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Version 4.5.9

Made some performance improvements when you’re hanging out in the app. Also we’re 99.7% certain we fixed a bug that would prevent content from loading even if you reinstalled the app. If this was happening to you, a reinstall after this update should finally fix the issue (and we’re so sorry to even have to ask). (And if you are part of the unlucky 0.3% with a still broken app, well, we’re definitely sorry for that too.)

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Pianolist ,


I have revised my review from awful to great. They fixed the app so it now runs well on my iPhone and iPad. I enjoy reading the tech news and the occasional great deal offered on tech devices.
Update. I still enjoy the app but find it very annoying to use. At some update it was changed so it continues to load data and updates even after you are browsing the articles. The screen hardly ever stops moving. Articles jump from column to column and pages shift up and down. Everything jumps and you have to scroll around to find where you were before it jumped. Hate that. Screen should lock until I ask for it to update. This is on my iPad Pro.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much!!!! We're glad that you enjoy it!

catherinefromrye ,

My go-to app, for the majority of my online knowledge

The only app that I go to first, last, always, and have saved ( I am going to have to learn how to create a folder for the information I have found in my devices), the countless times I needed tech support and help; with this app. I would still not have any answers to the most salient information that we online intermediate status for the “how to’s,” could ever have found with this awesome app. Thank you for creating this app for those of us who are not internet professionals, and require a lot of information to be able use the features of our iPhones and iPads!

Developer Response ,

You rock! Thanks for your feedback. We love hearing you're enjoying the app!

Schwibbles ,

The Ads are getting ridiculous

Ads will open in the middle of me reading an article.
Also if your finger lands on an ad while you're scrolling up or down (not clicking to select it), it will open when you lift your finger. No other app does this and it's incredibly annoying. I deleted the CNET app because of this.

On top of the ad problem, if you click on a notification for an article, you have about a 50% chance that it actually takes you to the article you wanted to read. The other half of the time, it just opens the CNET app to its home screen.

As for CNET themselves, the tech reviews have gone downhill over the years. Now it feels like most products are given a good rating because they were paid to say it is good. I won't call any out specifically but I have seen plenty of genuinely poor products get a good review. Cnet is no longer the trustworthy name in tech news/reviews that it used to be and it's time to move on. It just feels like they care more about getting as much money as possible than the actual tech they're reporting on or their users who are trusting them to provide honest information.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that you have uninstalled our app. I will pass along all of your feedback to our team.


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