October 25: Rihanna launches “Rogue Man” at Macy’s in Atlanta, GA
October 25: Rihanna promotes “Rogue Man” at Macy’s in Atlanta.
Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from this week.
There are a lot of great apps out there, but not every great app can be a looker. While the fan favorites are great, here are some alternatives to the apps that have the steepest learning curves.
You don't have to excel at Excel to make the most of the spreadsheet app. Download free templates to use Microsoft's program to manage your schedules, budget your money and much more.
Windows: Many people have kept their old Windows XP computers running because they have software on the systems that can't be reinstalled. VirtualXP lets you migrate an existing Windows XP installation into a virtual machine that you can run on Windows 7 or 8.
Windows only: Games are best when played full screen, but many won't play nice with Alt+Tab in full screen mode—which means you can't look at your browser for a guide or change the music playing in the background. Borderless Gaming fixes that problem.
Win/Mac/Linux: Streaming music or movies from a computer to a set-top box, TV, receiver, or any other device in your home entertainment system isn't difficult, but finding a media server with great features that's also easy to use can be tricky. Universal Media Server gets the balance right.
iPhone/Windows Phone: You have a ton of options for calculators on your phone, but Photomath does things differently. Just point your phone's camera at an equation and PhotoMath automatically comes up with the solution.
The same team who released the kind of sketchy iOS 7 jailbreak has released a jailbreak for iOS 8.1. Currently, it's Windows-only, in Chinese, and doesn't install Cydia by default. You should probably wait to install it.
Android: File this under the "manipulative apps for parents" category. Ignore No More was developed to prevent kids (or even your significant other) from ignoring your repeated calls or text messages. Until they call you back, their phones are locked.
iOS: One of the best ways to break out of your filter bubble is to read news sources with multiple perspectives on a variety of topics. Random, an app for iPhone and iPad, breaks you out by intentionally guiding you to new topics and interesting articles at sites you may not otherwise read.
Android/iOS/Web: Today, Google announced a new version of its Play Music service. In addition to the standard Material Design update, Google has added curated playlists. A trick it learned from Songza.
Let’s get HalloWeird! Watch TelAmerican Horror Story on the Comedy Central app right now.
Family Costume: Dragons, The Mother of Dragons….. And Khal Drogo on a job interview.