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.
Chrome to Support HDR Video Playback
Google today provided an update on the progress it has made with the Chrome browser over the last year and offered a peek at some features that will arrive later this year. To start, Chrome now supports play/pause, rewind, and fast forward controls for audio and video.
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.