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09/20/2012

Apple iOS 6, Robin's Message and Obama in Space

Good morning!

Apple iOS 6 is a hot topic on Twitter this morning after the company rolled out the new update to its operating system, ahead of tomorrow's release of the iPhone 5.   The cool new features including sync notes (so you can access notes written on your iPhone on a Mac, iPad and iCloud.com), Facebook integration, a new Maps app (to replace Google Maps), a "do not disturb" setting,  VIP Mail so you can quickly access email from important people in your life, an improved Siri, shared photo streams, passbook (to store stuff like movie tickets and boarding pass digitally), an improved Safari browser, and FaceTime over celluar.  It's not perfect, though.  The Maps app is lacking some key features found in Google Maps (like transit directions) and YouTube integration is gone too.

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(Robin Roberts/Facebook)

“Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts sent a message to fans and supporters during her treatment for MDS this morning.   "This journey is as much about the mind as it is the body," she said, in a video that aired on "GMA" today.   "Your thoughts. Thoughts are so powerful. You've got to change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. And let me just say this lastly, I feel the love and I thank you for it. Thank you."   You can see the full message on ABCNews.com at http://abcn.ws/SEazlf.

Jimmy Kimmel rolled out the red carpet for this Sunday's Emmy Awards, promising to "prank" those not watching the show.  "If it goes badly, it won't be so great.  I think it will go well.  If you're watching, you'll be in on it.  If you're not, you might get caught up the in the prank," he said.   Kimmel is hosting the Emmys for the first time.  You can see the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday night beginning at 7:00 on ABC 7.

Whoopi Goldberg was absent from The View on Wednesday, but she unleashed a rant on Mitt Romney on Twitter last night.   Goldberg, in response to Romney's 47 per cent video, tweeted that his remarks soured her on his candidacy.  "The man I was talking about turned into a man who flushed his ideals down the drain," she tweeted.  "Your desperation to be President made you forget your ideals."   Earlier in the day, Romney's campaign indicated the candidate would make an appearance on The View in October.   That should be interesting.

Clint Eastwood on gay marriage is trending.  In an interview, Eastwood defined himself as a Libertarian and said his stance on marriage equality is a libertarian idea.  "Leave everybody alone!" he said.   Eastwood, 82, added that we have bigger issues to address than worrying about gay marriage.

Monica Lewinsky is shopping a tell-all book about her intern days in President Clinton's White House.  Lewinsky, who turns 40 next year, has never gotten explicit in previous interviews about her affair with Clinton, but according to reports, she plans to reveal everything in a $12-million memoir.    Although Lewinsky has had no comment, friends say she has had a difficult time finding work in the 14 years since the scandal and needs the money.

Quarterback Vince Young is broke, according to his lawyer.   Young entered the NFL with a $26-million guaranteed contract, but after stints in Tennessee, Philadelphia and Buffalo, only a fraction of that money remains.   Young is suing his former agent and a financial planner, alleging they misappropriated $5.5 million.   The lawsuit contends the pair forged his signature or impersonated him on the phone or in emails.  The suit was filed after a New York lender notified Young that a $1.9 million loan obtained in his name was in default.    A countersuit alleges Young is a reckless spender who went through money like water.

In the middle of a heated pennant race against the Yankees, the Orioles called up 19-year-old Dylan Bundy.    The team had few other options after an 18-inning marathon win against Seattle on Tuesday night.   Bundy will be the first Orioles pitcher to debut before his 20th birthday since 1967.   He'll be pitching out of the bullpen to start, and it would appear the Orioles will need his services.  They played another extra-inning game in Seattle last night, and won - their 15th straight win in extra innings.

In a move certain to make Republicans and critics happy, President Obama has been sent to outer space.

 

In another out of this world video, someone created one of the biggest Lego contraption you will ever see.

 

Why did the chicken cross the road?   The question gets explored in this viral video.

 

And finally, a facial massage for a cat.

 

That's the trend!

Make it a great day,

Bob

 

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