By CBS Interactive
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What's New in Version 3.4.2
+ Resolved issues with handoff and Apple Watch
+ Bug fixes for Apple Watch application
+ General bug fixes
Refresh FAIL (still)
I was going to change my review to more stars but you have a brand new app with brand new bugs. So you're a news outlet that reports on tech and your very own tech never seems to work. Update after update, we see broken slide shows, videos that don't load up, and now, siiiigh clicking on stories, like today's CNET Update video, just crashes the app. After 4 failed attempts (and immediate crashes) I am convinced that a tech media source, you just have no idea how to make a good product. So if you can't make one as simple as an app for iOS, how can your reviews be decent, unbiased, or even know what in the world you guys even talk about. Thankfully there are other sources that are more reliable. Mostly I have noticed your entire operation is a collection of other's work in the field with the exception of 2, Scott Stein and Brian Tong, the rest of CNET just spouts off another review only avoiding plagiarism by a few words here and there.
CBS Interactive had a CBS2/KCAL9 app for the Los Angeles market that was a complete failure. Is that why the CNET app is also such a waste of time?
They should review their own app!
For a company that reviews anything and everything about technology (and critiques harshly), they should really review their own app! This is the worst news app I have ever downloaded, maybe even the worst app I have ever downloaded. First there are the instability issues like crashing or freezing, articles not loading, and videos not playing. I also swear no one looks at how the articles display in the app! Many times an article will have a table that is either largely cut off or missing completely. Lastly, when it's not crashing, the ads are placed horribly so it's almost impossible to not be redirected to an ad in Safari several times while trying to go into different articles. Again, terrible app, don't download!
Ads Blocking Text and No App Support
I like this app and the content, but the ads sometimes cover the text. You can change the orientation of your iPad or change the size of the font and it will help, but we should not have to do that. Also, the ending of an article may be chopped off, but if you change the font size or orientation, you might see the last part.
There doesn't seem to be any support for this app. The support link goes to a general support website for everything related to CBS Interactive (cbsi) with no specific category to report problems with the iOS app.
I hope they can fix this. The alternative is to go to the website (which I haven't tried on my iPad yet).
- Category: News
- Updated: May 11, 2015
- Version: 3.4.2
- Size: 23.8 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Languages: English, Spanish
- Seller: CBS Mobile
- © 2015 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.