So, you've clearly been on the Nice List if that's a shiny new Xbox One S you've just unwrapped. But what are you going to do now? Well, here are five things you'll want to get started on whilst the rest of the family is sleeping off the turkey overdose and listening to Queenie. 1. Set it up Sounds a bit obvious, but you're going to want to set the thing up. Everything you'll need is in the box - even batteries for your wireless controller. All you'll need is a spare power socket to plug your console in to, and ... Read More »
The Xbox One is a complicated beastie - but a pretty reliable one. However, from time to time, things do go wrong. Here we take a quick look at some of the troubleshooting steps that may help. Please note: xbox.com/support is the official place for problem solving - but this article might be a useful place to start. 1. Turn it off and on again Yes this works - and will solve most minor problems. To turn off, do one of the following Use the power button to turn off your console, or say "Xbox, Turn off" (only for Kinect ... 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 »
If your Ready to Install list is becoming a little unwieldy, it's a simple matter to hide items - for example, Beta clients that are long past their sell-by, or perhaps duplicate entries (Rare Replay duplicated quite a few for us). To hide an item, just highlight it, hit the Menu button, and select Hide from list. There will be times, though, where you'll want to show everything that's been hidden - and to do so is just a three-fingered death-grip away. To unhide, from anywhere in the list grab your controller, hold down both bumpers (LR and RB) and ... 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 »
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 »
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