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iTWire wishes all readers the most wonderful of Christmases and festive seasons, and the best and happiest New Year for 2019 possible.

It's that time of the year, when a bazillion technological presents are sitting under Christmas trees across the planet, whether placed there by Santa, yourself, parents or your chosen festive figure.

Whether you are receiving an iOS device, or one powered by Windows, whether it is activated by Android, or given life by Linux, whether it is a custom OS or a retro OS from years gone by, we hope you enjoy it with all your heart.

In this week that encompasses Christmas, Boxing Day and the rest of the year, we all hope to relax and recharge, to spend time with loved ones without familial angst, and we sincerely hope there are no global events of significance such as even more tsunamis than the one just suffered in Indonesia, or terrorism to impede on what should be the most wonderful time of the year.

It's nearly 2019 – nearly two decades since the turn of the millennium, and three to four decades since seminal shows like Towards 2000 and then Beyond 2000 made the then coming year 2000 seem so fantastic and futuristic, and yet which are now older than all the millennials now living on Planet Earth, those show's sci-fi predictions no doubt wildly right, wildly wrong and fifty shades of grey somewhere in between.  

Now, in late 2018, smartphones have still taken over the planet, with no smart glasses to make them obsolete yet, smart watches and wearables are becoming ever more advanced, smart speakers speak smartly in more homes than ever, while AR and VR sit on the cusp of the cup that floweth over.

Next year will see iOS 13, and Android Quince or any of the other queer sweets starting with Q that you'll find at this article

It will see an iPhone XI, a Galaxy S10, a Note 10, a Huawei P30 Pro, Mate 30 Pro, an LG G8 – but presumably still no Windows 11.

It will see security stay at the forefront of concern, of cyber security going to new lengths of protection and hackery, just as was the case this year.

We'll see wonders at CES 2019 like we've never seen before, and we'll see advances during the year so amazing we'll wonder how they can be topped.

We'll sadly see evil rear its ugly head, but always remember: there are more of us good people than the bad, we surround those who want to do us harm and we'll always fight for justice and peace and happiness and for what's right.

So... may you wholeheartedly enjoy this incredibly special and amazing time, may you hug your loved ones, may you love them and bless them with all that is good.

May God bless us all, and may you have the most amazing Christmas and New Year that you can possibly have, from all of us here at iTWire.

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