Check for changes in skin condition; race your dream cars and 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.
Think you can drive?
CSR Racing (games) free
Race some of the coolest cars in the world and customize your wheels with this racing game for iOS from the makers of the swish console game Split Second. The app has in-game payment options for those that want to get the most out of their mean machines.
Play a brain bending space game
Space Chem (games) $5.99 / €4.73
Android app /iOS app
Space Chem which is also on iPad, PC, Mac, Linux comes to Android with this application. It is an addictive brain-stretching chemical manufacturing challenge set in space that challenges players to build machines using wacky science.
Run! Get duct tape!
TheEndApp (game) free or $1.99 for Pro version
Non-stop running is the name of the game when the world's about to end and you have to accumulate as much duct tape as possible in order to survive.
Best be safe...
UK: iCondom (health and fitness) free
Need a condom? Use the app to locate the closest store or vendor. MTV Staying Alive and iCondom are building what they dub the "world's largest condom distribution map for iPhone, the first user-generated map of its kind" for all those unexpected amorous situations.
Be careful in the sun
UMSkinCheck (medical) free
This app lets users check their skin by guiding them through a series of photos of their skin, these photos can then, be used to monitor any changes in skin condition or moles. With summer coming up this app could be very useful to those who are prone to burning.
Feed your fast food cravings
BurgerQuest (food & drink) free
With BurgerQuest, fast food fans need never go hungry for long! The app allows users to find the closest burger spot through a GPS positioning system. Users can also give their opinion and recommend the spots they like.
Translate useful phrases
iHandy (reference) free
Users of the iHandy app can translate any phrase, expression or word into more than 50 languages, as well as retain frequently used translations in the history of the app, search and link translations to Twitter, Facebook and SMS.
Be warned of dangers on the road
Avertinoo (navigation) €4.99
iOS app / Android app
Avertinoo brings together data from a community of drivers who provide information on temporary or permanent risks and potential delays on the road to create a system of alerts. Each user can communicate potential dangers, which are then confirmed or revised, so that everyone can have a safer driving experience. Hands-free options. Avertinoo recognizes when a driver changes territory and is updated according to the area's laws.
Send post cards
Cardagram (travel) free
Cardagram allows users to create printed, personalized post cards from their iPhone, and have the cards sent anywhere in the world. One photo, taken from one's smartphone, Instagram or Facebook, combined with a personal message is all a user needs to create a card that gets printed and sent to its destination for €1.99.