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Comprehensive study tells us which smartphones have the best battery life

February 17th, 2016

It seems that everyone wants a smartphone with a great battery these days, but which ones really deliver? Hint: The iPhone 6s isn’t one of them. Consumer Reports recently published its comprehensive study of battery life in smartphones and it found that the longest lasting phones are all Android devices. Let’s check out the rankings below.

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Consumer Reports: Apple’s MacBooks are the most reliable laptops

December 3rd, 2015

Consumer Reports has a definitive answer to a particular debate between laptop buyers. Are MacBooks better than Windows notebooks? Or is it the other way around? The product testing organization found that MacBooks are more reliable than their Windows-based counterpart, after conducting a large-scale study looking at laptop performance.

Consumer Reports: Nexus 7 is great if you’re too cheap for an iPad

July 31st, 2012

Consumer Reports today added Google’s (GOOG) Nexus 7 to its tablet rankings and concluded that while it’s probably the best cheap tablet on the market, it still can’t match the overall quality of the Apple (AAPL) iPad. Overall, the Nexus 7 scored a 79 out of 100 and did particularly well in Consumer Reports’s ratings for both …

Consumer Reports says new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games

March 20th, 2012

Following a number of reports suggesting Apple’s new iPad may have issues with overheating, non-profit buying guide Consumer Reports conducted a new round of tests to see just how hot the new iPad gets during usage. The organization ran popular game Infinity Blade II for 45 minutes with a new iPad plugged in and the device’s …

AT&T ranks worst in Consumer Reports carrier satisfaction survey for second straight year

December 6th, 2011

AT&T has again received the lowest rating in Consumer Reports’ annual wireless carrier customer satisfaction survey. Verizon Wireless won the top spot and its customers were most satisfied with its data service and staff knowledge. Verizon was followed by Sprint and T-Mobile USA. “Our survey indicates that subscribers to prepaid and smaller standard-service providers are happiest overall with …

Apple’s iPhone 4S antenna resolves ‘death grip’ issues, Consumer Reports says

November 8th, 2011

Apple was undoubtedly losing sleep over the fact that Consumer Reports refused to “recommend” its iPhone 4 due to the attenuation issues affectionately referred to as Antennagate — Consumer Reports continuously praised the iPhone 4 despite saying it couldn’t recommend the phone — but now the Cupertino-based company can finally sleep easy. Consumer Reports on …

Apple’s MacBook lines now top every relevant Consumer Reports notebook category

May 25th, 2011

According to Consumer Reports, Apple’s various lines of laptop computers are the best notebooks in the world. Recent rankings published by the popular nonprofit consumer product tester place Apple computers at the top of every relevant laptop category. Apple’s low-end MacBook Air topped competitive offerings from Dell and HP in the 11-inch category, and its computers …