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News has been making the rounds this week about the Netflix secret request feature, which allows users to suggest movies and TV shows that aren't currently available for streaming. The request page is hidden in Netflix help centre, which is probably the reason why most users weren't previously aware of it.


Your Netflix viewing history can be both a blessing and a curse. The app keeping track of what you've watched in the past helps it make some more educated suggestions about what you should watch in the future when you're bored and need some help deciding, and it can also help you remember what the name of the awesome movie was you stumbled across two weeks ago.

On the other hand, it can also tip off all your friends that you spent yesterday afternoon engrossed in a full-on Muppets marathon.


Android: Whether they're front and centre or lurking behind the scenes, nearly every app is taking a nibble (or a huge bite) out of your mobile data. You could comb through your phone's stats and see which app is using the bulk of your data plan, or you could install Datally, Google's new data management app. It's able to see how much data your phone is using to stay connected, and alert you to apps that consume more than the amount with which you're comfortable, granting you the ability to cut their access off with a single tap.


With streaming services like Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music, and SoundCloud in the mix, the way we pay for music is a-changin'. Have you gone full streaming? Or do you still buy albums and song downloads?


Vegging out in front of the TV can be a fun activity for a lazy Sunday, but while you're binge-watching every episode of Jessica Jones, your weekend is passing you by. On Monday you'll wonder where all that time went that you'd planned to use to fix up the house, read a book, and hang out with friends.