Apple is well-known for carefully scrutinizing the apps available at its App Store, but sometimes things slip through. Some iOS apps have a serious security flaw – they contain malware.
When it comes time to buy tires, tread life is an important consideration. Manufacturers claim anywhere from 30,000 to 100,000 miles. Consumer Reports tested the tread life of 47 tires - two samples of each - to check those claims.
Snacks are important for toddlers; a way to fill their small tummies. Registered dietician Kerri Neville has three tips for parents with toddlers.
Scam artists are targeting older people more than ever, making off with huge amounts of money.
The local Better Business Bureau is concerned about a pattern of complaints against a timeshare resell company doing business as Carriage House Travel, Inc. with an address in Kirkland. The company's accused of cheating consumers out of thousands of dollars in bogus fees. The company's business practices mirror those of other outfits that claim to have a buyer for your timeshare, then request thousands up front- but never make the sale.
SUVs are getting smaller and more affordable. Subcompact SUVs start at around $20,000. These pint-sized crossovers are sporty and stylish, and they get good mileage. But are they worth the money? Consumer Reports put them to the test.
There's a lot to consider when picking a vet for your pet. What should you look for? I asked Dr. Marty Becker, a practicing veterinarian in northern Idaho who writes for Vetstreet.com.
It seems like everyone is talking about credit scores these days. We all know how important they are, but a lot of us don’t know how they work, according to a new survey from Bankrate.com.
Some of the country's top consumer groups just rated America's 25 largest restaurant chains on their meat and poultry antibiotic policies. Only five got a passing grade.
It's easy to get in a rut when making lunches for your kids to take to school. You need to get creative and adventurous.
Cell phones are a necessity in our lives, but the convenience of constant connectivity could be causing you physical pain.
Chances are you eat way too much added sugar. Most Americans do. And that's a big problem because sugar does more than cause cavities and pack on the pounds. The latest research shows that added sugar can make you sick.
There are 408 national parks in this country, not to mention federal wilderness refuges, forests and marine sanctuaries. If you have a fourth-grader in your family, they can get a free pass to visit all of these sites for an entire year.
For many of us, the loss of a pet is the loss of a loved one. And it hurts. There are various ways to remmeber a pet who has passed away.
You may think your risk of getting Lyme disease ends when the weather starts to cool, but by fall, adult ticks have had more time to become infected with disease-causing bacteria. In some areas, up to 50 percent of ticks can be infected with diseases such as Lyme, compared with only 20 percent in the summer. Consumer Reports tells you how to protect yourself.
A local woman says the state's new disabled parking law may cut down on fraud- but getting her new placard has been a real pain. As of July 1, 2015 you need a signed prescripition to get a disabled parking placard. Jessi Mollman had no idea and she's been trying for nearly a month to get her placard renewed.
Yes, we've had some rain, on and off the last few weeks, but people in Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are being asked to continue reducing their water use by 10 percent. The recent rainfall was not enough to return water supplies to normal levels.
The end of summer marks one of the most feverish periods of shopping. According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend $68 billion this year on back-to-school necessities. Consumer Reports finds that college students can get significant savings by taking advantage of discounts that are available.
One question that has been unanswered until now: Is a young person who smokes e-cigs more likely to start smoking real cigarettes? According to a new study in "JAMA Pediatrics," the answer is yes.
Puget Sound Energy is offering $500 rebates to electric vehicle owners who install new EV chargers at home. But Joe Gehr of Kent just learned the hard way about verifying rebate details before you spend money. His rebate claim was rejected- because of one line in the rebate rules.