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JBL On Stage Micro II Review

JBL On Stage Micro II Review

In a world near-saturated with iPod docks, JBL still managed to carve a niche with their diminutive On Stage Micro. The battery-powered portable speaker system is now around three years old, and JBL have updated it in the shape of the On Stage Micro II. Fresh to the spec sheet is iPhone compatibility but, more importantly perhaps, JBL reckon they've worked wonders on the audio quality too. Does this iPhone speaker dock's musical prowess belie its compact form? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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AT&T unlock all phones but the iPhone

AT&T unlock all phones but the iPhone

AT&T have agreed to provide unlock codes for any device they supply to subscribers - as long as it's not an iPhone.  The move follows a class action suit filed against the carrier, and will see prepaid customers handsets unlocked simply by showing proof of purchase or postpaid customers who have 90 days or more active service.

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Android for iPhone 3G hack released

Android for iPhone 3G hack released

Ever since we saw Android running on an iPhone 3G we've been itching to try it ourselves, and - somewhat appropriately timed for Google IO this week - hacker David Wang has just released everything you'll need.  It's been polished a little since we saw it last, though it's still not ready for everyday use; Wang is yet to implement power management, so a fully-charged iPhone will last just an hour running Android.  Ironically it's not like you'll see massive speed in return for that power-guzzling, since it's also apparently "usable" but "won't be fast".

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iPad cannibalizing iPod sales, not Mac reckons analyst

iPad cannibalizing iPod sales, not Mac reckons analyst

Early analysis of Apple sales figures suggests that, rather than eat into sales of the company's Mac range, the iPad has cannibalized iPod sales.  According to Gene Munster, outspoken analyst at Piper Jaffray, Apple's domestic Mac sales were up 39-percent year on year, while iPod sales dropped an estimate-quashing 17-percent for the three month period.  Munster reckons this is down to clever positioning and feature-selection on Apple's part, commenting that "Apple has successfully limited the iPad functionality to primarily content consumption, versus content creation on a Mac"

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Visa In2Pay iPhone contactless payment system unveiled

Visa In2Pay iPhone contactless payment system unveiled

Visa and DeviceFidelity have announced [pdf link] their contactless iPhone payment system, In2Pay, consisting of a special case for the Apple smartphone and a microSD card that contains a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip.  The case itself has a microSD slot that's interfaced with the iPhone's dock connector; when paired with the In2Pay Visa app from the App Store, you can tap your iPhone to make payments in participating retailers.

Video demo after the cut

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HTC sue Apple; petition ITC to freeze US iPhone, iPad & iPod imports

HTC sue Apple; petition ITC to freeze US iPhone, iPad & iPod imports

The ongoing legal bust-up between Apple and HTC has taken another turn for the litigious today, with HTC suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.  They're not just looking for a slap on the wrist and a chunky pay-check, either; HTC have filed a complaint with the ITC requesting that importation and sales of not only the iPhone but the iPod and iPad be halted in the US.

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Apple: smartphone market claims based on “a very limited report”

Apple: smartphone market claims based on “a very limited report”

After research firm NPD reported yesterday that Android had overtaken Apple's iPhone OS and clinched the second place spot in the US smartphone market, the Cupertino company's PR team have come out fighting.  According to Apple spokesperson Natalie Harrison, "This is a very limited report on 150,000 US consumers responding to an online survey and does not account for the more than 85 million iPhone and iPod touch customers worldwide."

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