Applications

Adobe Acrobat DC
REVIEW

Adobe Acrobat DC ( Macintosh)

Adobe Document Cloud, its apps and applications look like a very good start, but you may want to wait a bit before jumping in with anything other than Fill & Sign.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 6, 2015

Pricing not available

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
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
iLife '09
REVIEW

iLife '09

Apple iLife '09 is a great application suite for simple media organizing and editing, and the addition of features like face recognition, geotagging, and music lessons makes it worth the update.

4 stars Editors' rating on February 2, 2009
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium
REVIEW

Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium

Adobe CS4 Design Premium contains nearly every tool for editing digital images and layouts for print and the Web, as well as for crafting interactive animation and desktop apps. If you don't need video editing, pick this over the Master Collection and save $700.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2008
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
Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard
REVIEW

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Standard

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 isn't perfect, but it's the best dictation software available. We don't find this upgrade necessary for the most basic dictation, although new features may benefit heavily accented English speakers and those who rely heavily on voice commands.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2008
Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Professional
REVIEW

Dragon Naturally Speaking 10 Professional

Dragon NaturallySpeaking 10 isn't perfect, but it's the best dictation software available. We don't find this upgrade necessary for the most basic dictation, although new features may benefit heavily accented English speakers and those who rely heavily on voice commands.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 20, 2008

Pricing not available

H&R Block TaxCut Home & Business + Federal + State 2007
REVIEW

H&R Block TaxCut Home & Business + Federal + State 2007

H&R Block TaxCut is relatively affordable and well-designed tax-prep software, although we found TurboTax's interview to be more direct and thorough.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 14, 2008
Microsoft Office for Mac 2008
REVIEW

Microsoft Office for Mac 2008 ( Home and Student Edition)

Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 7, 2008