Editor’s Picks: 15 Android apps and games worth knowing (December 7)


Scotchy Scotch Toss

Get your Ron Burgundy on with this take on the simple paper toss premise. Featuring more than 300 lines voice by Will Ferrell, it’s the perfect way to pass the time while waiting for Anchorman 2 to come out. Play it alone or go head-to-head with a friend over four movie-based locations.

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The Hobbit: Kingdoms

Play as either an Elf or Dwarf in this massive multiplayer strategy game that pits the two factions against each other. You will, of course, meet characters from The Hobbit, including Bilbo and Gandalf; appoint Legolas or Thorin Oakenshield to help lead your troops.

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Got some documents or reports to collaborate on with fellow co-workers or students? Maybe you’ve got an on-going grocery list to share with the family. This app/service lets users jot down notes, create to-do lists, and collaborate within a group. Notifications, messages, checklists, read receipts, and just about everything else make this app one to consider for a small business. Bonus points for a website experience from desktops.

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Cal – Calendar by Any.do

From the guys behind the wonderful to-do app Any.do comes this equally simple and gorgeous calendar app. Intuitive in every sense of the word, it’s easy to learn and get a better handle on your organization. With the new year breathing down your neck, now’s the time to get your resolutions in order. Works with Google Calendar, Exchange, Outlook, Yahoo, AOL & iCloud.

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lonely_treeLonely Tree Live Wallpaper

Designed with high resolution smartphones and tablets in mind, this live wallpaper is an exercise in zen. Set the weather and watch how your tree sways and swings in the breeze. Change things up and add some snowflakes or decorate that guy in Christmas lights. Whatever, it’s gonna look great either way.

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