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iForce: the app that magicians love — and hate

David Pogue has written an interesting article in the New York Times about iForce, and how magicians love it but also hate it. Why? They love it because it's such a powerful trick. They hate it because, at $2.99, it makes the barrier for entry so low. Anyone can be a magician. And this app blows people away. You write down a prediction on your iPhone, then put it face down on the table. Then, for example, you ask the person to give a number between 1 and 8. Then you turn over the phone and they see that that's the number you'd written down. The video shows how impressive it is.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.