Watch CNET on your iPhoneThis week in the Mailbag, we answer the age-old question: how do I get CNET on my iPhone? And why is that guy touching his grandma?
Hello, everyone! I�m Molly Wood and welcome to the CNET Mailbag, the show that reaps the benefits every time CNET rolls out a new feature. Also, we read your feedback and answer questions about our content, our shows, and sometimes ourselves. Let�s start with a new trick on CNET TV. Jonathan writes: I was watching Loaded today (July 16th) and every time Natalie said 'Palm' or 'Apple', the box under the play list flashed with links to the full story or official site. Why must this happen Molly! WHY!! Uh, ok, you sound kind of negative about it. We�re testing a thing called a SmartBar, where when products are mentioned or you�re watching a First Look, you get links to the CNET review or related websites. Only about 10 percent of you will be seeing it, so don�t worry if you haven�t. We just thought it might be kind of helpful. Apparently Adam disagrees. He says: I hate the new "Products in this show" tool it is very annoying. Please offer an opt-out. Oh, come on. Someday it�s going to come in handy. In the meantime, good news. There IS an opt-out. See? Close. Luckily, there�s usually one positive for all the negatives. Eli says: Is that side thing new? This is much easier then having to look for the product after. That�s the idea. Moving on, let�s take this opportunity to revisit some of the classic questions we get over and over at Mailbag. For example: I absolutely love CNET and I was hoping if my love for it could turn into an iPhone app? I must say that I am surprised that you don't have an iPhone application yet, and I hope you add one soon! Oh, and just in case this ends up on Mailbag, my name is a little hard to pronounce so let me make it easy, can you say zay-bee? How�d I do? We don�t have an app ONLY for CNET TV, but we do have the TV.com iPhone app, which actually has video from ALL the CBS properties, like, well, CBS and Showtime and CBS News, and CNET! It�s pretty cool, you can make a feed of the shows you want and they pop up whenever there�s a new one. Big Brother AND the Buzz Report! See, we give you a little extra. Here�s one I get a lot and � I kind of love it. Sherri says: Enough with the video reviews of products! I just want to read! That�s ok, Sherri. We�ll let you read. Just go to CNET.com and BASK in all the words. Wag3000 echoes a common request this week: When are we going to see the prizefight between the Iphone 3gs and Pre? also please use the Wifi connection for both phones not the 3g networks when doing your speed test. Well, that last part isn�t a common request. And makes no sense to me. We�re not testing WiFi speeds. We�re testing 3G network speeds. But anyway, that Prizefight was delayed because it�s vacation season, but it should be out SOON. Like maybe even this week. I hope. Every1rocks555 has a little advice for our CNET editors. is it just me or is the cnet reviewers are getting into that overacting humor like pretending to throw a laptop and punching an LCD screen i mean it was good at first it was a little humorous but it then just turns adquard sorry it just is Ok. We�ll take it under advisement. No one like adquard video. And now for a little auto-incorrect! Ben says: I was on my iPod touch sending an email to my grandpa about my grandma Instead of saying "I thought of her last nite night" It said " I touched her last night " HOW DO YOU GET TOUCHED OUT OF THOUGHT OF!! No more emails on that hell device...palm pre all the way. Yeah. Wow. For sure. Grandma!? That�s messed up. And that�s it for this week, everyone! Keep the feedback and questions coming! Email me at Mailbag@cnet.com, or send your snail mail to 235 2nd St., San Francisco, CA, 94105. Thanks for watching, everyone.