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Ask The en: Xbox Play Anywhere & Groove Gets Good

Ask The en: Xbox Play Anywhere & Groove Gets Good
2 years ago

Ask The en: Xbox Play Anywhere & Groove Gets Good

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Many, many historical things have happened since our last Ask The en column from three months ago. In the United States, we finally have our two presidential nominees. Microsoft and Sony both showed up to E3 2016, one packing games and new hardware. The other showed up with an endless list of trailers for gamers that won’t be out this year, were impressive. Microsoft finally got it together where Groove Music is concerned too, but more on that plot twist in a bit.
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Ask The En: Xbox Elite Controller Problems and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Xbox
2 years ago

Ask The En: Xbox Elite Controller Problems and the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Xbox

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For sure, we know that the Cortana personal assistant that’s in Windows 10 on other devices will be included in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update for Xbox One. Microsoft confirmed that at its BUILD 2016 event last month. Of course, Microsoft originally hinted at Cortana being a part of last year’s major New Xbox One Experience Update, so that’s not exactly a surprise. Honestly, I use Cortana multiple times a day now that she’s on virtually everything with a display attached
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Ask The En: Groove Music Edition
2 years ago

Ask The En: Groove Music Edition

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We’re back in the lab again. I should be more specific, I’m back in the lab again, taking your questions about Microsoft’s entertainment ecosystem in general. Last we talked, I served up answers to some of your questions about Xbox Live and Microsoft’s Xbox One consoles. Today, we’re balancing everything out and taking a look at Groove Music only.
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Ask The En: Essential Xbox One Tips & Fixing a Kinect
2 years ago

Ask The En: Essential Xbox One Tips & Fixing a Kinect

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In this edition of Ask The En are some basic tips for getting acquainted with your Xbox One entertainment console and some feedback about the site itself
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Ask The en: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
3 years ago

Ask The en: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

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Another October gone, and as it stands there’s a certain software update that Microsoft has on the horizon for the Xbox One. The company has taken to calling this new Xbox One software update, The New Xbox One Experience. Its pedestrian name undersells its many wondrous features. We’re talking questions you have about many of those features in Ask The En for November.
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Ask The En: My must-buy Xbox One games & more
3 years ago

Ask The En: My must-buy Xbox One games & more

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Welcome to the first edition of Ask The En. We’re always online, taking your questions. If our answers meet a basic quality standard (I promise you that’s a big “if” before my 9AM coffee run), we publish them on the site for everyone to read. I should note that this isn’t the first question and answer session that we’ve done, it’s just the first one under our refreshed branding. For those of you who took a look at those, same party but different laced punch bowl.
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Ask enConnected: Xbox One backward compatibility & Groove Music
3 years ago

Ask enConnected: Xbox One backward compatibility & Groove Music

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I was in the Los Angeles Convention Center on assignment when Microsoft announced that Xbox One backward compatibility was on the way. Make no mistake, you could have dropped a giant atom bomb just outside the theater and people inside wouldn’t have been able to hear it. The audience irrupted in cheers. Some stomped their feet. Others sat their in sheer awe.
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Ask enConnected: Wireless Display on the Xbox One & More
3 years ago

Ask enConnected: Wireless Display on the Xbox One & More

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What happens when a company puts one of the world’s most popular pieces of living room technology on a monthly update cycle and asks the community for feedback? You get Microsoft’s Xbox One console and a steady stream of new features and changes. In this edition of Ask enConnected we take questions about the Miracast streaming coming to the Xbox One. We also have some questions about the Xbox on Windows 10 app that has the Xbox community on edge. There’s even some Xbox Music and Xbox Video related content coming up.
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