Nvidia's cloud-gaming service is beginning to hit its stride, but it's still missing many games.
Netflix remains the top TV and movie streaming service, thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and original content.
Plenty of channels and improved menus make FuboTV better than ever, but it still lags behind the best live TV streaming services.
For Disney's legions of Star Wars, Marvel and Pixar fans who want to enjoy those movies, and their extra features, the service is easily worth the relatively low monthly fee.
DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
Quicken 2001's overwhelming interface and poor planning tools belie its age. Unless you're a serious investor or already happy with a previous version of Quicken, you'll want to consider switching to the easier Money.
You'll love Office 2001 as much as you may have disliked its predecessors. This must-have upgrade sets the standard for Mac office suites, thanks to its Mac-specific look and feel and a host of new tools.
An excellent tool for Web graphic designers who have to deal with many different file formats.
System Mechanic 6 Professional offers the best package of utilities for optimizing and protecting your hard drive, but the software's lack of documentation makes it poorly suited for the average computer user.
This update should be worthwhile for security-minded businesses and creative firms. With Acrobat 9, Adobe brings new Web relevance to print-ready PDFs by enabling embedded video and animation. Forms, security, and overall ease of use are also enhanced.
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.
QuickBooks Simple Start is easy to learn, but the lack of budgeting, payroll, and Excel-import tools limits its usefulness. We recommend a more powerful accounting app, such as QuickBooks.
The well-designed QuickBooks Point of Sale Pro 4.0 is a cash register on steroids--a hardware and software system for managing a retail business.
System Mechanic 4.0 Professional offers a better selection of tools and technical support than Norton SystemWorks Professional does.
Best for coding and design pros, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is perhaps the sharpest, swiftest tool for developing and editing dynamic Web sites.
QuickBooks Premier 2006 is the best upgrade in years. Its slick new interface is the best in small-business accounting, and its accounting toolkit is easy to learn. Small but growing businesses should buy it.
Mid- to high-level graphics professionals will like this package, but it's overkill for just touching up photos and drawing organizational charts.
This powerful accounting package is best for small-business owners who are familiar with the ins and outs of accounting.