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It's both a good last-minute option and a fine choice: a subscription to a web-based service that will make someone's life easier. Here are some of our favourite premium web services.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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Software can make a great gift, especially if you've ended up leaving buying until the last minute. Here are our picks for iOS and Android.

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Have a family member who also loves their iDevice? If You won't find a better gift for them than a few apps to make that experience better. Here are our favourite paid apps worth gifting to the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch owner on your Christmas list.

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The gift of a good app can turn a phone someone find frustrating into a device that they'll fall in love with all over again. Here are our favourite paid apps worth gifting to the Android owner on your Christmas list.

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Software can make a great gift, especially if you've ended up leaving buying until the last minute. Here are our picks for Windows and Mac.

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Software may not top your list of potential Christmas presents. It can make a great gift for the right person, though, especially if they're not willing to shell out the cash themselves. Here are some of our favourite paid apps for Mac that boost productivity and spread a little seasonal cheer.

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Software may not top your list of potential Christmas presents. It can make a great gift for the right person, though, especially if they're not willing to shell out the cash themselves. Here are some of our favourite paid apps for Windows that boost productivity and spread a little seasonal cheer.

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Buying for a DIY fanatic can be tricky, since they'll often make the things they want for themselves and they already own all the obvious tools. Here are some of our favourite DIY-friendly gift ideas.

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A DIY gift will always trump a store-bought one -- if you create a present that really suits the recipient and shows off your impressive skills or thoughtfulness. Here are some DIY creations that will prompt your gift recipient to gush with gratitude: "You made that for me?"

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Ring in the festive season by buying a loved one a phone they'll truly enjoy. There are great options at your beck and call for every platform. Christmas+smartphone=awesome!

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Need to buy for a world-traveller or a world-weary commuter? Make their life much easier with these awesome travel organisation tools.

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Know someone whose computer is feeling a little old? Build them a new one custom-fitted to their needs for a fun and personal Christmas present. Whether it's a tiny PC dedicated to playing media, a money-saving Hackintosh or a beastly gaming machine, these builds will guide you to a shiny new PC.

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Know someone whose home theatre is in need of an upgrade? A custom home theatre PC is a great gift, no matter what your budget is. Here are three different builds that will fit any set of needs.

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A new Mac makes a great gift, but if you want to save a little cash this Christmasand give a lucky person an even faster computer than you could buy from Apple, you need to construct a hackintosh. In this gift guide we're offering up several builds to fit any need.

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Is there a gamer on your Christmas shopping list? Perhaps they've been complaining their system isn't up to the demands of Dishonored or Call of Duty: Black Ops 2? Hook them up with a custom-built gaming PC and they'll love you forever.