Diabetes Data Beamed to Your Phone

New meters from iHealth and LifeScan are small steps toward better diabetes care.

Smartphone With Wi-Fi Smarts

Republic Wireless is offering a clever, modern service on a good smartphone, and is showing that Wi-Fi calls can be as good as cellular ones.
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In Data-Speed Race, Who Is the Fastest in LTE?

Walt puts four carriers’ LTE services to a download-speed test.

Is a Nexus Phone Running on KitKat Any Sweeter?

Google’s new Nexus 5 has some big advantages over its predecessor, but also a big minus.

Sneaky Apps and Quiet TV Watching

Walt answers a reader’s question on apps that can access a smartphone’s camera without the user’s permission.

A New Touch for iPhone

Reliable fingerprint technology and a major system overhaul make the iPhone 5s the leader of the smartphone pack.

Jitterbug Touch 2: Simple Touch at a Sluggish Speed

The Jitterbug Touch 2 offers seniors and smartphone novices a simplified Android interface, but it’s too bad that the phone performs poorly.

The Next Version of iOS and the iPad Mini

Walt answers readers’ questions about the next iPad mini, the Motorola Moto X and the TiVo Roamio.

Motorola Mobility’s Moto X Offers Customized Colors and More

Motorola’s Moto X adjusts to meetings and moving cars, and its camera is always ready.

Galaxy S 4 Is a Good, but Not a Great, Step Up

The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is an evolution of prior Samsung models and despite some improvements, it still is especially weak in the software Samsung adds to basic Android.

BlackBerry Reinvents Itself to Compete With All-Touch Smartphones

2013: Talk Gets Cheaper, TV Gets Smarter

Latest Lumia Smartphone: High Quality, but It’s Heavy

Nexus 4 Is a Great Value With Small Improvements

The iPhone Takes to the Big Screen

Galaxy Quest: One Phone Aimed at All Networks

Taking Dictation

Take a Note: Typing With No Hands

Mobile Device That’s Better for a Jotter Than a Talker

Talk Is Cheap and Reliable on Nokia’s $50 Phone

Year of the Talking Phone and a Cloud That Got Hot

Introducing Lauren Goode

The iPhone Finds Its Voice

A Galaxy S Sequel With Big-Screen Ambitions