Applications

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
3.5 stars User rating out of 11 votes
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

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
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

Pricing not available

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

Microsoft Project Spartan
EDITORS' TAKE

Microsoft Project Spartan ( PC)

Project Spartan is now available for testing on Windows 10.

Pricing not available

Netvibes
REVIEW

Netvibes

If you want to fill a personal home page with dozens of individualized newsfeeds and tools, Netvibes does a cleaner job than rival services from bigger brand names.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on October 2, 2006

Access this free service from the vendor's Web site.

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
Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9
REVIEW

Dragon NaturallySpeaking Preferred 9

For people who type a lot or suffer sore fingers and hands, Dragon NaturallySpeaking 9 is the best tool available for dictating text and commanding a Web browser by voice, despite the gradual adjustments needed to conform to your personal manner of speaking.

4 stars Editors' rating on August 17, 2006

MSRP: $199.99

Final Cut Studio 2
REVIEW

Final Cut Studio 2

Final Cut Studio 2 is a solid value and worthy upgrade for serious film editors who work on Macs. However, hobbyists should consider simpler software.

4 stars Editors' rating on June 29, 2007

MSRP: $1,299.00