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CNET: Best Tech News & Reviews

By CBS Interactive

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


CNET, the #1 source for tech news and reviews, puts the biggest stories of the day and expert advice on the products you need to own, right in the palm of your hand.

Everything in the new CNET app (designed for both iPhone and iPad) is focused on the areas that you -- as a tech fan -- care the most about: staying up-to-date with the news and making informed product purchases.

- FEATURED STORIES: Don’t have much time but need to stay in the know? CNET combines editorial picks with popular and trending news to feature the most important stories in the tech world.
- LATEST STORIES: Never miss a beat with our broad coverage. Nearly 100 new items published daily! Topics include:
- Technology industry and companies (Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Uber, and more)
- Key technology categories such as mobile, computers, internet, and security
- Related topics such as culture, science, and entertainment (yes, CNET does talk about Star Trek occasionally)
- STUNNING GALLERIES: Easily view CNET’s beautiful photography within galleries on a single page.
- BREAKING NEWS ALERTS: Get timely notifications on CNET’s exclusive scoops and in-depth features.

- HUGE PRODUCT BREADTH: Whatever type of product you’re interested in (phones, headphones, smart home devices, and more), CNET helps you find the best, at the best price. The independent reviews team spends countless hours putting everything through the ringer so you don’t have to! If it has an “on” button, odds are CNET reviews it.
- FIND THE BEST: Want the best wireless headphones, but don’t have time to wade through every single product review? That’s understandable -- CNET has written literally thousands of them. With that in mind, CNET’s made recommendations for the best of the best just a quick tap away.
- SEARCH ANY PRODUCT: If the best lists don’t have it, CNET’s search definitely does. It’s anchored by the largest tech product review catalog in the world. If that’s not enough, how about lightning-fast autosuggestions powered by natural language processing (NLP), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Fancy tech words FTW! OMGLOLBBQ!
- IMMERSIVE VIDEO: Quickly learn about a product with CNET’s premium video reviews, which accompany nearly all of CNET’s reviews (in case you forgot by now, there are *thousands* of these).
- IN-DEPTH REVIEWS: Need to know more than the highlights? No problem. CNET’s high-quality reviews are done with hours of research and testing, and our reviews provide you with all that data and analysis, along with clear recommendations with our signature “Good, Bad, and Bottom Line” and rating summary. CNET saves you time and money by helping you find the right product quickly.
- FAST-TRACK PURCHASE: You’ve read the review, compared it against a few others, and you’re ready to buy - nice. You’re a tap away from buying it, and at the best price.

Download CNET today to keep up with the #1 source for news you care about!

CNET is a collection of self-described tech-savvy and tech-obsessed people, not dissimilar to yourself. Alongside the world’s largest volume of high-quality unbiased product reviews, CNET is the go-to source for news and recommendations about the latest tech and consumer electronics.


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What's New in Version 4.1.2

Great news: Saved bookmarks are back! You can find them in Settings > Bookmarks and rejoice that they have returned. For now, you can't add any new ones (yet), but you can read them to your heart's content in the app.
Even better news (for some): A new Deals section! You can swipe (you know how) through recommendations editors have put together for you, then tap to see what's in your bag and maybe even treat yo' self.
Finally, we've finagled some iPhone X support and optimization in here. (PS: My brain always says it like "EX", #notsorrynotsorry)


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Customer Reviews

I used to love this app, but now...

I’ll begin by saying that I’ve been reading CNET multiple times a day, every day, for the past 7 years. I’m constantly checking and reading the latest articles, but with the current update that experience has gotten significantly worse. Firstly, you hid our bookmarks in the back corner of the app and we can no longer add new ones. Secondly, when you have an article that had a video at the top, you can no longer scroll past the video. You have to read the article on the bottom half of the screen which is very uncomfortable and not an enjoyable experience. Finally, every time I minimize the app it refreshes and I have to find the article I was reading all over again. There are quite a few other things, but I felt these were some big annoyances that were available in the past versions and I’m not sure why they were ever removed. Please fix this. I used to love your app and I still use it, but I’d really like to enjoy it again.

Also, if I could get even a brief response acknowledging that you’ve seen this review, that would be awesome. I’d love to know it’s been seen and the problems are being worked on. Thank you!

Form over Function?!?

I think the new design is catchy, and have seen the other reviews that mention search, saving articles, etc... - and I agree with all those points. Let me add another: for any article that has a video, it doesn’t allow you to scroll past the video and use the whole screen for the written article. Thanks for limiting me to the amount of screen real estate that apparently you think is right. For those of us that value function as much as form, I hope your development cycle is agile and that you’re working on leveling usability with presentation sometime soon...


CNET, your website and content and wit and tenure have let you be at the front of my commercial technology classroom/briefing room until recently. However with each new iteration of your app, the mobile experience loses more and more.

With the latest changes, I have been unable to determine how to access your video content, more specifically AppleByte. There used to be a menu that allowed such unilateral navigation, but I'm sad to see that it's no longer available... at least no longer conspicuous.

Frivolity will lead to deletion.

CNET: Best Tech News & Reviews
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  • Category: News
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  • Version: 4.1.2
  • Size: 76.6 MB
  • Languages: English, Spanish
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