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"D",
1st the circumstances of it being seen at a magic convention are slightly different.
She did put in her private information willingly, which even with a billet or other mental device would have created the same unease.
I have seen a disconnect of how one peaked or saw the info. But sure as with anything mental, the minute you have to write something down, the only logical conclusion to make is that at some point that info must have been seen.
There are lots of clever uses for this device in terms of garnering info and pre show.
I didn't realise you hated so much. Fair enough though. Can't please all the people all the time.
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On 2013-01-10 07:20, Stephen Young wrote:
I was just saying that my first suspicion would be with the presentation rather than the effect.

I rarely show effects to my wife. And on occasions she has sussed things out. But that as partly due to my trying out something new for the first time and not doing it justice. And the reason that was posted earlier.
You can't convince your family because they know you too well.

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It wasn't me showing it to my wife, it was a stranger. He performed it perfectly well. It's just the method is screamingly obvious.

But if you all think that someone typing in a PIN to an iphone, then asking for the phone, then revealing the PIN is not intrinsically obvious in its method, brilliant. Go spend the $300 and enjoy playing with it.

Until, of course, Apple pull the plug on it for breaking their rules and circumventing Apple getting their cut. Also, of course, his dev license will be revoked.
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Though it was someone else demo-ing this,
my point was that the spouse of anyone "in the business" is not a typical audience.

There are ways of presenting ridiculously obvious effects that can wow people.
It seems some have a way to present this effect and get great reactions from it.
I'd say good luck to them.

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It seems Joe Momma has been banned from the Café Smile

I did enjoy reading his posts, but I enjoyed more the response to his performance limitations.

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Good news.

Watch this space.

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Hi guys,

This is just a quick message to say that iUnlockYourMind iPhone app has been approved for the App Store.

This was a battle and a half with Apple. We wrote to them countless times, we even wrote to the top CEO but they weren't having any of it. In the end Salah asked them to call me. With a little persuasion, lol, they had to except defeat and approve iUnlockYourMind.

Anyway, Salah is away at the moment so the app is not on the App Store just yet.

I will make a post when it is here.

Good thoughts
Myke
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Hi guys iUnlockYourMind is available on the app store.

Here is the app store link :

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iunlocky......s=1&mt=8

it may takes few hours to appear on all the stores.
Regards,

Salah
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I've been debating this for quite sometime but still think it looks great. Anyone using this having great success with it? Just trying to make sure the $$ is well spent.

Thanks
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Defo worth a purchase Jamie.
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I've been tempted with this.
The only thing stoping me is my own hang up.

If a stranger asked me to put my pin code anywhere, whether that be in a phone or on a bit of paper, there is no way I would give them my real one.

Maybe that's just me, but is this tackled in the instructions/ routine?

It really would flag the method if a mentalist revealed the made up password I just gave them.
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You can say use someone else's date of birth instead of the pin
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As a fraud consultant in the credit card industry it frightens me how many people put their real pins in iunlock.

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On 2014-01-25 18:23, David Klass wrote:
I've been tempted with this.
The only thing stoping me is my own hang up.

If a stranger asked me to put my pin code anywhere, whether that be in a phone or on a bit of paper, there is no way I would give them my real one.

Maybe that's just me, but is this tackled in the instructions/ routine?

It really would flag the method if a mentalist revealed the made up password I just gave them.


So don't do the pin code part. Tell them to put in "another number, like an important year in your life or something." Personally I use the effect just to unlock people's phones, and skip over the pin code almost every time.
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I remember seeing a demo for this, does anyone know if it was in this thread? I can't seem to find it. Thanks everyone.
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Hi Jamie,

If you're on Facebook I'll let you have look around the group page for a few hrs to see if you like what you see. Maybe it will push you over the edge Smile
Or not.

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That would be great Myke Smile
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Jamie, it really is incredible. Just about the only app I really like using. Just the reaction when they manage to unlock your phone after you mentally sent them the code is worth the cost alone and if you leaveit there, you already have a great trick. However, despite it being stupid, people will more often than not give you their pin number, dob and unlock code for their phone.

personally, I don't act on this knowledge (instead I keep it for the future) unless one or both of the following happen. 1) they say something like "I bet you cannot unlock my phone" or 2)when they enter the info on your phone, they are very secretive. In my mind either of these indicates that they have nosuspicion that an app is in play.

For years, I have shoulder surfed people I know and have a healthy list of pin numbers and phone unlocks stored in notes. What I do now is pretend to be that person and enter the info in to IUYM, so now I have this ever increase database of useful info to use at a suitable time in the future.
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On 2014-01-27 07:37, Paul S Wingham wrote:
Jamie, it really is incredible. Just about the only app I really like using. Just the reaction when they manage to unlock your phone after you mentally sent them the code is worth the cost alone and if you leaveit there, you already have a great trick. However, despite it being stupid, people will more often than not give you their pin number, dob and unlock code for their phone.

This is a point that a lot of people miss. I see a lot of posts saying things like "isn't it obvious when you unlock their phone after they put their code in". The reality is that them unlocking your phone is a great effect on its own merits and can stand alone, I get fantastic reactions although one person was so shocked they droped my phone. People sell padlocks just for this effect costing over 100 dollars and you then have to justify why you are carrying a padlock around.

After they unlock your phone everything else is a bonus. As Paul says, it is not uncommon for the spectator to actually challenge you to unlock their phone. It's also not that hard to get a second spectator to open the spectators phone with a little guidance. Let's say the spectators code is 7341.

Have a second spectator hold the first spectators phone, ask the first spectator to mentally send the code to the second spectator. You say to the second spectator "I'm getting an odd number what what number are you getting (it's either going to be 7 or 3 more likely 7 if they say 3 "yes I'm getting that for the second number too, I'm sensing the first number is also odd but a few higher, what do you think? Now they should give you the seven "ok put that in, and didn't you say the second number was 3, put that in too. I'm getting an even number now, slightly higher, what are you getting?..... Four I was getting a six but lets go with yours, put a 4 in, I'm getting another low number, odd again, what are you getting? One ok try that ..... Wow that's pretty amazing, you guys have a great connection.

Haha get the number 3768 and you are golden. Have fun with it jazz it up.

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Myke has a beautiful way of checking wether the unlock code is genuine before you go to unlock their phone. This allows you to test the water first!

This is honestly one of my all time favorite effects!

Best Wishes Michael
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