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.
Plenty of channels and improved menus make FuboTV better than ever, but it still lags behind the best live TV streaming services.
Netflix remains the top TV and movie streaming service, thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and original content.
Nvidia's GeForce Now would be terrific if we could rely on consistent game support and more transparency by Nvidia.
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.
If you've outgrown the starter software that came with your scanner, OmniPage Pro 12.0 Office is your best next step.
DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
Free voice calls and voicemail, built-in Web searches, and drag-and-drop photo sharing make Yahoo's new instant messenger a fun, powerful IM tool.
Amazon Unbox has taken its knocks, but it's a strong choice if you own a Windows PMC, or if you don't mind watching movies on your monitor.
Despite some limitations, Google Maps for Mobile is a simple and handy app that brings interactive maps, driving directions, and traffic info to your mobile device.
If you want to fill a personal home page with dozens of individualized newsfeeds and tools, Netvibes does a cleaner job than rival services from bigger brand names.
Google's IM client is bare-bones, though it lets Gmail users chat by text and voice for free.
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Google Apps lets you brand online services with your own URL, but it doesn't eat the costs of domain registration as Microsoft Office Live does.
If you often wish you had a way to share your photos and home movies while away, Orb might be the perfect solution.
Google Home is a breezy service that lets you create a custom sign-in page chock-full of news and widgets.
Fresh on the heels of its acquisition of DVR company Meedio, Yahoo's entry in the alternative Media Center front-end sweepstakes, Yahoo Go for TV, is currently available as a beta release from the company's Web site. The program offers easy media management in a free package, but hardware support is limited, and the emphasis on driving branded online content knocks local file browsing to second place.
The brainy Google Desktop 2 does a mixed job anticipating the content you want. Still, it provides a handy link to files, apps, and Web sites that you access the most, and its search is powerful, too.