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.
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.
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Apple Backs Qi Wireless Charging Standard
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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.
Qualcomm's Latest LTE Modem Boasts 450Mbps Downloads
Qualcomm today announced a new LTE modem and accompanying envelope tracker for mobile devices that has the potential to deliver blistering download and upload speeds. The Gobi 9x45 modem supports Category 10 LTE and global carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 450Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps.