Netflix launches ‘smart downloads’ feature on iOS to automate offline viewing


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Netflix today is launching a new feature on iOS devices that will help make it easier to watch its shows when you’re offline. The “smart downloads” feature, as it’s called, will automatically delete a downloaded episode after you’ve finished watching, then download the next one – but only when you’re connected to Wi-Fi.

The idea is that users will no longer have to go through the tedious work of managing their downloads – deleting those they’ve watched or downloading new titles, for example. Instead, the app can manage the downloads for you, so people can spend more time watching Netflix shows.

Smart downloads makes sense for those who plan for intermittent connectivity – like commuters who take underground trains, for instance, or those who travel through dead spots where wireless coverage drops. It also makes sense for those on limited data plans, who are carefully about not using streaming video

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How to Find the Most Evil Subreddits


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You can find just about anything on Reddit, for better or worse. It’s one of the reasons why the site remains so universally popular, as it’s an easy way for newbies to have near-unlimited access to everything that used to be a little harder to find: day-of downloads for new movies, streams of their favorite sporting…

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Language App Duolingo Finally Added Japanese and It’s Great


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Duolingo is one of the best free ways to get started learning a new language, and they’re finally answering the pleas of wannabe polyglots everywhere by adding Japanese to their curriculum. Sugoi!

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eMusic’s new owners believe they can convince users to start buying songs again


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 Take a moment to consider all that has transpired in your life and the world since the last time you logged into eMusic. For me, it’s been roughly five years, I think, and among a few other slightly more consequential things, I (like much the rest of the world), have begun consuming music completely differently. But the brand, which re-launched this week with a design and rejiggered… Read More

Waze Now Lets You Record Navigation Instructions in Your Own Voice


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Fascinated by the sound of your own voice? Wish you could hear your significant other whisper sweet “turn left here” into your ear while on the road? Well, now you can with Waze on Android.

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Offline content gets a boost in the new version of Chrome for Android


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 In December, Google rolled out a “Downloads” feature in its mobile web browser Chrome for Android, that allows you to save web pages, music and videos for offline access. Today, the company is introducing a series of improvements to make it easier to save content for offline access, as well as quickly find the pages you had already saved. To download a web page before today, you… Read More

Zones Provides Easy Time Zone Conversion on the iPhone


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iPhone: Your iPhone has a built in world clock, but it kind of sucks. Zones is not only a better alternative, it also packs in features Apple’s option should have.

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One of the Best Annotation Tools for iPhone Just Got Some Great New Features


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iPhone: Annotable is one of the best image annotation tools around, especially after Evernote abandoned Skitch a couple of years ago. Now, it’s been updated with a slew of new features, making it much more versatile.

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How to Clean Up and Optimize Your Sluggish Mac


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Your Mac is running a little slow these days. It takes forever to boot up. You have to delete something just to download that file attachment from Carla in accounting. Any time you stream a video it seems to lock up for a few seconds. Let’s fix all that.

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The Best Tools to Archive Web Pages


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It seems like a lot of web pages are disappearing from the internet these days. If you feel like taking on archiving duties for yourself, there are a variety of tools for doing so.

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Clocker Crams a World Clock into Your Menu Bar


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Mac: Your Mac has a world clock built into it, but it’s relegated to the Notification Center and stuck in analog for some reason. Clocker lets you jam that world clock into the menu bar, where’s it’s easily accessible.

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Train Your Voice With This Singing App


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iOS: If you want to really kill it at karaoke, approximately hitting the notes won’t be good enough. An app called Vanido can guide you through singing exercises, and show you in real time how well you’re hitting those notes.

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App stores saw record revenue and downloads in Q1 2017


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 Mobile applications saw a record number of downloads and revenue in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from app store analytics firm App Annie out this morning. Across both iOS and Android, downloads grew by 15 percent year-over-year to reach nearly 25 billion worldwide – a figure that includes only new downloads, and not re-installs or downloads from prior quarters.… Read More

This Terminal Dashboard Reminds You to Take a Break When You’re Lost Deep Inside the Command Line


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If you use the terminal a lot to code, then you know it’s easy to get lost deep inside those blinking commands. Tiny-Care-Terminal is a small little dashboard that reminds you to stop and take care of yourself every once in a while.

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Collate Is a Privacy-Focused Evernote-Style Notes App


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Windows/Mac/Linux: When it comes to notes apps, you have a seemingly endless trail of options, but it’s rare to find one that’s cross-platform, supports the Evernote-style of rich notes, and works without needing an account somewhere. Collate is just that.

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The Beginner’s Guide to 1Password


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Using a password manager is basically internet security 101 these days, but that doesn’t make them any less intimidating. If you’ve never used a password manager, they’re annoying, cumbersome to use, and baffling at a glance. 1Password is one of the easiest to use options around, but that doesn’t mean you don’t some…

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Microsoft’s Wunderlist Replacement, To-Do Is Now Available


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Windows/Web/iOS/Android: Microsoft has released a public preview for its new to-do app, aptly called To-Do. This is ostensibly Microsoft’s version of Wunderlist, which the company acquired back in 2015.

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Google Maps Adds a Directions Widget, iMessage App, and Timeline to the iPhone App


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iPhone: Google pushed out an update to Google Maps today that adds in a few handy new features, including a new lock screen widget, an iMessage app, and the creepy Your Timeline feature that’s been available elsewhere for a while.

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Instagram Adds Collections to Help Organize Bookmarked Posts


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If you save a lot of posts using Instagram’s bookmarking feature you’ve probably lamented the fact that those bookmarked posts just pile up into an unorganized list. Today, Instagram announced that it’s rolling out a means to actually organize those posts.

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Instagram Adds Collections to Help Organize Bookmarked Posts


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If you save a lot of posts using Instagram’s bookmarking feature you’ve probably lamented the fact that those bookmarked posts just pile up into an unorganized list. Today, Instagram announced that it’s rolling out a means to actually organize those posts.

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