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Tech Review: Meeting slip-ups: Zoom and doom

Zoom and other video meetings became everyday events during the pandemic. But they don’t always go smoothly, and a few are often disastrous. A Vyopta / Wakefield Research survey of 200 executives at companies with 500 or more employees found that 24% fired an employee due to a mistake made on a video or audio meeting call. About 40% said they issued a reprimand, and 33% removed an employee from a project. additionally, to human error, there are technical snafus. due to connection issues, 75% had to reschedule a gathering, 41% missed a project deadline and 32% lost a business opportunity or client.

Apple sets iPhone 13 debut

Apple will unveil the iPhone 13 on an occasion on Tuesday. The highly anticipated smartphone is predicted to possess cutting-edge camera upgrades and better screen refresh rates, making it a more powerful gaming device. The event, named "California Streaming," is additionally expected to showcase the subsequent generation of Apple Watches and new AirPods. Apple also will likely announce iOS15, an upgraded OS for mobile devices.

Write stuff

Sharpen your pencils, sharpen your mind. Participants during a Johns Hopkins University study learned certain language skills faster by handwriting their assignments compared with typing them on a computer. Noting that handwriting "reinforces the visual and aural lessons," researchers said anyone learning a replacement language, especially languages with different alphabets, should "supplement what they’re learning through apps or tapes with good old-fashioned paperwork."

NYC caps food-delivery fees

New York City lawmakers passed a measure that will make temporary caps on third-party delivery fees permanent during a blow to companies like DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber. The bill prohibits food delivery companies from charging quite 15% per delivery order and quite 5% for other fees. Food delivery companies faced scrutiny during the pandemic for charging commissions as high as 30% of an order. — BLOOMBERG NEWS

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