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Android/iOS: Foursquare's Swarm 5.0, released earlier this week on iOS and Android, has a cleaner look and better venue categorisation. Most importantly, it downplays most of the social check-in app's social elements and strengthens its solo benefits. That's great news, because Swarm might be more useful if you use it alone.

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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iOS: If you're travelling and need to find a wireless network that you can use to log in to your VPN and check email, pull up a car reservation or verify a hotel booking, 4sqwifi is a new iPhone app that -- as long as you're already signed up to use Foursquare -- can show you which check-in points have free Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi networks you can log in to.

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Windows/Mac/Linux (Adobe AIR): The marquee features added to social network aggregator TweetDeck are Google Buzz and Foursquare support, plus scheduled updates. What's actually useful, though, are the global filters that weed out oversharing, spam and other annoyances.