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.
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.
Netflix remains the top TV and movie streaming service, thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and original content.
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.
DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
If you've outgrown the starter software that came with your scanner, OmniPage Pro 12.0 Office is your best next step.
GarageBand users who want more sounds and instruments are better off with Apple/M-Audio's USB MIDI keyboard.
If you're a professional or ambitious amateur digital artist, we highly recommend Adobe Photoshop CS2.
Best for coding and design pros, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is perhaps the sharpest, swiftest tool for developing and editing dynamic Web sites.
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.
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 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.
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.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 provides adequate protection, but the program itself could use some work in telling the user what's going on.
This powerful accounting package is best for small-business owners who are familiar with the ins and outs of accounting.