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Netflix has offered the ability to download shows for a couple of years now. However, the onus was on the user to manually add episodes into the offline mode. Thankfully, a new software update takes care of the downloading for you. Here's how it works.

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The Disconnect, a new magazine featuring short stories, articles and poetry, is online-only. But you can't actually read it while you're online. The webzine hides behind a warning notice until you disconnect your phone or computer from the internet. (The whole zine loads as soon as you visit one page.) "This is not a Luddite rallying cry against modernity," says editor Chris Bolin. It's "an experiment-in-progress".

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When people ask where I live I'm more likely to say "Twitter" than my city of residence. And just like my actual city, sometimes I need to get out of town and hole up somewhere else -- somewhere with actual trees with actual birds tweeting.

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Great news if you're the sort of person who just wants to kick back and watch movies on your laptop when you're flying. The Netflix app for Windows 10 now supports offline playback, meaning you can download shows and movies and save them for when you don't have Wi-Fi.

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Google has rolled out a new version of its Sheets spreadsheet that adds offline mode, improves performance with larger spreadsheets and enables filtered views. The improvements are welcome, but some missing features might cause you to hold back on switching.

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Google Drive lets you work offline so you can view and edit files without an internet connection -- but you have to be using the right browser or mobile app, and it still only works with some features. Here's where you can do it.

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English-language editions of Wikipedia will be offline for 24 hours from 4pm Wednesday January 18 (Australian Eastern daylight saving time) to protest the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the US. If you urgently need Wikipedia content during that period, what can you do? Here are a few emergency alternatives.