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iPad Dummies: How To Fake It For Just $49

Want all of the green-eyed glances associated with iPad ownership without actually having to purchase one? Buy an iDummy ($49, iPadDummy.net).

These display models are realistic-looking alternatives to actually owning or operating an actual iPad. You’ll look impressive, until inevitably, someone asks to see the thing and you’re …

Swype Said To Be Working on iPhone and iPad Software

Swype is a pretty compelling new input method for touch-screen devices. Most of us have seen Samsung’s world record breaking fastest text messaging commercial, which seemed a bit gimmicky until I actually tried it out on a device.

In an article this morning in the NYT, Jenna Wortham reports that Swype is “tinkering” with …

PSA: Best Buy To Get 20-70 iPhone 4s Per Store

It’s unclear when the white iPhone 4s will start shipping but iClarified supposedly has projected inventory numbers for a number of Best Buy stores across the country. For whatever reason, the stores in Florida will receive the bulk of the first shipments of the iPhone 4 from Apple.

And now you know.

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Apple iOS 4 Software Update Rolling Out to iPhone Owners

We’re hearing scattered reports of Apple’s newly updated mobile operating system iOS 4 being rolled out through iTunes. You’ll need to update to iTunes 9.2 for it to take effect. I haven’t gotten the software kicked to my phone yet—wait, something’s happening. Whoomp, there it is. Just went live.

The update is free for iPhone 3G …

Top Ten Monday Tech Deals

Happy? Monday? Here are some hand picked tech deals to help you ease your way into the work week. The aforementioned Nook Wi-Fi is a downright steal at $149, you can upgrade to Windows 7 Professional for $30 if you’re a student (or have a working .edu e-mail address–wink, wink), and Amazon is selling 90 phones for a penny with a …

Apple’s FaceTime Won’t Gobble Up Your Minutes

Turns out that Apple’s FaceTime video chat won’t eat away at your minutes or push you over the data cap brink.

Duh.

Am I the only one that understands how FaceTime works? It uses Wi-Fi so, you know, it wouldn’t eat away at your voice or data allotment. This straight from the horse’s mouth:

“The voice call ends as soon …

How to Stuff a Verizon 3G Connection into an iPad

Take the phone off the hook, send the kids to Grandma’s, and light some aromatherapy candles as you prepare to hunker down for a weekend of iPad modding. If you want to stuff a Verizon 3G connection into your iPad, that is.

Assuming you have the chops to crack open your iPad, remove AT&T’s 3G module, and solder the innards of a …

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