A nice, but not necessarily must-have update, Adobe Lightroom 5 remains a strong program for working with raw images.
QuickBooks Premier 2006 is the best upgrade in years. Its slick new interface is the best in small-business accounting, and its accounting toolkit is easy to learn. Small but growing businesses should buy it.
Highlights of the latest release include improved mobile operation, cloud integration, and editing tools.
The niftiest new feature in this consumer video-editing application is Time Stretch, which lets you slow down, speed u,p and reverse clips.
While there are a handful of new capabilities in the update to Adobe's entry-level image editor, the most noticeable is a more readable interface intended for middle-aged eyes.
The popular Yoga gets a buttoned-up ThinkPad version, complete with a clever hidden keyboard.
Toshiba's experimental extra-wide-screen ultrabook gets a Windows 8 software upgrade, but it turns the Toshiba Satellite U845W into a computer imperfectly matched for what Windows 8 has to offer.
The third version of Lenovo's ultralight 14-inch laptop, the X1 Carbon, gets nearly all the basics right while adding a few new twists, including a function key row that changes app by app.
The low-priced Acer Liquid Z4 joins the ranks of other pint-size and affordable Android smartphones, and aims to make an impact at MWC 2014.
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The Motorola Evoke QA4 has its good points, but we couldn't get over its slow performance, average media features, and clunky touch screen. As such, it doesn't evoke much.