. Its Asia-Pacific region includes China, Australia, and Japan. 

Zoom also saw accelerated growth in Singapore, he noted, where it clocked a 65-fold increase in the number of free accounts — where meeting sessions are capped at 40 minutes — in April, compared to January, while paying customers with at least 10 employees grew three-fold. Its local clientele includes Grab, GIC, and the Ministry of Education, where 45,000 educators across 400 schools had used the video conferencing platform extensively during the country’s lockdown earlier this year. 

The city-state also was home to the company’s first data centre