Welcome to CNET Top 5, where each time we meet we count down another hot CNET
list. I'm Tom Merritt.
Over the course of a year, we make a lot of videos here at CNET TV. And while we love
each one, you love some videos a little more than others. We pay attention to that when
we make new videos, by the way. 'Cause we want you to like all of them.
So, being that the year's up and all, let's see which ones you liked most. Presenting the
Top 5 Most Popular CNET TV Videos of 2008.
At Number Five: Jailbreak the 2.0 iPhone. Folks love to tweak stuff. And nothing seems
to have been more popular to tweak than the iPhone. We even got a little love for this
video from the iPhone Dev Team, who made this particular jailbreak possible. So thanks
to them for doing the hack in the first place!
Coming in at Number Four: The First Look at the Samsung Instinct. Known as the
iPhone of Sprint, its video was more popular than the iPhone's. That's right. In fact, the
iPhone video didn't even make the top 10. You've seen it. I guess you wanted to see the
competition in action.
Speaking of iPhone-competitors, at Number Three: Our first look at the AT&T Tilt. This
early entry really got your attention. And interestingly from the carrier that already
offered the iPhone, AT&T. The little Tilt in the body was considered cool then. For
some reason it was not considered so cool on the T-Mobile G1 that came out later in the
Sliding in at Number Two: Run Windows on a Mac. The old Boot Camp video. This
was actually a reintroduction to the concept after Boot Camp became standard in OS X
Leopard. And no surprise--the dream of one common standard for Operating Systems
Before we get to Number One, here's the remainder of the Top 10 Videos. Products,
Prizefight, and punditry.
But what captured your attention the most? Which video appealed to y'all the most in the
At Number One, it's....
Speed Up Your Wi-Fi. It's an old adage in promoting tech topics that free and speed will
get your audiences' attention. This year speed is king, and it's no surprise that the
troublesome frustrating 802.11 protocol caused enough angst to drive you in droves to
see some tweaks for eking out a little more performance. Hope it helped.
Well, that's it for this edition of CNET Top 5. You can find all these videos and more at
good old cnettv.com.
I'm Tom Merritt. See you next time.