announced Friday a new software update that makes its digital picture frames able to download content from four popular photo sharing services, including the “photocast” capability introduced in iPhoto 6. The update is expected to be released in the next several weeks.
PhotoVu digital picture frames enable users to display digital photos in a frame on the wall. Concealed beneath the frame is an LCD flat panel display and a computer that can either read content locally, stored on a hard disk or USB flash drive, or over a wired or wireless network, remotely controlled using a Web browser application on another computer.
PhotoVu frames already work with photo libraries stored on networked computers using iPhoto or Adobe Photoshop Album, but this new capability enables users to also view public photos that have been shared using iPhoto 6’s photocasting ability, as well as public photos shared on the flickr, MSN Spaces and SmugMug photo services. PhotoVu explained that the new capability leverages Really Simple Syndication (RSS) publishing capabilities in these different services.