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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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  • Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles
    Ukraine army's humiliations pile up as eastern push fizzles

    The humiliation Wednesday of the Ukrainian army in its much-vaunted "anti-terrorist" push into separatist eastern territory makes an embarrassing string of failures even worse. They pointed out that the region, the Donbass, is hostile to Kiev's new, pro-EU leaders, and home to magnates and police reluctant to face down the separatists. A military expert at the Razumkov think-tank in Kiev, Oleksiy Melnik, criticised the government for hesitating to use force and in the end sending in a smaller force than the one implied when it announced its "major operation" on Sunday. "The arguments that 'We mustn't provoke Russia' are absurd in the current situation, because Russia needs no pretext to carry out its plan.

  • Adorable Baby Argues With Father Despite Not Using Any Words
    Adorable Baby Argues With Father Despite Not Using Any Words

    Some babies are just born to argue, even if they were born just 14 months ago and still do not have any words in their vocabulary.

  • Man uses drone to take spectacular selfie atop hill in San Francisco
    Man uses drone to take spectacular selfie atop hill in San Francisco

    We know, we know. You're sick of selfies. We're sick of selfies. Everybody's sick of selfies. But humor us, because this isn't your average, everyday, phone-held-out-at-arm's-length smiling portrait of some goober in front of the Eiffel Tower.

  • Hundreds of earthquakes strike central Idaho, rattling nerves

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - Hundreds of low-level and medium-sized earthquakes have struck central Idaho since last month, puzzling geologists who wonder whether the ruptures portend a much larger temblor to come or are merely the rumblings of a seismic fault previously thought to be dormant. The recent earthquake swarm, beginning on March 24 and climaxed by a 4.9 magnitude tremor on Saturday, has produced no reports of injuries or severe damage but has rattled nerves in a region where Idaho's most powerful known quake, measured at 6.9, killed two children in 1983. Saturday's earthquake was the strongest recorded in the state since 2005 and was followed on Monday by a magnitude 4.4 event that struck 10 miles north of the small ranching community of Challis, Idaho, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The likelihood of a severe earthquake coming on the heels of the recent swarm is low, but much is perplexing about the series of tremors, said Bill Phillips, a geologist with the Idaho Geological Survey at the University of Idaho.

  • Diplomatic Incident Over Kim Jong-Un's Haircut
    Diplomatic Incident Over Kim Jong-Un's Haircut

    Kim Jong-un’s distinctive haircut is no laughing matter for North Korea. A London hair salon that put up a promotional poster of the country’s leader, with the tag line “Bad Hair Day?” is at the center of a diplomatic dispute. The North Korean embassy has...

  • Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth
    Uruguay's leader declares $322,883 in wealth

    President Jose Mujica says his wealth adds up to $322,883. Nearly a third of that is cash, kept in three bank accounts that Uruguay's leader didn't previously declare. Mujica's insistence on living simply ...

  • Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover
    Toyota Camry gets a top-to-bottom makeover

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shaken by the advances of newer, sportier rivals, the Toyota Camry is trying to shed its vanilla reputation.

  • Desigual names Adriana Lima as brand ambassador

    The Spanish apparel brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary by hiring world class supermodel Adriana Lima. The tie-up does not come as a surprise, as the 32-year-old model walked the runway for Desigual in July during Fashion Week in Barcelona. Announcing the news, the brand declares that it sees Lima as the embodiment of its slogan "La Vida es Chula" ("Life is Cool"). "Adriana will be an excellent 'la vida es chula' ambassador because she reflects our values and represents Desigual women who are confident, optimistic and full of life.

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