Tech tidbits from around the web: My road trip, 2 TB Xbox One S is selling out, Windows 10 Anniversary Update is available for the Raspberry Pi 3 too, Microsoft exec calls out Apple on its aging Mac hardware, more.
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While the Kinect sensor is considered somewhat controversial by some Xbox fans, it still provides the best way to interact with your console: By voice. But getting Kinect up and running with a new Xbox One S requires a few extra steps. Here's how it works.
The ability to interact with other game players on the Xbox Live network is a key benefit of owning any Xbox console. And on the Xbox One S, it's now much easier to share screenshots, video clips, and achievements with your friends or with the world.
Xbox One S owners can now enjoy background music playback and control on their consoles. This feature still requires app support, so the ways in which you can keep music playing in the background are currently limited.
OK, you've unpacked and set up your new Xbox One S console and have arrived at your decidedly empty new Dashboard. Here's what you should do next.
As you might expect, I pre-ordered a 2 TB launch edition Xbox One S, eager to see Microsoft's evolved vision for its flagship console. Well, it arrived yesterday right on schedule, so here's a peek at what it's like to set up the new Xbox.
The Xbox One S is here and I was able to spend a weekend with the new device that uncovered a few difference with the controller and the console that make this a better revision from all vantage points.
Tech tidbits from around the web: the Microsoft Band 2 fire sale continues, "Any developer" will be able to upload apps for Xbox One to the store "soon", Microsoft is updating Windows 10 again, and whether Microsoft's Bing bet is starting to pay off.
It's that most wonderful time of the month: Time for Games with Gold! And that means another set of four free games for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, two each for Xbox One and Xbox 360.
The Xbox One August Update---previously referred to as the Summer Update---is now rolling out, delivering some new Windows 10 and Anniversary Update features to Microsoft's flagship console.
Tech tidbits from around the web: The first NexDock shipments will now happen in mid-August, Cortana for iOS updated with support for photo reminders, Microsoft provides another peek at Halo Wars 2, Google Maps gets a great update, more.
Today, Microsoft announced the Madden NFL 17 Bundle and the Halo Collection Bundle, which will arrive August 23. They join the standalone Xbox One S consoles and one previously announced bundle, the Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2TB Bundle, which ships October 7.
Microsoft is cutting the price of the Xbox One in the US to $249.99, while supplies last, and the offer includes one free game as well.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Windows Server moving under Terry Myerson, the Skype app for Windows Phone 8.0/8.1 will soon stop working, the Xbox One backwards compatibility train rolls on, and Google Play Books gets "bubble zoom" for comic books.
Microsoft has announced today that the Xbox One S 2TB model will arrive on August 2nd, the same day as the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary update.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Game play footage from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the HP Elite x3 is very expensive, Gears of War 4 Limited Edition 2 TB Bundle is the first custom Xbox One S, Microsoft Flow now available on the Google Play Store, more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft won't force you to use Cortana on Xbox One, Microsoft starts downgrading OneDrive's free storage to 5GB, the new Moto G is now available, and Nintendo is releasing a mini Collector’s Edition NES that includes 30 classic games
Microsoft's promise to publish all future in-house games via Xbox Play Anywhere---meaning they will work on both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs---may be less certain thanks to a quiet rewording of the original announcement. Naturally, conspiracy theories abound.
Tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft and University of Washington researchers set record for DNA storage, four new handsets have been added to the Windows Device Recovery Tool, Samsung discovers that it can succeed if it stops making crap, so much more.
It's both amusing and sad to watch video game bloggers and enthusiasts continually misrepresent Microsoft's new Xbox strategy. Here's just one example: The belief that Xbox Play Anywhere signals an end to Xbox exclusive games.
Xbox is no stranger to hyperbole, but this is actually a really big sale, with over 250 deals on Xbox One and Xbox 360 game titles and over 30 offers for PC games. Dubbed the Ultimate Game Sale, it runs for one week, from today through July 11.
Happy 4th of July! Here are some tech tidbits from around the web: Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale starts tomorrow, Xbox Play Anywhere launches on September 13th, Your Groove gets a little bit groovier, NuAns NEO running Windows 10 Mobile heads to Kickstarter, more.
Microsoft announced today that it is killing the Xbox Fitness app and service on Xbox One. Existing customers will be able to use purchased content through next June. But no new content will be offered for purchase.
Tech tidbits from around the web: More info on Microsoft letting users associate Windows 10 licenses with their Microsoft accounts, Kevin Gallo speaks about future of Windows Phone, the Apple Pencil Holder, and much more.
Tech tidbits from around the web: AT&T's Lumia 1520 can get Windows 10 Mobile now, a closer look at Battlefield 1, Apple quietly discontinues its Thunderbolt displays, offline viewing is coming to Netflix, more.