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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.


Apple announced last October that its iWork suite would be free for new iPhone, iPad and Mac buyers -- but not for existing owners. But as one Australian buyer discovered, Apple's advertising of the products as "free" in some contexts means you might be able to score a free copy under Australian consumer law even with an older device.


Last month, Apple introduced a new version of the iWork suite of office productivity apps and announced that all new Mac and iOS devices will receive it for free. If you're not purchasing a new Mac but have upgraded to the Mavericks, you can still get in on the action with a simple hack.


iOS: Apple's presentation, word processing and spreadsheet apps — Keynote, Pages and Numbers — previously available for Mac and iPad, can now be downloaded to your iPhone and/or iPod touch. And if you already own iWork for iPad, it's a free upgrade to the new universal app.