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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.

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Excel's WEBSERVICE function is a nifty way to add data from online sources directly to spreadsheets. The Excel Blog has a useful walkthrough on how to set up a spreadsheet using the feature.

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One of the more controversial changes introduced with Office 2013 was a restriction on the ability for individual users to transfer their licences between machines. Microsoft has backpedalled on its original proposal, which only allowed you to move licences if your machine had a warranty failure, and has now gone back to its previous stance, which lets you move the software provided you uninstall it from the old machine.

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Office 2013 officially went on sale to consumers today. How much will you pay? The cheapest subscription version is $119 a year in Australia, which gives you five licences which you can install on either PCs or Macs.

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Windows: Want to try out the latest version of Microsoft Office for free? Microsoft has just released a consumer preview so you can check out what's new with Word, Excel, Powerpoint, OneNote, Access and Publisher.