Consumer 2014 SmartPhone Articles

Popular Consumer Articles for 2014

Why You Should Install iOS 8.1.1 on Your iPhone 4s

Doubtless some users of the aging iPhone 4s are nervous about installing the new iOS 8.1 update, but our testing indicates that doing so is both safe and practical.

Microsoft Office Mobile Now Completely Free for iPhone and Android

Microsoft Office Mobile is now free to use for those with iPhone and Android phones. The software has previously required a subscription to Office 365, but that's no longer the[...]

Apple and Samsung Beat All Other Phone Makers in Brand Loyalty

It may not come as a surprise, but a new report indicates Apple has the highest rate of brand retention among smartphone manufacturers with 76% of iPhone users replacing their[...]

To Contract or Not to Contract: Surveying the Prepaid Smartphone Service Landscape

Signing up for a prepaid service is still the best way to save smartphone cash, but how can you know which budget-friendly plan is right for you? We examine a[...]

AT&T Reveals Asus PadFone X Specs

AT&T has revealed the specs for Asus' forthcoming phone-tablet hybrid, the PadFone X. Pricing and availability details are still up in the air, however. Video

What’s Next for Smartphones?

It's an impossibly complicated question, but as smartphone specs continue to converge, we look at the areas in which our mobile gadgets could innovate in the near future.

iOS 8.1 Coming Monday, Brings Back Camera Roll

It’s official. Apple iOS 8.1, the first major update to the company’s latest version of its mobile operating system, goes live on Monday, Oct. 20.

Android 5.0 is Official, and It’s Called Lollipop

Android 5.0 is here, and it's officially named Lollipop. Here's what's coming in the big update, and which devices will be receiving it in the coming weeks.