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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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Every Gmail user has dealt with this annoyance: you're writing an email, you copy and paste some text from another page, and the text's formatting comes along for the ride. It's not the end of the world, but then everything you type after that is formatted the same. Ugh. So now you do what? Keep the formatting? Switch to composing in plain text? Hunt for Gmail's default font and size?

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Mac: Here's a great way to quickly forward a link to a web page you're reading: hit Command, Shift and "i" and an email message will automatically open with the page title in the subject and the link in the body.

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Mac: Previewing a document in Mac OS X Lion using Quick Look? Want to open it in an application instead? You don't have to use the default application that Quick Look suggests in the top righthand corner of the preview window. Just click and hold down on the "Open with..." button to see several available options.

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Lion's resume feature can be pretty handy, but other times it opens a bunch of old windows when you least expect it. If you're tired of apps opening up all the windows you had open last time, you can stop the app from remembering those windows next time with Command+Option+Q.

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According to a statistic published in The Atlantic, 90 per cent of computer users don't know what Ctrl + F can do. As a result, we've put together a list of common, handy shortcuts and tricks that every computer user should know. If you have a friend or family member who could use a lesson or refresher, send this post along.