log in




YES! You can expand the storage on your XBOX One!

Yes, yes... the XBOX One has an internal HDD that is big, with a WHOPPING 500GB of storage, but... We though that the XBOX 360, with it's measly 20GB HDD had plenty, too!
So, we went into detail and discovered that the XBOX One can support an external HDD (Or SSD) with no problem at all, and if you choose the right drive, it will be FASTER than the internal storage unit. That's because the internal HDD is a 5400 RPM model.
If you choose a good HDD (7200 or more RPM, maybe hybrid) or - better - an SSD, the data transfer rate is going to be higher than the rate of the stock unit, making the loading times of your games shorter. Cool, isn't it?

How do I set up external storage?

When the XBOX One detects a compatible external storage drive for the first time, it will walk the user through setting it up to store games and apps.
Of course, the drive needs to be compatible with the specifications, in order to be used as GAME storage, otherwise, the Xbox will treat the unit as a "Song/Video storage only" device.
The basic requirements for storing games and apps on an external drive are:

- Has capacity of 256 GB or more
- Uses USB 3.0.
- Is formatted with EXFAT partition

If you have a storage device that does meet the above requirements for game and app storage, you can cancel the format to use it as a media device.

How do I manage external storage?

In "My games & apps", you can view content by storage device. To do this, highlight a game or app, press the Menu button on your controller, and then select Manage game. You will then be able to move or copy content between storage devices.


XBOX ONE Does NOT support MS Silverlight or Flash Player

Some webpages you view using Internet Explorer for Xbox may appear blank or notify you that a browser plug-in (such as Flash, Java, or Silverlight) is required. These pages require browser plugs-ins to load properly. However, Internet Explorer on Xbox doesn’t support browser plug-ins. 
To work around this problem, try configuring Internet Explorer on Xbox to request the mobile version of webpages that you want to view. Here’s how:

  • Press Y to display the Web Hub.
  • Select the Settings icon on the address bar.
  • Select the Use web pages formatted for mobile devices check-box.
  • Select OK, and then reload the webpage.
  • It's possible to make the Xbox One Kinect work for PC, here's how

    The Xbox One Kinect isn't officially set up to run on a PC, but a group of intrepid hackers have figured out the exact kind of tweaking the hardware needs in order to do so.

    Hacker and developer Chris Gallizzi, who last fall was working to get the Xbox One controller running with Windows 7, has cracked the code to getting the Kinect hooked up to the PC. The video above shows Gallizzi with fellow developer Jesse Aragon demonstrating their workaround, which requires a custom cable.

    The pair plan to release the cable at retail through their company, gaming accessory maker Hyperkin Inc.
    Microsoft released a dedicated PC version of the new Kinect's software development kit earlier this week. You can grab it for $199.

    From Chris Gallizzi (YouTube)
    VIA Engadget

    Tor and Mozilla Team Up to Protect Internet Privacy

    Carey Wedler, The Anti Media | Mozilla, maker of Firefox, and  Torthe non-profit that protects anonymity on the webare teaming up to protect the Internet. Mozilla announced the news this week that they are working together to improve privacy features.

    In the company’s blog post about the venture, called Polaris, Denelle Dixon-Thayer cited a Harris poll that found 74% of Americans feel they have less privacy than a year ago. To challenge this, Mozilla and Tor launched Polaris, which they describe as as

    “…designed to allow us to collaborate more effectively, more explicitly and more directly to bring more privacy features into our products. We want to accelerate pragmatic and user-focused advances in privacy technology for the Web, giving users more control, awareness and protection in their Web experiences.”

    Along with Tor, which made headlines after the FBI’s Silk Road shutdown last week, Mozilla is working with the Center for Democratic Technology. Justin Brookman of CDT, also a non-profit, stated that the group

    “looks forward to working with Mozilla on the Polaris program and advising on issues like combating Internet censorship and protecting online anonymity, which are vital to promoting free expression online.”

    On Monday, Mozilla announced two initial “experiments” of Polaris, “focused on anti-censorship technology, anonymity, and cross-site tracking protection.” The first involves Mozilla engineers evaluating the Tor Project’s modifications to Firefox to determine if even further changes can help Tor work more efficiently. Mozilla will also “soon begin hosting [their] own high-capacity Tor middle relays to make Tor’s network more responsive and allow Tor to serve more users” (according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, relays are routers or nodes that “receive traffic on the internet and pass it on”).

    Andrew Lewman of Tor expressed optimism about this first endeavor of the project. He stated that:

    “We look forward to working together on privacy technology, open standards, and future product collaborations.”

    The second “experiment” will focus on offering a feature that protects users from:

    “invasive tracking without penalizing advertisers and content sites that respect a user’s preference.”

    Mozilla has long opposed government intrusion into the Internet.  It has publicly protested various congressional votes on internet censorship policies like SOPA, PIPA, and CISPA.

    The company’s move is in line with recent market responses to government surveillance, which the government has sharply criticized.

    As Mozilla stated in its announcement:

    “At Mozilla, we believe that an individual’s  privacy on the Internet cannot be treated as optional…We want to give our users the Web experience they want through features that create transparency and control.  We want our users to trust us and the Web.”

    Values like these are proving to be in high demand as companies and organizations that respond to them enjoy increasing support.

    This article is free and open source. You have permission to republish this article under a Creative Commons license with attribution to the author andTheAntiMedia.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to receive our latest articles.

    Subscribe to this RSS feed

    Sponsored Links



    Log in or create an account