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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
This app just never gets better...
I have had this app for years. It is my go to source for all my tech news, but all of my complaints I have had since day one and not a single one have ever been resolved. When you try to open up a series of pictures, it NEVER lets you scroll over to the other photos. You can see the first picture fine, but only about half of the second picture before it resets and takes you back to the first one. If you ever open up another web page via one of their hyperlinks, it is always extremely limited in the browser capabilities (you can not save photos for one of the many examples), and it doesn't have the option to open the link in Safari like every other app in existence. The older stories never load properly. Every single video they post have ads before it and if you want to rewind or fast forward, FORGET ABOUT IT! The video will just start over. It blows my mind that an organization dedicated to technology would have such a terrible app, and they have never tried to improve it.
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.
- 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.