Diabetes Data Beamed to Your Phone

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