There may be plenty of Mac apps for converting DVDs into iTunes-friendly files, but few are capable of adding the metadata required to make them look their best -- a task the new iFlicks 2 appears to do in style.
There's little doubt that we live in a wireless world, so it's always nice to see formerly corded accessories gain a little more mobility by cutting the wires. The latest to do so is the webcam, thanks to a new offering from Logitech.
Most of us take for granted the machinations going on behind the scenes of our favorite technology, and nowhere is that more true than in the seemingly mundane task of surfing web pages with a browser. Sure, you might know that certain browsers are more forward thinking than others when it comes to new standards such as HTML5, but what does it all mean for you?
Most everyone in the tech world knows that Microsoft and Google aren’t exactly the best of friends, particularly this week as Mountain View is lobbing accusations at Redmond over Bing stealing their search results. Now Microsoft has decided to stand firm behind H.264, leaving Google to fend mostly by themselves with WebM.
In a move that has sent shockwaves across the tech world, Google announced on Tuesday that they plan to remove support for the widely used H.264 video playback from the Chrome browser to “enable open innovation” -- while continuing to support the extremely closed Adobe Flash.
Chalk one up for Cupertino. The MPEG Licensing Authority gave the green light to indefinitely extend royalty-free Internet broadcasting licensing of its H.264 video codec to end users. The advantage that Google's WebM once had, comes up short.