Applications

Apple Photos
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple Photos ( OSX)

Apple's Photos for Mac OS X Yosemite combines an iOS-like interface with advanced editing tools familiar to desktop users. CNET takes a closer look at the developer release.

Coming to OSX Yosemite

Logic Pro X
REVIEW

Logic Pro X ( Macintosh)

Logic Pro X 10.1 from Apple is a self-contained music studio that offers tremendous flexibility and power -- once you get past the learning curve.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 28, 2015
Sling TV
REVIEW

Sling TV

Sling TV's bargain price and freedom from contracts make it well worth a test-drive for prospective cord-cutters or "cord-nevers" who can live with its stripped-down selection of live TV channels.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 26, 2015
1 star User rating out of 156 votes

Visit manufacturer site for details

Microsoft Project Spartan
EDITORS' TAKE

Microsoft Project Spartan ( PC)

Project Spartan is now available for testing on Windows 10.

Pricing not available

Adobe Premiere Elements 13
EDITORS' TAKE

Adobe Premiere Elements 13 ( Macintosh)

While the updates to its Shake Stabilizer is welcome, the rest of the program's updates don't feel terribly compelling.

MSRP: $99.99

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Adobe Photoshop Elements 13
EDITORS' TAKE

Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 ( Macintosh)

If you're looking for gee-whiz features, you won't find them here. But there are still some nice enhancements.

MSRP: $99.99

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Apple Pay
EDITORS' TAKE

Apple Pay ( iOS)

In partnership with retailers, banks and credit card companies, Apple launches the iOS mobile payment service Apple Pay in the US on October 20.

Pricing not available

AEG Let's Taste
EDITORS' TAKE

AEG Let's Taste

This app is useful on its own now, but with a concept feature on display at IFA 2014, you might never again have to open your oven door to check on food while it's cooking.

Pricing not available

Parallels Desktop 10
REVIEW

Parallels Desktop 10

Integration with Mac OS X Yosemite and a fair price make Parallels Desktop 10 the best Mac system virtualization option, despite a confusing installation process.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 27, 2014
1 star User rating out of 1 vote
LibreOffice 4.3
REVIEW

LibreOffice 4.3 ( PC)

LibreOffice is a great office suite, but it can't compete with modern apps that offer strong compatibility with Microsoft Office, and also work on mobile devices and the Web.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 18, 2014
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes