Turn on your Xbox One from an app with the latest update
Ever wanted to turn on your Xbox One before you've even reached the living room? If so, it's time to upgrade your console. Microsoft has released the Xbox One's promised May update, and you now have the option of turning the system on (or off) from the SmartGlass app -- your system will be ready by the time you sit down to play. The refresh also brings voice messages to the One, and it enables dedicated party chat servers (rolling out over the weeks ahead) to make sure a finicky router won't get in the way of your conversations. It's not a gigantic update, but it's a big deal if you're either impatient or hate typing with a gamepad.