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Topic: Consumer Reports

AppleInsider Podcast talks about Consumer Reports, Verizon's idea of security, and Apple's handling of iCloud data in China

03/02/2018, 08:03 am

This week on the AppleInsider podcast, Victor and Mike talk about Consumer Reports scoring cameras, the carriers in the US and the FCC, the end of Best Buy Mobile, Apple's handling of iCloud user data in China, and iPods.


Consumer Reports pegs Apple's iPhone X & 8 Plus as having best smartphone cameras

02/28/2018, 03:02 pm

In a piece published this week, Consumer Reports rated the dual-lens iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus as having the best smartphone cameras, with the single-lens iPhone 8 sitting just behind them.


Consumer Reports' dismissal of HomePod a familiar tale to Apple fans [u]

02/13/2018, 12:02 pm

Testing stalwart Consumer Reports declared this week that Apple's HomePod falls behind Google's Home Max -- and even the Sonos One -- in terms of audio quality. To anyone who knows the publication's controversial history with Apple products, that conclusion is utterly unsurprising.


Consumer Reports ranks iPhone X behind Galaxy S8 and iPhone 8 series in testing

12/05/2017, 04:12 pm

Consumer Reports has performed a bevy of tests on the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X in conjunction with an assortment of other smartphones, and found the iPhone 8 series very slightly lagging behind the Samsung Galaxy S8 -- with the iPhone X close behind the iPhone 8.


25% of Microsoft Surface owners report problems within 2 years, Consumer Reports finds

08/10/2017, 11:08 am

A new, large survey of Microsoft Surface owners found that a quarter of those using the hybrid devices experience problems by the second year of ownership, raising questions about the reliability of the company's iPad and MacBook competitors.


Consumer Reports now recommends MacBook Pro after Apple software fix

01/12/2017, 05:01 pm

In a bit of backpedaling, Consumer Reports on Thursday said it can now recommend Apple's new MacBook Pro lineup after a software fix remedied battery life inconsistencies found in previous testing.


Apple says hidden Safari setting led to flawed Consumer Reports MacBook Pro battery tests

01/10/2017, 11:01 am

Battery tests conducted by Consumer Reports showing inconsistent uptime with Apple's new MacBook Pro were inaccurate, Apple said on Tuesday, explaining that the publication had enabled a hidden setting in its Safari browser.


Apple tops Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer technical support

05/29/2015, 10:05 am

Apple once again ranked highest this year on an annual Consumer Reports satisfaction survey for computer support services, the magazine has revealed in its July issue.