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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…

Amazing Alex

Today's app of the day Amazing Alex.


If you have played The Incredible Machine before, you will know exactly what to expect when playing Amazing Alex. In short, Rovio's follow up to Angry Birds is another physics based puzzler, but instead of launching birds at pigs, you are are required to use a variety of household objects to collect 'stars', by hitting those objects with other objects.

Sounds a bit convoluted if you have not played a game like this before, but trust me, it is really quite simple. In fact, for the first 10 - 20 levels, you will wonder how a game like this is designed for anyone with a double digit IQ, but things quickly pick up, with the levels and challenge increasing in unison. 

All the standard Rovio touches are head, including crisp graphics, sounds and presentation. In fact, anyone who has played Angry Birds will feel right at home with the presentation and level progression system (the good ol' 1 - 3 star system is back). At the end of the day, this is not going to shake up the mobile gaming market as much as Angry Birds did, and it is definitely not innovative, but then again neither was Angry Birds. This doesn't mean it isn't a good game though. Check it out. 






In the words of the developer:

GET READY FOR SOMETHING AMAZING!
AN AMAZING NEW PHYSICS PUZZLE GAME FROM THE CREATORS OF ANGRY BIRDS!
Meet Amazing Alex! This whiz kid has a boundless imagination and a houseful of fun toys that can turn anything into an adventure!
From cleaning up his room to battling cardboard robots in his backyard, Alex creates amazing chain reactions to get the job done with the maximum amount of fun! Now he has some challenges for you -- and he wants to see the most creative solutions YOU can create!
With 100 challenging levels across four fun-filled locations, there’s a whole world of creations to explore!

Price: 99 cents

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