New Graphics Standard Released
Jan 15, 2003, 10:39 AM by (staff)
The W3C standards body yesterday issued Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles as official W3C Recommendations. SVG is a standard for scaleable graphics that can be displayed at full resolution on any size display. The standard supports animation and interactivity, and features small file sizes that download quickly. SVG 1.1 separates SVG capabilities into reusable building blocks, and SVG Mobile re-combines them in a way optimized for mobile devices. SVG Mobile consists of two profiles: SVG Tiny, aimed at cell phones, and SVG Basic, for handheld computers. Commercial services using SVG Mobile are now being deployed.
Facebook Takes Steps to Improve Mobile Profiles
Facebook today discussed several significant changes headed to user profiles on mobile devices. First, profile images can now be short, looping videos to highlight a new dimension of our personalities.
Powermat to Upgrade Starbucks Charging Mats to Support iPhone X
Powermat, which has deployed PMA-compliant wireless chargers at thousands of Starbucks locations around the U.S., plans to update its charging pads to support the iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone 8 from Apple. At the moment, there are two competing wireless charging standards, PMA and Qi.
Samsung Makes Its Secure Folder A Downloadable App
Samsung today released its Secure Folder through the Galaxy Apps Store. Secure Folder is a protected space for smartphones that can store files, documents, images, videos, or other content that the owner wishes to lock away.
Amazon, Google, Microsoft Working On Open Media Formats
A handful of tech companies this week launched the Alliance for Open Media with the intent of creating an open standard for high definition video that will be compatible with all devices across the web. The companies hope to field next-generation codecs that are interoperate and open, optimized for the web, and scalable to any device at any bandwidth.