Applications

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
Kaspersky Internet Security 2010
REVIEW

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 ( 1-Year License)

Kaspersky Internet Security 2010 is a full-featured security suite, and the 2009 version scored well on independent antivirus detection and removal tests. However, be prepared to pay a premium for what you're getting.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on August 26, 2009

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Corel Home Office
REVIEW

Corel Home Office

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.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on June 16, 2009

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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
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
iWork '09 Family Pack
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iWork '09 Family Pack

Intuitive interface design and easy access to useful features make iWork the best office suite choice on the Mac. Though it lacks some of Microsoft Office's advanced options, iWork '09 is an emerging powerhouse in its own right.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 27, 2009
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Design Premium
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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

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Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium
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Adobe Creative Suite 4 Web Premium

Adobe CS4 Web Premium is a good deal for interactive designers who don't need tools for video editing and sophisticated print layouts.

4 stars Editors' rating on November 26, 2008

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Adobe Illustrator CS4
REVIEW

Adobe Illustrator CS4

While Adobe Illustrator CS4's most compelling new feature--pseudo-multipage support--can be frustrating to use, overall it makes CS4 a worthwhile upgrade for current users.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on November 25, 2008

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