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Smartphone Theft is Still on the Rise

Smartphone Theft is Still on the Rise

By Sean Patterson April 17, 2014

For smartphone owners (and iPhone owners in particular) the risk of theft is always present. Millions of smartphones are stolen every year and most of them are never recovered. A quick survey of recent Twitter posts is enough to demonstrate …

Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again Toyota Prius Ranked “Best New Car Value” Again
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Thinking about buying a new car this holiday season? According to Consumer Reports, the Toyota Prius will give you the best value for your buck. In fact, this is the second year in a row that the eco-friendly hybrid has …

Almost All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria Almost All Chicken Breasts Contain Harmful Bacteria

Chicken is one of the most widely eaten meats in the U.S. and around the world, but it could also be one of the most dangerous. Consumer Reports this week revealed the results of its recent tests of meat and …

Toyota Prius Tops Best-Value List For Second Year Toyota Prius Tops Best-Value List For Second Year

Motorists in the U.S. may have noticed the trend in the past few years of more Toyota Prius vehicles on the road. There’s good reason for this trend above the environmental concerns that so often surround conversations about hybrid vehicles: …

Many Americans Still Putting-Off Holiday Shopping Many Americans Still Putting-Off Holiday Shopping

This year’s Black Friday was a sales success, with customers spending more money on a variety of heavily discounted prices. Not everyone has finished up their holiday shopping, however. In fact, a sizable chunk of the American population has yet …

Majority of Americans Will Not Shop on Black Friday Majority of Americans Will Not Shop on Black Friday

With stores opening on Thanksgiving day for Black Friday deals this year, consumers are now under more pressure than ever to fit cut-rate shopping into their holiday schedules. Though millions of Americans will line-up and fight over the inexpensive electronics …

Sprint Tanks in New Consumer Satisfaction Survey Sprint Tanks in New Consumer Satisfaction Survey

With smartphone industry growth in North American now slowing, mobile providers in the U.S. are getting creative to scoop up the last few customers who have yet to sign up for mobile plans and to maintain their large subscriber bases. …

Best, Worst Airlines of 2013 Ranked Best, Worst Airlines of 2013 Ranked

Flying can be one of the most unpleasant experiences in life. Even if passengers’ eardrums aren’t bombarded by crying babies or some woman singing Whitney Houston songs, the prices, accommodations, and service can often leave a lot to be desired. …

Consumer Reports Raves About Tesla Model S Consumer Reports Raves About Tesla Model S

The 2013 Tesla Model S has received a rave review from Consumer Reports. This was just published (though a subscriptions is required), and is bound to be huge for the car maker. The car got a 99 out of 100, …

Energy Drinks May Contain More Caffeine Than Thought Energy Drinks May Contain More Caffeine Than Thought
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Consumer Reports today published a report on the level of caffeine in popular energy drinks. Their findings suggest that many of the energy drinks Americans consume on a daily basis have wildly varying levels of caffeine, and in some cases …

Netflix Users Aren’t Really That Keen On Netflix Netflix Users Aren’t Really That Keen On Netflix

Despite vigorous efforts from competitors to dethrone them, Netflix remains the most popular streaming service out there. This is mighty impressive considering the fact that Netflix’s public image went through the wringer last year – with the price hike, and …

Nobody Likes Being Tracked Online, Okay? Nobody Likes Being Tracked Online, Okay?
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Internet privacy is steadily becoming the battle meme of 2012 and as the topic permeates the household vocabulary, one fact emerges more salient than any other: people don’t want to be tracked. To wit: a Consumer Reports survey released yesterday …

$100,000 Later, Still No Reliable Transportation $100,000 Later, Still No Reliable Transportation

A fun story for those of us who think are cars suck because we’re poor and we can’t afford anything better. Consumer Reports purchased the new Fisker Karma, electric hybrid plug-in to test and evaluate for their readers. It cost …

AT&T Rated Lowest Service Provider By Consumer Reports AT&T Rated Lowest Service Provider By Consumer Reports
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In a year where AT&T was prevented from acquiring T-Mobile, dealt a lawsuit by Sprint, ran afoul with the FCC, and then got ensnared in the Carrier IQ debacle, they have to be eager to put this year behind them. …

iPad 2 Gets High Marks from Consumer Reports iPad 2 Gets High Marks from Consumer Reports

Apple’s iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G was rated the best tablet on the market by Consumer Reports. This is particularly interesting, given Consumer Reports’ recent history of not recommending Apple’s iOS products. Last summer, Consumer Reports gave the iPhone …

Verizon iPhone 4 Gets Called Out By Consumer Reports
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Consumer Reports blasted the iPhone 4 when it first came out for AT&T, citing reception problems. You may recall Apple’s "antennagate" scandal, where it gave away free bumpers to make up for the issue. Now, Consumer Reports is making a similar case for Verizon’s incarnation of the iPhone 4.

Consumer Reports Introduces iPhone App

Consumer Reports has introduced a new app for iPhone users,which provides access to ratings, recommendations, brand reliability,  and buying advice for appliances, electronics, children’s products, car care, and home products.

The app, called Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper, is available for download for $9.99