Get ready for WWDC with this Apple Watch magic show

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The Apple Watch is magic
The Apple Watch is magic
Photo: Simon Pierro

We’re eagerly counting down the last hour until Apple unveils its new lineup of magical software and other goodies, but Simon Pierro is ready to reveal some of the magic that’s already inside your Apple Watch.

The iOS magician released a new video for WWDC fans that goes through the features of the Apple Watch by bending reality with the same type of clever tricks that landed him on The Ellen Show earlier this year.

Watch his new Apple Watch routine below:

This hot wearable turns you into the Human Torch

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The PYRO Fireshooter puts shooting fireballs in the palm of your hand. Screen grab from ellusionist.com
The PYRO Fireshooter puts fireballs in the palm of your hand. Screengrab: Ellusionist

Smartwatches may have a lot of firepower, but what about a wearable that lets you shoot actual flames from your hands?

The PYRO Fireshooter puts fireballs right up your sleeve. It attaches to the underside of the wrist and contains four individually triggered barrels, each able to launch a fireball 10 feet.

Clipping Magic Brings Photo Background Removal To Your Mac’s Browser

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One of the coolest features of Photoshop for iOS is the "Scribble Select" tool. You draw a fat green line around any object you want to keep, and scribble some red into the parts you want to delete. Hit "OK" and a few moments later you have your subject, neatly cut out from the background, better than you could have managed on even the best desktop machine of a few years back.

But what if you aren’t near your iPhone or iPad when you need to do some quick ‘shipping? You need the browser-based Clipping Magic.

Card Now Fakes Printing Your Real Business Card – You Know, For Laughs [Review]

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Turn your iPhone into a printer
Turn your iPhone into a printer

I didn’t expect Card Now to actually make me laugh, but it did. The idea of a business card-conjuring trick app made me shiver with horror – why would I inflict such a thing on other people?

But the reality, when I tried it out, was hilarious. When I “magically” pulled a freshly-printed business card off of my phone’s screen and into the real world, people’s reactions were delightful. I ended up laughing out loud.

Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 Now On iPad For Free

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Magic finally comes to the iPad, and it looks great.
Magic finally comes to the iPad, and it looks great.

Some of you may already be familiar with Magic: The Gathering — Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013, not just because it has the longest name the App Store has ever seen, but also because it was one of the most impressive iPad titles that was shown off at E3 earlier this month.

It’s now available to download — completely free — and it looks incredible on the new iPad’s Retina display. Whether or not you’re a fan of the Magic franchise, this is certainly a title you should check out.

MIT Video Tech Could Turn iPhones Into Real Life Tricorders

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Imagine that you could just point your iPhone’s camera at your baby and it would immediately tell you his vital signs: heartbeat and so on. Or that you could fire up an app and it could pick out tiny, invisible movements from what looks like a still video. Using a process called Eulerian Video Magnification, boffins at MIT are doing this already.

Show Your iPhone Photos On Any Screen In The World With Scalado PhotoBeam

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Finally, a non-sucky use for QR codes

One of the hallmarks of great Apple software is that it makes you smile like a kid when it does something unexpected and undeniably cool. The first time you pinch-to-zoom, for example, or when you swipe over a picture in iPhoto for iOS and it automatically applies a correction depending on what’s under your finger.

The other hallmark of Apple’s apps is that they look great.

Scalado’s PhotoBeamer manages the first of these things, appearing to work as if by magic. On the second, though, it fails somewhat.