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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…

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD

I have again had a busy weekend, and failed to recommend an app for Saturday, so here are two.

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD

Today's first app of the day is Splashtop Remote Desktop HD.


Splashtop Remote Desktop HD is a great Android app that allows you to easily stream you Mac or PC desktop to your android tablet. To get started you install a simple client on your PC, install the app on your tablet, select your computer after a simple scan, and that's about it.

Splashtop Remote Desktop HD operates well enough to play games, surf the net, write documents, and even watch video content. There is something quite special about having the power of Windows 7 on your tablet, and even with touch controls, almost everything can be achieved with relative ease.

If you can fork out a few $$ for the app (or have an ASUS prime in which it came pre-installed), then Splashtop Remote Desktop HD is a brilliant addition to your app library, and one which will make your tablet more versatile than you thought possible. 




In the words of the developer:

#1 Remote Desktop App Optimized for Android 3.x Tablet!
Special promotion as $8.99(Regular price: $19.99) for Splashtop Remote Desktop winning Best of CES 2012 -- Best Mobile App!!
#1 Remote Desktop App with 5M+ mobile users!
Go everywhere with your tablet and have full access to your PC or MAC!!
Optimized for Android 3.x (Honeycomb) and nVidia Tegra 2 tablets -- Motorola Xoom, Asus Transformer, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Acer Iconia Tab A500, Acer Picasso, LG G-Slate, etc.
Note: HTC Jetstream is currently not supported due to technical limitations.
** BEST OF CES 2011 AWARD
** #1 Android Market "Top New Paid App"(June)
** Top Android Market business apps in US, UK, Canada etc.
** #1 iPad, iPhone, Windows, MAC, WebOS, etc.
This is the ONLY remote desktop app that streams smooth, high-res video and audio from your PC or Mac, allowing you to interact with your PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, Quicken, and other applications. Access your PC or MAC programs, games, multimedia content, and files over Wi-Fi and 3G/4G networks. Go everywhere with just your Android without having to carry your computer!

* Access your PowerPoint and Keynote with full animations and sound
* Access Microsoft Outlook with folders and archives
* Access your Excel and Word applications with 100% compatibility
* Watch Flash videos (Hulu, AOL Video, Yahoo Video, etc.), DVDs, Media Center
* Listen to music in any format on your computer (WMV, Real, WMA, MP3, AAC, etc.)
* Play 3D games such as World of Warcraft, StarCraft, Civilization V, etc.
* Access your full computer browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) including your bookmarks, favorite plug-ins, and extensions (Flash, Java, etc.)
* Play Facebook Flash games like FarmVille, CityVille, Pet Society, Café World, FrontierVille, and Mafia Wars
* Access your Quicken, iPhoto, and other computer programs not available for Android OS
★★★★★ "Both a breakthrough and a bargain." -- The New York Times
★★★★★ "Splashtop -- Meet the most popular app on iTunes." -- USA Today
★★★★★ "Splashtop Remote Desktop App Flirts with Greatness" -- Mac News World
★★★★★ "Splashtop Remote WINS hands down!" -- Apps for iPads
★★★★★ "Splashtop Remote is... extremely easy to setup" -- Pixelatedgeek.com
★★★★★ Best of CES 2011 Award -- Laptop Magazine

Fast and Easy Setup:
* One-click access to your computer desktop with minimal setup
* Install the free Splashtop Streamer on your computer - supports Windows 7, Vista, and XP (including Home Premium), as well as Mac OS X 10.6+ (Snow Leopard or Lion is required for Mac users)
* Application automatically finds your local computers -- sign in to your Gmail account on the app and Streamer to find your computers across the Internet
* A computer with dual-core CPU on remote PC strongly recommended for best performance
Price: $8.49

Flying Penguin

The second app of the day is Flying Penguin.

Flying Penguin  is an addicting android game, in a similar vein to other "flying" games such as Dragon Fly. In fact, the game mechanics of Flying Penguin is identical to Dragon Fly in almost every way. As is well established with mobile devices these days, a good copy is not necessarily a bad thing, with imitation and blatant rip-off's often being more popular than the games they are inspired from.

All in all, although Flying Penguin lacks a little polish, it is still a great time-killer and worth a play.


 

In the words of the developer:


This great success on the iPhone, Flying Penguin (or Racing Penguin) is also on android! fun game!
Slide down the mountains of Antarctica and flap your wings to fly. Go as fast as you can to escape from the polar bear.
if you like tiny wings you will love this cool physics based game.
3 addicting worlds, 24 racing levels, improve your skills to go faster than a car a motorbike or a shooting star. Escape from the funny bear.
get it while its free!

By Top Free Games - Best apps, this fun game is our best game. If you like angry birds, fruit Ninja, cut the rope, racing and tiny wings you will love this one.
Best free game for all ages (also kids boys and girls will have fun)
Five stars!

Price: Free

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- Daily Motion
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