Plenty of channels and improved menus make FuboTV better than ever, but it still lags behind the best live TV streaming services.
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.
DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
Nvidia's cloud-gaming service is beginning to hit its stride, but it's still missing many games.
Netflix remains the top TV and movie streaming service, thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and original content.
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.
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.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 4 adds even more power to an already top-flight image editor/organizer package. Equipped with a chic interface and a fantastic toolbox, Elements is the best choice for digital photographers who want to put their photo collection in order and share with others.
Audition is a powerful end-to-end environment most suited for audio pros, but it's also handy for quick mixing or restoration of specific clips.
View any location in the world with this spectacular application that gives users a planet's worth of information at their fingertips. A broadband connection is a must and your system better be up to scratch. Be careful if you don't exceed your ISPs monthly download limit, though.
McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 packs a powerful protection arsenal--but it's far too slow. Loyal McAfee users should upgrade for the automatic spyware and phishing blockers, but the rest of us should seek security elsewhere, such as ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.
If you've outgrown the starter software that came with your scanner, OmniPage Pro 12.0 Office is your best next step.
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.
On the expensive side but easy to use and ideal for turning photos into creative projects.
If you're a Windows user with a taste for Starbucks lattes, you'll love T-Mobile's slick, safe, and easy-to-use HotSpot service, although you'll pay a premium to use it.
Deepnet Explorer may not have the institutional support of Internet Explorer, but it offers more built-in features than Microsoft provides.
There's a ton of great technology in Opera, and it's free to compete with Mozilla Firefox.
We really like Opera 9, but we like it more as the cool, arty browser that it is and not as our everyday workhorse for the Internet.