Watch a Magician Perform Magic Tricks on an iPad [Video]

February 19, 2015

9:00 pm

Do you believe in magic? If you have an iPad, you should.

Okay, maybe not dragons and flying brooms, but fun tricks at least. I mean, there are just so many things you can do on your iPad: From watching a movie to checking your emails, it’s a useful device.

But did you know that you can also perform actual magic tricks with your iPad?

Ellen DeGeneres recently invited German magician Simon Pierro to appear on her talk show and he wowed the audience with his abilities on the iPad. Pierro pulled all sorts of items out of the iPad’s screen, including apps and a collection of photos. He stole a straw from his friend over FaceTime in Germany and then used that straw to drink his friend’s beverage. You have to watch to believe:


Pretty cool right? Before you start trying to make your iPad levitate, there are a few tricks you can learn to do on your iPad that will blow your mind. Or at least make your experience better. Check them out:

1. Use Your iPad as a Second Monitor

With Air Display 2  you can use your iPad or iPad Mini as a second monitor to extend your screen real estate.

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2. Turn your iPad and iPhone into an arcade and controller

You can download Joypad for free, and play over 50 arcade-style games on your iPad using your iPhone as a controller.

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3. Enable Multitasking Gestures

With the gestures, you can quickly switch between apps, making the limited form of multitasking offered by iOS as fluid as the real thing. You can also get to the home screen and display the task bar without touching the home button Once enabled, you can use five fingers to swipe up and down to reveal the multitask bar, left and right to navigate through open Apps on the multitasking bar.

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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