updated 10:00 pm EDT, Mon July 23, 2012
IK Multimedia boosts SampleTank to 1.2
IK Multimedia has announced the availability of version 1.2 of SampleTank for iOS. The update for both the regular and free versions is available as a free download that adds support for MIDI program change, along with controller editing of all edit strip knobs. Free instruments are also available with the update. The full version of the app is available for $20 with 136 instruments and 1000 patterns included. A free version is available with eight sounds plus their patterns. An additional 22 expansion sound packs are available as in-app purchases starting at $5 per pack.
STM Bags Half Shell protective case supplements Apple SmartCover
http://www.stmbags.com/has released a protective lower-case for the second-generation and current-generation iPads. The Half Shell fits on just the underside of the iPad, protecting it from scratches and damage, and is fully compatible with Apple's Smart Cover. The case is available in brushed aluminum with a clear coat, or with a black coat. A microsuede liner protects the iPad from making direct contact with the metal of the case, preventing any scratching from friction or installation. The Half Shell case is available now at the STM Bags website for $35
McGraw Hill expands student line with Anatomy and Physiology REVEALED
A cadaver dissection application has been released by McGraw-Hill higher education. The Anatomy and Physiology REVEALED ($13) app offers students a way to learn about the human body and function through five modules that grant virtual access to the skeletal and muscular systems; the nervous system; the cardiovascular, lymphatic and respiratory systems; the digestive, urinary, reproductive & endocrine systems; and body orientation, tissues, cells and chemistry. The initial content that comes with the core application is the skeletal and muscular module, with additional modules available as in-app purchases for $13 each.