Tagged: Cortana

Recently the good people at Microsoft have been working on the Windows 10 Creators Update for the Xbox platform. With this creators update will come some changes and we have got wind of what some of these changes could be. First off is some changes to Cortana. At the moment she is currently very similar to the Windows 10 version but recently Microsoft has been fiddling with her on different platforms and some of these little changes could be coming to the Xbox. The most significant changes will come to the interface itself. One of the biggest redesigns coming will … Read More »

In case you missed it, which is very unlikely as it’s been all over the internet, this week sees the original Xbox console celebrating its 15th birthday. Of course with the Xbox celebrating it’s 15th birthday that also means that a certain first person shooter is also 15 years old. That FPS is none other than the flagship title of the Xbox, Halo: Combat Evolved. To celebrate this auspicious occasion Larry Hryb, better known as Major Nelson, has confirmed that there will be some rather slick new gamer pictures added to the selection available to loyal gamers quite soon. Halo … Read More »

Anyone who has used a Windows 10 computer may have played around with Cortana and her array of voice commands. Cortana can be used to call a cab through Uber, send a tweet to Twitter, and a bunch of other things that are not available on the Xbox One.  Ever since Cortana has been added to the console, there has been some push back from the community.  Many people still want the traditional Xbox commands we had when the system first launched.  After playing with Cortana on Xbox One, it personally feels slightly better than the original but that is … Read More »

Cortana’s great. We love Cortana. Whether she’s helping out the Chief of telling me that I’ll need an umbrella tomorrow, she’s one useful AI. Her voice recognition skills (and general ability to tell us poetry) are very much improved over the standard Xbox One voice controls. But… she’s not quite as snappy as we’d like when it comes to grabbing that screenshot or recording that perfect headshot, for example. If you’d like to turn Cortana off – which will revert your Xbox to regular voice commands – here’s how: Double tap the Xbox Guide button on your controller to bring up the … Read More »

Microsoft’s monster Anniversary Update is heading our way on Tuesday (which isn’t really Windows 10’s anniversary, but we’ll let that slide). But it seems Xboxers are getting the August update a little earlier than that. Some gamers have already reported getting the update on their machines, and now Microsoft have revealed precisely what to expect once it rolls out for every Xbox One owner. In addition to a handy video that gives you the lowdown on what’s heading to the console – including the much-anticipated Background Music and Cortana integration – the Xbox Support site has also listed everything else … Read More »

Microsoft won’t force you to use Cortana when the update is released next month. For those that use the Kinect for the voice commands and wish to stick to that, you will be given the ability to switch off Cortana. While early beta versions of Cortana for Xbox One were designed to disable Xbox commands once Cortana was enabled, Microsoft has pushed out an update that will allow users to disable the assistant and return to the old Xbox commands. The reason is because in the Preview version, Cortana was slow and cumbersome for those using the Kinect to control … Read More »

Unless you have been hiding under a rock or in a cave somewhere, you must have heard that a massive update is rolling out to preview members as we speak. One of the biggest additions is ‘Cortana’, the amazing and new personal assistant to help you out wherever and whenever. By simply saying “Hey Cortana”, we get her attention and can then give her a command. But the biggest question so far is ‘what commands will she listen to?’, well how about a handy list of commands to get you started – sounds good don’t you think? Feast your eyes … Read More »

Her arrival draws nearer. Cortana, one of the centrepieces of the Windows 10 experience has been long-promised to launch on Microsoft’s console – and now it seems her time is coming. Spotted by keen-eyed Reddit user, Lenobis, we see the familiar Xbox One dashboard (belonging to none other than Microsoft’s community dude, Major Nelson). But take a look what’s lurking in the bottom right corner… Now we can a message that reads: Ready to meet Cortana? Get started with the new Xbox voice experience. That experience will allow anyone with a Kinect or headset mic to control their Xbox with … Read More »

This summer will see Microsoft roll out the Windows 10 Anniversary Update to all Windows 10 customers, for free. Of course, as with all Windows 10 updates, we scoured the announcement for the most exciting and relevant Xbox One improvements. It seems as though Microsoft really are taking fans comments and suggestions seriously recently, first this week saw Left 4 Dead 2 find it’s way to Backwards Compatibility (as reported here) and now this update has more information sure to get Xbox One fans excited. Firstly, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update will see back ground music reappear on a Microsoft console … Read More »

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