Applications

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5
REVIEW

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5 ( PC/Mac)

A nice, but not necessarily must-have update, Adobe Lightroom 5 remains a strong program for working with raw images.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 9, 2013
McAfee Total Protection 2010
REVIEW

McAfee Total Protection 2010 ( 1 User)

McAfee Total Protection 2010 hits many of the right notes. It's easy to use and it's effective, but years of below-average releases will likely leave many users unwilling to give it a try.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 26, 2010
1 star User rating out of 4 votes
PC Tools Internet Security 2010
REVIEW

PC Tools Internet Security 2010 ( 1 User, 3 PCs)

We're big fans of PC Tools Internet Security's ThreatFire component, and the overall toolset that PC Tools provides is robust, but the suite could be both faster and easier to use.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on December 4, 2009
0 stars User rating out of 2 votes
Trend Micro Internet Security 2010
REVIEW

Trend Micro Internet Security 2010

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro's broad feature set combined with its look and feel make it a serious contender, but its questionable efficacy and middling performance make it a program we're not recommending.

3 stars Editors' rating on August 28, 2009
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2010
REVIEW

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro 2010

Trend Micro Internet Security Pro's broad feature set combined with its look and feel make it a serious contender, but questionable efficacy and middling performance mean it's a program we're not recommending for this year.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 27, 2009
TurboTax Deluxe 2008
REVIEW

TurboTax Deluxe 2008 ( Federal + State)

TurboTax 2008 is the most expensive tax app on the market, but it's also fast, complete, and straightforward. If finishing quickly is your goal, the extra cost is worth it. If you anticipate wanting live help support, look into TaxCut.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 4, 2009
CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009
REVIEW

CA Internet Security Suite Plus 2009 ( 5-Users, Box Set, Download)

CA Internet Security Suite 2009 has made some modest gains over its previous efforts, but overall it lags behind its security suite competition in speed and effectiveness.

2.5 stars Editors' rating on November 23, 2008
QuickBooks Premier 2009
REVIEW

QuickBooks Premier 2009

Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2008
Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009
REVIEW

Intuit QuickBooks Accounting Pro Edition 2009

Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 22, 2008
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Trend Micro Internet Security 2009
REVIEW

Trend Micro Internet Security 2009

You can't beat the price. For a good, basic Internet Security suite, we recommend Trend Micro Internet Security 2009.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on September 25, 2008
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote