Tag Archive: Consumer

Consumer Reports: the iPhone is better than the Galaxy S5 is better than the Galaxy S6

Insanely, Consumer Reports used to refuse to recommend the iPhone. Instead, they recommended Android smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy. Oh, how the tables turn. Now, not only is Consumer Reports saying that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 looks just like an iPhone…Read more ›

Apple Watch dominates competition in Consumer Reports test

We’ve already seen the Apple Watch’s durability get tested in some pretty extreme ways. Now Consumer Reports is weighing in with tests of its own and Apple Watch dominated the smartwatch competition. Both the stainless-steel Apple Watch and Apple Watch…Read more ›

Consumer Reports runs the Apple Watch through a scientific torture test

Consumer Reports has a history of being hard on Apple. They famously refused to recommend the iPhone 4 because of a so-called “flawed” Antenna Design. To test the Apple Watch, though, Consumer Reports is being harder on Apple than ever.…Read more ›

Consumer Reports agrees with Apple: Bendgate is ‘overblown’

With Bendgate causing some worrywarts to question the structural integrity of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Consumer Reports set out to answer the question: “How much force does it take for a phone to bend — and not bend…Read more ›

Judge Dismisses Consumer Lawsuit Regarding Apple’s Data Privacy

There are few tech terms more loaded than “user privacy” here in 2013. Back in January Cult of Mac reported that Apple had lost its spot on a list of the 20 most trusted companies when it comes to user…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Consumer Version Of Google Glass Is ‘Probably A Year-ish Away,’ Says Eric Schmidt


The future of computing might be in wearable computers like Google Glass and the rumored Apple iWatch, but you’re still going to have to wait before getting to try them out.

Google has never commented on a launch date for Google Glass, but Eric Schmidt says it’s not that far away. In an interview for BBC Radio 4′s “World at One” today, Schmidt says that he thinks the consumer version of  [Read More…]

Amazon Beats Apple To Top Spot Of U.S. Consumer Satisfaction Poll


Amazon has topped a poll for the best reputation among 14,000 U.S. consumers, narrowly beating Apple who was last year’s number one. The retail giant achieved an 82.62% positive reputation, according to research firm Harris Interactive, while Apple achieved 82.54%. Google nabbed fourth place with a vote of 81.32%.

Amazon, Apple, and Google all made the top five, with Walt Disney and Johnson & Johnson taking second and fifth place respectively.  [Read More…]

A Gallery of The Weird And Wonderful Consumer Electronics Show [CES 2013]


CES 2013 bug LAS VEGAS, CES 2013 – With so many companies competing for attention, there’s plenty of clever, crazy and just plain weird here at the Consumer Electronics Show. Take the gentleman above: his real name is Gary Fisher but his stage name is Sir Gaga. He claims to be the most photographed performer in Las Vegas. For those of you who  [Read More…]

Pentax Announces Retro-Styled Consumer Point-And-Shoot

That retro look

That retro look

Pentax has just announced a new retro-styled point-and-shoot zoom camera, the MX-1. The trend for cameras that look like they’ve fallen through a time warp from the 1960s is trickling down from the high-end and into lower-cost, consumer-oriented models.

The f/1.8-2.5 lens is 28mm at its wide end, and zooms as far as 218mm. Inside there’s a 12 megapixel CMOS sensor with maximum ISO capability  [Read More…]

Consumer Reports Says The iPhone 5 Is A ‘Winner’ And Apple Maps Aren’t That Bad

The advocacy group Consumer Reports wasn’t too friendly toward the iPhone 4, even after Apple offered free bumpers. They didn’t even like the iPhone 4S either. But with the iPhone 5 they’re changing their tune and saying that the iPhone is “among the best smartphones in our Ratings and the best iPhone yet.”

After conducting a series of tests on the iPhone 5, Consumer Reports concluded that the iPhone 5 doesn’t  [Read More…]