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October 2014
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What's new on ConsumerReports.org
What's new on ConsumerReports.org
Find out what we're testing and when. Visit ConsumerReports.org to find information on the products and services you use every day.
Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reclaim the innovation lead from Android
Apple's smart phones have gone through years of conservative, incremental updates, but in our tests, the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus catch up to and even surpass technically advanced Android rivals from Samsung, LG, and others.

Plus, our test results find the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are not as bendy as first believed. We stress tested Apple's new phones, and comparable models from Samsung, LG, and HTC. We also tested the battery life of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and checked out the unveiling of Apple's first smart watch, see video for more.
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Get a jump on Black Friday
Get a jump on Black Friday
If you want to reduce stress and stretch your dollars, skip Black Friday and start hunting for bargains earlier. The time frame keeps moving up. Two years ago, retailers started releasing early Black Friday deals the first week of November.
Is a 2-in-1 computer-tablet hybrid right for you?
Is a 2-in-1 computer-tablet hybrid right for you?
We put some of our tested models in front of users who said they were interested in a hybrid. They tried them in our labs and at home, performing a variety of tasks. Then we asked, "Is this machine right for you?"
What to do if you lose your health insurance
What to do if you lose your health insurance
We answer the most-common questions about losing your insurance, whether it's due to losing or quitting a job, divorce, moving out of state, or because your plan is being discontinued, plus other common scenarios.
First drive: All-new 2015 Ford F-150
First drive: All-new 2015 Ford F-150
Ford has redesigned America's best-selling vehicle—the F-150 pickup truck. Known for being a workhorse, this new-generation truck is truly innovative. Check out our first drive, and report on towing.
Space heaters that chase away the chill
Space heaters that chase away the chill
You can get a capable space heater for as little as $40. Check the results of Consumer Reports' space heater tests to see which models are best for spot heating and which are best for heating an entire room.
8 fall home repairs you can't afford to ignore
8 fall home repairs you can't afford to ignore
Fall is the best time to get your house in order because come winter, small problems can turn into expensive nightmares. Our money-saving checklist covers many things, including your front lawn and your furnace.
Get your car fixed for (almost) free
Get your car fixed for (almost) free
You can save big on repairs by taking advantage of special, unadvertised automaker programs that provide free or discounted service work. Learn more about these programs, and check what is available for your car on our model pages.
Generators that will keep the lights on
Generators that will keep the lights on
Check out the best portable and stationary generators from Consumer Reports' tests. Even if you already own one, you should make sure your generator is in working order now before you really need it.
Improve the odds you'll book a flight using frequent flyer miles
Improve the odds you'll book a flight using frequent flyer miles
Is playing the frequent flyer redemption game worth it? It is if you realize that the cost of frequent-flyer miles is included in every ticket issued. Here are nine ways to maximize your rewards and increase the odds that you'll land a seat.


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