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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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  • North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia: South Korea newspaper
    North Korean leader's money manager defects in Russia: South Korea newspaper

    By Ju-min Park and James Pearson SEOUL (Reuters) - A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday, citing an unidentified source. Yun Tae Hyong, a senior representative of North Korea's Korea Daesong Bank, disappeared last week in Nakhodka, in the Russian Far East, with $5 million, the JoongAng Ilbo newspaper reported. The Daesong Bank is suspected by the U.S. The newspaper said North Korea had asked Russian authorities for cooperation in efforts to capture Yun.

  • How a 15-Year-Old Investor Beat the Market
    How a 15-Year-Old Investor Beat the Market

    When her 15-year-old son Michael Finn-Henry set out to invest, it was with modest objectives. “I wanted to understand how the stock market works, because that seems to be where a lot of adults end up making money,” he says.

  • Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials
    Volcano erupts in PNG, spewing ash and rock: officials

    A volcano erupted Friday in eastern Papua New Guinea, spewing rocks and ash into the air, forcing the evacuation of local communities and international flights to be re-routed, officials said. Mount Tavurvur, which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultaneously with nearby Mount Vulcan in 1994, rumbled to life early in the morning on the tip of the remote island of New Britain. "The eruption started slow and slowly developed in a Strombolian (low level) eruption with incandescent projections accompanied by explosion noises and ongoing loud roaring and rumbling noises," the Rabaul Volcanological Observatory said. The Australian government issued a warning against travelling to the area, while flag carrier Qantas re-routed some flights to avoid the ash cloud.

  • Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war
    Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs, while Israel's premier said the end of the war could mark resumption of peace talks with Abbas.

  • US steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear program
    US steps up sanctions on Iran over nuclear program

    The United States imposed new sanctions Friday on networks linked to Iran, stepping up pressure over Tehran's nuclear program, support of terrorism and evasion of US and international sanctions. President Barack Obama's administration emphasized that it was still pursuing a negotiated solution with the Iranian government to resolve the international community's concerns about its nuclear program. The new sanctions expanded the vast web of international sanctions that remain in force despite a temporary narrow lifting of sanctions in exchange for Iran's suspension of some of its nuclear activities. "The United States remains committed to working with our P5+1 partners toward a long-term, comprehensive solution that provides confidence that Iran's nuclear program is exclusively peaceful," the NSC spokeswoman said.

  • Couple Saves Chubby Prairie Dog from Hole in Road
    Couple Saves Chubby Prairie Dog from Hole in Road

    If you drive a car, you've seen roadkill on occasion. But how often do you actually see a "road rescue"? This save from danger might be one of a kind. A couple driving along a rural road on the Olkhon Island of Russia discovered a cute and chubby prairie dog in need of some immediate assistance.

  • Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma (Source)
    Joan Rivers In Medically Induced Coma (Source)

    Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically induced coma, a source told Access Hollywood on Thursday. Earlier in the day, the star was rushed to Mt. Sinai hospital in New York, after she stopped breathing during a routine surgery. Joan, 81, went in for throat surgery on Thursday at Yorkville Endoscopy. She was rushed from Yorkville to Mt. Sinai hospital at the time.

  • RESPONSIBILITY FOR BIRTH CONTROL FALLS ON BOTH MEN AND WOMEN

    DEAR ABBY: I am sick to death of hearing about people who have too many kids and the hardship it imposes. Common sense for the women is to use birth control, but why don't men step up to the plate and have a vasectomy? I had one years ago and it has worked well for me. I never hear it mentioned on talk shows or read it in any advice columns, including yours. Men of America, wake up! -- JOSEPH IN LAS VEGAS DEAR JOSEPH: I'm sure the word "vasectomy" has been used in previous Dear Abby columns, but I'm glad to remind my male readers. ...

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