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 »
When everyone and their squirrel seems to be getting an Xbox One Update but not you, don't you wish you could trigger it? Well, you can. If you absolutely, positively, cannot wait until the update rolls around to you and your console decides it's time, here's how to force your console to update. Scroll left from Home to open the guide. Select Settings. Select All Settings. Under System, select Console info & updates. Available updates will show in the second button down in the first column. If an update is available, the button will read Update Available. If your console is already ... Read More »
Microsoft has teased that it will hand out a special gift to the Preview Program members who helped test the New Xbox One Experience during its multi-month trial period. Xbox engineering lead Mike Ybarra, the man partially in charge of the New Xbox One Experience, made the tease recently on Twitter. "We might have something in store for Preview folks who helped us so much," Ybarra said to a fan who asked if Preview Program members might get perks like early access to upcoming backwards-compatible Xbox 360 games. He specifically said "no" when asked if Preview Program members will get ... Read More »
A New Xbox One Experience update is rolling out to NXOE Preview participants this morning at 2 AM GMT November 6th. This update contains many key fixes and stability improvements - see below for details. HOW TO GET IT If your console is in Instant-On mode and you have been selected, it will download and install the update and reboot to standby. NOTE: Once the update is available to your wave, you can manually begin the update by navigating to Settings > System and selecting System Update. If your console hasn't downloaded and installed the update by 1:00AM PT 11/7/2015, you will be prompted ... Read More »
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