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What's New

Version 4.3.6

App no longer locks up when viewing images in detail

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.7K Ratings
1.7K Ratings

Really Really Bad

will this even send?

Diagonal line? Couldn't think of another way to waste screen space?! And let’s not forget to waste battery too with white backgrounds. What time is it? I don’t know. Let me kill the CNET app to see (you can’t see the time in the app). The old app handled videos much better, to say the least. But, I digress, or regress,.. wait, NO, it’s You CNET that has regressed!
It’s a horrible app, considering the size and power (and the freakin industry it covers!!!) of the company from which it comes.

Yea, it’s almost July 2018, and this app is still pathetic. Not hating. It just really is so terrible. It was much better years ago. The reasons above are the tip of the iceberg. Hope CNET is making tons of money from the ad revenue.

And why do you want people to read videos? Narrate then so we can pay attention to what is in the picture, or not, and listen while we do something else.

At least my review is making a difference. Oh wait, it’s not : |

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback on the diagonal line and timestamp; I will pass it along. In the meantime, I'm happy to let you know we've made numerous video improvements in 4.2.1. Please check it out and let us know what you think!

One stop shop for all the Tech news


I have been craving for a place I can find real time updates on Tech news and CNET is was that place, before I do a anything I like to check CNET first to know what new gadget that are on the market. My favorite part of the news is the Road Show, where they show features of new cars.

Developer Response

Thanks for the feedback!!

I use to understand the app, now I can’t figure it out


This app use to be easy to use to read articles. Some time back they changed the app, and now I rarely look at the app. I can’t figure out how the app is set up to be used. Very poorly designed app that gets only 1 Star. Prior to this change in format, I would have given this app 4 stars for content. It might still have the same content, but I sure can’t figure out how to access it 😞

Developer Response

Thanks for your feedback - what content are you having difficulty finding? Please let us know at


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128.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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