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CNET is the No. 1 source for tech news and reviews and puts the biggest stories of the day and expert advice on the products you need to own, right in the palm of your hand.

Everything in the new CNET app (designed for phones and tablets) is focused on the areas you (as a tech fan) care the most about: staying up-to-date with the news and making informed product purchases.

STAY UP-TO-DATE WITH TECH NEWS:
FEATURED STORIES: Don’t have much time but need to stay in the know? CNET combines editorial picks with popular and trending news to feature the most important stories in the tech world.
LATEST STORIES: Never miss a beat with our broad coverage. Nearly 100 new items published daily. News about:
Technology industry and companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and more
Key technology categories such as mobile, computers, internet and security
Culture, science and entertainment (yeah, we talk about Star Trek and TV shows occasionally)
STUNNING GALLERIES: Easily view CNET’s beautiful photography in galleries on a single page.
BREAKING NEWS ALERTS: Get timely notifications on CNET’s exclusive scoops, in-depth features, and important news and reviews.
PERSONALIZED FOR YOU: All the news that you care about the most, plus get alerts tailored to interests you select.
COMMUNITY: Engage with other users with the ability to read and respond to comments on any article.

MAKE INFORMED PRODUCT PURCHASE DECISIONS:
HUGE PRODUCT DEPTH: Whatever type of product you’re interested in (phones, headphones, smart home devices and more), CNET helps you find the best, at the best price. Our independent reviews team spends countless hours putting everything through the ringer so you don’t have to. If it has an “on” button or an app, odds are good CNET reviews it.
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IMMERSIVE VIDEO: Quickly learn about a product with CNET’s premium video reviews, which accompany nearly all of our reviews (in case you already forgot, there are *thousands* of these).
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Version History

Launched Nov 17, 2017 (over 2 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 19 days, on average.

Jan 27
2020
(Current)
Version 4.5.4

You can now register for CNET without signing up for any newsletters (but why would you want to miss these??).

Dec 09
2019
Version 4.5.3

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Nov 25
2019
Version 4.5.2

Tis the season for shopping! Which is easier to do now that Buy buttons show up reliably on articles and galleries so you can snag those killer Black Friday deals.

Oct 07
2019
Version 4.5.1

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Sep 18
2019
Version 4.5.0

Oh heck yea, CNET now comes in everyone’s favorite flavor… Dark Mode!

Sep 11
2019
Version 4.4.5

Fixed some baddies this time, including a rude video bug which would allow sound to continue playing even when you exited the page (wtf). Plus one where the screen would just be black if you tried to watch fullscreen, and another where muted videos stuttered when they started playing. And a bug where the app wasn't opening properly from certain links.
But enough about the app! It's nearly fall, which means it's practically the spookiest time of year, and soon it'll be winter, the Best Season.

Sep 10
2019
Version 4.4.4

Fixed some baddies this time, including a rude video bug which would allow sound to continue playing even when you exited the page (wtf). Plus one where the screen would just be black if you tried to watch fullscreen, and another where muted videos stuttered when they started playing. And a bug where the app wasn't opening properly from certain links.
But enough about the app! It's nearly fall, which means it's practically the spookiest time of year, and soon it'll be winter, the Best Season.

Jul 15
2019
Version 4.4.3

Fixed a really annoying bug where you probably weren’t seeing *any deals* for Prime Day (oops).

Jul 01
2019
Version 4.4.2

We Marie Kondo’ed our list pages. You can now properly link to list page within our wonderful app. Like let’s say you see a story about a Pixel and you want to see what else is going on in the world of Google, the app let’s you see what else is up in a way that will totally spark joy.

Jun 12
2019
Version 4.4.1

New section, who this? We have a new section! CNET Deals is handpicked by our resident Cheapskate and designed to give you the best deals on all your favorite stuff. Happy shopping!

Jun 11
2019
Version 4.4.0

New section, who this? We have a new section! CNET Deals is handpicked by our resident Cheapskate and designed to give you the best deals on all your favorite stuff. Happy shopping!

May 29
2019
Version 4.3.6

We want to support your interests, so now you can get specific notifications about all the things you care about. Like if you only care about Tesla and Amazon, you’ll get notifications about Tesla and Amazon.

Also, we've added closed captions for videos where they are available.

May 24
2019
Version 4.3.5

We want to support your interests, so now you can get specific notifications about all the things you care about. Like if you only care about Tesla and Amazon, you’ll get notifications about Tesla and Amazon.

Also, we've added closed captions for videos where they are available.

May 22
2019
Version 4.3.4

We want to support your interests, so now you can get specific notifications about all the things you care about. Like if you only care about Tesla and Amazon, you’ll get notifications about Tesla and Amazon.

Also, we've added closed captions for videos where they are available.

Mar 28
2019
Version 4.3.3

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Mar 27
2019
Version 4.3.2

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Mar 14
2019
Version 4.3.1

We did it. We fixed that nasty little bug where new content wasn’t appearing on the news section. So now you’ll get the latest on your favorite app. Happy Scrolling! And we added a back button, because we know you needed it.
Lastly, but most importantly, you can now read, compose, and reply to comments! Share your opinions and thoughts with the CNET world.

Mar 12
2019
Version 4.3.0

We did it. We fixed that nasty little bug where new content wasn’t appearing on the news section. So now you’ll get the latest on your favorite app. Happy Scrolling! And we added a back button, because we know you needed it.
Lastly, but most importantly, you can now read, compose, and reply to comments! Share your opinions and thoughts with the CNET world.

Feb 04
2019
Version 4.2.3

We added a whole new way to personalize the app, including: bookmarking, sign-in to pave the way for comments (coming soon!) and interest selection for a better home page, and even better notifications. All of this is living in the new "Me" tab.

Jan 31
2019
Version 4.2.2

We added a whole new way to personalize the app, including: bookmarking, sign-in to pave the way for comments (coming soon!) and interest selection for a better home page, and even better notifications. All of this is living in the new "Me" tab.

Jan 30
2019
Version 4.2.1

We added a whole new way to personalize the app, including: bookmarking, sign-in to pave the way for comments (coming soon!) and interest selection for a better home page, and even better notifications. All of this is living in the new "Me" tab.

Jan 29
2019
Version 4.2.0

We added a whole new way to personalize the app, including: bookmarking, sign-in to pave the way for comments (coming soon!) and interest selection for a better home page, and even better notifications. All of this is living in the new "Me" tab.

Dec 16
2018
Version 4.1.10

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Nov 20
2018
Version 4.1.9

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Nov 14
2018
Version 4.1.8

Minor bug fixes and improvements

Nov 05
2018
Version 4.1.7

Improved video playback reliability and under-the-hood improvements. We also support a new article format now (welcome, listicles).

Oct 30
2018
Version 4.1.6

Relaunching in EU with GDPR support.

Oct 29
2018
Version 4.1.5

Relaunching in EU with GDPR support.

Oct 25
2018
Version 4.1.4

Adds landscape support for tablets; fixes mute/unmute button bugs.

Oct 23
2018
Version 4.1.3

Adds landscape support for tablets; fixes mute/unmute button bugs.

Aug 03
2018
Version 4.1.2

We made it easier to filter news based on what you care the most about, like Google, Smart Home, How To and even more of your favorite CNET content. Videos locked at the top can also be dismissed with just a swipe up. And, if you were seeing stale content in the news section, it should be corrected. We also added an unmute button to make it easier to turn on the sound of your favorite CNET videos.

Aug 01
2018
Version 4.1.1

We made it easier to filter news based on what you care the most about, like Google, Smart Home, How To and even more of your favorite CNET content. Videos locked at the top can also be dismissed with just a swipe up. And, if you were seeing stale content in the news section, it should be corrected. We also added an unmute button to make it easier to turn on the sound of your favorite CNET videos.

Jun 19
2018
Version 4.1.0

You can now easily find your favorite videos to watch by series (like Top 5). We've added an autoplay setting for video too, and reduced unexpected app exits.

May 31
2018
Version 4.0.10

Video fixed include faster load times; more reliable playback across different networks; and no more bugs in the player controls. The Phones category appears for all editions now, plus some stability improvements.

May 22
2018
Version 4.0.9

Video fixed include faster load times; more reliable playback across different networks; and no more bugs in the player controls. The Phones category appears for all editions now, plus some stability improvements.

Mar 27
2018
Version 4.0.8

We improved stability across the board, but especially on older versions of Android, and corrected some text overlapping that was occurring in accessibility modes.
Video playback is more reliable now, and we've changed up videos so that related videos now plays right after the first.
Woo spring break!

Mar 12
2018
Version 4.0.7

The "Latest" news feed now actually shows all the latest news when you open the app and you can pull to refresh it too. Videos now have caption support and some UI fixes, plus we squashed some bugs causing video to not even play. Enjoy.
Related content now inserts at the bottom of every article so if you're reading about SpaceX you can keep reading about it. Other bugs squashed include: no more overlapping text in accessibility modes; better photo comparison embeds; some stability issues.

Jan 31
2018
Version 4.0.6

Now showing: Videos in the header. Easy to access and view, easier to catch up on and binge.
Charts and XYZ were wonky previously but now consistently render correctly. For some, links in notifications or elsewhere wouldn't open properly in the app, but that's no longer an issue.

Jan 22
2018
Version 4.0.5

Links from apps and websites now direct to the correct page within the app.

Dec 18
2017
Version 4.0.4

- Lots of video fixes: they now play with sound when they should, and stop playing when they should (when you leave the page, etc.).
- Several stability fixes addressing unexpected app exits and freezes
- Added support for several embeds, including youtube videos and tweets!
- App now works with more versions of Android, including 4.4 and 8.x
- Fixed an issue around deeplinking - you can now tap a link from google, email, notifications etc. and be correctly navigated to that article

Dec 05
2017
Version 4.0.3

When you see something you like you can now share it with others. Go on, spread the content.
When you see a review of something you want to own, you can now simply click the link to buy it.
When you notice the app runs better, thank the elves who made stability improvements. Thank you elves, also I would like an Echo.

Nov 22
2017
Version 4.0.2

Welcome to the future! Err, present. Well, whatever time it is, you will notice we’ve changed *a lot.* A complete redesign means there are numerous design and usability changes, including (but 100% not limited to) the following highlights:
- We’ve made it super easy to see what’s important right away with a beautiful large carousel up top.
- It’s now easier to find expert advice on something you want to purchase or a gadget you want to learn about using our Best Products pages.

Nov 19
2017
Version 4.0.1

Welcome to the future! Err, present. Well, whatever time it is, you will notice we’ve changed *a lot.* A complete redesign means there are numerous design and usability changes, including (but 100% not limited to) the following highlights:
- We’ve made it super easy to see what’s important right away with a beautiful large carousel up top.
- It’s now easier to find expert advice on something you want to purchase or a gadget you want to learn about using our Best Products pages.

Nov 16
2017
Version 4.0.0

Welcome to the future! Err, present. Well, whatever time it is, you will notice we’ve changed *a lot.* A complete redesign means there are numerous design and usability changes, including (but 100% not limited to) the following highlights:
- We’ve made it super easy to see what’s important right away with a beautiful large carousel up top.
- It’s now easier to find expert advice on something you want to purchase or a gadget you want to learn about using our Best Products pages.

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