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Consumer Reports Magazine | February

Published: February 2015
February 2015

Cover story

How to move your data to a new phone It's not hard, but there are few tricks to know—especially if you're going from an iPhone to an Android phone, or vice versa
Why it's time to buy a new phone Brilliant cameras, gorgeous displays, long-lived batteries might make this the year to spring for a phone upgrade

Features

Best time-saving appliances and electronics Consider these top-performing products for your home
The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital Increase your odds by getting staff to listen and to treat you with respect

Lab Tests

Find a workout regimen that works for you Treadmills, ellipticals, and rowers from Consumer Reports' tests

Cars

Luxury compact sedans review In a bit of one-upmanship by archrival Mercedes-Benz, BMW slips from the top spot in our tests

CR Health

What over-the-counter drug labels really mean Claims like ‘All Day,’ ‘Non-Drowsy,’ and ‘Maximum’ might not be what they seem

Departments

From our president: Choose the right cell plan Consumer Reports is your ally against rising cell phone bills
Putting an end to an endless washing machine cycle We found a fix for the 4-hour cycle time on a reader's washer
Selling It Goofs, glitches, and gotchas spotted by our readers
Viewpoint: Improving the marketplace for consumers This page highlights efforts by Consumers Union and others to improve the marketplace

The February 2015 issue of Consumer Reports provides recommendations, expert buying advice, and Ratings on hundreds of consumer products. Consumer Reports is one of the most trusted sources for information and advice on consumer products and services, with more than 7 million print and online subscribers. It conducts the most comprehensive testing programs of any U.S. publication or website, and the company's experts have decades of experience in testing and reporting.

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