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What's New in Version 2.4.1
New in version 2.4.1
* Bug fixes
New in version 2.4
* Now available in Spanish
- Switch back and forth from Spanish by using the navigation menu
* iOS 7 bug fixes and enhancements
New in version 2.3
* User comments
Glitches and has some problem.
Now, don't get me wrong, I love CNET. I love the quality news and content it delivers. However, there are a couple of problems with this app. Sometimes when I scroll down all the way for older content it dosen't load them and instead the circle just keeps spinning and spinning doing nothing. I have to close the app and try again usually multiple times until it finally loads the content. If they fix that issue that I have, I would be delighted. Other wise, this app is great.
Update: Most of the glitches were fixed. However, the app crashes whenever I read reviews. Also, whenever I read articles and spend a lot of time on it, I go back to the menu where the articles are and then it sends me to the top instead of where I was.
Very disappointing app
I'm very disappointed in Cnet's app. One would assume that a company who reviews consumer electronic devices would make apps that actually worked correctly on consumer electronic devices. Cnet's app has been buggy on every iPhone or iPad I have installed it on from the beginning, with crashes opening the app, videos that don't load properly, links to stories and reviews that have a blank page with no content. Now on my iPhone 5s the app won't even load, it hangs on the red Cnet screen with the spinning loading wheel. I have tried force quitting, reinstalling, waiting as long as 45 minutes to see if it would load and restarting the iPhone, but the app still doesn't work. Cnet you should be embarrassed. Why should I trust you when you can't even get this right? Perhaps I should consume my tech news from another company. Very disappointed.
Not very useful as a research tool
If you want to read CNETs review of a particular model of something then I guess this app is "OK" at best, since all you have to do is search for it. But if you're like me and want to read reviews of an entire category (for example "Dual Band Routers") then this app is useless. I don't want to read articles from 2008's technology! Simply giving us the ability to sort reviews by date would be extremely helpful but without it you are stuck sorting through sometimes hundreds of articles you are not interested in. I can't even figure out how my search results are sorted? Very disappointed in the app as I love the website. This app has a feel to it like it here just so CNET is able to check the box "Does your company have an app?". Not very useful to the avg consumer. I will update my review & rating when features are added.
- Category: News
- Updated: Oct 11, 2013
- Version: 2.4.1
- Size: 31.8 MB
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: CBS Mobile
- © 2013 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.