Amazon adds X-Ray functionality to popular TV shows
Amazon has updated the X-Ray feature of its Instant Video service to now include television shows. The update will allow users to view IMDB information for individual episodes of programs, including the names of actors, what other shows they have appeared in, and other similar content. Expanding what the company has done to movies in the last six months since the feature's launch, X-Ray is available to use for a number of popular TV shows on the Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, and the Amazon Instant Video app on the Wii U.
IMDB update adds check in feature
Citrix has released an update for its ShareFile iPad app that introduces new IT control capabilities. A new "poison pill" option allows IT to set data expiration policies, while other new options allow IT to decide whether files can be opened in third-party applications or saved offline. In addition, the new release connects to connects to Active Directory and SAML enterprise identities, and offers Quickoffice integration for easily editing Office documents.
IMDb gives Android users big boost
Fans of IMDb got a lift at the end of the week with a key update to the Android app (Google Play). Both smartphone and tablet owners can now stream movie trailers in HD as long as their Internet connection allows it. Videos can either consume the screen or, on a tablet, play in-line wit the rest of the page.
Facebook music and video sharing unveiled at f8
Facebook continued its string of news at f8 by detailing its media sharing. Part of a new system of verbs that replace the generic Like, it focuses most on music: users can spot someone listening to a song in the live ticker and start listening to the same track. Services will still need to launch the separate app if it exists, but the method will let anyone listen to similar content if it exists in a subscription service.