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Many of us rely on CNET for the latest and greatest when it comes to a wide variety of news in our daily life (except for Android news, right?). Whether looking for tech articles, seeking money advice, or just reading about the happenings of the world that day, CNET is a great one stop shop for all of this. They have released a clone of their iOS application, which contains a ton of features for users. Within the application you are able to read articles on a full screen, search using their optimized mobile search as well as tweet links to your favorite articles instantly. If your an avid CNET reader and you were using their mobile site, it's definitely time to hop in the market and download this free application. Download links available after the jump. [via CNET News]

 
There are 26 comments

kajii says:

Nice I love cnet! Good reviews

davidcbahr says:

A little? What sane or objective reviewer could give the iPhone 4 4.5/5 stars? There is no way that is a fair rating. I mean, an 8/10 in performance? a 9/10 in ergonomics? That is terrible in my opinion. /applerant

gbm85 says:

Meh. CNET is a little too Apple-biased for my taste.

bjordan says:

Actually I find them pretty hard on Apple. Or everyone for that matter. Especially some of their main podcast (Buzz Out Loud for instance). They're pretty good about calling out anyone on their BS.

Davest says:

They've gotten a little better now that some of their staff use devices other than iPhones. They're bleeding talent, though...it's not looking good.

bjordan says:

Yeah they are they lost Tom Merritt a while back and Jason Howell announced he's leaving yesterday.

mezmryz03 says:

Don't forget Veronica Belmont to Mahalo(how's that goin' BTW) last year. Only Molly and Raif left really.

uberspeed says:

You must hate engadget.

gbm85 says:

I do. Very much. In fact, I have *.engadget.com blocked on my router.

Dural says:

Don't blame you.

Lets be fare. They are all bad. C|Net, Engadget, Gizmodo, etc. The reason is simple they hire contributers who are totally biased.

goldeneye says:

I agree. Everytime I go to cnet.com, there is always an Apple product right there on the front page. (Not to mention that they completely redid their cell phone section of the site when the iPhone 4 wasn't on the "Most Viewed" anymore. hmmmm)

They are still not as bad as Engadget by deleting anti-Apple comments in their product reviews. It happened to me yesterday. They deleted two of my comments.

stoneworrior says:

I'm sick of those stupid Blackberry messenger commercials in the podcasts. If it doesn't stop soon they are getting cut from my RSS feed.

eyesparky says:

Seems like a pretty well put together app.

Elric#AC says:

I'm sort of sick of having a different "app" for every mobile site on the WWW. I wish sites would just focus on creating an excellent mobile site and hype *it* rather than the "app" (this is all Apple's fault! ;) ). Then, I wouldn't have to maintain a retarded app installation on my phone to view their content.

Hopefully stuff like HTML5 will fix this cr*p.

jnl813 says:

Jared you have an error in spelling, you have "CNET us a great" instead of CNET is a great"

Go Android! says:

Can you watch to Podcasts live in it?

bjordan says:

Unfortunately no it doesn't appear that you can. Which is unfortunate considering 90% of what I use CNET for is podcast.

It appears to still be a solid app though.

mezmryz03 says:

Nope, but they do have a CNET Audio app in the Market Place here...

http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.mediafly.android.video.cnet

Strange not to integrate though.

Jayshmay says:

I listen to the Buzz Out Loud podcast daily using the CNET Audio app. So yeah, I like CNET.
I don't think their biased. Molly & Company say it as it is.

JohnnyACE562 says:

I would add this app but CNET is owned by CBS and I despise them (except for 2.5 Men).

{{-_-}}

TreyDaPrince says:

CNET blows!

ddoublep says:

I enjoy the wide variety of news items, but I wish they would add their reviews.

mrchnd says:

It has nothing to do with Cnet and maybe it's just me but...I'm not a fan of the trend of smartphone apps that primarily point you at a website's rss feed. Engadget, Cnet, and Mashable have them and I'm sure there are others that I am unaware of. The company would be way better served making a robust, slick web-app that is optimized for mobile. Then they would only need to maintain one web-app that would work on all smartphones.

Oh, and I like TNT better than BOL as it became too corny for my taste.

Elric#AC says:

Yes, this is pretty much exactly what I was getting at above. I'm sick of "apps" that are basically a glorified site-specific www/rss interface.

tealturboser says:

I agree, I am tired of seeing "apps" for websites. Just fix your website so I dont have to load some app to see a website