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Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Grab Radio

Today's app of the day is Grab Radio ***UPDATE: has temporarily been removed from the app store***

Grab Radio is a fantastic app for music and podcast lovers, right across the globe. In short, Garb Radio allows Android users to seamlessly stream over 30,000 radio stations to their device for on-the-go entertainment.

It is easy to find stations, with a variety of categories available for browsing. Within seconds I was listening to my favourite local stations, with buffer times faster than even the native apps for some stations. Sound quality was also great. It didn't take long before I started browsing some overseas stations. Whether it is middle-eastern techo, or British alt rock, there is absolutely something for everyone to listen to using Grab Radio.

Finally, there are a few little "extras" that make Grab Music a great experience. One of these is built in Shazam functionality, making recognition of tracks hassle free. In addition, Grab Radio allows users to easily "favourite" their most used stations, it runs in the background of your device (with s good notification icon) smoothly, and includes all the expected social network sharing functionality.

All in all, Grab Radio is well worth the install for those who want to add some variety and depth to their radio listening!



In the words of the developer:

Grab the best radio from over 30,000 local and global Internet/ FM stations on your Android Phone. Use Grab Radio to listen to your favourite radio stations and podcasts and keep up to date with the latest news and sport. 
“This is a real music lover’s radio app with language and country exploration a real bonus. Burst open your musical horizons and break into unchartered territory’s, with Jazz from Cuba, Grunge from Seattle, Hip Hop from the Bronx or talk radio from the ’auld sod’…(that’s Ireland in case you’re wondering!). So whether your Ryan is a Seacrest or a Tubridy, your George is a Boy or a Hook, Grab Radio is the one for you. “
Catch up with all the latest news and sport while getting to work every morning or keep up-to-date with the goings on in your hometown while the other side of the globe. 
Radio Station not providing track data and you love that tune? No Problem! Just use our built in Shazam feature to get that song.
So come on all you music junkies download and discover the audio and visual feast that is Grab Radio and discover a world of music, for less than its costs to download a tune!
Grab Radio Features:
 Instant access to 30,000 radio stations worldwide without having to download separate radio apps!
 Search for your station directly or through specific categories such as Local radio, talk radio, Sports radio, Music genre, Artist, Location, Popularity, podcasts etc……
 vote for songs or topics using the thumbs up/down buttons
 Add favourite stations for easy access again and again.
 Tag all the tunes you like to your tagged songs list and listen to them again and again for FREE using the YouTube button.
 Alternatively, use the built-in Shazam feature to identify that track!
 Seamlessly interact with the Amazon store using the ‘Grab’ button to add to your music collection
 Connect to an artist’s Facebook & Twitter feeds via the ‘More’ button 
 Choose different Stream Types depending on 3G or wireless signal strength 
 Plays in background while you run other apps
 Fall asleep to GrabRadio with our built in sleep timer


Support
We pride ourselves on giving the best customer service we possibly can. So please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any problems or questions or would like to know more about our products and services. We are very keen to hear any feedback you may have to give us!
* "Shazam" is a third-party app that must be loaded on to your Android device in order for Shazam
functionality to be available, some versions of Shazam can incur a cost.
Grab Radio (has temporarily been removed from the app store)
Price: $1.64 (AUD)


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