Gary and Shannon

Gary and Shannon

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#TechTalk: Take Up Your Quarentine Fun A Notch With Houseparty

Are you looking to bring the excitement of video chatting up a notch?

Time to make friends with a brand new app! From the makers of Fortnite, enter Houseparty, a face to face social networking application that does so much more than basic video chatting. Similar to Facetime and Skype, you can do basic phone calls and video calls.

However, Houseparty allows you to host a game night in the virtual world! This is perfect if you are one of the many Americans that is missing your weekly game nights.These multiplayer games of three or more people are a fun way to pass the time during quarantine.

Here are several of the games:

  1. Chips & Guac (similar to cards against humanity)
  2. Heads Up (most like charades to bring your acting to life)
  3. Quick Draw (This is the digital version of the timeless classic Pictionary)
  4. Trivia (There are 18 different trivia games available for fun)

So if you want to have some fun make sure to checkout your appstore and download today, for a party tonight! Houseparty is available on iOS & Android devices. You can even play directly in your Chrome browser if you prefer not to download any new apps!

Last week we talked about the rapid rise of Zoom and privacey issues. In less than a month, Zoom went from around 10 million users to over 200 million in a short span of time.

Today, we are happy to report that Zoom has made strides to protect your privacy. As always, we suggest setting up a password for your meeting to keep unauthorized people from entering. Zoom is also making it easier to add some backdrop fun!

If you are looking to spice up your background in the meeting, Zoom has backgrounds you can choose from or you can drop in your favorite Tiger King picture of choice. This application also allows you to use personal video, so if you have a great video from the beach, that could be your new background!

Marc Saltzman joins Garry and Shannon.

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