A new app blows enough wind out of your phone to put out candles

It's time to unlock your iPhone's "hidden hardware."
Derya Ozdemir

Have you ever wished that there was an app that could help you blow out your birthday candles without having to get up and do it yourself? Well, you might be surprised to hear this, but it actually exists.

Blower, an iOS app, makes use of "hidden hardware" features of an iOS smartphone to allow it to blow air out of its speakers with enough force to blow out a candle. You may think it sounds like a gimmick, but in reality, it truly does work. In this video by The Action Lab, the engineer behind the channel takes a deep dive inside the Blower app to demonstrate: apparently, the app takes advantage of your device’s speaker in a pretty cool way. If you want to learn more, make sure you watch the video embedded above, and as always, thanks for watching.

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