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Mac/Windows/Linux: dupeGuru is a free, open source and cross-platform utility that will scan and help you remove duplicate audio files from your music library. The app uses filename, creation date, tag information and metadata, and even the audio fingerprint of the file to determine which songs are duplicates, even if they're named differently.

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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Mac: Song Announcer is a utility that works with iTunes to announce the artist and name of the song that's about to play, lets you control playlists and playback from the menu bar or even your web browser. The app uses text-to-speech to speak the song info to you so you never have to switch to iTunes to see what's playing.

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Chrome: If you've discovered a new band or artist while browsing the web and want to hear more from them or go buy their songs, FindThatBand lets you right-click their name to search Amazon MP3, iTunes, Discogs, Grooveshark and more services so you can learn more about them.

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Windows: There's no shortage of applications that add virtual desktops to Windows, but nSpaces is one of the easiest to use and easiest to set up, complete with hotkeys for desktop switching, program memory so apps always open on the right desktop, and even the ability to password protect virtual desktops for security.

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Mac OS X: SecureHome uses your Mac's built-in microphone to listen to potential intruders and sound an alarm if any noise reaches a user-defined threshold. If an intruder is heard, the app can sound an alarm to try and scare them off and email an alert to your smartphone.