Landscape Design Editor, Backgammon HD, Blox 3D City Creator and More

Landscape the backyard, play Backgammon, and design amazing cities with today’s collection of apps and games.

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Landscape Design Editor ($2.99 → Free, 113.2 MB): Landscape any yard with Landscape Design Editor. Do-it-yourselfers.

Landscape Design Editor provides an easy way for you to take the guesswork out of your landscaping. Just take a photo of the area you want to renovate. You’re then able to place a wide variety of trees, shrubs, palms, flowers, and water features into the scene. Each item can be resized, flipped, rotated, and duplicated with ease. Landscaping textures are available as well, allowing you to cover entire areas just by drawing outlines. The app includes 12 textures, 56 trees, 20 flowers, 33 palms, 18 flowers, and 12 water features.

Landscape Design Editor is available for free for a limited time. It has a 3.5-star rating with a total of 98 ratings.

Backgammon HD ($4.99 → Free, 81.4 MB): A digital version of Backgammon from the same team that brought Gin Rummy, Cribbage, Spite and Malice, and Hearts to the App Store. Anyone looking to play a game of Backgammon while on the go.

This is our favorite version of Backgammon in the App Store due to its massive online community. It’s always more fun to play with others, right? You’re able to play turn-based or live games of Backgammon via Game Center. You can choose to play with a friend or see how your skills match up against other players all over the world. The cool part is, you don’t have to sit around and wait to be matched up. You can actually hone your skills against intelligent AI opponents in single player games while you wait for a match to be found.

Backgammon HD is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 3828 ratings.

Windy ~ Natural White Noise ($0.99 → Free, 91.3 MB): Block out the world with the sound of wind with Windy. Those who have enjoyed any of Taptanium’s other relaxation apps like Away, Sunny, and Thunderspace.

Windy combines natural wind recordings with stunning artwork to help you sleep, relax, study, or meditate. It utilizes stereoscopic 3-D audio that’s optimized for headphones, so you can drift off into your own little world. The six natural wind recordings can be mixed with rain, river sounds, birds, and crickets. There’s also a whimsical story embedded within the app, allowing you to follow Windy on her journey to breathtaking locations.

Windy ~ Natural White Noise is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4.5-star rating with a total of 5776 ratings.

Blox 3D City Creator ($2.99 → Free, 228.5 MB): Create amazing cities from scratch using only taps in this fantastic entertainment app. Parents.

Based on the bestselling Blox 3D apps, this latest iteration opens a whole new world of creativity. Your child is able to start off with a blank canvas or they can choose from a variety of pre-built cities. Designing new structures and adding animated objects is as simple as tapping on an open spot within the world. Blox 3D City Creator includes everything from basic building blocks to animated vehicles. Your child can also change the time of day within their little world.

Blox 3D City Creator is available for free for a limited time. It has a 4-star rating with a total of 26 ratings.

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