Last Week’s Top Downloads

Last Week’s Top Downloads

Every week, we share a number of downloads for all platforms to help you get things done. Here were the top downloads from last week.

This Evil Alarm Clock App Is the Only Reason I’m Awake Right Now

I believe my dreams. Say I’m dreaming about getting to the airport, or finding the room with the final exam I haven’t studied for. When an alarm goes off, I snooze it: I am on a very important mission and cannot be interrupted. That is why I need this evil, terrible alarm clock app.

The Laziest, Cheapest Way to Circumvent Your Snooping ISP

iOS 10.3 Introduces a New File System, Adds In-App Reviews, and Find My AirPods

Apple’s released iOS 10.3 today, which isn’t a particularly interesting update, but it does have a few minor improvements, including a new file system, that are worth mentioning.

Night Shift, Apple’s Automatic Screen Dimming Software, Is Now Available For Your Mac

If you’re a fan of Night Shift on your iPhone, or F.lux on your Mac, you’ll be happy to know that Apple’s rolling out an update to macOS today that adds the time-based colour-shifting feature to your Mac.

If you’re having trouble getting calls through to your member of Congress, an app called Stance says it can help. You just record a message, and it keeps trying until it can deliver that message to voicemail. There’s a big caveat on that, though.

How to Anonymize Your Browsing with a Tor-Powered Raspberry Pi Hotspot

If you’ve been thinking about trying out Tor to anonymize all your web browsing, you could just download a browser and give that a spin, but it’s much more fun to make your own highly portable proxy that you can easily connect to on a whim. Enter the Raspberry Pi.

Microsoft Excel Finally Gets Real-Time Co-Authoring

If you use an online app like Google Docs then you’ve long been accustomed to having multiple people collaborate on the same document or spreadsheet at once. Microsoft Excel is finally taking a step into this brave new world of simultaneous editing and adding the ability to co-author spreadsheets.

Google Calendar Is Now Optimised for the iPad

If you’re the sort of person that’s ditched clunky laptops in favour of a svelte tablet lifestyle, you’ll be happy to hear that Google has finally optimised their calendar app just for the iPad.

IFTTT Adds Support for the iPhone Calendar and App Store

If This Then That (IFTTT), one of our favourite automation services, introduced support for both the iOS Calendar and App Store today. That means you can do cool things like add events to your iPhone calendar from Alexa, integrate weather reports, and more.