Duo is Google's answer to Apple's FaceTime, and the company swears that the video-calling app is totally different than Hangouts.
Windows 10 delivers a refined, vastly improved vision for the future of computing with an operating system that's equally at home on tablets and traditional PCs -- and it's a free upgrade for most users.
Google serves up a new app for music lovers called YouTube Music that organizes all the different versions of your favorite tunes into a central hub with guided paths for artists discovery and new music curation.
Though you only get a few extra useful features, WhatsApp Messenger is an excellent choice for sending free texts across platforms, even internationally.
Netflix remains the top TV and movie streaming service, thanks to its ease of use, lack of commercials and original content.
Terraria is an incredibly involved and challenging game that's worth buying as long as you play it on the iPad.
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.
For sharing files across platforms, Dropbox is a must-have that's incredibly easy to use with a quick, free download and minimal setup time.
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.
For watching music videos, live performances, and other music-related content, Vevo is arguably the best app on the market.
It's so intuitive and simple that you could use the Drivemode app for Android while blindfolded, but don't try that while driving.
Yes, you can already access various smart home products from your iPhone or iPad, but Apple's HomeKit software may have found a better way... if it ever officially launches.
As far as free theft-deterrent and motion-notification systems go, Salient Eye has the lock on simplicity.
Thousands of popular movies and shows in a clean, easy-to-use interface, makes it well worth the $7 per month.
For anyone looking for more reliable traffic data than Apple's and Google's stock maps applications, Waze is definitely worth a download.
With a good selection of free TV shows and movies to stream, this app is a worthwhile download, even if the videos are in standard definition.
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.
Manything can't match the video quality and options of some traditional Wi-Fi cameras, but there's no easier way for iOS users to experiment with DIY home security.