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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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Android (rooted): Several apps let you tap the status bar at the top of the screen to jump to the top of a feed or page, and a few let you tap somewhere to go to the bottom of a screen. But how do you get both functionalities across all your apps? OneClick Scroll lets you jump from top to bottom just by tapping the status bar.

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The version of Android that comes with your phone -- whether its vanilla Android or something like Samsung's TouchWiz -- can sometimes leave a lot to be desired. Here's how to install a new version of Android on your device for an even better Android experience.

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The hardware buttons on your Android phone are already programmed to be useful, but if you're repurposing an old phone as something new, want to switch the buttons around to something you're used to, or just enjoy bending Android to your will, it's not hard to change them. Let's take a look at how to remap the buttons on your Android device, and why you might want to.

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Until recently, if you wanted to fully customise your Android experience, you had to root your phone and flash a new ROM -- essentially a whole new version of Android -- that included the features you wanted. If you only want to tweak specific parts of Android, you now have another option. It's called the Xposed framework, and you can use it to customise your phone without the need to flash your ROM.

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We love Android in its native form, but rooting your phone can give you the opportunity to do so much more than your phone can do out of the box -- speeding it up with overclocking or customising the look of your phone with themes. Here's what you need to know about the rooting process, and where to find a guide for your phone.