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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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You might be surprised by how often you type the same phrases or other blocks of text. Text expansion apps can save you loads of time by automatically creating this text for you when you type short trigger phrases. Do you use it?

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Text expansion is a wonderful thing — especially on a mobile device. Typing a shortcut that expands into a larger amount of text can save a ton of time and effort. While TextExpander exists for iOS, it only works in applications that support it and is of limited use. If you've jailbroken, however, you can use Xpandr which works system-wide and costs significantly less.

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We love text expansion on our Macs, but we've always assumed TextExpander was the best option. With some capable challengers, we decided to find out if any of them could dethrone the reigning champion. Here's what we found.