Netflix to add offline viewing by the end of 2016

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Netflix wants to serve you offline.
Netflix wants to serve you offline.
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Netflix is working to bring offline viewing to its smartphone and tablet apps by the end of 2016, according to sources familiar with its plans.

The feature will allow subscribers to save episodes of their favorite shows and feature length movies to their devices and then enjoy them later without a data connection.

Today in Apple history: Original Apple I sells for big bucks at auction

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A working Apple-1 is worth a small fortune these days.
A working Apple 1 will set you back a small fortune.
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Friday24On June 24, 2013, an Apple I — the first ever computer built by Apple Computer, Inc. — was listed for auction by international auction house Christie’s.

Thought to be one of the first 25 units to be built by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the late 1970s, the unit featured no Apple logo, but rather a signature from Woz, who designed the machine. It sold for an impressive $390,000, ranking it among the most expensive computers ever sold.

4 lessons Apple Car should learn from Tesla

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If Apple really is making a car, it should take some cues from Tesla.
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With all the recent rumors that Apple will build an electric car within the next few years, obviously Cupertino is going to be compared to the big electric car company of the moment, Tesla Motors.

Tesla sold more than 50,000 model S sedans in 2015, so I’m taking a look at four Apple Car lessons that Tim Cook and Jony Ive should learn from Tesla.

Check out the video below.

This Bluetooth speaker lives up to the name ‘boombox’ [Deals]

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The G-BOOM is ready to rock the block.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

What ever happened to the boombox, the chunky sound blaster built to bring the noise anywhere, and built to last? With all the effete Bluetooth speakers on the market — designed to be compact and pretty — the G-BOOM does away with pretense and gets right to the point.

This thing is tough, with rubber feet, a big, dumb handle on top that begs you to take the G-BOOM with you, and a sturdy build with plenty of space for the speaker’s powerful sound driver. Of course it also packs in all the nifty wireless features you’d ever want. It’s a modern take on the classic boombox that’s just $79.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.