Joshua Brockman en Music In The Cloud: What's In Store For Consumers? We may be moving closer to the reality that Julie Andrews sang about when she crooned: "The hills are alive, with the sound of music."<p>At least that's if Amazon's new <a href="">Cloud Drive</a> delivers on the promise to enable consumers to store music remotely in the cloud and access it wherever they go.<p>But we still don't quite have all the technology in place to achieve this ideal. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:36:00 +0000 Joshua Brockman 5810 at Music In The Cloud: What's In Store For Consumers? AT&T's Expansion Raises Questions For Consumers <strong> </strong><p>AT&T's plan to acquire T-Mobile USA from Deutsche Telekom in a $39 billion merger would combine two giant wireless communication companies and reshape the telecommunications landscape.<p>But is it a winning proposition for consumers? Some wireless carriers and consumer advocacy groups are already raising concerns about the proposed deal. Here, a look at some of the questions the plan has raised.<p><strong> </strong><p><strong>Will consumers find a better AT&T network as a result of the merger? Mon, 21 Mar 2011 20:52:00 +0000 Joshua Brockman 5414 at Voice Quality On Hold For Smart Phones It seems as if there's a new smart phone released every day. Each device promises a full menu of features that's better than its competitors' and the list keeps growing.<p>Surf the Web? Check. Listen to music? You bet. Send e-mail and texts? Absolutely.<p>And even though American consumers still talk a lot on their smart phones, there's one fundamental function that's consistently falling short — voice quality.<p>Across the board — from Motorola's Droid X to the BlackBerry Torch — C<em>onsumer Reports </em>gave most smart phones "fair" voice quality ratings in its latest reviews. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 18:33:00 +0000 Joshua Brockman 4903 at Voice Quality On Hold For Smart Phones