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Consumer Reports Magazine

January 2012
January 2012

Cover Story

Buying a smartphone
Best phones & service
The top carriers and hottest phones, plus cost-saving strategies
Which phone & plan for you?
Combinations to suit a range of needs


How to hack-proof your passwords
Criminals are getting smarter. So should you.

Lab Tests

Our picks include premium features for less
All about lightbulbs
Monitors that pop


Avoid backups with better traffic info
Review of midsized luxury sedans
Fuel economy goes upscale
Would you buy it again?
Owners of sporty cars and gas sippers are the most satisfied

Up Front

A better SunChips bag?
Best paper towels
Quick, tasty dinners
Is Wendy’s new Dave’s a better burger?
Wine winners
Mats to melt a snowy sidewalk
Fish-oil pills vs. claims

CR Health

Top 10 health tips for 2012
Most men don't need routine PSA tests

CR Money

How to Refinance Your Mortgage?


Ask our experts
From our president
Your letters
Selling It
A monthly selection of goofs, glitches, and gotchas
A monthly perspective on the latest challenges facing consumers

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