CNET News (Free) by CBS Interactive is an app that delivers the latest tasty technology bits straight from CNET in an easy-to-carry portable package - your iPhone.
The app is ad-supported but features everything CNET can possibly deliver - all news sections (Top News, Webware, Apple, Business Tech, etc) and all up-to-the-minute.
Tapping an article will bring up the text of the article. It doesn't seem that there art pictures shown, but that's so you can focus on the writing *wink wink*.
Articles can be shared by Facebook, Twitter, or good old fashioned e-mail. They can also be Favorited for later.
There's also a section dedicated to the Twitter accounts of the CNET editors, which you can view by All Editors or specific editors. The Twitter streams are all updated in realtime, as they should be.
If you're looking for a specific topic, there's a search function in the app that can help you filter through stories. The favorites section is where you can save stories for further reading later, in case you have no time to read when juggling all of life's wonders.
There's a More tab, but it's just for things like Feedback, About, Sharing the app, and see what else CBSi offers.
If you're a technology nut and follow CNET regularly but wish there was an iPhone app for that, here it is. It's a great way to keep up to date on all things tech and CNET, and I can find myself turning back to this app regularly to keep up-to-date on all tech happenings.
I wish that the articles themselves would include the photos that are shown in the article listings, but I suppose if you want the full article, photos included, you can just click the "Read More" link. But isn't the app supposed to make that not necessary? It's just more unnecessary clicks.
Overall, it's like an RSS reader, but only for CNET. Highly recommended for any techie or CNET fan. The best part is that it's free.
Now, let's get that splash screen optimized for the Retina Display. Pretty please?