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by on August 23, 2011
Gadget lovers with be in seventh heaven with this free app, which delivers daily updates on the latest happenings in the world of consumer electronics from Engadget’s experts. You get all the news posts from Engadget’s various sites sent straight to your phone, as well as reviews and hands-on first looks at the latest products, including smartphones, laptops, TVs, games and loads more.
That’s not all – you can also link to the Engadget podcast, take a look at photo galleries of the latest products and watch streaming video of The Engadget Show. While browsing you can use an in-app function to alert Engadget to breaking news, bookmark articles to read when offline and share stuff you like on social networking sites.
So the content gets the thumbs up, but what about the design? Well, the layout looks suitably high-tech and modern to complement the subject matter. Posts are arranged in a simple list format, with the most pressing stories given due prominence. A row of options along the bottom makes navigation easy, providing access to key features like podcasts, videos and galleries. Compared to CNET, the layout is a little cleaner and easier to get to grips with, and at only 519k in size, it causes no operating problems.
So it’s slick, looks great and provides compelling content, but some of the videos refused to play and some users have complained about its inability to scale to fit tablet screens. But those gripes aside this is a top-notch app that technophiles can’t afford to miss.
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