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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…

Galactic Heroes

Today's app of the day is Galactic Hero.

I regularly get asked to review games on this site, and unfortunately many of them just aren't that great, or are unoriginal imitations of more successful ideas. Every now and then however, a game comes along that takes a great existing genre and makes it better. Today, that game is Galactic Hero - a great turn based 'three in a row' puzzle game, crossed with an epic space saga.

For a start, this game looks, sounds and is designed flawlessly. Everything simply works, whether it be the Google Play Games integration, the simple menu systems or the easy quick settings. The graphics are fantastic and the sound is perfect for the genre! This is a high quality production!

In relation to the gameplay, this game is equally well designed. The game follows a turn based battle system, in which you can create three in a row to add points to your player, or create three in a row of then opposing players gems to remove points from their bars of energy. There are various upgrades that can be earn't along the way to help, but the simple gameplay hook is never clogged down with unnecessary extras - instead is hooks you in with ever increasing layers of strategy and increasingly skilled opponents.

This game is truly great to play. It comes highly recommended - check it out today!

In the words of the developer:

Galactic Hero: Space adventure saga meets turn-based match 3 puzzle game.
In Galactic Hero, the fate of the galaxy is in your hands. In this epic match 3 puzzle adventure, you will serve as a guardian of the galaxy and battle alien invaders by matching three or more gems, jewels and alien artifacts in a row. Can you outwit your alien challengers and thwart their invasion?
As this star saga unfolds, you will need to improve your matching strategy as your alien challengers become smarter and more powerful the further you travel through space. Along the way, you will engage enemy aliens in laser gun battles, mine colourful gems and jewels on distant planets and race alien spaceships through space gates and portals.
Strategy is key to winning a war. Devise a winning strategy to defeat the alien foes in puzzle battles to eventually earn the title of galactic war hero!
* Beautiful space-themed graphics and art
* Simple, yet challenging gameplay
* Fun, rewarding missions to complete to acquire gold coins, gems and upgrades
* Leaderboard to compete with friends
How to Play the Game 
Match three jewels, gems or artifacts in a row to score points. In this turn-based Match 3 puzzle game, you will face off with an intelligent alien opponent.
Use advanced strategy to defeat your opponent - match items that your opponent requires to eliminate their ability to charge force fields or plasma grenades.
Collect gold coins to buy various upgrades to help you win more battles. Boost space mine damage, or increase gem mining efficiency to help on your quest to win the war in the stars.
Complete various missions to earn gold coins and gems.
Earn 100 Google Play leaderboard points for each new space gate you unlock. Show your friends who is the ruler of the galaxy!
Play Galactic Hero - the addictive match 3 game with a futuristic space theme. Explore the galaxy, conquer the stars and experience the fun and joy of challenging match three puzzlers! Playable on phone or tablet.

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