We knew it was only a matter of time before we started seeing Windows 8 features appear on the Xbox, and sure enough it’s happening. At its Xbox Reveal demo Microsoft showcased how the Snap Mode feature would work on Xbox One. Essentially, you’ll be able to run multiple apps alongside each other.
For example, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi launched Internet Explorer as Star Trek was streaming and used watched live sports on ESPN while researching player stats. This also works with the new Skype app that Microsoft just announced for the Xbox One, so you can accept video calls while browsing the Web or using apps.