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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…

Tap the Ballz

Today's app of the day is Tap the Ballz.

The android platform is home to 1000s of great games, with many of the most popular mobile games such as Angry Birds, Candy Crush and Fruit Ninja sitting near the top of the play store rankings. These are the tried and tests mobile gaming classics. Every now and then though, a new game comes along with a fresh twist on mobile gaming, giving players something unique to try - when they get it right you know that there will be countless imitators. Tap the Ballz is one such game - a brilliant, fresh new Android game that I can not recommend enough.

As with all great mobile games, the rules are simple. In short, you have to touch the balls. You so not dot touch the stones. With this simple very simple mechanic in mind, you can explore three different game modes of bright and cornflour addictiveness. The Classic mode is a good place to get started, where you will race the clock to get personal best timings on tapping 25 or 50 balls. This is how I started and after one or two attempts, I was hooked. From there you can move onto Zen Mode (touch as many balls within a specified time limit), and Arcade mode (touch as many balls as possible before running out of lives).

All three game modes work on the same simple formula of touching balls, not stones. This may sound like a pretty ridiculous concept, but the execution is perfect with a simple menu system, great graphics, but most importantly, fantastic gameplay. I am the type of person who doesn't mind competing against my own personal bests but with on line leader boards and  social network connectivity, it is easy to try and be the best amongst your friends.

What Tap the Ballz does best is to keep things simple. That's what users want on their mobile device, and the developer (Tip Top Games) has delivered in spades. Check out Tab the Ballz today - you will not be disappointed!

In the words of the developer:

The beautiful and addictive casual hit game Tap the Ballz is now available on Android phones and tablets! Best of all: it's 100 percent free!
The task is simple: Tap the Ballz and dont't tap the Stones!
Test your skills in 3 game modes: Classic, Arcade and Zen:
* Classic: How long does it take you to touch 25 balls or 50 balls? Find it out in this addictive mode. 
* Zen: Fight the clock and touch as many ballz as possible in 15 or 30 seconds.
* Arcade: Try to touch as many ballz as possible before running out of lives. Can you tap 100 Balls?
All game modes have one thing in common: Don't tap the Stones! Each tapped Stone gets you penalized!
Get competitive! Post your highscores on the Leaderboards or share them on Facebook and compare your skills against your friends and players worldwide!
* Addictive, challenging gameplay!
* Get competitive with Leaderboards and Facebook!
* Various game modes: from casual to pro! 100 hours of fun!
* Simple mechanics: Tap the Ballz and dont't tap the Stones!
* 100 percent free!

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