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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…

World Cup Brazil 2014 England

Today's app of the day is World Cup Brazil 2014 England.


Now that the 2014 FIFA World Cup has kicked off in Brazil, there is no better time for football fans to install a world cup companion app on their Android mobile device. Now, there are a few options available in Google Play that satisfies this criteria, but in  my opinion, none are better than 'World Cup Brazil 2014 England'. Don't let the title fool you though - this app is not just an excellent addition to a phone or tablet for English supporters, but instead is a 'must install' for any serious football (or soccer) fan!

This is evident from the moment the app is turned on, where you get to conveniently pick your team. I'm from Australia, so naturally I checked the image of my flag and proceeded. Best of all, you are not restricted to only one team. Instead the app allows you to choose multiple favourites, making it easy to stay up to date in relation to each one. 

Once your favourite teams are selected, the app allows you to access a comprehensive suite of information through a clean, simple and fast interface. Don't let the simplicity make you think for a second that the app is not feature packed, because you could not be more wrong. In fact, there is practically no information not included in this app - everything you want can be at your fingertips in seconds. A great example is the team summaries. Not only do you have images of the players, but also short bios and live streams of their Twitter feeds. It is these little touches that really sets this World Cup companion apart from the competition. 

Some features, such as a live match center are behind pay-walls, and the app is add supported, but they never really get in the way or wreck the user experience. Instead, you can really tell that the designer has put a lot of work into the little aspects of the app, whether it be the completely customised icons and graphics, or even some fun little 'side mode' such as the 'Football wives' quiz. For an app that only has a life-span of a month or so, this one has really blown me away.

All in all, a fantastic Android app, and a must have for any world cup fan. I suggest downloading it now and really getting behind your favourite team!





In the words of the developer:

World cup Brazil 2014 England
For all football fans in England - this is the app to support the England squad in Brazil during the World cup 2014! After the tremendous success of the European Championship 2012 App we have further developed our app to what we believe is simply the best app in the Playstore today. It truly provides everything you need to know to fully enjoy every second of the championship and support the England team to be the next World Champions!
This great football app features - World Cup Brazil 2014 England:
World cup Brazil 2014 England
For all football fans in England - this is the app to support the England squad in Brazil during the World cup 2014! After the tremendous success of the European Championship 2012 App we have further developed our app to what we believe is simply the best app in the Playstore today. It truly provides everything you need to know to fully enjoy every second of the championship and support the England team to be the next World Champions!
This great football app features - World Cup Brazil 2014 England:
- Full info about all England players (with Twitter integrated), all other teams, groups and matches.
- A schedule of all matches in World Cup Brazil championship 2014.
- A sophisticated Match centre with all info of every single match, line-ups, times, top scores. 
- Twitter integration of all the players, that do have twitter, so you can see the latest news.
- An absolutely incredible “Footballer’s Wives” game. Challenge your friends to beat your score! 
- Integrated calendar function so you don’t have to miss any match of the England team.
- A stunning new design.
- Every player, every team and much more.
- this app is optimized for Phone and Tablet.
As a bonus feature we have include the already - cool, hip and happening - Footballer’s Wifes game! How much do you know about the girls of the boys of World cup 2014?
Support the England squad in Brazil during the World cup 2014!
Don’t wait! Download this amazing app and kick-off to support the England team.
Support the England squad in Brazil during the World cup 2014!
- Full info about all England players (with Twitter integrated), all other teams, groups and matches.
- A schedule of all matches in World Cup Brazil championship 2014.
- A sophisticated Match centre with all info of every single match, line-ups, times, top scores. 
- Twitter integration of all the players, that do have twitter, so you can see the latest news.
- An absolutely incredible “Footballer’s Wives” game. Challenge your friends to beat your score! 
- Integrated calendar function so you don’t have to miss any match of the England team.
- A stunning new design.
- Every player, every team and much more.
- this app is optimized for Phone and Tablet.
As a bonus feature we have include the already - cool, hip and happening - Footballer’s Wifes game! How much do you know about the girls of the boys of World cup 2014?
Support the England squad in Brazil during the World cup 2014!
Don’t wait! Download this amazing app and kick-off to support the England team.
Support the England squad in Brazil during the World cup 2014!



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