CNET News is in the App Store – iPad and iPhone



By Bryan Sanders posted August 15, 2010 at 12:38AM

CNET News 1.1

CNET News released version 1.1 today in the App Store and on iTunes. The current version includes new featured tweets and improved sharing.


By Bryan Sanders posted August 07, 2010 at 12:38AM

CNET News 1.0

CNET News finally made it to the iPhone. I have had CNET bookmarked on my iPhone’s home screen for a while now wondering when an application was coming. I’m a big fan of the beautiful Natali Del Conte on Loaded, Molly Wood who tells is like it is on Buzz Report, and Brian Tong who cracks me up on Prizefight, Tap That App, and Apple Byte.

This is one of those applications that I will use daily for news and other tech related information. This is only the first release (Version 1.0) so expect some bugs, crashes, and lag. I will keep you informed when a newer version is released.


What’s New In Version 1.1

New featured Tweets and improved sharing!


Description

Stay on top of the latest technology news, reviews, and trends with the CNET News app. Now available for free on the iPhone or iPod touch, the CNET News app delivers in-depth, award-winning coverage of the consumer technology world. Get insightful tech news from your favorite, trusted CNET editors, and quickly learn what’s hot, what’s not, what works and what doesn’t. CNET News delivers high quality content in a fast, easy-to-use package. Download it now from the iTunes App Store – free!

Key Features:
> All the latest consumer technology news direct to your phone in real time
> Your favorite CNET blogs including Crave, Green Tech, and the Cutting Edge
> Tweets from CNET editors Natali Del Conte, Brian Tong, Molly Wood, and many more
> Save your favorite content directly to your device for offline viewing later
> Share your favorite articles or even the app itself via email, Facebook, or Twitter


Requirements:Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later.


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iOS 4 Issues on your iPhone 3G or 3GS? – Downgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3



By Bryan Sanders posted Jul 30th, 2010 at 04:27PM

Downgrade your iPhone OS

Is you iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS running sluggish and having issues since upgrading to iOS 4? I updated my iPhone 3GS from iOS 4.0 to iOS 4.0.1 and now I’m having reception issues. I was curious if there was a way to downgrade. After days of searching, I found a way to downgrade your iPhone’s OS.

Thanks to LifeHacker.com and CNET’s Brian Tong, I finally know how to downgrade my iPhone 3GS. There is a video and a tutorial on how to downgrade from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3. I would just like to downgrade from iOS 4.0.1 back to iOS 4.0 but I am not 100% sure this downgrade will work for that. Good luck and let us know if it worked.

Note: Use at your own risk. This downgrade works on most iPhones and there is the risk it may not work. There is also the risk that this may make your iPhone worse. Read the tutorial from LifeHacker before you decide to downgrade.


LifeHacker: How to Downgrade Your iPhone 3G[S] from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3

Click here for a tutorial on how to downgrade your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS from iOS 4 to iOS 3.1.3

Web Site:

http://lifehacker.com/5572003/how-to-downgrade-your-iphone-3g%5Bs%5D-from-ios-4-to-ios-313


All iPhone Firmware releases

Click here

Web site below:

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=750


RecBoot 1.0.2

Click here to download RecBoot required for downgrading


Downgrade “How To” Video

Watch this video from Brian Tong (CNET) on how to downgrade your iPhone 3G from iOS 4.

Click here for video


It’s a boy for Natali Del Conte



By Bryan Sanders posted Jul 30th, 2010 at 04:27AM

Congratulations

You may have noticed that Natali Del Conte was missing from the last few episodes of Loaded on cnet.com. Natali has finally had her healthy, bouncing baby boy! Del Conte brought home her new baby on Wednesday.

Congrats Natali!


Twitter

@natalidelconte

Excited to take my son home from the hospital today. That’s right, it’s a boy! Healthy and handsome!


Good Free Spyware and Malware Removers



By Bryan Sanders posted Jul 28th, 2010 at 12:54AM


Can you fix my computer?

I get asked a lot by friends and relatives if I can fix their computers. They seem to think I use some expensive magic software to get their computer running normal again. I do use a lot of expensive software at home on my personal computer, but a majority of my best software is free.

I thought I would share some of my personal favorite software for removing spyware and malware. I will also share my favorite free cleaners to get rid of clutter. You may have your own personal favorites and feel free to share them. There are many of places to download free software but I use download.com.


Free Software (Windows)

Ad-Aware (Free Edition)

One of the first applications built to find and remove malware and spyware, Ad-Aware’s reputation is well-justified.

Ad-Aware is completely free but limited. The UI is simple and easy to use. Some are have trouble with Ad-Aware freezing. I have never had any trouble. Just make sure you click Web Update each time you use it to keep up with all the latest attacks.


SuperAntiSpyware (Free Edition)

This software is awesome. One day I ran my whole arsenal of spyware removers and even the trusty Malwarebytes and they found nothing. I ran SuperAntiSpyware and it found 34 threats including 2 trojans. I was amazed that all the others failed to find them.


Malwarebytes

This software will scan deep into your computer and find the really harmful malware that has been making your computer act weird. I used Malwarebytes to get rid of many hard to kill worms. This software is also limited but it works.


Advanced SystemCare (Free)

This is an all-in-one software for cleaning and maintaining your computer for better overall system performance. You can get rid of spyware, junk files, registry cleaning, and much more. It comes packed full of different utilities. This one is a must have.


Glary Utilities

This software has a few great features and a nice, simple UI. There are great tools to manage start-up programs and memory optimization. This application offers utilities to improve your system’s performance and protect your privacy. Cleans unwanted junk files and remove invalid and broken shortcuts, freeing up valuable disk space.


CCleaner

This is a great application with many tools. CCleaner’s interface makes it easy to wipe away your tracks from Internet Explorer, Firefox, Opera, Safari, and Google Chrome from various Windows system areas, and from some third-party applications. I have had times where I tried to uninstall a program using Windows uninstall and it would not let me. There is a quick and easy tool for removing unwanted programs in CCleaner that works better.


Disk Cleaner

This software has been around forever. This is a simple to use application for cleaning out your computer. Always a good one to use if you are in a hurry because it is fast.

Disk Cleaner is a free open source (GPL v2) tool to quickly and easily clean your hard disk from temporary files like those in the system temporary folder, the Internet Explorer Cache and Cookies folder, and the Recycle Bin. Disk Cleaner is absolutely free from adware and spyware.


File Shredder

If you have some private and very personal files on your computer that you want to delete for good, then here is your application. Erase files from your hard drive and choose from five options for shredding algorithms, ranging from simple one pass to DoD 5220-22.M to Guttman algorithm with 35 passes. Works great.


Update Checker (by FileHippo.com)

What is it?
The Update Checker will scan your computer for installed software, check the versions and then send this information to FileHippo.com to see if there are any newer releases. These are then neatly displayed in your browser for you to download. Please note that not all programs are supported.


Summary

I hope you find these applications helpful. I know there are many other good applications out there, but these are my favorites.

I wish you the best and happy cleaning! Let me know if any of these applications worked for you.


Note:

When you install these applications, be sure you read before you click “next” or “ok”. Some of these application try to get you to use a free toolbar or change your search engine provider. You may want to uncheck boxes on things you are not sure about and just go with the recommended install.

You can also choose to receive automatic updates which is what I do. If you are not sure how to use the application and you’re afraid you might accidentally delete wanted files, use the help menu. Some of these application may delete wanted files so make sure you read the warnings before deleting. Use at your own risk. I have never had any issues, I am just letting you know that it is possible.


My favorite web site for FREE software

http://download.cnet.com/windows/

www.download.com


Thank You



Thank You

I would just like to thank all of my readers who support my blog or just stop by for a story or two. I have had some huge numbers in traffic within the last two days. This makes me feel good to know somebody cares and that someone actually reads what I write.

I started this blog to bring the public relevant technology news and technology rumors. My passion is technology and I love sharing my knowledge, resources and thoughts with you. My hope is to one day land a job with CNET or Revision3 as an Editor (wishful thinking).

So thank you for the visits and I hope to see you around more often. I will continue to bring you the news and latest gadgets. You can also follow me on Twitter for more news.


HTC Droid Incredible vs Apple iPhone 3GS

The new Droid Incredible by HTC went head to head with an Apple iPhone 3GS on CNET’s Prizefight. Watch the video in the link at the bottom of the post.

I am an Apple iPhone 3GS user and I love my phone! I have never had any issues and the speed is always unmatched. I have used many brands of cell phones since 1995 including LG, Sony, Samsung, Palm, Nokia and a few others. The iPhone’s call or phone quality is the best I have used by far. I used to have issues with call clarity, background noise, contacts not being able to hear me or I couldn’t hear them. I have had none of these issues with the iPhone.

FYI: The Palm Treo was the worst call clarity out of all of them. I was a Realtor and I could never hear anyone and they could not hear me even with a paid volume booster app. I will definitely upgrade to the next iPhone. I am always curious about Android phones and wouldn’t mind owning the Incredible as a secondary back-up phone.

On a recent episode of Diggnation, Kevin Rose said that he broke his iPhone and wasn’t a fan of AT&T service. Kevin decided recently to purchase an HTC Incredible and he gave the phone a review on air. He basically said he liked the Incredible but after owning an iPhone he misses the functions, features and quality of the iPhone.

Kevin mentioned that Android users hype up how much better their Androids are versus an iPhone. He said something like; if those Android users owned an iPhone first or tried out an iPhone they would think differently. I would have to agree. I witnessed a co-worker of mine using his Android and it crashed many times, buttons were breaking and it seemed to slow with age. The Incredible could be a great phone but Apple just makes a solid, quality device in my opinion.

Kevin also pointed out that the text editing and text zoom was better on the iPhone and missing on the Incredible. He seemed to feel the Incredible was a great quality phone but after be a previous owner of an iPhone he felt like he had downgraded.

Who won the Incredible vs. iPhone 3GS fight? Watch the video to find out –  http://bit.ly/cHKojf

About my blog:

This is my personal blog. My passion is technology and I made this blog to share the latest news in technology with you. In this blog I will post information and links on: browsers, games, smart phones, search engines, hacks, social media and much more….enjoy!