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9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has been all over iOS 9 leaks this week and he’s back with a new report today that outlines more features the new software will deliver. In the preface to his article, Gurman makes clear that this is not going to be the most exciting iOS release. In fact, he says that Apple is putting most of its work into adding stability improvements for the platform, which went through several less-than-stellar releases with iOS 7 and iOS 8. That said, he did highlight three features we can expect to see at WWDC this year. DON’T MISS: Former Android diehard ‘never looking back’ after switch to iPhone 6 – find out why The first feature is something called Rootless

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A data breach at a website billed as "the world's largest sex and swinger" community may expose personal and sexual information on millions of users worldwide, a report said Friday. Stolen data from some 3.9 million members of Adult FriendFinder was leaked by hackers, according to an investigation by Britain's Channel 4. The report said the leaked data included the sexual orientations and preferences of users, and whether they are seeking extramarital affairs.

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Snapchat is specifically looking for people who want to help cover the 2016 election. "We're looking for political junkies and news aficionados to join our team in NYC to help review Snaps that are submitted to Our Story events, and cover the 2016 presidential race and other news events for Snapchat," reads the position's description. When not assembling stories with user-generated photos and video clips, the content analyst will "snap the excitement of the campaign trail — the candidates, the characters, the drama," according to the posting.

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At the Apple WWDC, taking place June 8-12, developers will get a chance to discover the newest features for Mac OS and iOS. The latest mobile operating system is expected to highlight home automation and offer, for the first time, split-screen support. According to 9to5mac.com, Apple first wanted to improve the stability and optimize the performance of its mobile operating system before introducing new features.

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Each and every day, we alert our readers to a selection of apps from the App Store that are free to download for a limited amount of time, but the official promotions run by Apple are rarely interesting enough to deserve a post of their own. This week is different though, as Apple has put 25 great apps and games on sale for $0.99 a piece, and we figured we’d highlight a few of the best. MORE DEALS: 8 awesome paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time Enlight One of the most popular photo editing apps on the App Store. 80% off its original price of $4.99. Download Enlight Living Earth A neat clock and weather app that presents a live 3D simulation

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Back in March, a developer named Renan Cakirerk wrote a small piece of code that made a big impact on Netflix. Cheekily named "god mode," it addressed one of the most annoying aspects of trying to use Netflix in your browser: scrolling through the company's ever-growing list of movies. Inside Netflix, though, god mode was old news.

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All indications are that When Marnie Was There will be the last Studio Ghibli feature film for a long time, if not forever. On the surface, When Marnie Was There has few of the hallmarks of Ghibli’s best-known films, and it doesn’t reach the creative heights of Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki's Delivery Service, My Neighbour Totoro, The Wind Rises) or Isao Takahata’s (Grave of the Fireflies, Only Yesterday, The Tale of the Princess Kaguya) greatest achievements. When Marnie Was There opens in the tradition of similarly subdued Ghibli movies like Only Yesterday and Whisper of the Heart, placing its main character in a hyper-detailed, authentic depiction of a modern Japanese city.

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The car-hailing service is reportedly looking to boost its relations with banks in anticipation of an IPO and doesn't need the cash for day-to-day operations.

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While everyone's device usage habits are different, my iPhone 6 is now getting nearly though two days on a charge. What's changed? Adding an Apple Watch.

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Earlier this week, we told you about an Android fan who went running back to Google after spending just two weeks with an iPhone. Both platforms are very mature and capable at this point, but sometimes it’s hard to give up an operating system you’ve grown accustomed to in favor of something new and different. Of course, there are also plenty of times when a user jumps from one platform to the other and loves the new software so much, he wonders how he ever went so long without switching. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) While pundits continued to argue over whether or not Apple was too late in launching the iPhone 6

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No, it’s not the Galaxy S6 Active that appeared in many leaks so far. Instead, it’s a special edition smartphone that superhero fans will likely appreciate, especially if they’ve been holding out from buying the smartphone in anticipation of this particular version. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) Samsung recently confirmed that a special Iron Man Edition of the Galaxy S6 will be launched soon, just as it was previously rumored. The move isn’t surprising, as Samsung products are featured in the latest Avengers movie. In addition to this special Iron Man Edition Galaxy S6 smartphones, the company is expected to also sell several other accessories based on the characters in the

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The good news, of course, is that it ended up with Michael Fassbender and Danny Boyle. Now the series is running into the Prison Break problem: they've escaped the maze... now they somehow have to wind up in another one. Should this go down like Prison Break, they'll probably be back in a maze by next year.

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Raising a child is a difficult task — so difficult that you sometimes end up parking your kid in front of the TV or an iPad. But technology can be more than a distraction and can help alleviate the stresses of parenthood.

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Octopuses and their tentacled brethren are fascinating, and even a little scary. In addition to their uniquely alien intelligence, cephalopods are known to change color based on their surroundings. The research, published in the Journal of Experimental Biology, investigates how cell structures known as chromatophores interact with light, and is an extension of research on octopuses that was conducted in the 1960s.

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You've heard of virtual CPUs, virtual NICs, virtual storage, virtual switches, virtual LANs, and virtual desktops. Now NVIDIA is virtualizing 3D graphics with NVIDIA GRID vGPU. What's next, virtual reality?

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At the same time, security researchers have warned that export controls on vulnerability research would mean regulating the flow of information. Now, the first of those regulations are finally reaching America — and the security world couldn't be angrier. The proposals come out of an international agreement called The Wassenaar Arrangement, laid out in 2013.

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Self-warming baby bottles, high-tech baby monitors, and "smart" onesies are all designed to meet your parenting needs. To find out more about baby tech, we enlisted the help of Cool Mom Tech's Liz Gumbinner, MoMath president Glen Whitney, and The Verge's own Ben Popper. Oh and we asked Ben Popper's kids to help us test some of these products out.

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It’s been quite a week for paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, and yesterday’s list was our biggest one yet. There were 10 apps in total in Thursday’s sale post, and a few of them can still be downloaded for free if you hurry. Today, however, we have eight fresh paid iOS apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time. DON’T MISS: This $11 quick charger from Amazon will charge your phone 75% faster (deal is back!) These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now

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Apple is reportedly working on a streaming TV service that would rival recent offerings from Sony and Sling. Up until now, it seemed like it would include mostly premium cable channels like ESPN and HBO. Microsoft rolled out its Xbox-branded TV tuner just two days ago.

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