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by Scott M.
July 15th, 2014, 3:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 8560

Re: iGenii problem

I'm not sure if Margaret did anything or not, but I opened the app and got the same "you are logged in but you have no active subscription" message. I tried deleting the app and signing in again and now it appears to be working once more.
by Scott M.
July 14th, 2014, 11:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 8560

Re: iGenii problem

Thank you, Richard!
by Scott M.
July 14th, 2014, 9:49 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 8560

Re: iGenii problem

Dear Richard, Thanks for the reply. It's hard for me to adjust the settings because it says my subscription is not active; I am logged in. I suspect that may be a discrepancy between the iPad vendor's database and Genii's since my subscription is supposed to end with an August issue -- just '15, not...
by Scott M.
July 14th, 2014, 9:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: iGenii problem
Replies: 31
Views: 8560

Re: iGenii problem

First, the 75 years of back issues accessible online are an amazing accomplishment and incredible value. So, hats off in general. As the company who handles Genii digital is supposedly reading these threads, I will weigh in. As an iOS 7 iPad Air user, I find the app pretty wonky and fiddly. When I o...
by Scott M.
June 24th, 2014, 2:35 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21044

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

My experience so far: On my iPad 2 : Works okay except that there is no audio to accompany the videos and no audio on the audio links either. Someone else reported this problem on another board. Also if I try to flip pages using the right hand arrow on a page shortly after opening an issue, the who...
by Scott M.
June 14th, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21044

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

No, the browser based system is for your desktop and laptop computers. Apple was supposed to have put our app up yesterday, but for some reason it's not there yet. So, while you should be able to download to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, there seems to be a hitch somewhere. Chris: can you chec...
by Scott M.
June 13th, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live
Replies: 114
Views: 21044

Re: New Genii Website Up and New Digital July Edition Live

I'm able to log in but can't navigate the issues at all. The menu bar disappears and I just get the cover.

Iis the new system entirely browser based? Is there a native app that offers the ability to read offline?
by Scott M.
April 7th, 2014, 11:03 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: MAGIC magazine & iPad - no longer ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Re: MAGIC magazine & iPad - no longer ?

Why are people asking here? Well, because Magic is inexplicably lame on social media -- or any kind of communication with its readers, outside of the print edition. People asked here and got an answer. Without getting into a Genii vs. Magic discussion (although I will say I only subscribe to one), I...
by Scott M.
January 6th, 2014, 11:08 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Michael Ammar Live Lecture for just $1
Replies: 11
Views: 2470

Re: Michael Ammar Live Lecture for just $1

I believe these are Murphy's Magic lectures, and that they are offered to all dealers able to sell streaming product. Just my guess here, but these seem like a clear response to the Penguin lectures. Penguin has been doing their live lectures for two years, and I wouldn't be surprised if other shops...
by Scott M.
December 23rd, 2013, 5:48 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Nothing to Hide - NYC
Replies: 7
Views: 1845

Re: Nothing to Hide - NYC

Agreed, it's a great show. But what I actually came away thinking about the most was what their next production could be like if they remain together as a performance duo. I feel they're really just at the beginning of exploring their own chemistry and relationship to each other. What works wonderfu...
by Scott M.
December 23rd, 2013, 5:40 pm
Forum: Alternative Media
Topic: "Tim's Vermeer" (Not Magic, but ...)
Replies: 7
Views: 3064

Re: "Tim's Vermeer" (Not Magic, but ...)

It's a good doc -- Teller plays it fairly straight in terms of documenting Tim Jenison's quest to replicate a Vermeer and prove the possibility of an optical method in his painting. There's not really any of the usual P&T anarchic humor, but none is needed. The story itself is fascinating, and b...
by Scott M.
December 19th, 2013, 11:54 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: The January 2014 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live
Replies: 11
Views: 1742

Re: The January 2014 Digital Issue of Genii is Now Live

The design tweaks throughout this issue look really nice.
by Scott M.
December 12th, 2013, 6:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 3875

Re: Digital edition iOS update

I tried restarting my iPad Air, which has plenty of free memory, to no avail. Deleted the app -- and all the downloaded magazines -- and reinstalled, which seems to have done the trick. (The magazines, of course, need to be re-downloaded.) On the plus side, the update now allows pinch-to-zoom withou...
by Scott M.
December 12th, 2013, 2:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Digital edition iOS update
Replies: 17
Views: 3875

Digital edition iOS update

Anyone else having problems? The "loading" circle on each issue spins and spins without the issue ever appearing.
by Scott M.
October 28th, 2013, 12:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome
Replies: 10
Views: 4475

Re: Magic Shops in London, Paris, and Rome

Mayette Modern Magic is, I believe, run by the Duviviers and is worth a visit. Magic Dream is the shop most like a major city U.S. shop -- the latest tricks, Genii magazine, lots of cards. They have a decent-sized selection. Rome has a very unique little shop called Eclectica that has antique toys, ...
by Scott M.
October 17th, 2013, 1:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: November 2013 issue of Genii
Replies: 24
Views: 8318

Re: November 2013 issue of Genii

Mine arrived today in NYC. Looks like a great issue. Also was happy to see Josh Jay's byline on the cover story and sad not to find Max's column. I hope he decides to continue it. Haven't had time to read much in the issue, but the Angelo Carbone trick looks amazing.
by Scott M.
September 13th, 2013, 5:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: New issue and Magic Castle
Replies: 2
Views: 1074

New issue and Magic Castle

Came back from out of town and was really surprised to find the October issue awaiting in NYC. I'm rarely on the early side when it comes to the print issue. Was especially happy about the news contained in the Editor's Letter (which I won't spoil here for those who haven't received it yet). Thanks,...
by Scott M.
September 5th, 2013, 1:55 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Quick Dai Vernon question
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Re: Quick Dai Vernon question

Thanks, Dustin. That's very helpful. And, yes, David's book is on my list.
by Scott M.
September 5th, 2013, 1:36 pm
Forum: Magic History and Anecdotes
Topic: Quick Dai Vernon question
Replies: 10
Views: 2605

Quick Dai Vernon question

I've read before where Dai Vernon has been celebrated as one of the best amateur magicians of all time because, of course, he innovated so much while not making a living doing magic. Is the latter part actually true? I'll confess to knowing his work more than his biography. I'm asking because I'm wr...
by Scott M.
August 1st, 2013, 9:43 am
Forum: Magician's Local Hangouts
Topic: Any magicians in Dubai?
Replies: 2
Views: 1307

Re: Any magicians in Dubai?

Interesting article. Thanks for posting. And Quieto appears midway through.
by Scott M.
June 26th, 2013, 12:48 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets - The Market Decides
Replies: 34
Views: 6114

Re: Real Secrets - The Market Decides

JT brought up a very good point.. why would the buyer be under any obligation to follow the RS creed? If he tipped his mitt, the only thing RS could do is make sure he doesn't try to become a member in the future. I thought a bit about this because, frankly, I subscribed for six months of the first...
by Scott M.
March 20th, 2013, 5:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday
Replies: 72
Views: 11993

Re: The April Issue will be Mailed on Monday

NYC today.

Did the Danny Orleans video drop out of the digital edition?
by Scott M.
March 14th, 2013, 9:53 pm
Forum: General
Topic: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here
Replies: 81
Views: 9281

Re: NEW FORUM: Post your problems/issues here

The "Today's Active Topics" button isn't working for me in mobile Safari on my iPhone.
by Scott M.
March 2nd, 2013, 8:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: magic on tmz
Replies: 2
Views: 709

Re: magic on tmz

I've seen the TMZ guy before. Last time he did a card to impossible location in the TMZ office. Here's the link to the Willman/Fizz Master performance:

http://www.tmz.com/videos/0_i2ohtdae/
by Scott M.
March 2nd, 2013, 8:02 pm
Forum: Light from the Lamp ONLINE.
Topic: T-Change by Jeff Prace
Replies: 5
Views: 1884

Re: T-Change by Jeff Prace

It was only a $5 impulse buy, but I wish I had read your review before buying. IMO, your fifth paragraph is a salient omission. Also, Joel Givens has something similar in "Session," albeit without the Marlo aspect.
by Scott M.
January 26th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Who is renewing Real Secrets?
Replies: 255
Views: 35945

Re: Who is renewing Real Secrets?

I cancelled half way through the first year. I was pretty consistently underwhelmed, and, in terms of value, I get a lot more out of each issue of Genii. (In fact, after the funds hit my PayPal account the first thing I did was add another year on my Genii subscription.) My main beef, however, is th...
by Scott M.
January 15th, 2013, 11:37 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: New Yorker's long profile on Apollo Robbins
Replies: 9
Views: 2435

Re: New Yorker's long profile on Apollo Robbins

I've had more people in the last week comment on this piece to me, including many who don't have any idea I'm interested in magic. I've seen it posted on Facebook pages, saw it today listed in a newsletter on computer security, and my SO, who doesn't like magic, emailed it to me and said that this w...
by Scott M.
December 9th, 2012, 1:04 am
Forum: General
Topic: Double Anniversary Issue
Replies: 68
Views: 10827

Re: Double Anniversary Issue

Finally made my way through this issue. A great read. Congratulations on your 75th.
by Scott M.
October 26th, 2012, 11:40 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Hank Lee's to Close
Replies: 38
Views: 10401

Re: Hank Lee's to Close

I've never ordered from Hank Lee nor ever commented on the news of his theft and conviction. But this final posting, which implies that the reason HL is closing is because his existing staff can't pick up the "nuances" of the business, is disgraceful. For him not to acknowledge his own cul...
by Scott M.
September 23rd, 2012, 8:57 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Ask Alexander downloads
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Ask Alexander downloads

Thanks -- I just checked again, and now I see how to do it in Safari. Previously I was trying to do it from the link and not the page itself. I guess I was confused by the removal of the download button.
by Scott M.
September 23rd, 2012, 7:58 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Ask Alexander downloads
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Ask Alexander downloads

Okay, I seem to be able to save a PDF in Firefox but not Safari and Chrome.
by Scott M.
September 23rd, 2012, 7:45 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Ask Alexander downloads
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Re: Ask Alexander downloads

Thanks for the responses. Yes, there used to be a "download all pages in a collection" option that's now gone. I'm also not able to download single pages, even by right-clicking. I guess I'll email them and ask.
by Scott M.
September 23rd, 2012, 6:08 pm
Forum: iGenii
Topic: Ask Alexander downloads
Replies: 7
Views: 2644

Ask Alexander downloads

Is it no longer possible to download back issue Genii pages from Ask Alexander? You used to be able to download up to ten, but the download button isn't showing up for me anymore.
by Scott M.
September 19th, 2012, 12:28 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!
Replies: 73
Views: 11096

Re: Let Me Know if Your October Issue of Genii Has Arrived!

Mine arrived in New York on Monday.
by Scott M.
August 29th, 2012, 11:41 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge
Replies: 39
Views: 6724

Re: RIP - Ye Olde Magick Blogge

It was a very good blog, and Andrew had put a lot of time in it. Weird to see it abruptly discontinued. Other social network stuff is discontinued too. Hope all is well with him.
by Scott M.
July 26th, 2012, 9:19 pm
Forum: Buzz
Topic: EMC Live & Free Now!
Replies: 18
Views: 2732

Re: EMC Live & Free Now!

They did a live test stream about 4PM Eastern for an hour. I did encounter that error message during those times but after switching to Chrome and refreshing the browser I was able to get the stream.
by Scott M.
June 30th, 2012, 11:28 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Max Maven – Off Broadway
Replies: 26
Views: 6292

Re: Max Maven – Off Broadway

Saw the show last night and, as others have posted here, it's excellent. The highest compliment I can pay it is that while the routines were all very good, I left thinking about the theatrical character of himself that Max has created, that character's exploration in the show of perception and philo...
by Scott M.
April 16th, 2012, 2:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Ripped & Fryed - source?
Replies: 199
Views: 26661

Re: Ripped & Fryed - source?

Yes, it's that clean and no, I don't think you'll be able to reverse engineer it. It's extremely clever and for me falls into one of those categories where the secret is really better than the trick. Which is not to say that it's not good, because it is -- it's just that the method is very, very, ve...
by Scott M.
April 10th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: Buzz
Topic: Real Secrets Trick of the Month Club...
Replies: 429
Views: 88498

Re: Real Secrets Trick of the Month Club...

I pretty much assumed the "no back issues" policy means that you start with the next issue, not the one previously mailed.

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