Enjoy live performances from the annual iTunes music festival; shoot it out with your enemies in the wild west adventure Black Water; learn how to hold themed dinners with The Perfect Host and much more with this selection of some of the coolest, most interesting and downright fun applications for iOS and Android devices, as selected this month by the journalists at leading leisure newswire agency Relaxnews.
Stream videos from YouTube
YouTube (photo & video) free
This, the standalone iOS YouTube app, was released on September 11 following the removal of the built-in app on the iOS 6 update.
Watch Pink, Elbow, One Direction and other international artists at the iTunes Festival
iTunes Festival (music) free
The annual iTunes Festival runs September 1-30 in London; hosting top acts from around the world the festival can be streamed live or, for a limited time only, can be viewed afterwards using this app.
Fine dining in the comfort of your own home
The Perfect Host (food & drink) free
iOS (http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/perfect-host-london-by-finedininglovers.com/id533792856?mt=8 )
This application from San Pellegrino helps you create a fine dining experience in your own home through a series of themed dinners. While the app shows users where to buy ingredients in London, it also gives recipes, drink suggestions and advice on ambience that could be used anywhere.
Take on outlaws in the wild west
Black Water (games) $1.99
Take on bandits in epic gun battles as you stand up for justice for the poor folks of the dusty town of Black Water in the wild west in this fun action adventure app. Improve your horse riding and quick draw and 48 other skills as you progress through the game.
This town ain't big enough for the both of us
Six Guns (games) free
Play as tough gun slinger Buck Crosshaw in a mystical town in the wild west of Arizona. Take on enemies both human and vampire as you struggle to survive in this kill-or-be-killed application.
Guide your team through the new NFL season
NFL Kicker (games) $0.99
As the new NFL Season gets under way, act out your athletic fantasies with this fun application. Play as the kicker from any one of the 32 NFL teams as you compete with Facebook friends to guide your team to victory. Unlock classic teams, equipment and alternate uniforms as you progress through the game.
Live creatively, simply and beautifully
Brit + Co (lifestyle) free
This interior design, cookery and lifestyle app offers simple, yet elegant, suggestions for a more creative way of living covering everything from "sushi cupcakes" to DIY necklaces and how to recycle a skateboard.
Give any gift to anyone, anywhere in the world
Giftly (lifestyle) free
Giftly allows users to give any gift to anyone anywhere in the world. Unlike other gift card users of Giftly are not restricted in their choice of gifts, users can even invent their own; this is made possible by Giftly's relationship with credit card companies. The recipient of the Giftly pays for the experience, say a dinner for two, but the cost of that is then refunded through their credit card company charging the sender of the gift the previously agreed monetary amount.
Defend your orchard from apple thieves
Granny Smith (games) free
Play as Granny Smith, an elderly action hero, who must defend her orchard from apple thieves. Slide down washing lines, jump fences and even crash through brick walls in pursuit of the fruit thief.
Take care of your skin
IOMA A MOI (lifestyle) free
Users of this application can learn more about theyr skintype and track changes as well as discover the world of IOMA cosmetics, find their nearest store, receive exclusive offers and store their loyalty card on their phone.
Expand your child's mind
MyBlee Education (education) free
This educational application for primary and middle school children was conceived by teachers to help children learn mathematics. The iPad app, available in English and French includes a number of interactive training activities.
Transform your iPhone into a heart monitor
Cardio - Touchless Camera Pulse Sensor (health & fitness) $4.99
This application transforms your iPhone into a heart rate monitor by using the front camera of the device to analyze the amount of light reflecting of your face to accurately predict your pulse.
See your photos as they should be seen
Normalize (photo& video) $0.99
This application transforms your photos that turned out too dark, too light or even those that have had filters applied to them from other apps back into what they should look like.