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.

Week’s best deals on VPNs, cables and Apple Watch chargers [Deals]

This sleek hub wirelessly recharges your Apple Watch, along with up to 3 USB-connected devices.
This sleek hub wirelessly recharges your Apple Watch, along with up to 3 USB-connected devices.
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Another week, another round of great deals. This week, we’ve got a pair of extra long Lightning cables, two web-securing VPN subscriptions, and an Apple Watch charging hub. Each one is worth checking out, and worth more than you’ll pay.

Lumi, Moog Model 15, and other awesome apps of the week

'Appy weekend everyone.As usual, that means we're counting down the top apps you may have missed from the previous 7 days -- everything from an update to a truly excellent game to a fantastic way to keep up to date with your Apple Watch.Without further ado, then, here are this week’s awesome apps!
Have we got some apps for you!
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In a week in which we heard about the impending Apple Music refresh, Drake’s Views album proved a smash hit for Apple, and the LAPD revealed that it had successfully hacked the iPhone 5s as part of a high-profile murder investigation, some great new — and newly-updated — apps arrived in the App Store.

Check out our picks for the week’s best below. What better way to spend a lazy Sunday?