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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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  • Early Glance: Railroad companies

    Shares of some top railroad companies are mixed at 10 a.m.: CSX fell $.09 or .3 percent, to $28.12. Canadian National Railway Co. rose $.99 or 1.7 percent, to $58.66. Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. fell ...

  • Final Glance: Health Care Equipment companies

    Shares of some top health care equipment companies were mixed at the close of trading: Becton, Dickinson & Co. fell $.49 or .4 percent, to $113.70. Covidien fell $.04 or .1 percent, to $70.55. Patterson ...

  • Today in History

    Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

  • Cow-milking robots make farmers, animals happier
    Cow-milking robots make farmers, animals happier

    The cows, it turns out, are perfectly capable of deciding when they need to be milked. A new trend in farm-based robotics has dramatically changed the way cows are cared for and milked at farms in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and New York, according to a report from the New York Times.

  • New York teen gamer latest victim of 'swatting,' police say
    New York teen gamer latest victim of 'swatting,' police say

    A hoaxer who triggered a massive police response was engaged in an increasingly popular prank called "swatting," authorities there say.

  • France warns against war in Ukraine
    France warns against war in Ukraine

    PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande is warning against military pressure in Ukraine and threatening new European sanctions if tensions don't subside.

  • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology
    Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.

  • Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels, Russia starts drill near border

    By Aleksandar Vasovic and Alexei Anishchuk SLAVIANSK, Ukraine/ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - U krainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade. Under an international accord signed in Geneva last week, illegal armed groups in Ukraine, including the rebels occupying about a dozen public buildings in the largely Russian-speaking east, are supposed to disarm and go home. But they have shown few signs of doing so and on Thursday the Ukrainian Interior Ministry said its forces backed by the army had removed three checkpoints manned by armed groups in the separatist-controlled city of Slaviansk. A rebel spokeswoman in Slaviansk said two fighters had died in a clash in the same area, northeast of the city center.

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