Applications

Salient Eye
REVIEW

Salient Eye (Android)

As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems go, Salient Eye has the lock on simplicity.

4 stars Editors' rating on 12 December 2014
5 stars User rating out of 2 votes

Pricing not available

Kingdom Rush Origins
REVIEW

Kingdom Rush Origins (Android)

Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.

5 stars Editors' rating on 3 December 2014
5 stars User rating out of 1 vote
Presence
REVIEW

Presence (iOS)

The free Presence app is a great way to experiment with home security -- just don't let its prominently-featured online store trick you into spending hundreds on accessories.

3.5 stars Editors' rating on 6 November 2014

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.

Typical price: £78.15

Visit manufacturer site for details.

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.

Typical price: £78.15

Visit manufacturer site for details.

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

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 19 August 2014
3.2 stars User rating out of 3 votes

Pricing not available

Office Mobile
REVIEW

Office Mobile (iOS)

The Office apps for iOS are worth downloading for free basic editing features, but are much more useful once you add a subscription to Office 365.

4 stars Editors' rating on 14 June 2013
1 star User rating out of 1 vote

Pricing not available

Parallels Desktop for Mac
REVIEW

Parallels Desktop for Mac (v. 8)

Any Mac user who needs to use Windows or Linux software or needs to test software in different environments will appreciate Parallel Desktop's seamless integration, with plenty of little features that make the switching experience as smooth as possible.

4.5 stars Editors' rating on 5 September 2012
3.3 stars User rating out of 11 votes

Pricing not available

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 2 February 2009

Pricing not available