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  • A gold iPhone, a huge iPad and 3D gesture controls? Apple rumors are swirling in advance of new product announcements coming on September10th, so let’s look at the sure things, the maybes, and the “no way” ideas.

    Sure Things: IPhone5S and 5C

    Apple will be unveiling a new phone or new phones on September 10th.

    New Colors: The 5S will have three significant hardware changes and a paint job. The rumor is that gold will join the iPhone suite of black and white color choices. Knowing Apple, we’re not talking a trashy gold lame. Predictions are for a matte, champagne-colored back and muted metallic gold on the front. 

    Better Camera: On the hardware side, we expect a better camera, since many have complained about the current camera’s poor, grainy performance in low light. While some predict a 12 mega-pixel camera, the more prevalent guess is that we’ll see a camera with a larger f/2.0 aperture. That, plus a rumored dual-LED flash would greatly improve night shots.

    Faster Processor: Since the

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  • Do you share your apple ID with other people in your family – kids, spouse, parents? You should be able to share music and apps within one family, but you don’t want everyone’s contacts, photos, and calendar notifications showing up on your phone – or worse, your text messages appearing on their devices. So here’s how you can still share media, but separate iCloud sharing for privacy.

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  • New Ways to Date, Dig for Gold, and, uh, Hook Up

    Way back when I was in the dating game, things were a lot simpler: My father would give your father a goat, and the deal was done. Then along came the internet – you know, make a profile, post a picture, lie about your weight, and browse other singles – but even that’s not how it’s done any more.

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    Alibaba surges in Wall Street debut

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    Keyshia Cole arrested on suspicion of battery

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    Scottish leader quits, Queen urges unity

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  • Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: 'Take politics out, take presidential ambitions out, do the …
    Duncan slams Jindal's Common Core lawsuit: 'Take politics out, take presidential ambitions out, do the …

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan has hit back at Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for mounting a lawsuit over the Obama administration’s Common Core academic standards, implying that the Republican lawmaker’s opposition to the controversial policy has been driven by his desire to run for president.

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    Tens of thousands expected at New York climate march

    New York (AFP) - Celebrities, activists and political leaders are expected to join more than 100,000 people in New York Sunday for what could be the largest climate change protest in history, organizers said.

  • French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State
    French jets strike in Iraq, expanding U.S.-led campaign against Islamic State

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  • Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push
    Scotland 'No' fails to stop Catalan secession push

    Scotland's decision to remain in the United Kingdom has cost separatists across Europe political momentum. But the parliament in Spain's Catalonia region on Friday overwhelmingly gave its leader the power to call a secession referendum that the central government in Madrid has denounced as illegal.

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