Disney Plus includes thousands of Disney-owned TV shows and movies in a clean, easy-to-use app, making it well worth the $8 per month.
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.
If you're an advanced photographer and don't have Photoshop yet or if you need natural paint tools, version 7.0 is a must-have; otherwise, version 6.0 will do the trick.
Adobe has improved the speed of Flash and its integration with other CS3 apps, although flashy new features are few. Plus, Flash now works natively on Intel-based Macs.
Nvidia's cloud-gaming service is beginning to hit its stride, but it's still missing many games.
Though its plans cost a bit more than those of competing VoIP services, AT&T CallVantage stands out for its consistently strong call quality and long list of features.
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.
Google's experimental game streaming service launches without many of its promised features and just a handful of games. It works, but there's not much incentive to buy in.
Net Nanny's default setting filters fewer naughty sites than any major blocking package, but it's by far the easiest to customize and use. Unless you need CyberSitter's strict site filtering, go with Net Nanny.
Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Why pay for a collection of second-rate audio add-ons and desktop decorations when you can find better junk for free on the Web? Skip Plus, unless you're looking for a silly holiday gift for a tech newbie.
If you're using an earlier version of Microsoft Money, the 2007 updates may not tempt you to upgrade, unless the latest version's new budgeting abilities fit your needs.
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.
On the expensive side but easy to use and ideal for turning photos into creative projects.
If you've been waiting for a good reason to purchase Mac OS X, Office X is it. But if you're happy with both Office 2001 and OS 9, you won't find enough improvements to justify the $299 upgrade price.
FranklinCovey PlanPlus brings the company's planning system to the desktop level and delivers management tools and organization to the busy individual.
Microsoft Office Project 2003