Featured iUser: How Magician & Clown Brandon Baglivo Uses His iPhone

In every issue of iPhone Life magazine, we feature the iPhone Home screens of people from different walks of life, so our readers can see how they use iPhone apps to meet a variety of needs. In our Spring 2019 issue, we featured magician and clown Brandon Baglivo, who uses his iPhone for researching magic tricks, planning publicity, and even setting up family activities. If you have a story and apps you'd like to share, email me and we may feature you in an upcoming issue of the magazine!

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Brandon Baglivo

Brandon, otherwise known as KooKoo the Cartoon Magician, is the owner and operator of a thriving entertainment business that brings excitement and laughter to people of all ages, especially children. You can learn more by visiting his Facebook page

Layout from Instagram (Free)

When there is no time to upload and edit photos on my computer, this app is a great option to compile and collage different images.

Nick (Free)

A great app to keep my son occupied with games and video clips. I myself have been known to play these games (we mostly stick to the SpongeBob Square pants category).

Johnny Magic Soundboard (Free)

This is an app that I use to provide background music, sound effects, as well as intro and exit music, all at the push of a button.

Go Button (Free, Pro License $99.99)

I am still experimenting with this sound-cueing app and am in the progress of working it into my shows that need complicated customized sound effects.

Magic Spider ($2.99)

This is an example of an app that is an interactive magic trick. Without giving too much away, it is a fun way to use a phone as a magical object in a real-world scenario. It involves (as the title suggests) a spider and is extra fun around Halloween!

The Wonder Weeks ($3.99)

This is an app that I turn to occasionally to see how its reports and projections correspond to the behavior and development of my baby daughter.

Enlight Pixaloop (Free, $3.99 Unlimited Access)

I use this app for the sole purpose of bringing life to photos. It can do everything from animating fire and smoke elements to adding a foreground filter to create the effect of rain or snowfall.
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      Leanne Hays

      Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

      In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.