CR Digital Archive

February 2015

Cover Story

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
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


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

Lab Tests

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


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


Putting an end to an endless washing machine cycle
We found a fix for the 4-hour cycle time on a reader's washer

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