August 18, 2012, 7:13 AM — This weeks roundup of new and updated iOS apps includes ways to track the presidential campaign, a peek inside the body, a better method for hailing a taxi, and the ability to draw really awesome dragons.
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Anatomy & Physiology Revealed: Its just about back-to-school time, which means its also back-to-school for aspiring doctors. Med school students will have access this fall to McGraw Hills new $50 Anatomy & Physiology Revealed: All Systems app for the iPad, part of a burgeoning line of medical textbooks from the publisher. The app has photographs of an actual human cadaver, which can be uncovered with a layering technique that lets students take a closer look at more than 5000 anatomical structures. Its both awesome and gross.
ArtStudio for iPad: One of the most comprehensive drawing apps for the iPad just got comprehensive-er. The $5 ArtStudio for iPad has been revamped with a updated user interface and a host of other new features, including bigger canvas sizeswith those max sizes varying depending on the generation of your iPad. (The new iPad offers the biggest possible canvas, of course.) There are also 300 different digital brushes at the artists disposal, along with a number of new effects that help the artist get precisely the image theyre trying to create. Also, judging by the publicity images, the app lets you draw dragons and beautiful women with swords.
Day One-Journal: This recent $5 journaling app for the iPhone and iPad has quickly emerged as one of the favorites in the category, letting users easily combine images and text into a personal history of their lives. The latest update features new and upgraded features, including the ability to check in via Foursquare, the option to automatically include weather data in journal entries, improved syncing with the Dropbox and iCloud storage services, and Markdown editing buttons. Its optional whether you want to start each entry with Dear Diary&