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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…

Temple Run and Brain Age Test

In my usual style, here are two apps to make up for missing one yesterday.

Temple Run

The first app for the day is Temple Run. 

Temple Run started off as a smash hit on iOS, but it has now migrated to Android with a quality port. The concept of Temple Run is simple. In short, your character has to out-run some Evil Demon Monkeys, through a temple, collecting coins or gems along the way. You turn by swiping left and right, and jump and slide by swiping up and down. 

The concept is simple, but the gameplay is great. More than any other game I have played in a long time it features that "just one more go" addicitive-ness that makes it very difficult to switch off. On top of that, the graphics are very functional (I wouldn't say great, but they get the job done), and as you progress the gameplay deepens allowing you to use your coins to buy power-ups.

All in all, this would have to be one of the best Android games (well at  least the most addicting) at the moment. Give it go.


 


In the words of the developer:

Run for your life!
The addictive mega-hit Temple Run is now out for Android! All your friends are playing it - can you beat their high scores?!
You've stolen the cursed idol from the temple, and now you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, unlock new characters, and see how far you can run!
"In every treasure hunting adventure movie there’s one scene in which the plucky hero finally gets his hands on the treasure but then has to navigate a maze of booby traps in order to get out alive. Temple Run is this scene and nothing else. And it’s amazing." - SlideToPlay.com

REVIEWS
★ "Most thrilling and fun running game in a while, possibly ever." - TheAppera.com
★ "A fast and frenzied experience." - IGN.com
★ "Very addicting… definitely a very different running game." - Appolicious.com
★ Voted by TouchArcade Forums as Game of the Week
★ One of TouchArcade's Best Games of the Month
★ Over 50 MILLION players worldwide!
Price: Free

Brain Age Test

The second app for the day is Brain Age Test


Brain Age Test is a great simple app to fill in a couple of seconds if you are bored and want to get competitive with your friends. To play, you have to remember the order of some coloured balls from lowest to highest, then try to push the balls in that order after only a short time to memorise the order.

It might not make much sense in words, but in practice it works well. Give it a go, you might be surprised who does well and who doesn't!

In the words of the developers:

Find out your brain age.
Simple yet addicting app which tests your brain age base on your game performance.
Improves and tests your short-term memory and brain age. Shows you exact age of your brain.
Try this Brain Age Analyzer and detect your brain age.
Calculate your mental age.
Note: You should move/install app to phone if you want to use our widget
Follow the instructions below.
* You may post your results to global scoreboard and compare with other player from all over the world.
* Don’t be angry at your brain age anal. results, simply continue use it for about 10 minutes each day and you will notice great improvements shortly.
* You can track your progress and improvements on the progress screen.

The best app for kids, girls, boys, women, men, all ages and genders! If you are a kid, a boy, a girl, a man, a woman or loves Pudding Face Detector you'll love Brain Age Test
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— How to play instructions —
You can have 3 failure attempts until the test finishes and you will see your results.
When the test runs you will see a set of bubbles with numbers for a short time that you should memorize (activating your brain short-term memory).
After the numbers disappear you have to tap each bubble in their corresponding numbers ascending order.
When the test finishes you can post the result to the scoreboard and see others results.
Please, specify your country, soon we are going to make a contest for the smartest country in the world
Price: Free

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Today's app of the day is Social Bookmarks



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