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Sling TV brings cloud DVR feature to iOS

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Save movies and TV shows to watch later with cloud DVR.
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Sling TV’s awesome cloud DVR feature, which lets you record shows and movies to watch later, is finally available on iOS.

The service costs an extra $5 a month, for which you get 50 hours of storage, but there’s still no option to save your recordings offline.

New Apple demos help you make the most of Photos’ Memories

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Apple wants to sell you on its Memories feature.
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Apple has debuted two new “How to” videos online related to the Memories feature on iOS, which lets your Photos app scan through your image library for meaningful people, places and other snaps, and then presenting them in curated collections.

Check the two new spots out below.

Apple shows the magic behind Memories in new iPhone ad

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iPhone automagically makes movies for you.
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Apple has come out with a brand new iPhone ad this week, only instead of highlighting the device’s amazing hardware the commercial pulls back the curtain on how iOS creates ‘Memories’ based on the photos and videos in your camera roll.

The new ad follows a librarian as he carefully crafts a video for an iPhone owner that highlights the bond between a mother and her children. To accompany the ad, Apple also put out a new how-to that shows how to play the memories hidden inside your iPhone.

Try not to tear up while watching:

Leaked recording reveals Apple’s plan to stop leakers

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Apple's on a mission to keep iPhone 8 parts like these from leaking.
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Tim Cook’s mission to double down on secrecy at Apple is producing results that even Steve Jobs would be envious of, based on a new report that details the extreme lengths Apple has gone through to stop leaks.

Ironically, a recording of Apple’s security team discussing leaks has been leaked online, giving all-new details on how Apple prevents employees and factory workers from leaking information and parts to the public.

Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow for iOS gets a star-studded teaser trailer

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Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking, George Takei and Bill Nye will all feature in the game.
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A new Futurama iOS game is set to land in the App Store this month and, based on the trailer, it looks to be a star-studded affair.

The Futurama: Worlds of Tomorrow ad features the brainy voice talents of no less than Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Stephen Hawking, George Takei and Bill Nye. Check it out below.

Steve Jobs demanded Android-style back button for iPhone

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iPhone could have looked a lot different had Steve Jobs had his way.
iPhone could have looked a lot different had Steve Jobs had his way.
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Since it made its debut in 2007, the iPhone has relied on just one physical button for returning to the Home screen. But if Steve Jobs had his way, it would have had two.

The Apple co-founder and former CEO tried to convince other executives that the iPhone also needed an Android-style back button for navigation.

GarageBand for Mac now syncs your projects with iOS

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Now you can sync GarageBand projects from Mac to iOS.
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GarageBand’s most recent update for macOS adds a few neat new Mac-only features, but perhaps its biggest addition is for iPad users. Now the Mac version of GarageBand can sync a cut-down version of any song with the iPad or iPhone, allowing you to add new tracks, then sync them back with the master project back on your Mac. It’s a feature that only came to Logic in January of this year.

This is big, because it lets musicians use the full power of the Mac GarageBand in their studio or bedroom, and still add tracks to that project from a phone. You could, for instance, take a mix with you to band practice, lay down some new tracks on your iPhone, then sync them back.