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.
Thousands of popular movies and shows in a clean, easy-to-use interface, makes it well worth the $7 per month.
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.
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.
PayCycle serves businesses with an affordable, easy-to-learn online payroll system.
SurePayroll is a convenient service for white-collar businesses--though it's pricier than PayCycle and slightly harder to use.
Aplus.Net's shared Web hosting plans offer a lot of value, but its entry-level plan lacks a few fundamentals.
If you're thinking about ditching your landline, SunRocket is a potential contender. A low price and lots of features are attractive, but the voice quality of your calls may vary.
EarthLink DSL service is perfect for the home user who wants broadband speed without paying cable prices.
Brinkster offers a reasonable amount of bandwidth and storage for a low price, but its above-average technical support makes it stand out.
If you've been waiting for a good reason to purchase Mac OS X, Office X is it. But if you're happy with both Office 2001 and OS 9, you won't find enough improvements to justify the $299 upgrade price.
You'll love Office 2001 as much as you may have disliked its predecessors. This must-have upgrade sets the standard for Mac office suites, thanks to its Mac-specific look and feel and a host of new tools.
While it falls short of TV-quality video, Verizon's 3G V Cast service offers plenty of eye candy and speedy Web browsing for a reasonable price.
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'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.
Home security giant ADT embraces the smart home with a new month-to-month professional monitoring service.