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All posts tagged "smartglass"

  • iPhone 5 gets full-screen update to Xbox SmartGlass app

    Microsoft’s SmartGlass app, a cross-platform Xbox 360 controller that works through a smartphone, has been updated to take full advantage of the iPhone 5’s ultra-sexy 16:9 screen format. The older version of SmartGlass had those niggling black bars on the top and bottom of the app, at it is with most apps that aren’t optimized for this stretched display. But that’s not all. iTunes also states that version 2.1 also contains “bug fixes”. The biggest bug we had is that app used to hang and disconnect intermittently on our iPhone 4S. Download the update from iTunes if you’re hankering for...

  • Xbox delivers ‘new entertainment experience’ for aging console

    Today, there’s going to be a major new update to Xbox. Users connected to Xbox Live can logon and update their consoles to the latest OS. Next, and as if we didn’t know this already, Xbox Entertainment content is going to come off the Xbox and easily migrate to a Windows 8 phone, tablet and PC, care of SmartGlass. Yusuf Mehdi, chief marketing Officer for Microsoft’s interactive entertainment division explains the new features: This is a significant update to the Xbox OS. Xbox used to have Facebook and Twitter apps, but it’s dropped this in favour of Internet Explorer. Whether this...