At the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, ZDNet's James Hilliard looks at a laptop prototype that features Bluetooth connectivity and closed-lid access to the unit's applications, while extending battery life.
Windows 7 is more than what Vista should have been, it's where Microsoft needed to go. How much damage Vista did and whether Windows 7 is enough for people to finally abandon Windows XP are questions that nobody has the answers to right now.
Despite some compatibility setbacks, Corel Home Office suite is useful for creating documents. Its conscientious size, small-screen optimizations, and attractive price make it a good buy for a Netbook office suite, or for saving space by shedding advanced features.
The Net giant tries to patent a technique for using a flat, flexible housing to lower the cost of bringing a super-fast Internet to homes. Just how big will Google Fiber be?
Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.
With improved data-export tools, beginner-friendly templates, and support for massive files, FileMaker Pro 8 is a great choice for novice or professional users who need to develop powerful databases.
If you're working on a multimedia project that the iLife suite can't tackle, there's a good chance that Toast with Jam can.
QuickBooks Premier 2004 retains its best-in-class status by combining an easy-to-learn interface with a host of solid forecasting and tax-management tools.
Even as QuarkXPress implodes, InDesign CS gains features and capabilities that make it the layout application of choice.
DVD MovieFactory 2.0 offers a few perks, such as Disc-Direct recording, but it's best for simple archiving, not video editing.