Best Windows 8 Apps
13 November 2015
24 October 2015
I love this app
11 September 2015
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20 May 2015
CNet is my favorite tech website, hands down. This app gets the basics right--you can read articles, reviews, and keep up to date on the latest tech news. However, it is not nearly on par with its iOS or Android counterparts--video quality is awful, in-text photographs are often excluded from the articles, and at times there are rendering problems. I hope these issues are resolved soon. Until then, I will continue to use some combination of the website and this app (because this app can't stand alone).
19 May 2015
This app is borderline unusable. It does not support portrait. It does not auto-rotate if you hold it upside down. But it's CNET, so all of the articles are about apple anyway, and the videos all feature that skunk striped DB.
9 April 2015
The number of articles that open incorrectly is amazing... for a tech site. I visit the website more than once daily. Would love to see the Modern app work better.
8 April 2015 update--I have grown so tired of the poor loading in this app that I am deleting it in favor of CNET's own website. Still like CNET, still think the Win 8.1 app is not nearly as good as it could be.
26 February 2015
unable to view in full screen
17 February 2015
I've always been fascinated at how a technology "authority" could publish an app with such glaring bugs and inconsistencies. However, this is all-too-common in the Windows app world. I rarely if ever used the CNET app because graphics were missing, links didn't work, or the organization of the information was impossible to navigate.
Within the last several days I've noticed a marked improvement that may entice me back. I see graphics appearing in the right places now, and it appears that some links may work now. I'm cautiously optimistic that CNET's app designers may pay attention to the Windows Universal app and create a really useful experience soon.
12 February 2015
app has more glitches than you can count. I can't think of any app that I use that has more problems.
8 February 2015
The Cnet app is what a news app should look like, the layout is clean and very easy to follow with great flow. Unfortunately all too often when I load a story I get a blank page. As others have said the video quality is also much lower than I would expect without the option of fullscreen. To be honest there is a fullscreen option, but which selected the video merely goes to 3/4 screen. If they could fix these bugs it would be the app that it should be.
18 January 2015
I like watching CNET videos but in this app their quality is low and one can't view them in full screen.
And I don't know why, but my AVG antivirus asked me to remove the app!
11 January 2015
poor internet connection and display
6 January 2015
The app needs some work, When the Videos did work the video quality is pretty bad. And the full screen mode is not full screen more like a quarter sizes.
4 January 2015
2 January 2015
Like some other apps I've tried using Windows 10 Tech Preview on a virtual machine, the CNET app home screen loads OK, but when I select an article, the app window goes black - only the title bar is displayed.
31 December 2014
The app is ok but it wont play the videos
26 December 2014
Fairly new to this site...enjoy information on technology...looking forward to utilizing C/NET to obtain pertinent information on Tech products.
23 December 2014
rock you zoo has me blocked out of myzoo
16 December 2014
please improve the reliability of this app, especially when streaming video and always crash when my computer wake up from sleep
12 December 2014
Many "articles" are empty. Links which are referred to don't exist. Some videos (Like in "What is 4K" on 12/12/14) simply are a static bitmap. Doesn't make good use of the screen; when maximized on 1080p I have to try to read 12 pt type that's in a paragraph 24" wide. UGH. Very poorly designed and executed.
15 November 2014
Pretty, fluid, lots of menu to find what you're looking for.
26 October 2014
It's working again on my windows 8.1 desktop PC.
But the videos are still low res how about HD videos Cnet.
12 October 2014
Decent, but has no portrait mode which is nearly a deal breaker. On the plus side its a Universal app so you can pick it up across all Windows devices you have.
3 October 2014
Today 10/3 CNET news is for 9/30?
30 September 2014
most stuff doesn't open. why? they can't make 8 great but yet here comes 9
22 September 2014
CNET used to be my go to site and app. However, with constant content failures (such as near all car reviews, and other video content), I have nearly given up on this app.
18 September 2014
This app is so poorly designed and executed that it's hard to believe it comes from a tech company. Articles very often fail to load, Videos also crash often, are low res, no full screen option. Connection crashes so often, even though wifi is still connected. No auto rotate for the screen. There literally three articles with exactly the same titles next to each other (one for videos, one for pics, one for text, even though it's the same article). In short, you will suffer no end of frustration trying to use this app and wind up going to the website instead. This is a trying shame for Cnet.