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  • Sharing photos is probably the most popular activity on Facebook. Yet with new features being added all the time, you may not know all the ways you can access and share your own pics – and those of others.

    Trick #1 – Download a photo from someone else’s page

    This one’s easy, and you probably know it already: Facebook has enabled the ability to download high-resolution images from other people's pages  - not just the low-res versions you get by right clicking. Click on a picture to make it full screen, then hit options,choose download and you should get the highest resolution of the photo that Facebook has stored.

    Trick #2 – Download a photo from someone else’s page via your smartphone

    ·     On iPhones (and other iOS devices) tap the photo in your news feed so it goes full screen, then hold your finger on the picture for a few seconds. An option to “save photo” will pop up. Once you choose that option, the picture will be saved in your camera roll.

    ·     On Android phones, it’s a little more

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  • Sooner or later, it’s going to happen to you: You’ll drop your phone. You’ll hear that awful crack at impact. And yep – the glass will be shattered. So after you’re done howling and cursing, what do you do? Try to fix it yourself? Use a mail-in service or a local shop? And which option is worth the cost?

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  • When my garden hose twists into a tangled mess, it doesn’t just make my hose more prone to cracking and leaking; it makes my patio look so messy. But to solve these dire problems, is the only answer to buy a $650 robotic hose?

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  • USING MOTHER TONGUE MAKES FAMILY CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

    DEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration between us and the grandkids during their early years. They attend a bilingual elementary school now, and their English is superb and communication between us is great. ...

  • Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss
    Dethroned Myanmar beauty queen blasts pageant boss

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A dethroned 16-year-old beauty queen from Myanmar said Tuesday she won't return her bejeweled $100,000 crown until pageant organizers apologize for calling her a liar and a thief.

  • Eric Cantor Gets Three Million Reasons to Go to Wall Street
    Eric Cantor Gets Three Million Reasons to Go to Wall Street

    According to Business Insider, Cantor will be receiving a pay package in the upwards of $3 million: Just weeks after being rejected by voters, former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has reportedly landed a job at the investment firm Moelis & Co. Cantor will join the investment bank as a "vice chairman and board member at the firm, effective this week," according to the Wall Street Journal.  The hire was announced on Labor Day joint interview with Cantor and Moelis & Co. founder Ken Moelis. Unsurprisingly, there was not a ton of diversity in the tone of the responses to Cantor's new gig: No way! Who could have imagined that Eric Cantor would find work as an investment banker?

  • AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight
    AP Analysis: Putin digs in for long Ukraine fight

    MOSCOW (AP) — Riding a wave of military gains by Russia-backed rebels, President Vladimir Putin has made it exceedingly clear that he wants a peace deal for Ukraine on his terms and will not be stopped by economic costs.

  • Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits
    Some fear auto industry returning to bad habits

    Big discounts. Six- or seven-year loans, in some cases to buyers who would have been turned down in the past. As the auto industry strives to sustain its post-recession comeback, car companies are resorting ...

  • Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets
    Infamous speed trap town investigated over tickets

    WALDO, Fla. (AP) — The north Florida town of Waldo has long had a reputation as a speed trap, and it's no wonder. A small segment of highway that runs through Waldo requires drivers to speed up and slow down six times: 65 mph becomes 55 mph; 55 becomes 45; then goes back to 55; then back down to 45; to 55 again and eventually, 35 mph.

  • Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm parliament
    Relatives of missing Iraq soldiers storm parliament

    Angry relatives of missing Iraqi soldiers stormed the parliament building in Baghdad on Tuesday, attacked MPs and staged a sit-in for several hours in its main chamber, an official said. An emergency session of parliament, with relatives in attendance, will be held on Wednesday, Juburi's office said in a statement. Around 1,700 soldiers surrendered to the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group in June as its fighters seized second city Mosul and swept south towards Baghdad.

  • US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit
    US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Passes 600 Days in Orbit

    Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane has winged beyond 600 days in orbit on a classified military mission that seems to have no end. The X-37B space plane is carrying out the Orbital Test Vehicle-3 (OTV-3) mission, a long-duration cruise that marks the third flight for the unpiloted Air Force spaceflight program. The Air Force launched the miniature space shuttle into orbit on Dec. 11, 2012 using an expendable Atlas 5 rocket. By the end of Friday (Aug. 29), the space plane had spent 627 days in orbit.

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