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.
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.
While there are a handful of new capabilities in the update to Adobe's entry-level image editor, the most noticeable is a more readable interface intended for middle-aged eyes.
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.
If you're a professional or ambitious amateur digital artist, we highly recommend Adobe Photoshop CS2.
The latest version of CyberLink's PowerDVD software now includes a dedicated TV mode and Chromecast streaming, in addition to future 4K Blu-ray support.
OmniPage Pro 14.0 Office clearly remains the OCR app to beat, especially in office environments needing automated batch processing.
Norton Internet Security 2009 hits all the right security notes and its superior protection technologies might even win back some jaded anti-Symantec folks, though for some technical support may continue to frustrate
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 7 continues to outshine its competition with its ease of use combined with thorough antivirus protection.
Kaspersky Internet Security 6 provides thorough protection against online threats, but ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6 remains a better buy.
Faster, easier to use, and more powerful than the previous version, Dreamweaver 8 is a worthy upgrade for professionals, but amateurs should stick with a less complicated app, such as HomeSite.
Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
Adobe Creative Suite 4 Production Premium
Quark is at the top of the desktop publishing food chain, and we recommend it for high-end projects. For a less expensive, nonprofessional solution, try Microsoft Publisher.
Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.