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.
Nvidia's cloud-gaming service is beginning to hit its stride, but it's still missing many games.
DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
Great for anyone who wants to jump straight into Flash animation without becoming an expert in or needing the benefits of advanced scripting or complex interactivity.
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Works 8.0 is ideal for technophobes and Luddites who need an extremely simple interface for their home-computing chores.
If you're ready to let go of old habits from previous versions of Word and want to make sleeker-looking documents, Microsoft Word 2007 is worth the upgrade. However, less-expensive alternatives handle its core features without the clutter.
For home and student use, we think Norton 360 represents the best value for ease of use, tools offered, and overall system performance. We recommend it over McAfee Total Protection and Microsoft Windows Live OneCare.
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.
You can't go wrong with WinFax Pro, a powerful faxing app that provides a mess of features and options. For cheaper faxing, check out Smith Micro's HotFax.
Microsoft Office Project 2003
Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.
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.
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.
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.
A supereasy setup and a great design put Quicken 2004 on top, especially for novices, but Quicken 2003 users probably don't need to upgrade.