DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
Thousands of popular movies and shows in a clean, easy-to-use interface, makes it well worth the $7 per month.
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.
For the price of one console game a year, Apple Arcade gives you a lot of quality games and a steady stream of new titles.
EarthLink DSL service is perfect for the home user who wants broadband speed without paying cable prices.
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.
The $55 FuboTV serves up numerous live channels and appeals to soccer fans in particular, but for most users there are cheaper, better alternatives.
PayCycle serves businesses with an affordable, easy-to-learn online payroll system.
SurePayroll is a convenient service for white-collar businesses--though it's pricier than PayCycle and slightly harder to use.
Nero 8 shows off a new interface for getting started that makes the many tools easier to find from the get-go. Some welcome new features include HD support, although this rich suite can still confuse.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 provides adequate protection, but the program itself could use some work in telling the user what's going on.
Adobe Premiere Pro 1.5
This is a great tool for experimentalists who want to tweak under the hood for more power and better performance.
Home security giant ADT embraces the smart home with a new month-to-month professional monitoring service.
If your smart home detects a leak, HomeAdvisor will have a reputable plumber in your area call you.
Sony's PlayStation Vue lets you ditch cable TV and still enjoy tons of live channels and DVR features, and you don't even need a PlayStation.
Kudos to Adobe--the second version of Photoshop Album is a notable improvement over the first.
VideoStudio 8.0 is a good pick for beginners who want to create and customize videos and DVDs.