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A bug in the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace has resulted in many owners not being able to update or download apps. Microsoft says it is working on a fix, but as a temporary measure it is stopping uploads of new apps or updates to the Marketplace.

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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Microsoft and Nokia will be running free development workshops for the former's Windows Phone OS, starting from next weekend. If you're digging WP7 and call Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Auckland your usual habitat, then you might want to check them out. Yes, it's about as short notice as you can get, with the first event scheduled for February 16-17, but MS and Nokia plan to hand out one or more Nokia Lumia handsets, which sweetens the deal significantly.

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Microsoft tipped at the BUILD developer's conference last week that Windows Live and SkyDrive will have a big role in Windows 8. Windows Live users will be able to tie their personal computers and phones to Windows Live, log in to all of them with their Live ID, and let Windows Live manage their profile and application settings in the cloud.

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There's no release date yet, but Qantas has shown off a prototype of a Windows Phone 7 check-in app at the Mix 11 conference in Las Vegas. As well as allowing you to check-in, the app promises to "use location software to provide predicted journey times". That sounds intriguing, but it leads to two obvious questions.