New QuickTime Supports Mobile Multimedia Standards
Dec 18, 2003, 2:38 PM by (staff)
Apple® today announced QuickTime® 6.5, the first mainstream media architecture to fully support all major audio and video standards for both CDMA, GSM, and 3G mobile phones. The software supports creation and playback of a plethora of standards, including the native 3GPP and 3GPP2 file formats. Supported codecs include AAC, AMR, QCELP, MPEG-4, and H.263. QuickTime 6.5 also supports the emerging 3G Timed Text and Movie Fragments standards. The free software is available immediately from Apple's web site, for Mac® and Windows PCs.
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.
Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Mobile Preview Build 10572
Microsoft today made a new technical preview of Windows 10 Mobile available to fast ring members of the Windows Insider program. As with the previous build, interested testers will need to downgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 before installing build 10572.
Apple Backs Qi Wireless Charging Standard
Apple has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, according to IHS Technologies and the WPC's own web site. Apple is listed as a backing member of the organization, which is behind the Qi wireless charging standard.
Adobe to Retire Flash In 2020
Adobe today said it will stop updating and distributing the Flash player in 2020. The web plugin is widely used across the web to power experiences such as video and gaming.