The reasonable $80 price tag, dual-core processor, and Android 4.0, make the LG Optimus L9 a reliable midlevel handset.
Mobile Action's Handset Manager 9.0 is functional and easy to use, but it could be fine-tuned.
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Some users find that using the "Save to PDF" print feature in Adobe PDF 9.0 causes their systems to show a duplicate print window.
The midrange LG Optimus L9 from T-Mobile runs on Android 4.0, a dual-core CPU, and 4G speeds.
Need a good backup program? Yes, you do! Today only, Giveaway of the Day is offering Paragon's drive-imaging utility free of charge. It normally costs $39.95.
UPDATED. The excitement of downloading iTunes 9 yesterday quickly faded as I encountered a strange error. What started as curiosity over the new look of the iTunes Music Store soon became a still unsolved battle with an annoying error message.
Ulead has greatly improved VideoStudio with tools for all levels of users, though it's not without its problems.
A very capable image-editing program at a reasonable price.
Norton Ghost 9.0 is a much improved disk imager, particularly now that it performs backup/restore operations without leaving Windows. Even so, Acronis True Image 8.0 is much better for the same money.
If you're interested in digital artistry, you need Painter, though you'll pay a lot for this upgrade.