Skip to main content

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…

News Republic

Today's app of the day is News Republic.

News Republic is a great new sourcing and reading app for android users. After installing the app, users have the ability to chose a variety of categories of news sources. Once chosen, News Republic will collate those sources into easy to read streams. There is also a great tablet version of the app which is well worth checking out.

News Republic is similar to other great news apps such as News360. With plenty of options out there, the number of options for catching up on news for android users is almost limitless, but News Republic is up there with the best.




In the words of the developer:

★ ONE APP, ALL YOUR NEWS! ★
It's smart, it's beautiful, it's just for you.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
"News on steroïds" - AppScout
"Live news on your smartphone at any time" - Gizmodo
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
NEWS REPUBLIC 2.0 is out now with a completely revamped look and feel, including new features and even more ways to discover, explore and react to the news you want to read.
The already best-rated News App now has an elegant new design, beautiful photo and video galleries and an improved interface. Check out NEWS REPUBLIC 2.0 now!
NEWS REPUBLIC 2.0 features more content than ever including articles and opinions from major players right alongside specialist experts - including ITN, Press Association, Tech Radar, The Sports Review, WENN, HitFix, The Next Web, AFP... More content sources are added regularly with more top names already on the horizon for the future.
Ever wished for an app that would offer all the news that matters to you? An app that would cut through the noise of too many global news sources and deliver only the topics that you want to follow? An app that would make news more personal and inspiring? News Republic is just that!

News Republic is a global news app that lets you be your own news editor: set-up your own personal news channels on the topics of your choice, and explore the news through TagNav™, an innovative news navigation system. Get the whole picture on the topics that are the most relevant to you. Keep up to date on everything about your favorite football team, the latest tech news from the Silicon Valley or follow a specific company, brand or politician. You can track the latest hot topics from national or world news - News Republic will explore over 10,000 daily articles from trusted sources - news agencies, global and local media and blogs.
The app covers your topics and delivers full articles, photos and videos directly to your device so you never miss what is important to you.
AN EDITION JUST FOR YOU > News Republic is available in 8 regional editions - USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, LatAm and International, so you can always find the news that speaks to you!
Get all the national and international news on: Politics, Presidential Elections, Sports, Business, Technology, Apps, Entertainment, People, Olympics, Euro 2012, Tennis, Football, Baseball, Basketball, Rugby, Movies, Gossip, TV, and many more topics.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
★ Main features ★
* PERSONALIZE > Create your own channels and follow only the topics that matter to you.
* EXPLORE > Browse the news through the innovative TagNav™ explorer.
* GET ALERTED > Set custom alerts on your favorite topics and never miss important news.
* SHARE > Read any article and share it with friends by email, Twitter or Facebook.
* REACT > Express your mood on any topic and read the articles with the most reactions.
* EXTEND > Find out more about the article you just read from a selection of top online resources.
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
★ Love News Republic? ‏★
Follow us on Twitter - @newsrepublic
Like us on Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/pages/News-Republic/126696134097769
Watch the app in action on YouTube - http://www.youtube.com/user/mobilesrepublic
Price: Free

Popular posts from this blog

Wish - shopping made fun - and easy - and cheap!

These days sites like Amazon or eBay make buying and selling online quick and easy. Unfortunately, sometimes the sheer breadth of products available (everything on earth!) makes it difficult to impulse buy or get the same experience one haves when wandering around a shop or past windows. Luckily, apps now exist to replicate that experience.

The best of the lot is Wish - which has the tagline 'shopping made fun' which could not be more true! When opening the app there are lots of categories to choose from, allowing you to pick the type of products you want to browse and going from there. Buying and checking out is only ever a few clicks away and if you are not careful you will very quickly load up on more products than you need!

I've launched sites that help out with buying cheap gadgets in the past, and it was heavily inspired by apps such as Wish which really allow someone to sit back and take pleasure in the shopping experience again! Download Wish now!

Download Wish fro…

Hearthstone - better late than never - the best android card game!

I'll cut to it - Hearthstone is one of the best games you can get for your Android device - in fact, I am sure that plenty of people would argue it is one of the best games you can get at all - even on a PC! With that in mind, there's no reason not to jump in now and start experiencing this great offering from Blizzard. 
The gameplay is turn based card strategy, think Magic the Gathering, but fare more simple. Every turn the number of points you have to spend on cards increases, so it means that games start quite evenly handed but can escalate quickly, especially when more experienced players know how to string together the abilities of their cards.
The objective is to eliminate the health of your opponent - and once you succeed the victory is entirely satisfying, with some truly fantastic sounds and effects that drive home the sense of achievement. This is of course a free to play game, and it is possible to spend real world money in the store but it is not required to have …

UNCHARTED: Fortune Hunter - continue Drake's adventure on your phone!

It's been a while now since Uncharted 4 was released though to date it is still one of the best games on the PS4. At the time of its release, a lot of people might not have noticed that an Android entry into the Uncharted series was also released. Now I'm late to the party on this one but I think it's well worth checking out - better late than never!

The game is in the style of the 'Go' games that are really popular, such as Hitman Go and Lara Croft Go. The gameplay sees you move from square to square on a map trying to unlock a series of objectives or reach a destination. It's a polished game with great sound, graphics and gameplay. Strongly recommended!


Download Uncharted: Fortune Hunter now.