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75% of Android OS devices still in North America claim AdMob

75% of Android OS devices still in North America claim AdMob

AdMob may be best known at this point for their new Google overlords, but they've also been finding time to carry out mobile market research.  In their latest report they turned to iPhone OS and Android platform adoption worldwide, comparing unique devices running each OS.  Turns out, 75-percent of Android devices they spotted were in North America, compared to only 49-percent of iPhone OS devices.

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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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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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