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Just because your site is fast and functional in the top five browsers in the West, doesn't mean it'll load the same way worldwide. Other regions have different names filling their pantheon of top browsers, and it might be worth a little bit of effort to make sure you're presenting well there, too.

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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Google's site-tracking Analytics service has added Google Chrome to its list of tracked browsers (during development, the browser was reported as Firefox to keep it secret). According to Analytics, Chrome accounts for less than 1% of all Lifehacker visitors, though I won't be surprised if that figure changes as Google updates its stats. Google Operating System has the lowdown on what user agent to check for if you want to identify Chrome using your own tools.

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Mac and Windows - If you use Google Analytics to track your website stats, then you may be interested in the Google Analytics AIR widget, which uses Adobe Air to let you view your stats at the desktop.The MakeUseOf blog has written up the software (which is in beta) and gives it a thumbs up - if you're willing to hand over your Google Analytics password. Air grabs the data from Google Analystics for you (no need to visit the site directly) and shows you the data in graphical format. All the stats from GA are available for you, and the information can be exported to PDF, Excel or XML formats. Because the widget keeps your password in a website profile, you just have to click on the profile you want to view - no more visiting the Google Analytics site and entering your password each time.To use it, you'll need to download the AIR runtime from Adobe. You can download the beta here (and there's a demo Google Analytics account if you really don't want to try it with your own account).I should note I haven't tried this, but if you are a Google Analytics user and try out Google Analytics AIR, I'd be interested to hear what you thought of it.

View your Google Analytics Account using Adobe Air