Download This! – October 2017

By Katy R. on October 6, 2017

Download This October 2017

Looking for some neat things to download this month.  Check out these recommendations from Kansas Broadband Internet.  We hope you enjoy our selections!

“Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

“Little Fires Everywhere” is a story of a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland - Shaker Heights where everything is planned - from the layout of the winding roads, to the colors of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.  Elena Richardson emb

odies the lifestyle perfectly with her guiding principle of playing by the rules.

An enigmatic artist and single mother, Mia Warren, arrives in this idyllic bubble with her teenaged 

daughter Pearl and rents a house from the Richardson’s.  Mia and Pearl soon become more than tenants: all four Richardson children are drawn to the mother-daughter pair. But Mia carries with her a mysterious past and a disregard for the status quo that threatens to overturn this carefully ordered community.

Little Fires Everywhere

When old family friends of the Richardson’s attempt to adopt a Chinese-American baby, a custody battle erupts that dramatically divides the town and puts Mia and Elena on opposing sides. Suspicious of Mia and her motives, Elena is determined to uncover the secrets in Mia's past. But her obsession will come at unexpected and devastating costs.

The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)

The Man in the High Castle is a series based on the ambitious alternate history project about a world where the United States loses World War II.  Set in 1962, 17 years after the United States lost WWII to Germany and Japan, Nazis control most of the East and middle of what is now called The Greater Nazi Reich while Japan controls much of the west coast under the name Japanese Pacific States. There is a lawless "neutral zone" slicing through the country along the Rocky Mountains.

The Man in the High Castle
Much of the early appeal of Man in the High Castle is the look and feel of it, an oddly compelling twist on history that gives off a science fiction essence without spaceships or aliens. The disorienting nature of, essentially, American Nazis adds to the jarring disconnect — a different kind of alien among us.

The Man in the High Castle is in no rush to tell its story. It sure seems unlikely that season one will answer the main question at hand — why are the images on the film reel so different from "real life"?

It could just be that The Man in the High Castle wants to let viewers marinate in the core issues of the series — such as what it’s like to not be free and what it takes for a people to rebound from utter defeat — and that could take some time.

But even past the halfway point, The Man in the High Castle is still refreshingly intriguing and worth the investment.

 

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Microsoft)

Yeah, okay, not very exciting – We know. But this big update is supposed to take up almost 5 GB of data by most calculations, so it’s definitely worth downloading proactively!

Use this link to download the update to your computer before October 17.  No need to wait ‘til midnight or after to download with Kansas Broadband Internet.  You have Unlimited Data 24-7!  To ensure the fastest upload, you may limit your streaming usage or other downloads on other devices until you have completed this download.

Windows 10

OR!!!

A cool bonus: this update includes the ability to specify what bandwidth your device uses to download and upload system and app updates (see here for more info). That will help you save some speed for fun stuff – like the other recommendations in this list!