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FINAL ROUND! Good news developers: you still have tonight to complete and submit your app and chase the dream. Simply submit your new app to the Windows Store (even if it's an Android or iOS port) and you could win the chance to present your app to thousands of industry-types at Microsoft's TechEd 2013 on the Gold Coast. Then there’s the HP laptops, Xbox bundles and Microsoft peripherals that we’re also giving away...

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And round 5 is go! There's still plenty of time left. Register in our comp, and Microsoft Australia's dev gurus will help you publish any app idea you have to the Windows Store! One lucky dev will also be chosen to present their app at TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast. Speaking of fame and fortune, we're also giving away HP laptops every week. It's easy to get started. What better way to debut your app on the Windows Store and even port one over from Android or iOS.

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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OK developers, it’s round 2 time! Register in our comp, publish your app to the Windows Store and you could share in over $13,000 in prizes -- including six HP laptop/tablets and a huge trip to TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast. There has never been a better time to finally work on that new tablet or phone app idea, or port your existing app over from Android or iOS.

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OK developers, this is big. Lifehacker has teamed up with Microsoft to help and encourage you to publish your Windows 8, Windows Phone or Windows Azure app on the Windows Store. Whatever your idea may be, Microsoft has the tools to help. And with over $13,000 in prizes up for grabs (including six HP ENVY X2 convertibles and a major prize trip to TechEd Australia 2013 on the Gold Coast), there has never been a better time to finally work on that new idea, or port your existing app over from Android or iOS.

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Developing for Windows 8 lets you build quickly for phone, PC and cloud platforms -- and the forthcoming #Appfest event in Sydney from Friday 15 February to Sunday 17 February will help you super-charge your app ambitions. We chatted to Vaughan Knight, developer relations manager for Nokia Australia, for his perspective on how #Appfest can help developers build a successful future.