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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…

Find the City

Today's app of the day is Find the City.

Geography is one of those subject matters that people either 'get' or will struggle with their entire life. For some of us, the difference between Austria and Australia will never be apparent, and being able to distinguish between South Korea or Japan will be all but am impossibility. Luckily, for those who want to learn more about the world, or for those who want to use their knowledge competitively.

If this sounds like it could be something of interest, I can not recommend enough checking out Find the City, a great new android game by developer Brillisoft. Game-play involves trying to find a random city as quickly as possible - with the game flashing a name on the screen, and you having to pan and zoom until you are confident your cross-hairs are pointing to the right location. The closer and quicker you are to the location, the more points you will get.

Not only can you play alone, but you can also challenge your friends across a variety of social networks. This is a great way to develop your skills and learn the location of obscure places rights across the globe. With over 10,000 cities programmed into the game, there is very little chance of you coming across the same place twice, with the developer going as far as promising this will never occur in the same day.

All in all, this is a great android app. On top of solid gameplay it looks and sounds fantastic, with a slick and functional menu and game system. Strongly recommended!

In the words of the developer:

Find The City is a fun and educational geography game, for kids of all ages!

At the start of a round, you are asked to find a city, which could be anywhere in the world. Your goal is to find the city as quickly as possible, by flicking and pinching the screen and clicking a button when you have the city in your crosshairs. The closer you get to the target city and the quicker you find it, the more points you get.

Play this game often enough and you'll know where thousands of cities are located! Version 3 now includes multiplayer mode...

Features in current version...
★ (3.0) Challenge your friends to multiplayer games via Facebook, Email, SMS, or Twitter.
★ (3.0) You can challenge your friends, whether they have an iPhone, Android device, or Windows Phone.
★ (3.0) In multiplayer mode, you must find 10 cities in 300 seconds.
★ (3.0) You are given 3 attempts to complete challenge.
★ (3.0) Check scores and rankings to see how you and your friends are doing.
★ (3.0) Share your rankings and score via Email, Facebook, or Twitter.
★ (2.0) The same city won't show twice on the same day
★ (2.0) User experience / design improvements
★ (2.0) 5,000 new cities! 10,000 in total.
★ (2.0) Hint arrow at all levels
★ (2.0) Skip cities in lower levels
★ (2.0) Share your high-score on Facebook
★ (1.1) Complete all 10 levels to beat the game
★ (1.1) Your hi-score is tracked
★ (1.1) Capital cities only in first few levels
★ (1.1) In level 1, 90 seconds to find city
★ (1.1) Less time in higher levels
★ (1.1) If you run out of time, game ends
★ (1.1) Background music and sound-effects
★ (1.1) Pause game on exit

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