Applications

Adobe Lightroom 6
REVIEW

Adobe Lightroom 6

Adobe Lightroom 6/CC remains a fine photo-editing and organizing tool, but the new version doesn't rise much past its predecessor.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 21, 2015
2.5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Pricing not available

Adobe Acrobat DC
REVIEW

Adobe Acrobat DC ( Windows)

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

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Enlight
REVIEW

Enlight

Enlight lives up to its promise of being a one-stop shop for photo editing, with an intuitive interface and tutorials to help you get started.

4 stars Editors' rating on March 25, 2015

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Lyve App
REVIEW

Lyve App ( Macintosh)

Lyve is a fast and hands-off way to organize your photos if you don't want to do it yourself.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on February 25, 2015
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
3.3 stars User rating out of 10 votes
Adobe Lightroom for Phones
REVIEW

Adobe Lightroom for Phones ( Android)

For rating and flagging photos already in Lightroom while you're killing time or for quick, rough edits, it's good. But the phone version of Lightroom mobile needs more features before it feels essential.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on January 15, 2015

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Workflow
REVIEW

Workflow ( iOS)

With a little practice, Workflow will let you speed up repetitive tasks or carry out complex actions, all with the touch of a button.

4 stars Editors' rating on January 13, 2015
FreeTone
REVIEW

FreeTone ( android)

If you're looking for a spare number to deal with people from Craigslist or similar services, FreeTone does the job, but with the syncing problems and so many ads, there are better apps out there.

2 stars Editors' rating on December 5, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote

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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
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
Windows Phone 8.1
REVIEW

Windows Phone 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 14, 2014
5 stars User rating out of 9 votes

Pricing not available

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
Facebook Home
REVIEW

Facebook Home

Because Facebook Home dominates your Android start screen, it really only makes sense if you're a Facebook junkie. Luckily, you can dial down Facebook Home or completely remove it, even if it comes preloaded on your device.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on April 9, 2013

Download Facebook Home April 12th from the Google Play store.

Quicken Starter Edition 2010
REVIEW

Quicken Starter Edition 2010

Quicken 2010 is a solid finance package, especially for novices, but offers little that's substantively new.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 14, 2009
0 stars User rating out of 1 vote

MSRP: $29.95

Zone Alarm Extreme Security 2010
REVIEW

Zone Alarm Extreme Security 2010

ZoneAlarm Extreme Security 2010 isn't necessarily the best suite around, but it's definitely effective and should appeal to those who like making granular adjustments to their protection.

3 stars Editors' rating on October 8, 2009

As Reviewed: $69.95

Check manufacturer site for availability

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
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
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

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