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.
Nvidia's cloud-gaming service is beginning to hit its stride, but it's still missing many games.
DirecTV Now delivers an impressive mix of channels for the money, but people who prioritize a cloud DVR should look elsewhere.
It's a reasonable option if you want a wide selection of classes at a relatively low price.
Netflix remains the top TV and movie streaming service, thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and original content.
Windows Phone 8.1 is the best update yet, thanks to its revamped design and modern features, but it lags behind iOS and Android.
Apple's new iOS 8 app aims to be a hub for fitness and health. Here's how.
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.
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.
VideoStudio 8.0 is a good pick for beginners who want to create and customize videos and DVDs.
Premiere 6.0 is easily the best, all-around midrange editing program for Windows. For complex Mac projects, however, choose Apple Final Cut Pro 2.0 instead.
Best for coding and design pros, Adobe Dreamweaver CS4 is perhaps the sharpest, swiftest tool for developing and editing dynamic Web sites.
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.