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Screenshots coming to Smartglass

It’s been a hugely requested feature and Microsoft has responded, by bringing the ability to view and share screenshots from the Smartglass app.

This feature will be available soon in the Android Xbox One SmartGlass Beta app (build 2.4.1507 or higher) which is accessible by all users; the beta version for iOS is currently limited to users that are already part of the Xbox One SmartGlass Beta via the Apple store (Build 2.108 or higher).

E3 Fallout Shelter additional details

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Good morning, and what a morning it is. Are you still spinning from all the news from the Bethesda conference? Yeah, me too. So let’s kick start this Monday morning with something a little more relaxing. Carrying on from Bethesda Conference Round-Up from Greg, we briefly touched on the announcement of a Vault builder app coming to iOS platforms. We’ve covered the additional details below:

Already available for free, Fallout Shelter puts you in control of a state-of-the-art underground Vault from Vault-Tec. Build the perfect Vault, keep your Dwellers happy, and protect them from the dangers of the Wasteland. Vault-Tec has provided the tools, but the rest is up to you. What are you waiting for?

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Key features include

  • creating a brighter future…underground! Select from a variety of modern-day rooms to turn an excavation beneath 2,000 feet of bedrock into the very picture of Vault Life.
  • Get to know your Dwellers and lead them to happiness. Find their ideal jobs and watch them flourish. Provide them with outfits, weapons, and training to improve their abilities.
  • A well-run Vault requires a variety of Dwellers with a mix of skills. Build a Radio Room to attract new Dwellers. Or, take an active role in their personal lives; play matchmaker and watch the sparks fly!
  • Send Dwellers above ground to explore the blasted surface left behind and seek adventure, handy survival loot, or unspeakable death. Find new armor and weapons, gain experience, and earn Caps! But don’t let them die!
  • From time to time, idyllic Vault life may be disrupted by the dangers of post-nuclear life. Prepare your Dwellers to protect against threats from the outside…and within.

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Compatibility: Fallout Shelter is only available for iOS and requires iOS7 or later. Fallout Shelter is compatible with iPhone 5 or later, iPad Mini 2 or later, iPad 3 or later and is optimized for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air 2.  We’ll see a later release for Android and maybe even Windows Phone…. or at least we can live in hope, right?

Xbox Music Rolls Out To iOS and Android – New Features For Future Announced

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Xbox Music has been released today on iOS and Android and additionally as a free streaming service on the web – so long as you’re running Windows 8! The service will drop down to a limited streaming plan after 6 months.

Xbox Music is now available on iOS and Android devices worldwide, expanding the number of devices the service is available on. And this is only the beginning since continued plans to improve the service on these platforms will eventually bring an offline mode to iOS and Android in the coming months.

Free Streaming on any Web Browser. Today an update to the Web-based music player rolled out to introduce free streaming on the Web. That means you can simply visit http://music.xbox.com and begin listening to free music immediately. This will drop down to a limited service after 6 months.

Xbox Music will continue to grow and evolve over the coming months, too, with the addition of the following features and updates:

Web Playlist. A new Web Playlist feature is built into the Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1. The tool scans for artists’ mentions on a given Web page and creates a custom playlist of their music. Think about the Web page of your favorite radio station, or an upcoming music festival, and all the bands and songs included on that Web page. Web Playlist identifies all that music and creates an instant, custom playlist inside Xbox Music with the simple touch of a button. We’ll release Web Playlist along with Windows 8.1 on Oct. 18.

Bing Smart Search. Xbox Music is integrated seamlessly into Bing Smart Search for Windows 8.1. Using Bing Smart Search, you can find musicians, bands and artists presented in a rich field of content, including top songs, albums, videos, images and relevant Web pages. If you select a track from the song list in the Bing results, it will immediately begin playing in the Xbox Music app. By collaborating with the Windows and Bing teams, Xbox Music on Windows 8.1 will make it easier than ever to find tons of great info about your favorite artists and instantly listen to the music you love without backing in and out of apps.

Radio comes to the Web. Creating a new form of artist-based radio, the Radio feature is a quick and dynamic way to personalize your collection, discover new favorites and create ultimate playlists by launching instant mixes based on your favorite artists. With unlimited skips and a view of the full recommended music stream, Radio puts you in control of your Internet radio experience. Radio will release to the Xbox Music web player later this year.

Via Xbox Wire

Microsoft Confirm Xbox LIVE for Android and iPhone Devices

Following a job posting from Microsoft a few weeks ago in their hunt for new employees to join the Xbox LIVE Mobile Team, it has now been confirmed by a Microsoft Spokesman that Xbox LIVE functionality and titles will be heading to non-windows mobile devices – yes – that’s you iPhone and Android users! Continue reading Microsoft Confirm Xbox LIVE for Android and iPhone Devices