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 a lot of games.
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.
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.
Microsoft's has built a new, Modern browser for Windows 10.
Office for Mac 2008 may be the best pick for business users, but most people can get by with less costly alternatives.
McAfee Total Protection 2010 hits many of the right notes. It's easy to use and it's effective, but years of below-average releases will likely leave many users unwilling to give it a try.
Intuit QuickBooks Premier 2009 keeps the program's well-designed, intuitive interface, while adding a few new features. It's a worthy upgrade for people serious about online banking, and it remains the best accounting program for small business owners. However, Intuit should be more generous with customer support, particularly for setup issues.
Pinnacle Studio 8.0's easy-to-use interface and intuitive tools make it the ideal package for beginners. However, its slow encoding and limited number of audio tracks might frustrate some.
Intuit TurboTax Premier 2005 is the best ease-of-use choice for filers with complex returns. If you have investment, rental, and small-business income--and you hate paying usurious accountant fees--buy this program.
You can't go wrong with WinFax Pro, a powerful faxing app that provides a mess of features and options. For cheaper faxing, check out Smith Micro's HotFax.
If you're ready to let go of old habits from previous versions of Word and want to make sleeker-looking documents, Microsoft Word 2007 is worth the upgrade. However, less-expensive alternatives handle its core features without the clutter.
Works 8.0 is ideal for technophobes and Luddites who need an extremely simple interface for their home-computing chores.
OneNote 2003 is better than your word processor at taking notes, but it's expensive. Instead, we recommend EverNote, which is free.
Ulead's MovieFactory 3.0 Disc Creator joins the ranks of solid, multipurpose disc-burning programs, but Nero 6.0 remains our Editors' Choice.
Microsoft Excel 2004 for Mac
With VirusScan 2006, McAfee greatly enhances user protection against spyware and adware threats but slows your system down in the process.